We are all living in a very interesting time in human history, never before have we experience rapid changes and advancements in technology as what we are seeing now today. With the internet and technology becoming more and more integrated in our lives we are now in a technological revolution. Access to information has never been easier and we can hold the world’s knowledge in the palm of our hands. We are able to connect with people from across the world. It is an amazing time to be alive.
However there is one downside to this technological age, as we become more engaged with our phones and computers we are slowly losing touch with other people. Psychologists have said that we are more connected to people but and yet we are all along. The internet has undoubtedly changed the way we interact with one another from social networking to internet chat, however more and more people feel disconnected and out of touch with one another.
It is becoming harder to connect with people face to face and to have really good strong humane interactions with someone. So much so that people are looking for love online with over hundreds and thousands of online dating sites already out there. The dating industry is growing into a multibillion dollar industry with no signs of slowing down.
It is obvious that people are having a hard time trying to meet someone they could potentially partner up with around 54 million single people in the US Alone. For singles who use dating sites, 33% form a relationship, 33% do not, and 33% give up on dating online altogether. More and more people are seeking to reconnect with one another and finding it hard. Who expects to find their partner in a Sleazy bar these days?
Online dating whilst may seem easier, it does have its drawbacks. I cannot count how many times I have heard people say that they have had a hard time finding someone online or having an incredibly horrible date from online dating. None the less online dating does work for few but in most cases people are quick to “swipe left” within a matter of milliseconds simply because of a bad profile photo.
So what do you do when you are the only single person out of your group of friends? Well there is not a lot of options out there, however a lot of people have started going back to the old school methods of meeting their significant other. Some go out to bars and try to strangers whilst others are trying speed dating.
Speed dating does have its advantages over online dating, one of the biggest one is that you actually can interact with the other person face to face, which some says brings back that sense of exciting mystery that is often missing from online dating. Others say that it is a lot fast and yield better results and it’s not surprising when you look at the statistics, men are 70% likely to get at least one match that leads to a date from a speed dating event whilst women are 90% more likely to get at least one match that leads to a date.
I myself had tried both online dating and speed dating, I spent hundreds of dollars on online dating and ended up going on one date and she turned out to look nothing like her profile. Finally one day I googled Speed Dating Sydney and went on a speed dating event. I ended up with 3 matches which all led to dates. From that moment I loved the idea of speed dating and I decided to start up my own business. A lot of you reading this article may not be from Australia, however I highly recommend giving speed dating a try if you are tired of spending hours reading through profiles and sending messages that never seem to get any response.