I am sure that we have all seen the commercials for online dating sites such as match.com or eHarmony. They promise not only a full analysis of the type of person you are in a relationship (your hobbies, morals and goals) but to match you up with a person who is compatible with you on more than one level. Then are those who say they find love on online communities such as Facebook. The question still stands however, can you find love online with a perfect stranger who you know nothing about, and could very well have made up this entire person he has taken the role of? While this may seem like the skeptics confirmation that relationships cannot be found online, in my opinion, love can blossom anywhere, and who is to say that it can’t online?
For one moment let’s be open minded, and picture yourself in this scenario. After countless attempts at trying to find the right partner, you still find yourself missing that spark or that matching piece of the puzzle to fit just right with you. What would be the harm in trying to be matched with someone through an online website? Yes, it might seem like a bit old school, where we have a matchmaker partner us up with someone whom they see to be the perfect fit for us. But after already having failed attempts at love what do we really have to lose?
On a firsthand account, I am very much aware of how skeptical it can be to meet others on the internet and try to form a lasting relationship. Though I have not been part of eHarmony or match.com, I have been a member of other online communities that are not really geared toward helping you find love at all. But whether or not you are looking for it or not, it can find you. In the strangest of places love can definitely find you and leave you blown away and wondering how you could have been so wrong about finding it in the first place.
Let’s go back to that scenario we talked about earlier. Let’s add on to that scenario and say that you have just finished your profile and are now a member of an online dating site. This site is now about to pair you with individuals whom they see as compatible with you on many different levels. These levels are things that can take you a few dates to realize you and your potential partner have nothing in common with by dating with other standards, and that is ok for some people, but for other’s they are tired of the game and they don’t want to waste anymore time then they already have on it. With dating sites, you are already passed all of the waiting and wondering as to whether or not you and your date are going to be good together or not. You already know you have much in common, now all there is to find out is whether or not you and that person have that spark that has been missing from previous relationships.
There is one thing to look out for however. There are many dating websites out there, and the ones that tell you it is free to find love and sites that are not very well known or well rated by others are sites that you should stay away from. A family member found a site such as this that was not at all well known or well put together, promising to find them love online. What it found them was a waste of time after talking with individuals who were vulgar and used obscene languages. If online sites appeal to you, then it is important that you choose a site that won’t play games with you, a site that you can trust to gather your personal information and match you according to your levels of compatibility. And you never know, your perfect someone may be out there, feeling as skeptical as you and taking a chance with allowing love to find them in a modern and daring new way.