Online Dating Stigmas

Growing up I always thought it was a little weird at first when I heard the term online dating. You just are supposed to suddenly go from not even knowing this person existed, to getting to know them behind a screen and then actually have the guts to meet them in person and hope the conversation will flow just as easily as it did behind that forcefield of a screen. And what if they aren’t even who they say they are?

But then I got to thinking. It isn’t always like that.

Yes, there are bad people using wrong photos to somehow advance their own self worth.

But there are also good ones.

I also think it depends on what you’re looking for.

Some apps are always spoken about as being just for hookups, not necessarily a “dating” app. I don’t disagree with it, but I think more likely than not people initiate these hook ups and then end up together. Sometimes just like you don’t know what you have till it’s gone, sometimes you don’t know what you want until you have it.

There are plenty of people out there searching for love or even just a deeper companionship. In the time we now live in online dating has become extremely popular. Being stuck at home, not being able to go out to bars, we’ve had to adapt to our new culture and use these new resources in order to have any kind of new relationships.

I think there can a lot of times be a negative stigma around online dating and it not being the conventional way of meeting, but I constantly see on social media couples poking fun at the fact that they met online. I believe it just adds another way in which to find someone who shares your interests. Plenty of my friends find people online and we admit it's a bit weird to say at first, but if you end up finding someone you really love then why should it matter so much how you met?