The real question is, why not? While online dating was considered a little awkward and shameful in its infancy, attitudes have changed dramatically over the past couple of decades. When one dating website alone can claim to be responsible for 600,000 marriages, you know that online dating has gone truly mainstream. It makes sense. Dating online is convenient and fun! It offers far greater choice than the offline alternatives, and fits in perfectly with our technology-driven and fast paced modern lives.