There was a time when online dating was something to be embarrassed by, but nowadays a third of relationships start online.
With the speed at which people are signing up to these sites, it is predicted that by 2040, 70% of all couples will have met online.
Remember in school how easy it was to make friends?
University years, early working years, friendship circles were endless, and it seemed like every outing brought about a new acquaintance. The day-to-day grind gets in the way, most of us settle down and get into relationships which unfortunately means friendships are put on the backburner.
Any relationship that forms is more likely to be based on a shared value system, the same interests, the same legwork as opposed to a relationship based on chemistry alone, which, as we all know, is the quality that tends to fade first in a relationship." Most dating websites use algorithms—sort of like a secret recipe—to match people.
There is only one way to find out, and that is to take a risk—the real question is: is that person worth the risk?According to tech magazine , "When a subscription is involved people are more keen to progress offline to actual dates and abusive messages are at a minimum." Technology only serves to broaden the pool of what's out there, so why not dip your feet in and find out if it's right for you? One Reddit user who hadn't dated in over 20 years put out a call for help on the message boards,"I am ready to date, but I feel so clueless and lost that I hardly know where to begin or what to expect.When was the last time you remember going on a date? I spoke with my date on the phone and we agreed to go get dinner and drinks this Monday. I feel like an inmate stepping out into the world after a long sentence.Great news for the over 50s, this age can be the most sexually satisfying. Getting to know each other's bodies is always a challenge, especially for women.Men shouldn't feel inadequate if they can't bring a woman to climax first time around—everyone is different and it's all about learning what works and what doesn't.