It’s highly likely that you have met someone online. Many of you will be dating someone now that you met online, or even married to someone you met online. Most people I know have dabbled with online dating and it’s now becoming ”the norm”.
With the busy lifestyles we all lead, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to meet someone when we’re “out and about”.
If you met your partner online and someone asks you, “how did you meet?”, do you make up a story, or do you tell them the truth?
Most people tell the truth nowadays, but if you go back 15 years, that definitely was not the case. There was a stigma attached to online dating. It would have been seen as embarrassing and sad to admit that you met someone online.
The fact is that one in four of us now find love online and in the US, one in five married couples met each other online. In the future, these figures will only come down further.
The most popular way for us to meet new people nowadays is online and the stigma and negative attitude towards online dating has almost disappeared, but not completely.
More choice can cause confusion and can be overwhelming. Online dating can be very “disposable”. You have to be careful, get to know someone a little first, stay safe and take precautions as well. At the end of the day, you are meeting a complete stranger, but the rewards can be great.
My new book, “Love At First Swipe”, is out in the Autumn, and will be available as an E-book (incl. Amazon) and also as a paperback too. It will help you navigate your way through the minefield of online dating and to avoid the common pitfalls. My book draws on my own thoughts and experiences, as well as extensive research which I have carried out over the past 18 months or so.
My book is aimed at men and women of all ages and of every relationship preference and sexual orientation. It also looks at dating options for single parents and for people who have a disability.
I feel a great sense of achievement, now that I’ve finished my book, but the main purpose of writing it was to try and help people. I hope I have done this and I hope you enjoy reading it when it comes out.