Not that long ago, there was a stigma for women signing up for online dating sites. It was a last resort, a place to go when you couldn’t get a date anywhere else.
Well, since that time people’s attitude about online dating sites have changes, since online dating has become more popular. However while people are less negative about the reasons people are on online dating sites, their attitudes have not all changed for the better.
Susan Jance of Riverview didn’t think twice about telling her friends about signing up for Match.com. “I didn’t expect the negativity that I got from my friends”. Some of her friends had joined some online dating sites with no success and of course now had a negative opinion of online dating.
“I started to doubt my choice of going online. After all my friends and I have so much in common, if they can’t find someone, what’s my chance of finding someone”, Susan said. She stuck with it though. “I didn’t have much of a choice; I didn’t have time to do anything else to meet men.”
Her online dating became a little joke with her and her friends, who thought she was wasting her money. For many women this subtle or sometimes not so subtle teasing is enough to get them to think twice about their decision.
While Susan hasn’t met the man of her dreams, she has met some really nice guys and gone on some great dates. However, this would not be the case if she let her friend’s attitude about online dating influence her decision.
When you tell the people you know about your choice to find love through an online dating site, remember that not everyone has a positive experience with online dating. Don’t let another person’s negative experience ruin your chance of meeting someone new.