The cons of online dating are that you can’t see the other person face-to-face or take visual cues from their conversation. It’s possible for someone to poorly represent themselves in an online dating profile. I was overwhelmed by the constant stream of new matches announced in my inbox daily; it can be overwhelming to navigate page after page of names comma age. Ultimately, online dating is like putting two strangers together and seeing if the varied puzzle pieces of their lives fit together. I think there’s a greater chance of having shared lifestyle habits and worldviews, for those who have the opportunity, in dating someone you have a mutual friend with or know from real life.