Types of Dating Sites to Consider

Earlier on this blog, I spoke about using social media to enhance your dating life. But I think it's also important to take a step back and look at the different dating sites and apps available today. My hope is that this article will assist you in selecting the right set of tools to help you effectively date online.

match.com reviewLet's look at the first, most obvious type of dating site. This would be the typical dating site like Match.com and Okcupid. On such sites, people create a dating profile and proceed to look for matches on their own time. Usually, this is done by searching for members you are interested in, then initiating some sort of contact. These sites are pretty straightforward to use, and the majority of people will be able to join and get started right away. Provided that you have a decent dating profile, success on sites like Match.com depends in large part on how active you are on the site. You can join match.com for free here.

As you may know, there is another type of dating site that focusses on compatibility. I'm speaking of course about sites such as Eharmony and Chemistry.com. Unlike sites like Match.com, these sites do the legwork for you by using a proprietary algorithm to match you with other members. It's more of a hands off approach to dating. The disadvantage is that you have no control over who you are matched with, but the obvious advantage is that you don't have to do much. This type of site is therefore ideal for people who are too busy to spend hours every day on a dating site. It's also a good site for believers of compatibility, and people who are interested in dating individuals who are similar to them.

Lastly, there are plenty of apps that allow you to engage in online dating as well. The best example of this type of site is Tinder. I have to be honest, however; this type of app allows you to date on only a superficial level. Information is more scant compared to sites like Match.com and Eharmony, and much of the decisions you make are based on photos. One could say this is not too different from how people in the real world meet each other anyway. The truth is, most of us judge each other by appearance first and foremost in the real world, and decide from there whether to interact with someone. Apps like Tinder operate on the same level.