"It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, everyone at the end of the day wants to have someone to come home to and I enjoy that feeling of helping them get there."Here's the thing about dating sites. As Rudman says, "It's anti-Tinder.""This is taking a step back. "I'm hoping this will strike a chord with people who swore off dating sites and said they would never do it again."Jackie Pilossoph is a freelance columnist for Chicago Tribune Media Group.
I always tell people that if you are considering joining one or more, be prepared to filter through the profiles and view 100 non-matches for one member who you might like. She is also the creator of her divorce support website, Divorced Girl Smiling.
Research suggests that those who are socially anxious (Green, 2001) or introverted (Amichai-Hamburger et al., 2002; Rice & Markey, 2009) feel more comfortable communicating online.
These individuals may have an easier time approaching people and opening up online.
There are dating sites devoted to particular religious groups, like Christian Mingle or JDate, for example, as well as sites that cater to gay and lesbian daters. This removes a lot of the ambiguity that you face when you meet an interesting person at a work event or a party. Because of the ease and relative anonymity of online dating sites, we may take more risk reaching out to people we would not approach in person.