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6 Reasons Why Women Love Online Dating

PEW Research states that 1 in 5 American adults between the ages of 25 and 24 have used online dating at some point. That’s a lot of people! Each year the percentage of people using online dating grows more and more. So, why the popularity? In this post, we’re looking specifically at women. Here are 6 reasons why women love online dating.

1. Control

In the offline world, it can be incredibly difficult to control the situation. If a man approaches a woman at a club, it’s not as easy as hitting a “block” button to make him disappear. Instead, she might find herself searching for some way to get out of the conversation and away from the guy she’s definitely not interested in. Let’s say there’s a man she is interested in but she doesn’t quite know what to say. In the offline world, she can’t just stand there and not say “hello” or reply to his question – no matter how nervous she might be.

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How to Ditch a Fizzling Online Dating Match

You signed up for online dating (hopefully Lavalife!) and came across a profile that catches your eye. After exchanging some messages and going back-and-forth, you’ve now decided that the spark just isn’t there. But, you’re not sure how to ditch your fizzling online dating match without causing hurt feelings. Well, friend, here’s how to get out of the situation. It comes down to being upfront, honest and confident in your approach.

Depending on how long you’ve been in communication, and exactly how far your communication has gone, you’ll probably want to write more (or less) in your departing message. Since you met online and have been exchanging messages online (presumably, at least) it’s completely fine to end the relationship in the same fashion. If you’ve met offline or have been talking on the phone, however, your match might be deserving of a slightly more thorough explanation than a quick IM.

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The Phases of an Online Dating Relationship

What’s different about a relationship that starts online versus IRL? Turns out the biggest differences come before you’ve even had your first date! Believe it or not, these differences might also set up your new relationship for success. Of course every relationship is different, but we’ve outlined the three most common phases of an online dating relationship. What phase are you in?

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Getting Back in the Dating Game

Dating is hard. But getting back into the dating game after a long time away can be downright scary. Whether you’re recently divorced, or just ended a long-term relationship, you’re finally ready to put yourself back out there. This time around, why not try dating online, on Lavalife! Here are just a few tips to getting back into the dating game.

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When to Delete Your Online Dating Profile

So you’re in a new relationship, and it’s going great. But now you’re faced with a tricky question: should you delete your online dating profile? When is the right time? The truth is there is no specific length of time you should wait before deleting your profile. Every relationship is different. But here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re navigating the muddy waters of deleting your online dating profile.

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Why You Should Try Online Dating…and Tell Your Friends

Gone are the days during which people were nervous or ashamed to tell their friends and family they were signing up for an online dating site. It’s 2014, people! Why should anyone ever be ashamed of wanting to have love in their life?

These days, online dating and mobile dating apps are cool. They’re trendy, in-style and the go-to choice for millions of people around the world who are seeking their next relationship.

To celebrate the widespread acceptance, and embracing, of online dating, we’re sharing our top 4 reasons why you should try online dating and why you should shout it from the rooftops. Or, just tell your friends and family – it’s totally up to you.

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How to Write a Good Online Dating Profile… Without Stretching The Truth

When writing your online dating profile, it can be all too tempting to stretch the truth. Heck, it can be tempting to create your dream alter ego – why not, right? The thing about stretching the truth in online dating is that the end goal of online dating is to eventually take the relationship offline. Don’t you think it’s going to be awkward when your date notices you aren’t the 5 foot 8 glamazon with a permanent tan and elbow-length tresses that you claimed to be?

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How Long Does it Take to Find a Date Online?

A lot of people sign up for online dating expecting to connect with their perfect match immediately. While this could happen, it’s much more likely that – just like in the offline world – it will take a bit of time. If you have a set criteria you’re using to narrow down your search, and don’t want to waste time on meeting people you’re really not interested in, then you’ll need to understand that it’s normal for it to take anywhere from 3 weeks to a couple of months to find a match you really hit it off with.

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Should You Meet Up With Someone You’ve Met Online? Here’s How to Know.

So, you’ve been chatting with someone online for a while now and you’re at the point where you need to make a decision: do you meet up with them offline or not? Taking the relationship from the online world to the offline world, especially if it’s your first offline meet up, can be intimidating. We get that, but we also know that hundreds of people do it every single day – so we’ve gathered a few ways to help yourself figure out whether it’s time to take that step or not.

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