Tufvesson insists that she's not completely against more modern methods of seeking out romance but says that if you're looking for a real, genuine love, a steady diet of dating apps and websites can often sideline your relationship goals.Here's why: One fatal flaw with online dating, says Tufvesson, is that it focuses on matching people based on things they have in common.Furthermore, singles increasingly recognize that online dating is not an either-or proposition.Using online matchmaking to compliment in-person socializing can vastly boost your chances of meeting someone compatible.
Online dating solves this problem by casting the net wider, to include anyone near you.
With the online dating services, there is no pressure as you go out with only those you appreciate and would want to know better.
It is also an inexpensive way to find a partner as the traditional dating would involve many trial and error methods where you would invest time, effort and money.
If the idea of matchmaking strikes you as a horribly antiquated concept in the era of online dating, consider this: a recent study from the University of Michigan determined that couples who met online were less likely to forge committed relationships than those who met IRL (that's "in real life" in pre-Internet terms).
That finding isn't likely to surprise Greta Tufvesson, who cofounded upscale matchmaking service The Bevy along with partner Nikki Lewis.