Navigating the Digital Dating World

You may have experienced some bad dates that have made you give up or feel tired of striking up another conversation with another strange man or woman. Maybe you prefer meeting someone naturally because you believe engaging with someone should be organic or should happen when you least expect it. But how often do we meet the ideal kind of person that we can organically share the same interests with?

Digital dating has a lot going on. From online dating apps, social media to speed dating and matchmaking, there are so many platforms for people to meet up. Dating today can seem more like a game than actually a genuine way for people to make a connection. We can easily swipe left or right and search for people based on our location, physical features, and a template describing who we are as a person. To top it all off, we can do this even from the comfort of our couch, at work, or while on vacation.

As it seems, online dating could be confused for instant gratification and a platform for endless opportunities, as opposed to giving potential matches a genuine chance. Is it possible to make a genuine connection and have chemistry based off of an online dating profile? Physical chemistry is a crucial factor in romantic relationships but real chemistry is way deeper than having good-looking facial features or a toned body.

Dating is an emotional roller-coaster and there are some things to consider before engaging in this world. First of all, you need to be in a good place in your life. This is specifically in terms of being emotionally and mentally good. If you're not ready to go out there, then you need some time to work on yourself before you can be emotionally involved with someone else.

A common misconception about dating is meeting your soul-mate. We all have expectations and we probably know the type of person we want to be with. On most occasions, one may not marry the first person they meet online. It may take some time before you find a real connection. However, eliminate the idea of perfection. Everyone has flaws and that is why one needs to keep an open mind and learn which flaws they are willing to accept.

Online dating is a process and takes time. The perspective everyone should have is to always have fun and enjoy the adventure that is the dating experience.