For many years we have muddied our feet in the perilous jungles of the online dating scene. We’re now sharing our wisdom to help guide others safely past the crocs and into the arms of Tarzan or Jane (depending on which way you swing).
So why did we decide to write about online dating?
Because we believe that finding your soul mate is one of life’s most amazing and rewarding experiences. But at the same time, it’s also one of life’s biggest challenges. Luckily in recent years online dating has made this challenge just that little bit easier.
Unfortunately at the same time, it’s also made it easier for unscrupulous companies and individuals to take advantage of millions of lonely hearts. We’d like to make sure that you stay safe online, and are fully aware of all of the scams out there; including the dubious dating sites that should be avoided at all costs.
In the early days of online dating in the late 90’s – dating online developed a reputation as a seedy way of finding a partner, and thus frowned upon by the large majority of society. But today online dating has gone mainstream. It’s no longer talked about in hushed tones, and is the second most common way of meeting a partner, just after meeting through friends. In 2011 Oxford University conducted a questionnaire with 12,000 couples from 18 countries, all of whom had regular access to the internet. The study found that nearly one in three of us who use the internet have visited online dating sites.
Our advice on this site is really directed more towards those looking for a serious relationship, and therefore requires that you devote quite some time getting to know people.
We hope you enjoy surfing our site, and find the content helpful in your quest to find love online.
If you have any suggestions, criticisms, online dating stories, or would just like to say hello, then you can reach us here.