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Welcome to Dating Sites Reviews Friday, May 24 2013 @ 04:32 PM
This site offers detailed reviews on the most popular dating sites on the web. With all the online dating services reviewed in one spot, you can find the sites best suited to your personality and tastes. In our member and team reviews, you’ll discover how each site works and its approximate cost. Most sites do offer free submitting of your dating profile and searching of matching profiles but to communicate with someone you will have to purchase a subscription or buy credits to that particular site. None of the popular dating sites are completely free
We strive to make it easy for you to find other singles online by including a variety of online personals categories. Whether you’re interested in finding a mature older companion, meeting someone from a similar faith, or just beginning to explore online dating, these categories will allow you see, at a glance, all of your options. Some of the categories include:
To find out more information about each reviewed site, please click one of the sites listed in the Reviews section or go straight to the online dating site by clicking one of the names on the left.
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No more Hookups on Plenty of FishNo more Hookups on Plenty of Fish
Started by: Mr. Dude,05/22/13 09:56PM
05/22/13 09:56PMDid anyone else get this message from
Plenty of fish the other day (see
It looks like Markus the owner wants to
make the site all about relationships
and not hookups... at least from the men
perspective. BTW I thought their evow
Christian SinglesChristian Singles
Started by: Jacob,02/24/13 08:49AM
Last reply by: Maya
05/22/13 08:59AMI have heard a lot of positive feedbacks
about Christian Café that it’s far
impossible that it’s a scam. I think
it’s amazing how dating sites are not
just generalized. I love how you can
look for a specific trait in a person as
well as their social bac...
Fling.com is fake and a waste of timeFling.com is fake and a waste of time
Started by: Truth B Told,05/02/13 11:43AM
Last reply by: samantha
05/22/13 08:54AMYeah, what is Tagged? Is it a better
site? I guess the more important
question is, is it legit? I haven’t
tried Fling.com yet and by the looks of
it, thank goodness I did not!
Any feedback on xxxblackbook?Any feedback on xxxblackbook?
Started by: someone,04/14/13 04:02AM
Last reply by: iceman2777
05/22/13 02:37AMI have given xxxblackbook a try and no
luck whole bunch of bots on that thing.
I work at a swingers clubs as security
and know a lot of places where the
freaks hang out. swingers and freaks
hang out at my club but found some real
freaks at Ihookup, foun...
Senior datingSenior dating
Started by: Rod,01/26/13 10:34AM
Last reply by: Cycle Guy
05/21/13 08:44PMI am not sure if you guys are using the
same senior people meet dating site that
I am. I have had nothing but problems
On the first day my password wouldn't
work. After waiting for customer service
to contact me I got a new one in about 4
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TALKMATCH WINKS???TALKMATCH WINKS???
Started by: caseyl,05/20/13 04:47PM
05/20/13 04:47PMI signed up for Match.com last week. I
got a lot of emails from ladies at
Talkmatch. What is Talkmatch? When I do
a search for the profiles of the ladies
that have emailed with Winks, 90% of the
profiles do not exist. I don't get it.
Is this a way Match...
trial you and then a rip-off by benau...trial you and then a rip-off by benau...
Started by: peternorthfan,10/30/09 04:26PM
Last reply by: RobSob
05/20/13 09:44AMWhat are you talking about Fire and Ice.
No one would talk to me on this stupid
dating site and now I figure all the
profiles must be fake at least on the
women side. Looking at this forum thread
it looks like most of the guys must be
real. The only wa...
Ashley Madison ScamAshley Madison Scam
Started by: Wondering,06/16/09 08:03PM
Last reply by: Simon
05/20/13 09:41AM[QUOTE][u]Quote by: Anonymous[/u][p]$19
to delete your personal information -
probably their biggest money
Yeah this was the biggest shocker to me
at first until I thought about it. Now I
am not surprised since the site is all
eHarmony's free communication weekend in May is happening right now for the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. It is running from today, Thursday May 23rd to the end of day on Monday May 27th (Happy Memorial Day!!! ).
During this free event eHarmony allows users not only to use the guided communication process for free but to send and receive email messages as well. This makes it an ideal time to try out this dating service to see if it is the right fit for you. All you need to do is become an eHarmony member by creating an account and answering the profile questions. This process will take you about 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Remember to answer the questions truthfully since eHarmony uses their complex matching algorithm to send you matches based on your answers. There is no cost to become a member of eHarmony or communicate during this FCW event. Features not included are photos, secure call (calling members through the site from your phone) and skipping the guided communication process to go to straight to mail.
To find out more about this dating site and to read user comments about the service you can take a look at our in-depth review of eHarmony. There last free communication weekend happened in April (see Story).
For singles in the UK (who also have a Holiday weekend) you can read our eHarmony.co.uk review to find out more information, as the site is a bit different from its North American cousin.Tag: eharmony free
A friend is about to embark on a journey to a brave new world. After years of serial monogamy, she is determined to enjoy singlehood. She’s got a lot to look forward to…flirting in the park, first dates in coffee shops, late nights spent with good-looking strangers in bars…but she’s nervous.
It’s been a long time since she had a first date, and she isn’t sure what she’s in for. Match.com, on the other hand, knows exactly what she’s in for. The site’s latest infographic takes a look at first dates across America, checking in on what makes singles tick during that all-important first meeting.
Who went on the most first dates in 2012? That depends on how you’re counting:
You might think most people are meeting at bars and nightclubs, but the reality is that few are finding their mates during nights on the town.
Singles are getting bolder these days. The Three Day Rule is becoming a thing of the past. 75% of single men and 50% of single women say they follow up with a date within 3 days. The bravest singles reside in Chicago and New York – 52% of singles in those cities say they initiated their last first date. Los Angeles came in second, with a close 51%.
Unsurprisingly, first dates in the 21st century are different than the first dates of yore. Now, 48% of women say they research a man before their first date and 47% expect to know his employment status by the time the first date is done. Ideas of what is and isn’t appropriate on a first date have also evolved over time:
After the date, the majority of singles prefer to communicate over the phone (61%). Other popular methods of post-date communication are “In person” (15%) and “Text” (14%). Social networking sites may be all the rage right now, but only 1% think they’re a good way to communicate after a date.
See the full size infographic here.Tag: match.com statistics first date
The 21st century is all about simplicity. The easier and more automated we can make an experience, the more we seem to love it. And the shorter, the better. Does anyone even blog anymore? Now it’s all about 140 character Tweets, Tumblr-style microblogging, and 6 second Vine videos.
It was only a matter of time before our short attention spans took their toll on online dating. More and more singles are turning to mobile dating instead, which offers an even more simplified experience than online dating sites. New dating apps are launching all the time, causing some to worry: Is online dating becoming too easy?
First there was Grindr, the uber-popular dating app for gay men that currently claims over six million users worldwide. The premise behind Grindr isn’t complicated: Why spend waste time at bars or filling out dating profiles when you can quickly and conveniently browse the pictures of singles nearby?
Then came Blendr, a similar app that attempted to recreate the Grindr experience (but with more of a focus on friendship and shared interests) for hetero couples. Blendr merged with Badoo, but still failed to achieve the success of its predecessor. Grindr works – Blendr doesn’t quite.
In the wake of Blendr came Tinder, one of the newest additions to the mobile market. Tinder picked up where previous mobile apps left off, requiring members to sign in using their Facebook accounts to reduce instances of fake profiles and catfishing. Tinder users are then sent profile pics to respond to (swipe left if you’re interested, swipe right if you’re not), and are only allowed to contact each other if both members mutually indicate interest.
Those three apps are far from alone in the mobile dating world. There is the scandalous and infamous Bang With Friends. There’s TrintMe, which claims to reveal your friends true intentions. There’s also WouldLove2 and EmbarrassNot, the latter of which breaks all your acquaintances down into one of four basic categories:
Sure, it’s all convenient. But is it too convenient? Transparency online doesn’t seem to correlate to equal transparency and courage in in-person interactions. Through the filter of technology, we often present ourselves in ways we wouldn’t offline. We feel safe – safe from rejection, safe to say cruel things we wouldn’t otherwise, safe to act in ways we wouldn’t dare act in person.
Studies have shown that people value things less when they’re too easy. Other studies have shown that being presented with too many choices overwhelms us, making us choose nothing at all. If mobile dating gives us too many options too easily, we may be just as single after the app as we were before it.Tag: online dating mobile dating
I was not an early adopter when it comes to online dating. I was one of the skeptics, guilty of thinking there was nothing online dating could do for me that I couldn’t do for myself. “I like meeting people,” I thought, “so why not just meet them in person? What is so special about online dating?”
Then I finally took the plunge. Everyone else was doing it, so why not me? I joined OkCupid and, instantly, I was hooked. Everything I’d read and heard about online dating suddenly made sense. I could almost hear an actual “click” as the pieces fell into place.
Seeing all the tips and tricks I’d been told over the years in action felt like finally becoming fluent in a foreign language. Suddenly there was a whole new world for me to explore, and I understood it! Every lesson I'd learned was helpful, but a few stood out right away:
What other lessons does online dating have in store for me? I can’t wait to find out…Tag: online dating lessons
Amongst the Catfish-induced hysteria that has become such a cultural phenomenon, some are attempting to shed light on the actual likelihood of being scammed online. What’s Your Price may not sound like the most reliable or scientific of sources (ok, it definitely doesn’t), but they are the latest to join the conversation on online dating honesty.
What’s Your Price’s recent study found that – surprise! – people do lie on the their profiles. But (and this may actually be a surprise to some of you), they rarely lie about anything major. Women tend to lie about their weight; men tend to lie about their height, income, and marital status.
When you break it down by city, the biggest online dating liars reside in Washington, D.C. – there’s definitely a joke about lying politicians in the somewhere, but I’ll leave it to you to fill in the blank. Following in the footsteps of D.C. are Atlanta and New York, while the opposite end of the spectrum is occupied by Houston, Phoenix, Boston, Charlotte, and Minneapolis.
Research has shown that around 81% of online daters misrepresent some part of their identity on their profiles. It sounds like a lot, but when you think about it, just as many people stretch the truth when you meet them in person. It’s the curse of the dating game in general, not the curse of the online dating game specifically.
The majority of online dating lies are small, because anything larger would quickly be caught upon meeting in person for the first time, and relatively harmless. In fact, some researchers even think those little lies could be beneficial for your mental health and dating prospects.
A 2009 study found that some little white lies — like exaggerating your college GPA — can lead to genuinely improved performance. They become self-fulfilling prophecies. In other words: there’s a scientific basis for ‘fake it ‘til you make it.’
“Exaggerators tend to be more confident and have higher goals for achievement,” said Richard Gramzow, a psychologist at the University of Southampton in England and one of the study’s co-authors. “Positive biases about the self can be beneficial.”
Liars also tend to be happier than other people, and are viewed as friendlier and more amiable than their more truthful counterparts. A few fibs may also be key to standing out in the over-saturated online dating market.
So should you lie in your online dating profile?
But will you do it?
Most likely.Tag: online dating honesty statistics
Take that, online dating critics!
While some are busy striking fear into the hearts of online daters everywhere, others are busting stereotypes wide open.
Ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but a new study from the Crime Victims Institute at Sam Houston State University is still worth a look. The report compares the dating safety and victimization rates between traditional relationships and online relationships. Is meeting someone online really more dangerous than meeting someone offline?
The answer, according to Molly Smith, one of the doctoral student researchers involved in the study, is no. Regardless of how people meet, the rate of victimization appears to be very close. All daters should be cautious and keep their wits about them, no matter the scenario.
Maria Koeppel, another doctoral student researcher who worked on the project, worries that daters have let their guard down now that online dating is socially acceptable. Even though it is now mainstream, Koeppel warns, singles should always remember that it’s important to think of safety measures when going on a date with someone they met online.
"As society is becoming more technology based,” she says, “education about online dating, as well as continued information about traditional dating, needs to be stressed to high school kids and even preteens. She suggests that educators could even consider incorporating a segment on the subject into health classes, teaching students about the potential dangers of online dating.
Koeppel also offers advice for college students: "Just be smart when going into dating situations or trying to find someone to date. Don’t put yourself out of your comfort zone. Many dating situations in college tend to be fueled by alcohol or drugs, so be smart."
And here’s the real surprise: according to the Crime Victims Institute study, online daters actually tend to have slightly lower rates of victimization than traditional daters. Smith believes online dating can be less dangerous because people pay more attention when dating on the Internet. Online daters are naturally more cautious than those who date offline.
"People who seek out potential partners on the internet seem to exhibit higher levels of caution and utilize more protective measures," Smith explains. Many who use online dating sites also tend to talk to their potential partners “for a longer period of time prior to meeting them in person, thus making them more aware of potential ‘red flags’ that might arise in a face-to-face situation."Tag: online dating safety study
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