Digital Love in North America and Norway
Online Dating is on the Rise
Back in 1995 when Match.com was launched, one of many online dating platforms, only 14% of adults were using the internet, and online dating was scares to nil, according to PEW Research. Times have changed and today almost 90% of North Americans are using the net, and the online dating world is alive and thriving.
Studies show in 2005 approximately 44% of Americans believed online dating was a good way to meet people, today it’s over 65%, and in Canada it’s higher.
For people that have used online dating in the 90s and are looking to jump back in today, a lot has changed. It’s evolved and transformed so drastically with the explosion of social networking, smartphones, and just the attitude shift in the overall acceptance of online dating.
It really is the dating of today – did I really just say that?
Here are a few things you may want to be aware of before you actually take the plunge back into online dating – 10 years is a really long time!
Online Dating is Better Accepted
I remember just a few years back being afraid to tell my parents how I met my boyfriend because I knew they weren’t quite sure what to make of online dating. Life is always evolving and so too does the world of online dating.
Ten years ago people weren’t sharing photos of their loved ones online, paying bills on the internet, and getting rid of their landlines because they have all the technology they need to stay connected.
In the last decade online dating has exploded for all the right reasons. Making it easier for people with busy lives to date; and opening up doors of diversity to meet people outside of your area without actually going there.
It really is phenomenal when you think about it.
Internet Access is Easy
Do you remember dial-up? OMG – now that was a time consuming pain in the arse. You’d sit there for 20 minutes while your computer was humming quite annoyingly, and you would usually lose the connection and have to restart at least a couple times.
Today, wireless is instantaneous and pops up in a flash. You don’t need to sit at home in front of your computer because you can connect on your laptop or cellphone no problem.
Anywhere – Anytime – That’s How the Internet Works Today!
Internet Skills Better
There are very few people today that don’t know how to surf the net. Even my 95 year-old grandmother was surfing the net; paying bills, looking for deals on knitting needles, and she even searched up lawn bowling clubs in the area so she could meet new people closer to her own age.
People evolve with technology. Some slower than others I know but everyone is progressing nonetheless; and that’s fantastic news for online dating today.
These are just a few ways the online dating world has evolved in the past 10 years.
Did you know that about 33 percent of all marriages today are a result on online dating? That’s incredible.
So what about online dating in the rest of the world; like Norway?
Online dating is alive and kicking in Norway; a little slower out of the starting gates than more relaxed countries in North America, but evolving fast and furiously. Even Casual Sex dating seems to b on the rise in Norway. All the major players popular in Canada seem to be available in Norway as well.
Society has accepted the fact online dating really is the premium dating tool of the day; and you can choose to accept this or fight it and create a stressful dating experience for yourself.
It’s safe to safe online dating is pretty much the norm today in any developed country and there’s only good in that!