If you wanted solid proof that Internet-based relationships are capable of going the distance, as a first step you only have to read the success stories and testimonials on some of the larger online dating sites. Here you will find many examples of single women and men who have finally found the love of their life, got married, and lived happily ever after.
Moreover, some third-party official organizations that like to keep track of these things (statistical specialists) quite often ascertain that online lovers and partners are more likely to remain together for a longer number of years than those formed under more traditional circumstances.
The types of online relationships that tend to last the longest are usually those between men and women who have been married at least once before. Sometimes twice and more.
The key to their success in the online dating environment is the fact that these more experienced people – often with sad break-up tales to tell – have more patience and persistence. They are prepared to browse carefully through the many profiles available.
Then, they will bookmark or make a certain number of potential dates their favorites. Next, they approach each one that takes their fancy (or – respond to each approach they get), and slowly but surely narrow the field down to those that are most compatible.
In this scenario, every single man and single woman is, in fact, their own independent matchmaker. Quite a revolutionary concept, when you stop to think about it!
Having said all that, of course there are younger people who look at online dating forums as pick-up joints and meat markets – a place to find one or several sex partners for casual fun and adventure.
And there is nothing wrong with that! Actually, people of all ages are using Internet dating sites for this very purpose of meeting women and men for flings and casual sex.
In summary, then, the world of online dating offers a unique opportunity for people who are looking for both kinds of relationships:
- long-term, stable and with a view to marriage
- short-term, casual, based on physical attraction and sex
Online dating has it all over traditional dating forums for people of all wants and needs. Try it out, and you will be hooked on the sheer simplicity and effectiveness of Internet dating.