Date : April 18, 2015
A look into the dating services that are available to you locally and how to find them.
If you are finding that the dating scene in your local area has become somewhat humdrum, why not look into a local dating website? You may find that many other locals in your area are listed on the same site as you and you have an opportunity to meet many more people via this medium.
To search for a locally available dating website that provides access to other local users, simply key in your search criteria. Start with something simple, like “Dating Johannesburg” or Dating Cape Town” or even “dating South Africa” and see what your search engine comes up with.
You will be surprised at the variety of websites that are available for local users. Now let the fun begin! Setting up a profile is usually an easy and self explanatory process. You’ll be asked to upload a recent photograph and some current information about yourself as well as statistics including your ethnicity, age, sex, height, weight and so forth.
The fun begins when you start entering your search criteria. Many a dating website will offer you the option to search by area or to search within a certain distance. Say you are looking for a partner that lives within 80km of your location, or for a partner who lives in your suburb… the wonder of the Internet now makes this kind of search possible.
Search criteria is very individual and no two people will search for the same thing. The convenient thing is that you can stipulate ranges, so for example, you can state that you are looking for a man with a height range of 5″7′ to 6″0′ and the search engine on the dating website will only match you to individuals who are listed as being in that height range.
The disadvantage is, of course, that your perfect match might just be 6″1′ and because that height is not included in your search criteria, his profile will be overlooked. Such is life! So do not be too specific when it comes to aspects like height or eye colour, unless these things are non-negotiable to you. Again, each person will have individual needs that are either flexible, or not. You must decide where you are willing to compromise and where you draw the line.
Important factors to consider are whether your ideal partner is single, divorced, still married, has children or not, wants children or not… these are important factors to consider when looking for a potential partner. If you want children and your partner does not, then this may cause strife in the relationship. Knowing this sort of information from the very beginning can help you decide whether to pursue a relationship or not.
The wonderful things about having a local dating website to access is that you can meet people in your area. There is nothing more disheartening than meeting the perfect girl, only to find that she lives a continent away and is unwilling to relocate. So thank your lucky stars that modern technology has invented the dating website to make your dating life easier.