It’s understandable if it all seems a little daunting, but while there are issues it can also be extremely fulfilling.
Every single dad’s situation is different but if there’s a connection that you think is worth exploring, there are some things to consider before you make the decision to dive in.
These sites and apps may have come a long way since kicked off online dating in 1995, but studies are showing that there's still plenty of reasons to look away from your smartphones and try to meet people the old-fashioned way.
Finkel and associates (2012) put together an extremely comprehensive review of the literature investigating various aspects of online dating.
Many people today are turning to the internet as a tool for finding a partner.
The Internet has strong advantages but there are some serious pitfalls .
Factors like communication patterns, problem-solving skills and sexual compatibility are "crucial for predicting the success or failure of relationships" but can't be captured in an algorithm employed pre-meeting (yet).
While chatting online pre-date might seem like a great way to vet matches, there's a "tipping point" at which all of that information gathering might be hurting your love life, according to a 2014 study.
The upside of online dating is obvious: It's an easy way to meet a bunch of potential dates whenever you want.