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You don’t even have to pick up the phone anymore to begin planning a date. Giphy

What’s changed?

There are a lot of changes that have happened in the online dating world in the last decade. Online dating has actually become easier than ever, so you don’t have to worry about messing up in person because you can find someone better online. Women can be more discriminating online than they would ever be face to face, meaning you can filter through the endless numbers of potential men all at once to find someone who suits your style and emotional needs, and you don’t have to worry about cheesy pick-up lines or jokes that make you look like a desperate gold-digger.

According to dating app Badoo's 20th anniversary research, you're more likely to have a good first date if you're a woman than if you're a man. Women's reasons for swiping right in their dating apps include more than 20% are interested in chatting, while men have more in common with their date's appearance (29% are interested in finding a sex partner) and the price (22% are excited at the thought of purchasing a date). So, if you’re a woman, the first date is essentially your job—you need to plan your outfit, do your makeup, and research the day before and then do all of this again when you meet him in person.

What's even better? Online dating has made the entire dating experience so much easier. Your busy life can often prevent you from having the time to get ready for a first date, but you can simply spend a few minutes before you leave the house at least planning what to wear and what to do on the day (or evening) of your date, and see whether or not you have everything together and can actually do it all in one shot. Giphy

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The idea of online dating has also changed over the years. More than half of U.S. millennials believe that meeting someone of the opposite sex in person is more effective than online dating (hmmm, maybe that explains the no. 1 reason of why people don't meet people in real life—it's too hard), and they agree that dating online is only for the “dorky, weirdos, losers, and awkward people.”

Although online dating is less well-known than dating apps that are dedicated to romantic relationships
We've got something for everyone. For people who want to be in a relationship, we've rounded up a few good conversational starters, relationship posts to read to get started, and dating advice that applies across the board. So whether you want to bring back the best in your relationship or be a better partner, enjoy.

If you're looking for guidance, we recommend these blogs for answers to any question you might have about dating:

Ask a Girl

A blog for anyone looking for advice on dating and relationships. With plenty of advice on how to approach situations, get to know someone, and make the best decisions when it comes to love and dating.

Ask a Guy

This is a great website for guys looking to pick up some dating advice and tips. There's plenty of advice on getting to know your guy, and there's a place for all types of guys to look for tips.

Dating Guide

A blog about dating and relationships that is so well-written and comprehensive. While not a guide to getting into a relationship, this blog is loaded with info on dating and relationships, from how to change a relationship to tips for hooking up.

I Date Single

If you're looking for tips and tricks on how to date in today's era, this blog is a great resource. We encourage you to read other posts as well to gain a greater understanding of all types of relationships and all sorts of topics.

Love Hacks

A collection of dating hacks and practical tips for people in a relationship, looking to get serious, or just looking for some interesting tips, this blog offers an abundance of good advice.

Online Dating

This site offers advice on any aspect of online dating—from setting up your profile and making a great first impression to meeting people in real life. Whether you're looking for tips on how to get your ex back or how to get more likes on your profile, this blog is a great place to learn a variety of dating and relationship tips.

The Tao of Dating

This blog focuses on teaching you how to make dates and relationships, not just date and dates. Read anything and everything.

This is a blog about relationships in general and dating in particular. Not only do they offer good dating advice, but they also have tips on how to navigate a relationship—whether it's first or second—as well as some relationship advice for the long-term.

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