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Online Dating: Pros and Cons

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Online dating has its advantages, but the quickest way to get laid or a girlfriend is still to go out and approach women in the real world.

If you haven’t been on a date in a while, if you’re new to dating altogether, or if you simply want to improve your skills with women, online dating can be a good place to start. The truth is that online dating is best used when combined with actually going out and talking to women.

However, since online dating is becoming a popular way of meeting women, let’s take a look at some pros and cons that you should be aware of before you click that mouse.

Online dating has become a much more viable option to make initial contact with women, especially when compared to the late 1990s and early 2000s. These days you’ll find that there are a lot more women who are also looking to meet their match online. It’s no longer just the desperate, ugly girls that are regulars on the online dating sites. Many hot women, especially those with busy careers, are now finding that meeting someone online suits their lifestyle better.

Nowadays, there are plenty of free sites with thousands of active members, but sometimes by paying a small fee will provide access to women that aren’t being bombarded with messages by free users.

Although you can communicate with women nationally and internationally, some dating sites will give you the option to search for women that live locally to you – handy if you don’t want to spend a fortune travelling back and forth to date.

So, let’s cover some of the other pros and cons of online dating.

Pros of Online dating

  • With specific search and compatibility parameters, you can target women not only by looks, age and location but also common interests – increasing the likelihood of meeting someone that you’re more likely to get along with.
  • Before you begin exchanging messages with the woman, there’s usually some information on her available on her profile that’ll make starting a conversation with her easier.
  • You can talk to lots of women and hit on them all at the same time.
  • If it doesn’t work out with a woman you like; you’re only a few clicks away from the next potential date.
  • You can decide how quickly or slowly you want to get know the woman – although women tend to open up more quickly about themselves online.
  • You can practice your skills of flirting online before going out in the real world.
  • When you do meet up with the woman, you’ve already made a connection and are at least familiar with each other.

Cons of Online Dating

  • Women often look worse in person or not at all like the person in their picture. Some women think that once you get to know them, their appearance won’t matter as much, so they deceive men with the photo they upload.
  • Some online dating sites charge a recurring fee so you could end up spending a lot of money over the course of year.
  • You can easily get into the habit of using online dating as a alternative for going out and meeting women in person.
  • A lot of women use online dating to boost their self-esteem and build confidence. They get a kick out of 100s of men sending them messages daily saying things like “Hey, you’re sexy – I’d like to get to know you better” and other boring stuff like that.
  • It can be time consuming getting a girl to trust you enough to meet up with you.
  • The supposed ‘relationship’ that you build with a woman online, may not be the same when you actually meet in person.
  • You won’t know for definite until you meet them whether or you’re actually attracted to them physically or not.
  • Online dating is probably one of the slowest ways to get a girlfriend when compared to just approaching women during the day, or in bars and starting a conversation. Relationships through online dating often take many months to build up, whereas you can get a phone number almost straight away by walking up  and talking to a woman in person. If you fear approaching women, read How to Become an Alpha Male on how to overcome any fears and anxiety you may feel before approaching and learn how to get laid.

Meeting Her in Person

If you do decide to give online dating a try and you successfully land a date, make sure that you’re careful so you don’t end up on a date with a fat, ugly girl or a complete psycho. Choose a public place to meet where there will be lots of people and plan for it to be a quick meet such as for drinks, coffee, lunch or any other arrangement that’ll allow you to make a hasty exit if things go wrong. You don’t want to spend a whole evening with a woman that you have no real connection with.  Then again, if things are going well, you can always extend the date.

Online dating can be a good way to meet women and go on dates as long as you don’t replace online dating for the real thing.  The best way to use it is in combination with actually going out and talking to women every day. Approaching and talking to women is one of the fastest ways to improve your communication skills and build your confidence.

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