Would You Pay Money to Meet Your Spouse?

by Kristina Tahnyak on February 20, 2012 · 4 comments

keyboardGood Morning DINKS.  Online dating is the new nightclub.  Instead of getting all dressed up, going out all night, and spending a lot of money on drinks to meet our potential future spouse people are now staying in, and spending money on signing up for online dating services in the comfort of our own pyjamas.

Several of my friends have tried online dating; a couple of them are steadily dating their matches, and one of my friends just moved in with the man of her dreams.  So, my question to you DINKS is Would You Pay to Find Love?

Online Dating to Help Find our Soul Mate

If we are single and looking for the Price or Princess of our dreams in one way or another we are always spending money to find love.  Maybe we spend money on drinks when we go out dancing, maybe we spend money on a new outfit to go out to dinner, or maybe we spend money to sign up for an online dating service. But either way we are always spending money to attract the opposite sex in hopes of finding love.

I admit that there is something comforting about knowing that our perfect match is out there somewhere in cyberspace just waiting to find us, fall in love, and live happily ever after.  I personally couldn’t sign up for online dating because I honestly don’t have the patience to fill out a long questionnaire about myself.  Although answering a bunch of dumb questions from a drunk guy at a bar is also kind of annoying. So I am not sure which one is better, I guess it’s the lesser of two evils (for me).  If I was single I would much rather prefer to find my soul mate from the comfort of my own home instead of being out at a nightclub and extremely uncomfortable in high heels.

My Online Dating Profile

I like the fact that online dating doesn’t limit us to finding our soul mate in our own geographical area; this definitely gives us a wider opportunity to meet more potential mates.  If I was dating this would be very important for me because then I could fall in love with an American and get my immigration papers to move to New York City.  I am almost certain that my ultimate soul mate lives in New York City because I just know that I am destined to live in New York. Hey, a girl can dream…right?

If you were single and on the dating scene what would your online dating profile say about you? Mine would say 30 something girl with brown hair and green eyes looking for a man in his 30’s who likes watching movies, loves to travel, and is employed full time. Men over 40 or men with kids need not respond!

What would your online dating profile say about you?

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Money Infant February 20, 2012 at 6:30 am

I actually did meet my wife online and we have since been happily married for 6 years.

2 Jason Kiesau February 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Online dating is one way to meet someone and a great avenue for those who aren’t as comfortable going out and putting themselves out there. I am a very social person so online dating became just another way to meet people in a world of many ways. Dating is like strategic marketing. You have to identify who your target market is and where they work and play, but this doesn’t guarentee anything. You still have to meet them, get to know them, and in this process you have no clue what they are looking for and what they desire in life. They may be in a relationship, may not want a relationship, or may still be dealing with issues from a past relationship.

I look at online dating as a great mechanism in a marketing plan. The reason E-Bay is so successful is it puts buyers and sellers in the same place. That’s essentially what online dating does. If people are being honest it already prequalifies them for you and answers the biggest questions 1) Are they single? 2) Are they looking for a relationship?

Like anything of value, there is an investment to be made… either your time, money, and/or energy. Online dating can make this process more efficient and effective and for that it is worth a financial investment… but be smart. You can find deals all over the place for some of these sites. Never pay full price!

3 Kristina February 20, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Remember my friend who I mentioned that moved in with her boyfriend after meeting him online…they just got engaged after 5 months of dating and they are set to get married on their 1 year anniversary Sept 15. This is a fairytale for hopeful singles everywhere!

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