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As a matchmaker I get asked this question a lot. It is a topic that I researched thoroughly before deciding to launch Match Made in Scotland. As someone who found their partner on a dating site 6 years ago I loath to say that it does not work however I have many people that come to me for my services and they would beg to differ. I think the real question is ‘Can online dating work?’ If you were to ask me this question I wouldn’t hesitate to say yes, as I know many people (myself included albeit 6 years ago) who have found their partners online. However, if you were to ask me “Does online dating work?” I would be reticent to say the same.

Here are 5 reasons why I think that being successful with online dating can be a challenge. 



When you are in your 30s or older it seems like everywhere you look, everyone else has found their soulmate and you are the only one struggling to find the one. Although it may not seem like it, you are not alone. Men and women in their 30s are having the same problems when searching for love despite when social media tries to convey. Seeing Facebook and Instagram full of loved-up couples and happy families may make you wonder why you are finding it difficult to find your partner when others are seemingly living in bliss- here are a few reasons why.