“They want to meet the good old-fashioned way, face to face, because they feel like they’ll be looked down on otherwise.” Online dating is often seen as the last refuge of the desperate – a declaration that you can’t meet anyone “in the real world” – but a 2011 report by online dating site RSVP found that one in four Australians had logged on looking for love.
Even celebrities like Halle Berry, Orlando Bloom (pre Miranda) and 78-year-old Joan Rivers have dipped their toes in.
“The opportunities for who you’ll meet are endless.” So why don’t all of us agree?
“You get to decide if you’re interested in someone from the safety and comfort of your home, without someone leering at you,” she says.
“There are still a lot of women out there who value the traditional way of dating,” says Lesley, 36, who jumped online out of curiosity.
“Women have a lot of fear and some use the stigma as an excuse not to do it,” Lesley says.
“But if you want to meet someone then you have to make an effort and try something new.” The beauty of online dating is that you’re in the driver’s seat.
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You can find more than 500 dating sites, matchmaking sites and all kinds of online dating services for Australia on the Internet.