Dating | Should we really be paying for it?

So I've been single for a while now and you constantly hear the same things from your coupled up friends, have you tried this app? Are you registered on this website? Now whilst I agree (and slightly saddened by it) most of the dating is being instigated by online dating websites.

Okay so this may be the way to meet my prince charming but how much is this going to cost me? Signing up to every website is going to cost me an arm and a leg but why? One thing I've never understood with online dating is that you're paying someone to match you up with a partner with similar interests. Now when I think back every partner I've had have we had similar interests? Not really but it did give us things to talk about, different hobbies and maybe even opened our eyes to new interests. Are we really limiting ourselves by being paired with people who are the same as us?

I also have a huge issue with these paid websites matching you up with people with the same hobbies and interests but what about conversation starters? Are they taking all that away from us from the word go? How do you find out about your potential match's favourite food or what they do on a Saturday morning when the company you've just paid your weeks wages to has already told you all of that? I want to be able to ask questions find out for myself not pick tick boxes online.

I've tried every form of website, app, blind dates and I've come to conclusion dating is hard, it's difficult and dating websites have tapped into that. But are they taking the fun away from dating in the first place? Are they putting pressure on us to find that "perfect person"? In short, I do they think they are. For me free dating sites are the way forward.

I want to be able to find someone who also wants to ask me those questions such as favourite foods, eat in or take away, where did my shoe obsession start etc so why pay a computer to do that for me? We've begun to rely so heavily on technology (which is great is some aspects) but are we taking the romance out of the first dates? Those awkward conversations, the excitement, the realisation that maybe those soppy films you like could actually be shared with the hunk of a man across the table as secretly he's a bit soppy (even though his profile claimed he was a lad's lad of course!)

I've recently found this great website which allows you to meet people free using this free dating site

Surely we should be taking advantage of all these amazing free sites in order to meet people and not waste a crazy amount of money registering for lots of different computers to do all the fun parts of dating for us!

What are your opinions on paying for dating? I'd love to hear your dating stories or any great tips you have with meeting new people and be sure to let me know if you check out the website :)

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