Online dating is full of unrealistic expectations for those who choose to come into online dating with this notion.
Unrealistic expectations becomes an issue with the person in question as opposed to with online dating itself.
Some people start online dating with the unrealistic expectations that they are going to find someone who gives them everything that they need and want.
In essence, they aspire for someone who is perfect in every way.
They hope that this person will meet what they have envisioned in their own minds.
This person will have the perfect body, face, mannerisms, background, career, etc.
However, these are unrealistic expectations that they have set for themselves often based on their own shortcomings.
In other words, the people who start online dating with these kind of unrealistic expectations tend to be the ones who actually don’t meet these expectations in their own lives.
In reality, they don’t have the perfect body, face, mannerisms, background, career, etc.
They do not even come close to these attributes.
Yet, they expect the person that they meet on the online dating website to have all of these attributes.
This is often what happens when people are blinded by the promise of online dating.
They join an online dating app and suddenly believe that they have the entire world of dating prospects at their fingertips.
They begin to project whatever insecurities they feel about their own lives on those that they hope to meet on the dating site.
Perhaps they have always wanted to have a better body.
Now that they are using the online dating app, they start searching for people with the perfect bodies in order to make up for their shortcomings.
Perhaps they have always wanted to have a nicer face.
As a result, they start searching for people who are much better looking than they are on the online dating site to hopefully send a message to.
Perhaps they have always wanted to have the perfect and most distinguished career.
They may have never been happy of what they ended up doing as a career in real life and now they hope that the person that they meet online will have that perfect career.
Hence, they start searching for people with the most distinguished careers on the online dating website to send a message to.
In essence, these people are projecting their real life shortcomings on the people they are searching for on the dating site.
These are people that they would have never matched up with in real life.
However, because they are using an online dating app, they suddenly have the unrealistic expectation that these people will match up with them online.
When they soon discover that these people have no interest in responding to their messages, they get upset.
However, this is not the fault of the people that they sent a message to.
It was the fault of the person who had the unrealistic expectations to start with.
It is always wise to keep your expectations in check if you decide to start online dating.
Do not expect to match up with someone who is on a level that you aren’t.
That would be unrealistic and you would be doing yourself a disservice.