Online dating is rapidly becoming a standard way to meet someone for a relationship. Let’s face it: with over 7 billion people on the planet, and the instant connectivity of social media, our social circles extend far beyond personal contacts. Why shouldn’t our dating pool? With work, family, and the multitude of tasks that take up our daily lives, many people simply need a more efficient way to find someone who is also looking for love.
A change of scene
It used to be that we met that special someone through a mutual friend, in the store, at church, or a social scene. But finding a match that way left your options fairly sparse, and could take years to bear fruit, if ever. With the Information Age, computers help us do everything faster, and more efficiently, right? Why search the local bar, when you can search the whole world in the same amount of time?
Online dating also allows us to be specific on who we are, what we want and save so much time in those first awkward dates by weeding out bad matches before ever meeting. With personality profiles and matching algorithms, we get to pick from a group of people custom selected to be better than random chance.
For those of us who have a different lifestyle, it can be even harder. If you are a cannabis user, fret not. There are sites designed specifically for cannabis users looking for love, and even mainstream sites like eHarmony have broached the issue of dating a cannabis user.So why isn’t online dating a breeze? One word: Saturation.
Saturation and anxiety
Most people who use online dating tend to fish for mates on a large scale, to improve their chances. Often, a person will have multiple accounts on different sites, hoping to improve their odds.Texting or email has become the way we first talk to a person. Waiting for the next message, or profile view can be nerve wracking. And rejection multiplied exponentially can be even worse.
I haven’t received a text back in 2 hours. Are they busy? Are they talking to someone else?
What can I do to my profile to get more attention? Does my picture make me look fat or old?
The constant monitoring of winks and views, going back and forth between sites, and the pressure of vetting dozens or hundreds of potential candidates, pitting the virtues of each against the others, and hoping that by focusing on one we don’t miss out on another, better option has become so profound that it has become its own obsessive disorder: Online Dating Anxiety Disorder.
How to take the pressure off
If you have trouble disconnecting, even turning off notifications while on an actual date, you might have ODAD. What do you do now? Try not to push yourself too hard, and stop treating love like a job. If you need a little stress relieving help that won’t compromise your judgement or emotions, then try 1Hour Break.
A few oral sprays and in minutes the stress melts away. Better than drinking on a date to help the nerves, and healthier. 1Hour Break is 100% natural, just how you need to be. I can’t promise you will find your perfect love, but with 1Hour Break, you can find a little peace of mind.
Do you use online dating sites? Is it better or worse than meeting someone in regular life? Have you tried online dating sites specifically for cannabis lovers? Tell us about it on social media or in the comments below.SHARE