North Americans are a breed of busybodies. We juggle multiple priorities at work, at home and our relationships. When the weekend rolls along, we feel stressed and burnt out from the week. The weekend feels too short to relax and there never feels like enough time to play catch up on things we never get around to doing during the week.
To make our lives easier and more efficient, we seek and pay for services such as baby-sitters, nannies, cleaning ladies, and personal assistants. We do this so we can spend more time doing the things we love and spend more time with the people we love. We look for these services because more often than not, we’d rather be doing something else. We want the grunt work done for us and in some cases, want to enjoy the finished product.
Wouldn’t you want it to be the same way when it comes to love? It would be so much easier if the grunt work was done for us. You would pay for the professional matchmaker or matchmaking service and they would do the grunt work for you. Rather than having to try to look for it yourself, wouldn’t it be easier to select through profiles that are suited to your liking? We have no problem spending money for the services mentioned in the previous paragraph, yet why are some people still hesitant to pay for the matching making or online dating services?
Is it because we still believe that it is the one thing we are still capable of doing ourselves?
You can’t put a price on love and you can’t buy love, but why not pay for something that makes finding your soul mate more efficient? After all, in a society where we often feel we are pressed for time, aren’t we all about being more efficient? Of course, there is no guarantee that you’ll find “THE ONE”.
In this day and age, online dating is the norm and not taboo. People have met their significant other through dating websites because they specify exactly what they’re looking for. You don’t have to beat around the bush. You can let people know that you are looking for a relationship and vice versa, without the other person freaking out. The guesswork is eliminated, which would make dating a lot easier.
Some people prefer to meet people the old-fashioned way. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. People want that face to face connection first, rather than the online connection. However, as we get older, it can get harder to meet people. And it’s not just relationships, but friendships too. I personally found that my circle got smaller as I got older. Not in a bad way though. Sometimes people just drift apart.
It seemed so much easier when we were younger. We seemed to get freebies in terms of relationships and friendship. There didn’t seem to be a lot of effort involved in finding them. They just seemed to be there – Childhood friends, school friends, college friends, friends of those friends. There were a lot more social gatherings back then, more opportunities to meet people. Technology was there, but not everywhere. We weren’t so busy with work and other adult responsibilities.
We were more busy having fun and getting to know people.
If we had to pay a small fee to have that opportunity to experience that all over again, then why not?
Websites about online dating, social meet-ups and sport groups exist for a reason. They help us to disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with each other.