Online dating used to be taboo. Now it’s basically the norm. 40 percent of Americans use online dating! The takeaway? If you’ve been thinking about creating a profile but you don’t want to look “desperate," shake that feeling off. Take a chance and see what’s out there.
Just know that, as with most relationships, starting an online relationship does come with a few risks. First, over 50 percent of people lie on their profile (but a lot of people lie on first dates too!). And secondly, there are a few things to look out for before getting too emotionally invested.
We know your time is valuable, so here’s an online dating cheat sheet to let you know if someone is worth getting to know better, or if they are truly a colossal waste of your time.