Looking for a date? Well, you can find one right now, thanks to dating apps. Online dating apps have revolutionized the dating scenario all over the world. All you need to do is log onto a dating app and find yourself a date with a mere swipe! Of course, we all have our fears about interacting with fake profiles and dodgy people. However, you never know—you may be just a click away from being swept off your feet. Dating apps are mostly a gamble—like most other things they too, come with certain pros and cons. Read on to find out what they are:

Pros:

They’re effortless
 

They’re effortless

It is very easy to connect with new people. All you need to do is set up an account, log in and you are on! You no longer need to go around to restaurants or events in the hopes of meeting someone you like—and they‘re now just a click away.

They’re filtered

You get to choose exactly the kind of person that you want. Whether you want to have a casual fling, or are looking for someone to grow old with, you can be very straightforward and upfront about what you want. If the other person is interested, then you’ve got yourself a date—else you can just swipe to move ahead!

They’re full of variety
 

They’re full of variety

You can meet numerous people across the city, country and even the world. It is a friendly platform where you can interact with people that you otherwise may not have had the chance of knowing. Thanks to GPS, you can choose to find people within your locality, or even expand your search to interact with people across the world.

It can be comfortable

Not everyone is a people’s person. Some people may not find it easy to talk to people whom they’ve just met. An online app removes the initial face-to-face interaction from the way. This makes communication easier, as you do not have to be in the actual presence of the person—there is no room for the nervousness that you would otherwise be experiencing

Cons

Safety issues
 

Safety issues

You never know whether the person you are chatting with is the same as the person on the profile. Many people create fake profiles for reasons known only to them, so it can be quite difficult to know whether you should trust a person or not on an online app.

Cyber bullying

On an online app, people may send unwanted messages, or even ridicule your looks, personality, profession, and more. Some people may use your posts or photographs in places where you may not want them. Your accounts can be replicated, and your private information can be exposed for purposes you may not like.

You may be tricked
 

You may be tricked

Some people may be genuinely looking for real relationships, while others may just use online dating as a way to pass their time. Because dates are so easily available, you could end up being taken for a ride, or ghosted; which is why one must be very cautious while using a dating app.