Why the Stigma Around Online Dating?

Afternoon gents, it’s Max from the Young Gentleman’s Guide here! Once again, I want to sincerely apologize for the lack of articles up here lately, I’ve been swamped other projects for school and the like, and haven’t been able to do much of anything on here. But I’m at a point now where I think I can get back to a schedule of posting just once a week instead of twice. Maybe if I’m able to find another admin, we’ll be able to get back to our twice-a-week posting schedule. With all of that out of the way, let’s get to the rest of the article!

Now, it should come as no surprise that online dating and things like dating apps have started to become more and more prevalent as in today’s society, and with such growing prevalence comes its fair share of critics and naysayers. Even I myself tend to advocate for actually talking to a woman in person and getting a genuine human connection with a woman I’d like to date, since just swiping right on someone I think is attractive and asking if they want to hook up doesn’t seem to accomplish that all. Not to mention there are countless articles and op-eds outright discouraging people from pursuing online dating. But here’s the ugly truth: with the massive expansion of the internet and social media, meeting people online has just become part of everyday life. As a part of the internet’s expansion, that means things like dating sites have become much more sophisticated and there are more options for dating sites now than ever.

When people think of dating dating sites, most people think of sites like eHarmony, Match.com, or ChristianMingle, but the fact of the matter is that there are countless dating sites for many different people with different interests. There are Christian dating sites for those religious folks, “geeky” dating sites for a myriad of different fandoms like Disney, Star Trek, Harry Potter and Dr. Who, and even dating sites for musicians. While I myself was hesitant about online dating, I eventually bit the bullet and decided to make a profile on CatholicMatch, which is exactly what it sounds like, a dating site for single Catholics. And eventually, I met a wonderful woman who I am now in a very happy and fruitful relationship with. The reason sites like these work is because they focus on commonalities between people, which makes it even easier for them connect. If you ask me, it’s not unlike meeting someone at church or a fan event. The circumstances of what people have in common simply led to them finding each other out of a crowd. Dating sites allow you to do essentially the same thing, just in a more digital setting. So if any of you gents feel the call to go online to find the woman of your dreams, then by all means, go ahead! Maybe it’ll work, maybe it won’t, but you never know until you try. Good luck gents, and happy searching! In any case, I hope you enjoyed reading today’s article. Please be sure to share the post, follow the blog, follow The Young Gentleman’s Guide on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and support us on Patreon. And on that note, this is Max from The Young Gentleman’s Guide, and I’ll see you next time!

 

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