Dating involves choosing and attracting a potential partner. Matchmaking is the procedure of introducing people for the purpose of courtship and probably marriage.
Human beings are social animals. What rational, normal human being would want to spend his or her whole life alone? I think youâ€™ll agree, no normal person would! So dating and matchmaking are two important concepts to do with socializing and socialization.
The act of dating is also called courtship. This is where a couple would spend time together, sometimes with each other only, to get to know each other and become intimate often leading to a deeper and more purposeful relationship.
In some cultures, dating is eliminated completely as a couple enter a pre-arranged marriage. This is much less common in Westernised countries but very common on the Asian continent.
In terms of the Internet, matchmaking comes first via the many and varied web sites for example adultfrienedfinder app. Then dating follows as people arrange to meet others, and, sometimes, begin the courtship process.
With reference to pre-arranged marriages, some websites even offer this service too. Often an extensive database is accessed with thousands of profiles including photos and even specific information, allowing potential partners to choose their mates for life.
Free Online Matchmaking
Dating on the Internet is close to a billion-dollar industry. This amazing success has occurred in less than ten years! Imagine that, an industry that has gone from virtually nothing in the mid-90s to being worth around a thousand million dollars in a decade… seems unbelievable!
Online matchmaking is about using the programs on dating to find a suitable match or matches. Searching for suitable members to meet is a fairly easy process. Most sites provide all sorts of search options including:
- Advanced search
- Local area
- Local or nearest city
- Similar interests
- Related qualifications
- Similar status
- Common hobbies.
The fees charged by many online matchmaking services vary a lot, but overall they are affordable for most including people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Recently a spate on new sites have appeared that offer free online matchmaking! Imagine being contact arrange via the internet totally free of charge! Well now it is possible! How can they afford to do this you may ask? Well, first realise economics running a matchmaking site, generally it’s low cost for a small number of members. The costs start shooting because of bandwidth. The more members there are, the greater the bandwidth hence the bigger the cost. To offset the expenses of running a free online match-making service, the owners allow advertising on the site and emailing of special offers to members. This provides important revenue for the business and helps keep it afloat – otherwise they could not provide the free service.
I’ve noticed that paid dating services offer more facilities and respond to queries, problems, software bugs, and annoying members than free dating websites. Keep this factor in mind when joining very low-cost or totally free online sites. Don’t expect a high level of customer service, if any!
But the advantage is that, if with the limited service, there’s a fair chance of meeting some-one you like on there. If not, you could swap over to the non-free online matchmaking sites. So you have nothing to lose by trying them.