Verified by Psychology Today. Close Encounters. Access to more people and more types of people. The most obvious benefit of these websites is that they provide easy access to thousands of potential dates. In addition to the sheer number of people you can meet, many sites provide an avenue for meeting like-minded people.
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“Should I Try Online Dating?” — (7 Things to Know Before Joining)
Dating online at any age can be daunting. Those afraid of taking the plunge might look to Martha Stewart for inspiration. The year-old media magnate recently took her search for companionship to the Internet in the most high profile way possible — by announcing she'd joined Match. Stewart thinks sharing her online dating experience publicly is important. For single seniors who want to make like Martha and try their luck online, there are plenty of options: In fact eHarmony says that demographic is one of its fastest growing segments. Jeannie Assimos, senior managing editor at eHarmony, urges potential daters worried about being computer savvy to look past the technology.
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Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships. When we first studied online dating habits in , most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people. Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating — and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.
My first serious foray into online dating came when I was 26 and in the middle of the first of what would be two breakups with the same guy. Round two came when I was 30, and it's still going strong as my 32nd birthday creeps up on me later this month. Send cards and wrinkle cream, please. I noticed a marked difference in the amount of attention I got the second time around, but when I insisted it was because I was over 30, people told me I was imagining it. I'm not.