By Staff Reporter ( | First Posted: Oct 13, 2017 10:07 AM EDT

Online vs Offline Relationships

The debate on whether online or offline relationship is better seems never to cease. And this debate considers not only online dating but online friendship as well. Online dating as online friendship became a tool for finding friends and partners from all over the world from the comfort of your home. We can consider online communication crucial, as the 21st century seems to be the most time-consuming age that the humanity ever lived in. But can online chatting equal offline conversations? When it comes to dating, we can consider online dating inferior to offline, as the main goal of online dating is to transfer that relationship offline. But is it so with online friendship? To figure it out and evaluate the pros and cons of both of them, let's delve into the differences between online and offline relationships.

The Difference Between Online and Offline Dating

First, let's take a look at the more common thing as online dating. Online dating gives us a lot of benefits, and for the last twenty years practice of finding a partner online saw only steady growth. First of all, dating online allows you to get to know each other before going on the first date. It saves you from those moments of awkwardness when you don't know what to talk about with your date-mate. It saves you a lot of time, as you don't have to figure out how to carve enough time to see the person on a regular basis, while your relationship is still in development. Last, but not the least, online dating offers you a possibility to find a partner outside of your geographic zone, without travelling to another country.

It seems like online dating is winning over offline dating. Hold your horses, as offline dating has a lot of benefits too. You can meet a hot Russian wife in any way but finding her online is much simpler. When it comes to the advantages of offline dating, the first one being the sense of thrill. You are more or less sure whether you like the person or not, as well as whether your chat-mate likes you or not when you are dating online. Offline dating provides you with that honest thrill, as you are not sure will your first date will work out fine or not. Offline dating allows you to determine whether there is a chemistry between you or not way quicker, as it is harder to disguise when you are talking in person. Among the cons of offline dating is the question "How to find a date offline?", as you are more likely to be limited to your social circles, when it comes to finding a partner.

The Difference Between Online and Offline Friendship

If the main goal of online dating is to transfer offline, online friendship may remain online with you being quite okay with that. So what is the difference between online and offline communication when it comes to friendship? As with offline dating, your real-life friendship is limited by the geographical location. People around you become your friends. This kind of friendship requires a little more upkeep, as it is a give and take of information. Online friendship, however, exists thanks to the constant flow of information and you can develop a deep friendship in a shorter amount of time. Surprisingly, the cons of both online and offline friendships are the same. Be it your online or offline friends they may come and go as time goes by.


So, pick the kind of relationship you like. Nothing is perfect, but each type of relationships has its own benefits. You want to pick a partner from another country? Opt for online dating. If you are okay with someone from your circle, opt for offline dating. But it is better to try both. When it comes to friendship, it is great to have good real-life friends, as well as interesting online friends.

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