On-line dating has become an outlet for many Americans. Whether it is a time constraints or a social interaction that seems to create less anxiety, beginning the dating process via world-wide web has become increasingly popular.
I advocate on-line dating, not as the sole way to choose a partner, but to find potential dates. For example, someone who does not have a lot of time, can weed out partners that may not be great fits. A current E-Harmony commercial demonstrates that the on-line dating experience is about finding better dates, not more dates.
A great pre-marital counseling tool known as Prepare and Enrich tells us how similarities in certain areas such as finances and religion will lead to longevity in marriages. I bring this up because on-line dating sites like E-Harmony and Match.com have long questionnaires that you fill out; helping you get matched with people who would be good potential dating partners for you. Sites like Plenty of Fish or Ok Cupid have a tendency to be free-for-all’s where anyone can contact. Questionnaires are too short and inaccurate to measure much.
How do I know? I was personally a member of each of the four sites to test the reliability and consideration of matches. Please get back to us with any feedback on on-line dating experiences or personal thoughts.
The Cynical Therapist came to be when two therapists became friends. SoulMates or Kindered Spirit Animals… Call us what you will…. We are two bad*** chics Licensed to teach you how to grow into your full potential and add some humor along the way.
Laurie Wilson and Elle Anzalone are both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Huntington Beach, CA.