Online dating, which is also known as ‘Internet dating’ is a way for people to find love. The way this is done is by people introducing themselves to and forming bonds with potential lovers/soulmates over the internet. With the aid of technology, online dating has become easily accessible to people via numerous apps made for this purpose.

Let us look at the advantages and disadvantages of online dating.


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  1. Online dating gives you more options than in your day-to-day life, which makes it a bit easier to find someone to connect with.
  2. In every relationship, communication is key! With online dating, there is endless communication.
  3. It is convenient, easily accessible and doesn’t take much of your time if you don’t allow it to, which is great if you have a busy life.
  4. There are chances you will find the love of your life!

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  1. There is always the possibility of being ‘Catfished’. A person can put up a fake profile and post pictures that are not of themself to deceive you. This can be devastating, especially if you put your time and effort into creating a bond with that person.
  2. Not everyone on a dating site has the intention of looking for love or settling down. Some just want to have fun.
  3. Constantly communicating online rather than face-to-face might remove the whole idea of having a physically intimate relationship with someone.
  4. How your partner behaves or interacts with you online can be different in person. Online dating sometimes doesn’t portray what your partner is really like. Remember that social media is not real, and so might be the people you meet there.


People find love in different ways. It’s okay if some want to do it the old-fashioned way while the next person wants to find love using the internet. However, it is always good to be careful, regardless of whether you’re dating someone online or date offline.

These are some of the dating sites that are widely used. I hope you find the happiness you desire.

Read more articles about love under our Sex & Love page!

See you next time!

Michelle Mchemwa

Hie, My name is Michelle Mchemwa a First year student at the UNAM studying Tourism Management. Being an International Student that can use her writing to express herself elsewhere is really great and I truly Enjoy it. I hope what I write people do enjoy.

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September 2020