Internet dating sites in sa short dating violence stories
--- Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google circle and check out our Pinterest boards for updates.
Not to mention, subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with what's hip and happening in our pretty city.
--- Met someone special and stumped for dating ideas?
Read our overview of romantic things to do in Cape Town.
Due to its history, South Africa is known as a “Rainbow Nation.” Having lived in South Africa as an expat, I can tell you that you will find beautiful black people, white people, Indian people, and coloured people.
And while South Africa definitely can’t compete with Brazil when it comes to beautiful people, you might be able to find some diamonds in the rough, especially in the big cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, and Pretoria where the hotties tend to hang out.
Interestingly enough though, in contrast to the above folklore, in South Africa, the Western Cape included, more men use online dating sites than women.
But what about members of the younger generation, people who seem to have greater opportunity (and more time) to come across lovers organically? Helen Paul, a 26-year-old who took the plunge mainly for a giggle and to combat growing “boredom with life in general”, admits that, despite the assumption that under 30s have no problem meeting new potential partners, online dating did, in fact, help her to meet people she would never have otherwise crossed paths with.
Needless to say, now, 15 to 20 years since its advent, here in South Africa, it seems that online dating is alive, well and a great platform on which to meet people, but even so, you still can’t count on its mathematical framework to find you the person of your dreams.“God forbid you have to resort to bingo or something,” he jokes.In all seriousness though, since its advent, online dating’s most noteworthy success has been its ability to provide greater access to a larger and more eclectic pool of partners.As David explains, it’s a question that’s nearly impossible to answer, as individual definitions of success vary so widely. On the other hand, Ramon, who gave up on the platform a few years back for the poor photo integration, argues that online dating sites aren’t as successful as other media, like Facebook, that allow users a greater expression of themselves.Though, his gut feeling is that the answer is yes, online dating is the better route to Mr. “Interests are integrated in a much more natural way on Facebook,” Ramon asserts.