How the internet changes the search for a partner
According to a representative dating service – study , every second German single already uses the possibilities of the internet when looking for a partner. But is this really the new royal road to finding the love of a life?
The search by dating
Nowadays, finding a partner via the internet seems to be the ideal way for many people to get to know their own dream partner , which is why more and more people are looking for their partner through corresponding dating sites on the Internet .
Common to all online dating sites is that they can create a more or less detailed profile of themselves and then filter potential search partners for specific profile properties.
The possibilities of physical characteristics range from education and income to hobby and personal preferences. All this may seem a little romantic to the novice at first, but is in case of doubt more effective than the response of the stranger on the next bar stool. Nevertheless, the duration of dating on the Internet is an average of 19 months. So the Dating on the Internet is not for the impatient.
The old times
In the past, finding a partner was even easier – simply because most people had more time left.
For example, you got to know each other during your coffee break in the office, during sports after work or during other leisure activities through friends of friends.
Anyone who wanted to specifically go to the partner search, went out for this purpose usually additionally targeted:
In bars and cafes, at private parties or at public dances, you could also meet many new – and possibly interesting – people.
And for the very stubborn cases, there was also the classic dating agency.
The new possibilities
Today, these classic ways of meeting a potential partner seem almost like stories from a long-gone era.
On the one hand, many people today are so absorbed in their work that they simply have no time to go out every weekend, perhaps at some point in a bar by chance to meet the dream prince or the dream woman.
On the other hand, people today are much more mobile and connected.
Where many people’s horizons have already stopped at their own city limits, today many Germans travel by ICE every day to work in another city and feel part of a global community.
The idea of getting to know your partner for life just in the next corner bar seems to many to be absurd.
Unexpected often comes
Even when searching for a partner using sophisticated search algorithms, there is always a first real meeting in a place where you might have met a potential partner before.
Since you are often presented a little differently on the Internet than you are then “offline”, you should not delay such a real meeting as far as possible not too long. As some reviews in the best case even contain a very positive surprise.
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