More and more people from all regions of the world are using the Internet and online dating websites to find their soul mate. Busy work schedules combined with easy and cheap access to the web are the main factors why so many people use a computer in the hope to find a future life partner.
Single people have been searching a life partner from distant countries way before the upcoming of the Internet. Mainly for demographic reasons, there have always been countries where the ratio of single women versus single men made it so it was merely impossible for single women to find a husband in their own country. Before the Internet, men would have to browse catalogues instead of browsing through a computer. Often, they had to travel to the lady’s country to have access to the catalogue.
Nowadays, there are still countries with a substantial demographic imbalance and generally speaking, it is the women who outnumber the men. For example, the last Russian Census revealed that women outnumbered men by approximately 10 million. So, it is easy to imagine that many single Russian women cannot find their life partner within their own country and are doomed to remain single or look for a life partner from outside their country.
For similar reasons, women from South America, Asia, the Philippines and many parts of the world are also looking for a life partner from outside their own country. Since the late nineties, thousands of local and international dating websites saw the day. Many did not survive and many became very popular. Without a doubt, industry leaders such as match.com, yahoo personals and eHarmony help thousands of single people find each other and create relationships.
There are many categories of dating websites. While some offer general local and international dating, some specialize in specific niches. For example, there are sites that specialize in dating in specific countries and even in specific cities. There also site that specializes in dating by lifestyles and religions. There are even sites that offer different categories for those who are looking specifically for friendship, relationship or intimacy.
For anyone who wishes to help destiny at finding a life partner, the Internet and online dating sites can be a very good tool. The next question is how to choose one dating site among the hundreds that are displayed on the web. What information to look for and what criteria to evaluate in order to take a good decision. These are subjects that will be discussed in our next post.