If you asked someone not ten years ago if they had ever tried dating online, you would have gotten a synchronized round of ‘no’s. Today if you asked that same group, chances are they’ve dipped into the world. It’s not so much that society has changed, but online dating itself has progressed, which has opened the publics mind about free dating sites.
Movies like He’s Just Not That Into You and You’ve Got Mail let people see the positive sides of searching for dating online. Most women dream (or have dreamt back in his Big days) of being swept away by Tom Hanks. In movies like his chick flick with Meg Ryan, the audience gets a peek into that dream. Whose to say that the guy you found through your online dating search isn’t just as sweet as the Forest Gump actor?
Everyone wants someone to spend their time with. Personal dating online makes that a little easier. With sex becoming an important element in every day life, people are looking for easier ways to find it. Even Oprah’s right-hand-man Dr. Oz is letting people know that dating is good for your health. You Google that funny little cough you have to stay healthy, why not find someone to cure your sex drive while you’re at it?
Online dating has become popular for the same reason things Tylenol did– it works, and it gives people what they need. So get online, get dating, and get it on.