Probably, everyone has had this at least once in their life: you registered on a dating site. You never know: someone felt lonely, someone's curiosity broke out. And someone, perhaps, decided to try their luck.
Personally, in my memory there were only two and a half cases when something serious came out of this for people. Two cases are classic: he and she first corresponded for a long time on the Internet, then they met in real life, and the relationship continued. And another half falls on a very peculiar dating club that operated in the first post-Soviet years. People first looked at the photos of the applicants, not communicating at all, and chose who they would like to see at one of the “meeting evenings”. If the desires on both sides coincided, the club staff arranged an acquaintance. Such is the prototype of Speed Dating sample of 20 years ago.
And that's it! The same faces, mostly male, can be seen for years on different dating sites. Didn't they find anyone? Or did they not set such a goal? And if so, then why do people go to dating sites?
We asked experts - psychologists and site owners. The most common reasons were as follows.