Where to find your next match!


We all know about your “basic” online dating sites, but sometimes it can be a bit daunting trying to figure out which is right for you.  Personally, I met The Beau using OKCupid, but since choosing the right site for you can be a bit overwhelming, I thought I’d briefly detail what’s available.

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OKCupid (OKC)

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100% enemy… Hmmmm…. Maybe I’ll just send him a brief message. You know, just to see………

The perks, it’s free!  The negatives, it’s free!  Free dating sites mean you’ll invariably come across people ranging from starving students looking for love to cheap pervs looking for an easy lay.  That being said, you have the chance of meeting different types of people on all online dating sites.  When you sign up for OKC, you create your profile with pictures, basic statistics about you, and the opportunity to write a summary about yourself.  Then the fun part is getting to answer the questions.  You get asked questions that you need to answer for yourself and for what you’re looking for in a mate.  Using an algorithm (that they have previously admitted to skewing) OKC tells you what percemt match and percent enemy you are with someone.

Plenty of Fish (POF)

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“Don’t worry. There’s plenty of fish in the sea.”

Another free site, so again you have a variety of users you may encounter.  I never used POF, but I do know married couples who met there.  POF offers various personality tests you can take to help match you with potential mates, offer insight into your dating life, and provide you with advice.  I’ve heard that it is the most similar to OKC in the online dating site market.

Tinder

170c3f179It’s The Online Dating App, and if you haven’t heard of it, then you’ve been living without a smartphone, internet, or access to the rest of the world.  Yep, that’s how popular it’s become.  It’s made to find matches based on your location.  It shows your picture, your first name, and your age.  Just swipe right or left if you like or not (respectively).  It used to be used mainly for “hook-ups,” but with how popular it’s become that’s changed a bit.  But again, it’s really based just on pictures, so how deep can the relationships be?

eHarmony

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With the price you pay, they can afford excellent marketing.

eHarmony is a subscription service that you have to pay for in order to find love, and it’s a bit pricey (can we really put a price tag on love?).  Oh yeah, and you have to be straight.  eHarmony doesn’t cater to homosexual relationships, but it’s companion site, Compatible Partners, does.  Again, you’re asked to answer several questions designed to learn about your personality.  When viewing profiles, eHarmony shows you what you have in common with someone.  The down side is that you’re limited to a certain number of profiles you can visit each day.

Match

yNA6W5Match is another premium online dating site, that (much like eHarmony) costs a premium penny.  The coolest thing (in my humble opinion) about Match is that you can essentially build your “ideal match” (based on background, interests, appearance) and then search for all those specific criteria.  Additionally, the quiz helps the site learn your interests, which means that in time, you’ll start seeing fewer and fewer people who don’t meet your criteria.

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So, now that you know a bit about the most common dating sites, hopefully you have a better idea of which one to try.  Some people are able to get lucky and only need to use one of these sites.  Some people try 8 or 9 before they find the one that’s right for them.

If none of these appeal to you, stay tuned for a list of more “unusual” dating sites!

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4 thoughts on “Where to find your next match!

  1. datingflops

    Oasis is free and its a hit and miss as well. But you have the option of accepting requests from who you want to chat to. I found EHarmony to be crap, as I wrote on my blog about it. I tried other sites like OKCupid, RSVP, POF, Alt, Matchmaker. No matter which one you try, there will always be people who like to play games, who aren’t genuine .

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