Free online dating western cape

After all, the end game can be anything from a one-night stand to marriage, depending on what you’re in the market for.

Interestingly enough though, in contrast to the above folklore, in South Africa, the Western Cape included, more men use online dating sites than women.

But what about members of the younger generation, people who seem to have greater opportunity (and more time) to come across lovers organically? Helen Paul, a 26-year-old who took the plunge mainly for a giggle and to combat growing “boredom with life in general”, admits that, despite the assumption that under 30s have no problem meeting new potential partners, online dating did, in fact, help her to meet people she would never have otherwise crossed paths with.

“God forbid you have to resort to bingo or something,” he jokes.

In all seriousness though, since its advent, online dating’s most noteworthy success has been its ability to provide greater access to a larger and more eclectic pool of partners.

“Online dating has become much more mainstream,” explains David.

In the old days, it was thought to be the realm of geeks and sad, lonely people.

“You’ve got the questionnaires on online dating sites, but on Facebook, you can demonstrate how you’re involved and, because of the elements posted by others, you can almost get a truer assessment of people.” Something that he believes is essential to finding people you’re more compatible with.

Though, it’s this very argument that, David points out, is detrimental to online dating.

In other words, add up all the wayward suitors you’d maybe meet through friends and family, in a bar, in the aisles of a supermarket, atop the pews at church or on the cycle at gym, and you still can’t hold a candle to the seemingly endless (and ever-increasing) supply of profiles online.

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