Affects of internet dating services
Being able to grow and maintain your relationship offline is critical as you go through the different phases of a relationship.As one who believes in casting a wide net, I tell singles that you really need to do both. In reality, online dating, if done correctly, is just a method or service that will get you out there in the real world to meet someone offline and meet more people.To find out,asked two online daters who also spend their days thinking about online dating: Megan Murray, a senior content strategist for Zoosk, an online dating site and mobile app, and Skyler Wang, a Ph. candidate in sociology at the University of California Berkeley.Wang also taught an undergraduate course at the University of British Columbia called What Makes Us Click, about online dating and he gave NPR permission to use his course title for 's David Greene. What was once taboo and unusual is so commonplace that for some, it's strange to meet a date in person before making any online connection."I found that people don't approach people as much when they're in person when you go to bars," Murray says.Internet dating, social dating, Facebook dating, or the old-fashioned way of meeting offline at work or with a little help from your friends or grandmother.There are so many more options available to singles dating in the digital age, yet so many can't seem to connect. As an online dating expert and coach, one of the top questions I'm frequently asked is, which method is better?
However, some really think the process of finding someone to love is an either-or proposition. If you're truly not comfortable with the computer and don't think your i Phone or Android is truly a Smart Phone, you're leaving opportunities behind that could change your relationship status to "In a Relationship," "Engaged" or "Married," while watching your friends cheer you on.And as Americans try new ways to connect, the norms of dating are evolving."Dating has always been hard," Murray says, "but the dynamics have changed."For example, how long should you wait before returning a message?Murray says that when it comes to online dating, the two-day rule — waiting a period of time, generally 48 hours days, to respond to messages — does not generally apply. According to Match.com, late December through Valentine's Day is the busiest time of the year for dating apps and sites.It's sometimes called "cuffing season" — a nod to the idea that people want to find a serious relationship during the cold months.