relating / by Michelle Afont
Navigating Online Dating in 2018 5 tips for success on the web
Michelle Afont has been a divorce attorney for over 20 years. In addition to her work in the legal field, she has also served as a life advisor, helping others to take the necessary steps to live their best lives. In addition to The Dang Factor (available for preorder on Amazon with a release date of Jan. 15, 2018), Afont is also the author of The Dude Factor and The Profile Factor, and is an available speaker. Learn more about Michelle at www.thedangfactor.com and connect on Instagram (@michelleafont).
Imagine yourself shopping for your future partner, while sitting in your living room sipping a glass of wine. This is the reality of finding love in 2018, and it’s all thanks to online dating. Some of you may be in the small minority who meet the love of your life in the produce aisle of Whole Foods — but I wouldn’t bet your organic bananas on it. Why? Because the odds of meeting your future partner on fate alone are simply not in your favor. We live in a busy society; our lives are chaotic, and our grocery store runs – or trips anywhere for that matter – are often purposeful and hurried. Online dating is here to stay and has evolved into the most widely accepted and practical way to date throughout the world. But online dating isn’t magic. It is work, and it takes a lot of time and effort. You’re likely going to go on many dates before your match is found. Or you could be one of the few who get to experience potential love in the first week of dating. As long as you’re out there looking and making yourself actively available, you need to trust the process of finding love. You know you’re a catch. But how will your future partner know if you do not make your available self known to the world?