Do online dating websites work to find love online?
But your success all depends on what you are looking for and how serious you are about finding someone.
If you choose the first dating site you come to, throw up a random photo and don’t email anyone it’s unlikely you will have much success. Also if you are unaware of your personality type it’s tough to know what to look for.
This is why eHarmony have had such success – most people have no clue who they are or what they want and as a result they look for the wrong person. The first dates a disaster not to mention awkward and they then blame it on online dating.
Know Thy Self
Heard of that expression?
Get to know your strengths and more importantly your faults… Some guys and girls have no clue why they can’t catch and keep a partner. If they were honest with them self they might discover some glaringly obvious personality traits that are holding them back.
Online dating is complex as it deals with human emotion… Yet you can simplify the process by knowing which type of person you are best suited with. Personality tests
(http://www.similarminds.com/personality_tests.html, http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp) can help you discover yourself.
Okcupid.com (free) also does a great job with matching like minding singles by using quizzes and tests that are user submitted.
Online Dating Demographics
Demographic data from sites such as quantcast and alexa.com can help you choose the right dating website for you. If you are single 45 year old man looking for a Christian women you wouldn’t choose a site like blacksingles.com however you might choose christianmingle.com
If you want to play it safe and pick a dating website in the top 5 you might check out the following.
Perhaps not surprisingly eHarmony.com has a greater proportion of females to males as the site is focused on serious long term relationships…
The demographics trend toward lower income middle aged women (35 – 50+ women)
Match.com has pretty much and even spread of male and female users with more affluent males being dominant. The age is also leaning towards 30+ but there are also some singles in the lower age ranges.
Younger daters tend to use sites such as plentyoffish or okcupid because they are free so if you a 21 year old guy looking for a casual encounter you might start with the free sites and go from there.
Which online dating website is right for you? The one that has the largest database of singles that match your personality.
On the whole – most the dating websites online (match.com, chemisty.com, yahoo personals, eHarmony) will be perfect for what you are looking for.
They have so many singles anyway that your chances are great to begin with even if the demographics don’t match up. There are other sites (girls date for free, cupid, singlesnet, be naughty, black people meet, senior people meet)
It’s just a matter of signing up for a free account and browsing through the profiles in you area. If like the personality and feel of the site then get a membership. Otherwise stick with plentyoffish.com, okcupid.com, oasisactive.com
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