Being able to grow and maintain your relationship offline is critical as you go through the different phases of a relationship.As one who believes in casting a wide net, I tell singles that you really need to do both. In reality, online dating, if done correctly, is just a method or service that will get you out there in the real world to meet someone offline and meet more people.She created her first dating profile almost 20 years ago and coaches singles on the dating scene.Julie's the author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.Pro: You can determine if there's chemistry in person sooner.Con: You're limited to your existing social circles or regular activities and will meet less people.
Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.Con: It can become addicting to some, who never meet offline or are looking for the next pretty face. Pro: Many sites provide matching tools and send you emails of suggested matches to make it easier for you to view potential dates.Con: Many singles limit their search criteria to height, zip code, or income and can miss the opportunity to meet a compatible match.Even sites such as Match.com, Plenty of Fish, and Spark Networks' Hurry Date take their online daters offline with their special events divisions.However, some really think the process of finding someone to love is an either-or proposition. If you're truly not comfortable with the computer and don't think your i Phone or Android is truly a Smart Phone, you're leaving opportunities behind that could change your relationship status to "In a Relationship," "Engaged" or "Married," while watching your friends cheer you on.Con: People lie about their age, weight, height, income, and marital status. Pro: You can meet people outside of your geographic area and social circle with similar interests.You'll meet more people, so you can learn what you're truly looking for in a date, mate, or relationship. Con: It's feels like a full-time job for many and you must be organized.Here are some pros and cons on finding love both online and offline.Online Dating Pro: Over 40 million singles in the U. Con: It's a crowded digital marketplace and can be an exhausting experience. Whether it's on Social media, Facebook, Twitter, a mobile app, or traditional online dating site, there are a lot of success stories.Pro: It's pre-dating, without the pressure of wondering if you're date's profile is accurate.Con: Singles may feel shy and not ask someone out for an official date.