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Online Dating or in Person?


Ahhhh Spring is here and of course, we (those who are single) want to find the right person.

Who is that person?

How do I meet them?

Where do I meet them?

Currently, there are two choices to meet individuals. One is online on popular sites like Match.com, eHarmony, and even MeetMe.com. There are countless others but these three sites seem to be the most popular.

The other choice is meeting someone in person. Like at a bar or club, through a friend, or even at your local coffee shop or grocery store. One can also meet someone at group speed dating or joining single clubs, groups that travel, go to movies, art exhibits, dinners , etc..

Which one is better? To get to know someone online and take your time while being anonymous or meet someone in person while providing your contact information? In my opinion both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Personally, I enjoy meeting people online. I endorse this more than going to a bar hoping that the hot hunk of man will buy me a drink because he thinks I worth the time and attention. To me meeting someone online is safe, secure, and all from the comfort of my pj’s without getting tipsy. The disadvantage of online meeting is that individuals tend to be less than honest in their descriptions, employment status, age, height, weight, etc…

Someone once said to me, “You better be careful who to meet online as there are a lot of crazies on these internet sites.”  To which I replied, “I believe the crazy ones are the ones who stalk you after you give them a little to much attention with merely a smile; and then you give them your phone number, not knowing that this guy/girl will hunt you down, ruin your life, and come into your home when you least expect them too. To me there is not much difference in meeting someone online or in person. But meeting someone online allows me the time to actually KNOW if I want to provide my contact information”.

I do endorse meeting quality people online. I know meeting someone in person is “considered” safer, but I disagree.  I believe one has to be very careful about who they meet anywhere and take his or her time getting to know the person well before providing too much personal information.

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Author:

I am the person who gives excellent advice. Yes, I am that good! I am a writer, a mom, a Nana (yes hard to believe I know!), a professional, educated, and has the ability to look at anything objectively. I write about everything and anything. I do this because there are many facets in my life. I am also a Coffee Lover and that alone makes me awesome. ~Me

4 thoughts on “Online Dating or in Person?

  1. I say the exact same thing about online dating to my friends who think that’s where all the stalkers and murderers are… You have just as much chance of meeting a crazy in person as you do online.

  2. Yea there is still a stigma to online meeting/dating but for me personally, I think its just as safe. Regardless how to a person meets someone, you just have to be careful and take your time getting to know each other. Thanks for commenting Alexis!

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