If you’ve tried online dating in the 90’s, then you must have noticed how it has evolved over the years. With the rise of social networks, smartphones, and the changing attitudes of people towards dating chat led to a whole, new dating platform.
If you are new to the online dating scene or you are coming back to it, you might want to think about the following before proceeding.
Online dating has become more popular and accepted.
Compared to the 90s, the idea of online dating has been accepted by most people and culture today. Since everybody does almost everything online, there is no stigma in dating people online unlike a decade ago.
According to Andrea Bonior, PhD, a clinical psychologist, a Washington Post Express Columnist, and the author of The Friendship Fix: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Losing, and Keeping Up with Your Friends, the evolution of online dating has increased the amount of people of using it; thus, the dating pool has become much more diverse and of quality; which means that there are more chances for singles to meet someone who is compatible to them.
Aside from the number of users, we now have a lot of websites to choose from depending on our preference of connecting and there is more gender balance.
Internet access today is easier.
Back then, we need to go home and sit on our chair checking and waiting for messages. All that has been made more convenient today with the mobile dating apps and sites which can be accessed through our smartphones; these apps and sites made it possible for us to plan dates when you’re away from your computers.
People have become more internet-savvy.
With ease of internet access today, the web has been part of our everyday lives; thus, our privacy and identity should be among the things that we need to protect and monitor religiously. As technology is becoming more highly advanced, how we protect our privacies has become more important.
Since most, if not all, of us are becoming more internet-savvy, it is not surprising that when you meet people online, instant messaging is done first before meeting in person; this has become a trend of getting to know someone from a distance.
Texting has become more accepted in a major way.
When people meet someone online, they chat with them first through IMs. And as personalities click and chemistries are felt, exchanging of mobile numbers comes next; just right before meeting up. Before, texting isn’t that common.