A few decades ago, the thought of logging onto your smartphone or computer, creating a profile and looking for potential dating partners was unthinkable.Currently, people from all over the world are now embracing online dating as their main platform for meeting new people.

Despite these changes in the way people perceive online dating, there are a few people who are still not convinced and see it as a desperate way of getting a partner. Others quickly forget about numerous benefits of online dating and only think of the flaky dates and unsatisfying matches that sometimes do happen.

There are two ways to date online; you could download a flirt app or simply log onto a dating website and sign up. Apart from being affordable, convenient, and effective, there are other good things associated with online dating that everyone should know.

Let’s delve into specifics.

  • Millions of people all over the world have tried it

Yes, a recent research stated that, only in the United states, close to 50 million people have tried online dating. This is a very large number compared to the number of people you are likely to meet as you go about your day to day business or at a night out.

What’s more, everyone on online dating apps and sites is interested in flirting so it is easy to approach someone. On the other hand, I would not say the same with meeting people in typical social scenes.

  • You get to be as specific as you want

When it comes to dating, everyone has their preferences. For others, certain habits are dealbreakers.

When it comes to meeting people offline, you have no idea what to expect. You go in blindly, knowing little to nothing about your date.

However, when it comes to online dating, you note down your specific needs and will match these qualities to others to get your specific match. When you read a person’s profile and see qualities that you do not like, you move onto the next one.

  • There are various security measures put into place

There is a certain stigma that is associated with online dating. However, I would still say that it is much safer than meeting someone randomly at the bar or wherever.

Currently, online dating website and app owners have implemented various security measures to ensure the safety of their users. They have a 24-hour customer support and SSL encryption technology that will keep scammers away.

There are alsobuttons that block abusive and unwanted members.

What are we to expect from online dating in the future?

Online dating companies are looking to better ways to enhance their customer experience. First and foremost, they are making use of videos to better assess if a person is a match.

Secondly, they are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to make better matches for their users. By having a look at the type of profile a user viewed and the amount of time spent on each profile, artificial intelligence will easily identify a suitable match.

Last but not least, some online dating companies are making use of virtual reality to enhance creativity.