If you're like many guys, it's not for lack of trying. You probably spend countless hours every week clicking through profiles and messaging attractive women on dating sites and apps. You get a response every now and again, but rarely from anyone you actually want to date. It's not uncommon to feel like dating sites don't work for men. A full third of guys who try online dating sites and apps never go on a single date.
Science Says Online Dating Is Terrible for Your Mental Health
Thousands of dating prospects are waiting online for you. In our age of technology the odds of finding love online has never been greater and true love can be found online! This year alone the New York Times says 1 in 10 Americans are registered with an online dating service. For those of us who are still looking for love are we approaching online dating all wrong? You make a judgement on their face, their smile and their body all in mere fraction of a second. This also applies to your photos with men.
Dating is messy enough as is, but the Internet complicates it even more. How can you definitely know who a person is before you meet them IRL? What if they secretly have a face tattoo? Etc, etc.
I first created an OKCupid account in , and for nearly five years, online dating and I had a tumultuous, on-and-off relationship. Then, in December of , I decided I would take a break from online dating—and that unlike my previous "breaks," this one would last for more than a few weeks. It's actually ended up lasting a year because after seven months, I met someone—and it was IRL. The biggest reason I had for deleting my dating apps was just an insufficient return on investment.