Online dating can be particularly effective when you are geographically or socially isolated—or when partners who fit your preference are in short supply.
Furthermore, friends who already have similar preferences or needs, particularly those within a specific community or group, may also be a good source of introduction to new partners. Searching for a mate: The rise of the internet as a social intermediary. I would just like to say you give the best relationship advice and I've read a lot other authors.
This was supported by earlier surveys, which also found short-term and sexual relationships more likely to be started under the opposite meeting conditions—usually bars and restaurants (Laumann, Gagnon, Michael, & Michaels, 1994).
As the research indicates, there are a number of successful places and ways to meet people.
Also, if you are socially shy, it may be more comfortable to look for dates online or get introduced through friends. Really, that's what we good and naive nice girls need. There is a difference between being a bit of a challenge - and acting totally remote and uninterested (as some commentators also note below).
Fortunately, the question has been thoroughly studied.
Individuals at such venues may be more likely to have similar short-term and sexual goals as well.
Also, bars and clubs may offer a better chance of getting noticed, flirting, and touching to build sexual attraction.
Presumably, the similarities also help partners to make a deeper connection and share gratefully with each other.
Religious and spiritual compatibility may also reduce the likelihood of cheating and infidelity.