Should i try online dating again
In the quest to find romance, more of us have turned to online dating.
Once stigmatized as a venue for the desperate, online dating has become a normal part of the mating game.
Research suggests that those who are socially anxious (Green, 2001) or introverted (Amichai-Hamburger et al., 2002; Rice & Markey, 2009) feel more comfortable communicating online.
These individuals may have an easier time approaching people and opening up online.
Pros: Access to more people and more types of people.
And even though men generally contact women more than vice versa on these sites, research has shown that a sizable minority of women do reach out to men they find desirable online, suggesting that these sites allow some women to overcome traditional gender norms that cast them in a passive role of waiting to be approached (Scharlott & Christ, 1995). Shy or socially anxious individuals often have difficulty forming and maintaining close relationships (Alden & Taylor, 2004; Davila & Beck, 2002).
Having no choices can lead to misery, but too many options can overwhelm and lead you to worry that you’ve chosen wrong.