What is the appeal of dating blogs? Like many ‘ordinary’ blogs, dating blogs offer their authors a space to write about anything they have on their minds. For dating blogs, the topic of interest is more often than not, dating, love, romance, and any trials and tribulations faced out there in the dating world. Though the topics range as broadly as the authors do, the most interesting point of comparison are dating blogs from authors that do or do not participate in online dating.
Some online dating services offer their members a space for their own dating blog. Naturally, these authors address issues related specifically to dating online and may touch on issues related to their experiences on that site. This may cause some concern, however, since some of the people they address may be members of the same service. Nonetheless, dating blogs are an effective way for members to share more about themselves than can be contained by the quick and basic information revealed in the profile.
Other dating blogs could be completely unrelated to the online dating industry. Rather, they act as a public online journal for singles, to keep friends and readers up to date on their dating adventures. Like most other blogs, these blogs often touch on other issues, and can evolve into a source of entertainment than information. Humorous dating blogs are quite popular in this sense.
Other blogs deal with issues of love and romance, and encourage responses from readers. These blogs don’t only act as a window into the dating lives of the author, but also encourage discussion about common dating issues. In this sense dating blogs are a first step in starting a dialogue between readers and authors to swap dating stories and address issues of concern.