Skip Nav
New Year
Join the 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
Relationships
9 Signs of a Man Who Will Never Stop Loving You
Relationships
What Your Fights Say About Your Relationship

Reasons to Do Online Dating

Why You Should Take Your Chances When Online Dating

We're happy to present this excerpt from one of our favorite sites, YourTango.

I'd like a large pie with extra cheese, mushrooms, sausage, and broccoli. But make sure the cheese is covering the whole pizza because I don't like baldness, and actually, why don't you hold the sausage? I'd like someone who doesn't eat processed meat.

And while you're there, make sure those mushrooms are well-educated, like maybe with a master's or PhD, and as for the broccoli, can you make sure it's a certain height because I only want it if it's tall. Could I get that to go? Thanks.

Someone recently told me that online dating was like ordering a pizza. At first I laughed at that analogy, then I cringed, and then I realized that he was right. We are all looking for that on-paper perfect mate, and since online dating sites give so much choice in the matter, we think it's our right to have everything we're looking for.

ADVERTISEMENT

Now, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with wanting certain things — I did — but what if someone out there looks good but doesn't necessarily fit all of those objective criteria. What's a single to do? I'd venture to say — try 'em out anyway.

When we walk into a bar and see someone we like, that guy or girl doesn't have a chart attached to his or her forehead full of credentials, stats, and dislikes. (Wouldn't that be a pretty funny sight?!) We trust our instincts; we go with chemistry.

But online, we have so much information that it's almost too easy to discard someone simply because he is only 5'5 or she has a fondness for US Weekly rather than the latest issue of The Economist. (I'm not saying I know anyone like that . . .)

Finish reading the rest of the story on YourTango: Why You Should Take Your Chances When Online Dating

Written by Erika Ettin for YourTango.

More from YourTango:

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Colombian Recipes
Summer Pregnancy Survival Tips
Affordable Ways to Update Your Wardrobe
Losing Friends After Having a Baby
Toddler Activities
What Do Our Fights Say About Our Relationship?
Am I Healthy or Do I Have an Eating Disorder?
Common Tax Deductions That People Forget
Unconventional Parenting Resolutions For 2017
Helen Mirren's Commencement Speech at Tulane University
From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds