Pros and cons about dating online
By 2005, 37 percent of single, American Internet users had used online dating sites, according to the Pew Research Center. It was second only to “meeting through friends” as a way of finding a partner.
The report by Finkel’s team, a meta-analysis of hundreds of studies related to online dating and relevant human behavior, says that in just one month last year, there were 25 million people using online dating sites.
Pro You will have a hand to hold on walks and during the scary parts of movies. And what if your date is neither a walker, a moviegoer nor a hand-holder?
That second scenario is fine; most new movies aren't worth seeing, even with the discount.
This is especially good, the authors say, for those who might otherwise have a hard time meeting people — single parents, workaholics, those who are new in town, recently divorced or not heterosexual.
Con New life partners come with baggage — but that's a story for another time!
“Maybe after 50 different guys you’ve been conversing with, one might be worth a date.” What’s more, it’s not always good to have more choices.
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