With the rise of social media, online dating has become increasingly popular. On dating sites, you can now select your perfect mate by their religion, sexual, and cultural preferences. Yet, online dating is still considered taboo. Many women feel as if online dating is just a place to “hook up” and not really used for finding “the one.” In asking some friends about their thoughts on online dating, a lot of them noted that their “ideal” man would not use online dating as a way to find a mate. They also had doubts about the integrity of the individual on the other end. With the popular show “Catfish” taking off, where you can see how some of these online relationships play out, it’s no wonder that some women are hesitant to try online dating.
On the flipside, I think it’s important for people to have options. If millions of people are telling their success stories on TV commercials and in written reviews, then these dating tools must be working for some people. Therefore, I have done some research. I selected 5 dating websites that seemed to be the most popular based on their ratings. If you’re interested in getting out there in a virtual way, maybe one of these sites can help you.
Match.com: One of the largest and fastest growing dating sites in the world, Match.com guarantees that you will meet someone in 6 months. It features a super simple set up and utilizes a proven personality-based matching system.
eHarmony: Created to establish a long lasting relationship, it boasts that it is responsible for 120 weddings per day. They offer a free personality assessment and offers privacy protection. This site is for the relationship minded single.
Zoosk: Zoosk is integrated with major social networks, which allows for a fast growing membership base. The profile search and matching features are impressive, with daily match suggestions provided. It also offers a convenient mobile app.
Howaboutwe: For the single that wants to have quick and fun dating experiences. The howaboutwe site suggests dates options for members to browse in their area. Dates can also be searched by type, and location, which helps with more face to face encounters.
SingleParentMeet.com: Great for single parents who are looking for someone with kids. You can search by gender, age, location, occupation, and more. This site offers a simple safe and fun atmosphere for single parents to meet and date.
Let me know if you have had success with online dating!