She created her first dating profile almost 20 years ago and coaches singles on the dating scene.Julie's the author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.
Con: People lie about their age, weight, height, income, and marital status. Pro: You can meet people outside of your geographic area and social circle with similar interests.
You'll meet more people, so you can learn what you're truly looking for in a date, mate, or relationship. Con: It's feels like a full-time job for many and you must be organized.
Internet dating, social dating, Facebook dating, or the old-fashioned way of meeting offline at work or with a little help from your friends or grandmother.
There are so many more options available to singles dating in the digital age, yet so many can't seem to connect. As an online dating expert and coach, one of the top questions I'm frequently asked is, which method is better?
Being able to grow and maintain your relationship offline is critical as you go through the different phases of a relationship.
As one who believes in casting a wide net, I tell singles that you really need to do both. In reality, online dating, if done correctly, is just a method or service that will get you out there in the real world to meet someone offline and meet more people.
Offline Dating Pro: You may have friends in common which will make you more comfortable.
Con: You're not really sure of their relationship status.
Even sites such as Match.com, Plenty of Fish, and Spark Networks' Hurry Date take their online daters offline with their special events divisions.
However, some really think the process of finding someone to love is an either-or proposition. If you're truly not comfortable with the computer and don't think your i Phone or Android is truly a Smart Phone, you're leaving opportunities behind that could change your relationship status to "In a Relationship," "Engaged" or "Married," while watching your friends cheer you on.
POINTS TO SUPPORT MY HYPOTHESIS: They have to dance the same style, be the correct proficiency level, have a complementary height to yours, have a matching commitment in time, money and energy, and be able to communicate with you.