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Some of these long-term online daters may have started online dating at a time when online dating wasn’t that well-known or accepted.
They may have been some of the few who were using it because most people at the time were still using the traditional channels of meeting dates.
Hence, these long-term online daters had the online dating space to themselves. However, as time has gone on and with the advent of the smartphone, lots of people have begun to populate the online dating space.
This has actually been a good thing for not just the newbies but also the long-term online daters.
This rise in popularity of online dating has enabled these long-term online daters the opportunity to meet more potential dates online.
It has given them the opportunity to actually be able to choose from a wider selection of people.
Back when it was mostly them using online dating as a way to meet dates, they would have only had a limited number of people to interact with and possibly get dates with.
Sometimes, they may have felt stuck in a cycle because they would only ever see the same people online whenever they would log into their online dating accounts.
However, now that online dating has become more populated, they could literally see dozens of new faces whenever they log into their online dating accounts because those individuals may have joined the online dating app overnight.
Hence, the increased population of people using online dating as a means to find love, romance or hook ups has become advantageous to these long-term daters and has saved them the frustration of being limited in who they can connect with online.
For some of these long-term online daters, they may also like the fact that the increase in how populated online dating has become has proven them right by their naysayers.
In other words, these long-term online daters may have had to deal with scorn or suspicion from people in the real world who didn’t initially trust the online dating space.
These long-term online daters may have found themselves in the position where they were constantly having to defend online dating and why they were doing it.
Whenever they would tell a friend, family member or colleague about who they were meeting online, they may have been constantly met with doubtful questions and judgment.
Being that online dating has become so much more populated today, these long-term online daters don’t have to deal with these kind of questions anymore.
If anything, the ones who used to be so suspicious and skeptical are the ones who have now joined the online dating space as well.
Hence, these long-term online daters now feel truly vindicated for what they had to go through with these skeptics in the past.
Thereby, the increase of the population of people online dating has actually made life better for the long-term online daters and this will continue being the case as more and more people populate the online dating world.