NOW is the Time to Find Love Online

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Online dating apps are the best way to meet quality singles in 2021. I’ve been in the matchmaking business for over 10 years now and I firmly believe there is a higher percentage for finding love online now more than ever due to the pandemic. The sheer volume of opportunities online is especially appealing if you have been isolated by yourself for months. All of California and most of America have been living an altered way of life for over a year, and with light glimmering at the end of the pandemic tunnel now is the time to seize your opportunity and find love online. Not only is online the most popular way couples meet, more than half of Americans say relationships that begin on a dating app are just as successful as those that begin in person.

It’s time we remove the stigma of meeting your spouse via a dating app and utilize the resource that is online dating. The numbers don’t lie, there are thousands of eligible, healthy-minded, ready to date singles looking to connect who live in your same neighborhood and eat at the same restaurants as you. I’ve met hundreds of singles here in San Diego over the years and almost every one of them was online trying to find a match at one point of their singlehood. If you are single and want to meet a potential partner who is of the same caliber as you, online dating sites and apps will yield the best possible results.

The pool of singles that are currently online are unlike any pool that has ever been online before due to the global pandemic. Sheltering in place for over a year and having time to reflect on yourself and your previous way of life was like an incubation period for some really phenomenal individuals. Now is the time to take action and be thoughtful and concise while composing a profile that is a reflection of you so you can attract a suitable life partner. The benefits outweigh the negatives and with COVID putting a damper on in-person dating life over the last year, it’s time to strategize your approach to finding love online in 2021.

Finding a potential life partner while sheltering in place can be a challenge for anyone. Online dating apps and sites bridge the gap for singles to meet. Connecting with a masked stranger out in public and attempting to have a conversation with them is almost impossible. You no longer can meet at a restaurant, gym or bar as we have not been able to dine or participate inside for several months now. Wearing a mask while only having your eyes exposed makes it incredibly challenging to meet out and about so what options are available that are safe for singles who are ready to meet a potential partner right now? You can’t read body language via Zoom and you can’t see facial expressions thru a mask so what is a single person to do?

 

You have to market yourself by way of your online dating profile if you want to attract the perfect match. Whether you are an introvert, extrovert or recently single again, create an online dating profile that reflects what you need in a partner. How can you attract an ideal life partner without sharing specifics about yourself? Letting potential matches know things about you like shared hobbies and interests will cast a wider net for catching the right match. Fill out as much detail as possible so your profile stands out from the crowd and resonates with a match who enjoys the same activities as you.

Online dating apps pre-pandemic were the most successful at bringing two strangers together and now that we are one year post COVID-19, it makes sense that their popularity and success has increased drastically. Over 15 years of data by the University of Chicago revealed that marriages from online relationships were more likely to last longer that marriages formed offline. According to The Knot 2019 Jewelry and Engagement study, 22% of couples who met online end up getting engaged. Even more interesting, Tinder is responsible for matching 30% of all engaged couples who met online. What is one of the main contributing factors to the success rate for meeting matches online? Being truthful with yourself about wanting a relationship to come to fruition from using a dating app or site.

It is important to note drawbacks for some who use online dating apps or sites to find love. The fast-paced approach to online dating can often leave people feeling more frustrated than hopeful. Making oneself noticeable to a large pool of other daters who either accept or reject you in a matter of seconds can have a positive impact for some while leaving others feeling more dispirited. After a few failed attempts, some daters may feel rejected and could have a hard time feeling optimistic about their dating potential. It is important to keep in mind that none of this is personal and to remain hopeful that your efforts will prevail.

Meeting a potential match thru a friend is great, but online dating is responsible for one-third of modern marriages. Relying on coworkers or teammates to find you an ideal partner may have worked in the past, but you need to be your own date advocate. Who knows you better than you? Only you know what you need from a partner, filling out an online profile with intention and making it a reflection of your specific interests and talents will increase your chances of attracting an ideal match.

During these unprecedented times, I want to encourage more individuals to get uncomfortable (if necessary) and be honest with themselves about what they need from a partner and what they offer a partner in return. The majority of online daters say it was at least somewhat easy to find potentially compatible partners. The odds are in your favor so, be accurate every step of the way. Have an honest profile, be clear when communicating and be thoughtful and thought provoking if you want the same in return.

Online dating apps have gained increasing mainstream acceptance in recent years, even more so after 2020. If you are ready to meet that one special person and want to actively seek this person out while enduring the tail end of a pandemic, utilizing online dating apps will be the best move toward finding a partner who will stand the test of time. You can’t complain about the caliber of men you meet online if your profile is describing a completely different individual with different hobbies and interests so be truthful with your descriptions. The best approach is to create a profile that represents your authentic self so include pictures of you participating in activities you enjoy. Detail all the unique qualities that make you exceptional in your bio and to enhance your odds of finding that one perfect partner.

Finding love via a dating app doesn’t have to be difficult or unnerving. Countless studies conclude you have the best chance at coming across a potential life partner while utilizing an online dating site or app. An online approach to dating will yield the best results when you are direct with your communication and candid with your profile’s description. Be honest and as detailed as possible with your profile in an effort to get to dating while the vaccine rolls out and our new way of life unfolds. The dating pool of potential we have now is unlike any we have had before so take advantage of one of the only benefactors to a global pandemic, a budding plethora of eligible singles who are ready to meet a life partner right now.

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