11 Dec The Advantages of Traditional Dating by Mindy McQ
These days, many people have switched to the internet as their primary source for meeting potential partners. However, there are some major disadvantages to online dating. Keep reading to see why meeting face-to-face is STILL the best way to build a relationship.
1.) What You See is What You Get
Traditional dating allows you to gather some really important information about a person you’re interested in. Meeting someone face-to-face prohibits them from being able to misrepresent their physical description, such as body type, size, age and level of activeness. We’ve all met that person who claimed to be 10 years younger, 5 inches taller and 50 lbs. heavier/thinner online. Now, we’re definitely not saying that one body type is better than another. In fact, it’s quite the opposite! We live in a big world full of people and plenty of them are attracted to you, EXACTLY AS YOU ARE! So when you misrepresent yourself online, you are preventing yourself from finding those people, and instead, attracting all the wrong people for your unique, beautiful self! Skip the online dating all together and you’ll never have to worry about that.
2.) Honest Courting Through Activities
Traditional dating also allows for a variety of dating options… not just texting or the infamous “Netflix and chill”. With traditional dating, there is a courting phase that allows both parties to get comfortable with each other and find common interests through activities. Have you ever created an online profile and lied just a little bit to try and attract a certain type of person? Well, if you have, you’re in the majority. In fact, over 53% of people admit to lying on their dating profiles. Maybe you said you liked sports to attract more guys… or you lied about liking romantic comedies in order to attract more women? Well, in traditional dating, you are actually DOING activities, not just texting about them. So unless you’re a fantastic actor/actress, you can’t fake it. Plus, by doing activities while dating, you get a chance to see how you enjoy doing those things together.
3.) The Benefit of Interacting in Real-Life Settings
Want to know how someone acts around their friends? Or how they treat the wait staff, or respond to stress? You can only get that information when you become familiar with a person in real world settings, and this is especially possible when you interact in groups or out in public! This is another HUGE benefit to traditional dating. Pay close attention to how that person represents themselves and responds in different settings and you’ll get a profound insight into your potential partner’s character and personality. Does this person fit into your friend group and family? Do your goals and morals align? Get out and experience things together and look for clues to how your date will respond to future situations.
And lastly, if you’re not sure how to meet people face-to-face these days…
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