If You’re Not Online Dating, You’re Doing It Wrong
Online dating in the U.S. is bigger than ever. According to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, the number of 18–24 year olds who are online dating has nearly tripled between 2013 and 2015 and the number of 55–64 year olds has doubled. Even among 35–54 year olds, online dating has been on a rise. What’s the reason behind this? Well, according to the same study, 80% of Americans who have tried online dating say it’s a good way to meet new people, 62% say online dating helps people find a better match, and 61% say online dating is easier and more efficient than alternative methods.
While attitudes towards online dating are clearly growing more favorable over time, you may still be a little hesitant to jump onboard and give it a try. To help you get over your nervousness, here are three reasons why online dating is better than offline dating, and why it’s necessary for finding love in today’s modern world.
1. Online Dating Offers a Much Wider Dating Pool
When you use online dating you immediately gain access to thousands of singles! You can find singles of various ages, races, interests, and backgrounds within your zip code, close to your neighborhood, or even outside your city. With traditional offline dating, you’re limited to your existing social circles, your regular hobbies or hang out spots, and local area.
2. Online Dating Offers More Personalized Matches
With an abundance of singles online, you have the luxury to be a little more selective and meet someone who has the qualities and traits you’re looking for in an ideal partner. Online dating services allow you to easily filter out deal-breakers (examples: smoking habits, age ranges, height, and sometimes even body-type preferences), while also giving you the opportunity to vet a potential date, get to know him or her a little better, and build chemistry before you meet in-person.
3. Online Dating Is Super Convenient
If you’re a young professional or a busy single parent, your time is money. You don’t have the time to go to the bars every night (or even every weekend) to meet other singles. With online dating, you can easily turn on your computer or smartphone (in the convenience of your own home) and start chatting with singles immediately. You also don’t have to commit to see someone unless you hit it off online first, which saves you both time and money.
We hope this makes you a lot more confident about online dating. If you still need a little more convincing, think about your own circle of friends and acquaintances—you probably know at least one couple who met online and fell in love.
The next step is to figure out which online dating service is going to be right for you. With over 2,500 online dating services in the market today, choosing one can feel overwhelming. Fear not, we’re here to help. We looked at the three main criteria that make a good online dating service, and then carefully evaluated the top players. We narrowed it down to one reputable service that can help you meet more singles—Zoosk.
1. Zoosk Gives You Better Access To Meet Singles
Zoosk is one of the biggest dating services out there with more than 38 million registered members worldwide! So no matter where you are in the world, you’ll likely have the ability to meet singles who are interested in dating in a matter of seconds. Further, you can access Zoosk in multiple ways—via its website, through its smartphone or tablet app (available on both the App Store and Google Play), and through its Facebook app. Apps like Tinder and Hinge are only available on your smartphone and tablet.
2. Zoosk Offers You More Personalized Ways to Match With Other Singles
Zoosk’s Behavioral Matchmaking™ technology learns a little bit more about what you like and don’t like, and then uses that information to improve who it introduces you to. Think of it like Netflix, which recommends movies and TV shows for you based on what you watched and enjoyed before.
Pros over other online dating services:
a) No lengthy quizzes: You don’t have to fill out lengthy personality quizzes and questions on Zoosk when you signup, like some other dating sites such as Okcupid, Match.com, and eHarmony. So you’ll save a ton of time.
b) More ways to meet other singles: Unlike other online dating apps like Tinder or Bumble, that only allow you to chat with people after matching with them first, Zoosk gives you three different ways to connect:
• Quickly match up by saying yes, no, or maybe to other singles
• Get personalized SmartPick™ introductions that Zoosk curates for you
• Browse local singles using your own filters and preferences
3. Zoosk Helps Decrease the Likelihood of You Getting “Catfished”
“Catfishing” is and has always been a common problem in the online dating world. A “catfish” is someone who pretends to be someone they’re not to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances. We’ve all heard horror stories where your date shows up and they look nothing like they do in their profile photos.
Zoosk has a smart feature called Photo Verification that decreases the likelihood of this from happening. Photo Verification is a process to review and verify that your profile photos look like you (by you recording and submitting a quick video selfie for review). As of March 2016, more than 8 million photos have been verified on Zoosk.
To summarize, even if you enjoy offline dating (and we strongly encourage you continue meeting people in the real world) you must have an online dating profile if you’re looking to find love in 2016. Don’t think of online dating as an alternative to traditional dating methods, think of it as a supplement. It will significantly help increase your chances of finding real love.
What are you waiting for? Sign up for free now and start dating!