Today, more and more people are setting up their dates online. But which online dating site is best for you? In this article, we will tell you.
My friend Beth ended a long relationship with her college sweetheart about a year ago and told me that she was ready to hit the dating scene again. She asked me, “Tim, what are the best dating sites online?”
Beth knows that I have done a significant amount of online dating and wanted my opinion. She also had some questions about dating in this manner as she had never experienced it before in her life. The whole act of meeting someone online was very new to her and made her feel somewhat strange, and, as she said, “kind of desperate.”
In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. The percentages of people who meet on the Internet is rising each and everyday and these are normal people who want to meet people to date or find someone to marry.
Beth was also concerned about the cost of these sites. Would she actually have to pay to date online?
The answer to that last question is yes and no. There are dating sites which are free and there are ones that you have to pay for.
As I told Beth, the act of paying for dating online web sites is a bit of a filter. At an average of about $70 for a 6 month membership, the paid dating online dating sites have a built-in “weirdo” filter. That is to say, the act of paying for a dating website serves to distinguish people who are serious about online dating and those who may be just dabbling around or, frankly, too poor to pay for online dating.
So, as I told Beth, I would try one free dating site and one paid dating site to get a feel for what each is like.
I also warned Beth about the guys out there. There are many men out there who are using online dating as an opportunity to meet and physically mingle with many women. In fact, many women are doing this too-using online date to be with many men.
“So,” Beth asked, “Given all that, which sites are best for me?”
As I told Beth, there are three great sites that I recommend from my personal research on the subject. The first is Match.com, which is the biggest and best. Match.com is good for both dating relationships and meeting a lifelong mate. If you are just interested in a life-long mate to marry, you will probably want to try eHarmony. Finally, if you would like to go with a free dating website, check out OKCupid.com.