If you haven’t tried out online dating in any way at least once, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past decade or so. Online dating has become one of the most popular ways to meet a potential romantic interest, right after meeting through friends and meeting someone by chance somewhere in the real world.
Australia was never a country that liked to be behind the world when it comes to lifestyle trends and “hip things” (that’s why no one in the Land Down Under says “hip” anymore). If you’re judging a country by its capital, Australia can definitely be listed as one of the biggest online-dating loving countries in the world.
Melbourne absolutely loves online dating!
Numerous studies have shown that online dating is at the very top of the dating chain in this city, as it had beaten more traditional ways of meeting people along its rise to the throne. Almost everyone who’s single in this lovely city is on at least one dating site or app, and real-life acquaintances are becoming a rarity.
But why is that?
Why is online dating so huge in Melbourne, and why are the citizens of this great city so addicted to various types of free (and otherwise) online dating services?
People love catalogues. There’s just something about having everything in one place, whether it’s a catalogue of clothes, food, or tech items. You can explore everything and anything you’re interested in at your own convenience. As catalogues developed into online versions of themselves, the whole thing became even easier.
Naturally, it was just a matter of time before someone thought to themselves “Hey, why not make a catalogue of single people who are looking for a romantic interest of any kind?”
Thus, online dating was born.
Using online dating services is easy and the chances are you’ll probably meet at least one interesting person that might fit into your world perfectly on one. As the people of Melbourne have less and less free time on their hands, due to the overwhelming tempo of modern life, this nifty dating option grants them more time for socializing and everything else they want to include into their daily lives. That way they won’t spend their free time on people who are not worth it.
It’s (Mostly) Free
Psychology tells us that human beings will take everything they can if it’s free, whether they need it or not. As life becomes more and more expensive almost by the minute, freebies are a welcoming sight.
Maybe online dating sites and apps wouldn’t be as popular as they are if we had to pay for using each and every one of them. Although all of them have a payment option that grants us special features, they’re all mostly free to use in a standard form.
The people of Melbourne, just like all humans, like free stuff. Therefore, if something is useful, easy to use, and free, there’s no question whether they will take advantage of that opportunity.
It’s The Hip Thing To Do
Like it or not, online dating has came into our lives and it probably won’t go anywhere anytime soon. And if it does, it will be just because we’ve thought of something else – something even easier and (if possible) cheaper.
Everyone (and their mother) is nowadays using an online dating variation of some kind, whether it’s a site or an app. Teens, adults, divorcees, elders – they all need and want to be loved, and as everyone is online, in order to find someone you have to be online as well.
That’s where the magic happens – online.
The citizens of Melbourne follow world lifestyle trends, and therefore it’s not a huge surprise that the majority of the population is searching for love with the help of technology and the internet.