Online dating - the second date (Episode 5) ft. Hannah Witton - The Mix
Nowadays many women in their early twenties are primarily focused on studying at University or succeeding in their career. When I was 20 years old I was lucky enough and smart enough to be focusing on both. I had a full time job and studied English at University in the evenings. However, no matter how fulfilling this was and how busy my weeks were, I was adamant to also make time for a love life. I had always etched my life with being married to a lovely man and having children and I knew that I was going to make this vision a reality one day. I lacked a lot of confidence.
I've been an online writer for over six years. My articles focus on everything from hip-hop culture to relationship advice. According to Pew Research , online dating has lost much of the stigma it used to have. Almost half the American public knows someone who has tried online dating or met a partner online and one-in-five adults between 24 and 34 have tried dating online. So, you're not alone! Many people actually do find each other online and end up having long-term relationships. It's a pretty convenient way to meet someone.
Warning for millions of Americans using online dating apps
Fishers, however, go one step further by contacting the majority of their matches and only then deciding whether to pursue the person or not. Once the fisher has received an array of responses, he or she will go with the highest bidder, often not even replying to the people he or she has rejected in favour of someone else. It can also be quite insulting to think that the person you like has copied and pasted the same message to various people. And perhaps the best strategy to gain the upper hand? Ignore the bait altogether - there are plenty more fish in the sea.