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Disadvantages of dating sites

from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a $2 billion industry.Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.

The alternative that often happens is meeting someone through friends, which can work, but it’s limiting yourself to single people your closest friends and family happen to know.So in 2030, I think we’ll be somewhere very different, and I think today’s nine-year-olds will have really incredible ways of finding love when they’re 25.If you’re new to Internet dating, don’t simply pick an online dating service at random and start typing and clicking buttons frantically.Search the Web for "online dating" and your browser may overwhelm you with search results.Online dating sites cater to a wide variety of people who have different dating goals.The first prominent online dating site was, which launched in 1995.

e Harmony started in 2000, Ok Cupid in 2004, and more recently, a wave of mobile people-swiping apps, like Tinder and Hinge, have become wildly popular.

If you're more interested in making friends or starting a serious relationship, you'll do better joining a social networking site or a relationship site.

Online Dating Magazine also describes merging online dating services such as Chick n Chit that combine online and offline dating.

As personal relationship trainer Evan Marc Katz notes, "You don’t want to see the polished version of someone, airbrushed in flattering light.

You want to see what he/she really looks like." Before the camera snaps, psyche yourself up, think happy thoughts and most importantly, smile naturally. In fact, Katz advices removing photos from your dating profile if you're not smiling.

Online dating experts understand how to maximize a person's chance of succeeding in the online virtual dating world.