Internet dating pros cons articles

I don't believe that 'shopping' online for a partner reduces the value of the relationship, because if you're single and looking then you're 'shopping' through other methods all the time.

I definitely believe that online dating has become a fashionable way to meet people, especially in London and larger cities which are densely populated, and as with most things it seems as though the large cities are where the trends start.

I was quite embarrassed when talking about my online dating experiences at first, but now that I am an 'online dating success story' I'm proud to say how I met Emily.

I turned to online dating because of marketing, on TV, billboards, newspapers etc. It can be quite awkward and nerve wracking when you first start online dating and meet people for the first time, but after a while you become quite comfortable with it.

And actually, because you've already had a bit of chat on email, texts or calls beforehand you know the person a bit more than if they were a blind date and sometimes more than if you'd met them in a club.

I didn't know how to find the kind of person I needed." Rob "After moving to London for a new job I worked very much independently in my region, so didn't have many colleagues or peers who I might have been able to date.

I enjoyed going out with friends to bars and clubs and trying to meet girls.

Emily "After a host of unsuccessful relationships that began offline, I began to realise that although I often met people that I got on well with, we didn't share the same values, and that created problems further down the line.

I studied psychology at university and was really interested in dating; what brought people together and kept them together.

Yes everyone is judging each other, but you have as much power in the process as the next person.

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