Whether you’re indifferent, upset, or excited, there are some things you just shouldn’t do on this lovers’ holiday: 1. I would like to shake my fist at whoever suggests this as a way to spend Valentine’s Day. Do whatever it takes to get perspective on life amidst the flower, candy, and romance-induced mayhem. Do whatever it takes to surround yourself with love. This one goes along with the “taking yourself for granted” no-no.
A majority of online daters report good experiences with the sites.Most online daters think that using internet dating services helps to open up the playing field.Fully 64% agree that online dating helps people find a better match because they have access to a larger pool of potential dates, while just 31% disagree with this assessment.Just over half (52%) of online daters agree that a lot people are dishonest about being married, while 32% disagree, and 15% say they do not know.The internet users who are single and looking for dates report similar views.Still, the general online public is evenly divided over the merits of online dating.
While 44% agree that internet dating is a “good way to meet people,” the same percentage disagrees with that statement. Online men (48%) have a greater tendency to see the benefits of online dating when compared with online women (41%).
By Lyndsay Rush, Divine Caroline Ahhh, Feburary 14. Reschedule for the next day and question his sanity if going out on Valentine’s Day was his idea. Save yourself some dignity, throw out a few snarky jokes about being single if you must, and then save it for your journal. In no way do I mean to imply that this should be a day of doom and gloom to those of us who are not currently in a relationship, but I offer this list as an opportunity to maintain perspective amidst a wildly commercial day focused on romantic love.
Valentine’s Day is NOT the day to take a dating risk. There is nothing worse than hearing someone spend all day complaining about their lack of prospects, heartache, or ticking biological clock. Avoid the Valentine’s Day emotional hangover and don’t attempt a reconnect. You are loved and valued for more than your ability to snag a significant other. At the end of the day, what really matters is a healthy perspective on February 14 and all that comes along with it.
While some stigma about online dating persists, most internet users do not view it simply as a last resort.
The majority (61%) of online adults do not think that people who use online dating are “desperate.” However, 29% hold the view that online daters are in dire dating straits.
Most online Americans who are single and looking for dates have used the internet to pursue their romantic interests and millions more Americans know people who have tried and succeeded at online dating.