At the end of the digital day, if you're serious about meeting someone special, you must include a combination of both online and offline dating in your routine.
Remember the goal of online dating is to take your relationship offline.
Pro: You can easily date in groups, while developing new friendships with people with similar interests.
Con: You're limiting yourself to a certain geographic area.
Being able to grow and maintain your relationship offline is critical as you go through the different phases of a relationship.
Julie's the author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.
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.
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.