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Welcome to Dating Sites Reviews Sunday, May 19 2013 @ 12:05 AM
Thank you for dropping by DatingSitesReviews.com. I created this site to assist people in finding the right online personals site for them. I am a part-time blogger and not a journalist. Although I do not fact check, interview or get pre-approval from the dating sites for my reviews, I do hold myself accountable to my own set of reviewing standards. Most of my news and dating site information comes from the dating sites themselves, other bloggers or news sources like Google News. I also realize I am an average writer, so from time to time I may misspell a word or make a grammar mistake. If you leave a comment on the item, I’ll be happy to fix any mistakes.
How did DatingSitesReviews.com get started? Good question! Early in 2003, several of my friends were talking about dating sites and asking me which ones were best suited for them (I'm considered the tech geek among them!). After searching around online, I discovered hundreds of online dating services available to singles.
Because there were so many options available—and knowing that many people, like my friends, were probably lost in the sea of dating sites—I decided to create a site dedicated to reviewing dating sites. The site started off with just a few pages and has grown to be the site you see today. Our team has kept up reviews as dating sites matured and added options and functionality over time. Many sites have been considered for review but ultimately no review was created, since little or no positive points and features could be found when compared to our minimum requirements for a review. We decided early on to create reviews only for those dating services that meet a minimal set of criteria. We found that most singles want to know about quality online dating services. Who has time to waste on dating sites that are not up to par?
Early in 2006, DatingSitesReviews.com stepped up it’s reporting on news about online dating services and the singles who use these sites. Another big change in 2006 was when we added the ability for users of our site to submit their own reviews. This review submission service is available to anyone who visits our site for any of the dating sites we have reviewed. The user reviews are averaged and displayed predominantly under the title of the site on its review page, as well as beside the title of the site on the review list. Because we have established a minimum set of criteria for all the sites and believe the sites we’ve reviewed offer an above-average experience to singles, we don't score the sites ourselves. Only users of the site may generate the five-star rating for each dating site. This gives other singles a fresh perspective and allows the reviewer to add additional information or insight on the dating site.
In 2008, DatingSitesReviews.com overhauled their user reviews system. Instead of giving only one five-star rating, a user is now required to rate different aspects of a dating site, which would then be averaged for an overall rating. This means our reviews display not only the users’ overall ratings, but the average rating of each aspect of the dating site—giving our visitors even more thorough information about the dating site. Most dating sites have eight different aspects that must be rated for a user review. These rating criteria include popularity of the site, profile quality and cost, among other criteria.
On our review pages you will notice graphic ads and text links that point to the dating service being reviewed. If you click on these links and sign up for the service, we do get a small commission for sending the dating service a lead. While this may lead you to think we favor some dating services over others, such is not the case. It's in our best interest to keep our reviews truthful and honest. We strive to maintain the integrity and usefulness of our site so that you have a great experience—both on our site as well as the dating sites you choose to explore. Our site has been mentioned in Time Magazine and on CNN's website in a favorable light. Please see the story Dating Sites Reviews In The Media! for links to some of these articles.
The graphic ads and text links support this site's cost in hosting fees and gives me a modest income that allows me the time to continue to update and improve DatingSitesReviews.com. You would be surprised the amount of time required to maintain a site like this. Some of these tasks include: maintaining the software used with this site, filtering out spam posts and updating reviews with new information.
Other features built into DatingSitesReviews.com include allowing our users to voice their opinions through comments on articles, messages in our forums and, of course, user dating reviews. These features provide transparency: users may either agree or disagree with our reviewed opinion. Participating in our forums also allows users to discuss almost any subject that relates to dating and to get other singles’ opinions and points of view.
I have more than six friends that have tried my recommendations and have found a partner through a dating site. Most of them are still together to this day! I hope to help you, the reader, find the right dating site for you. If you have any questions about internet dating or comments on my site, please contact me using this form.
Dating Sites Reviews has been featured many times in major news media outlets both online and in print. Below are a list of some of these articles:
|Media Outlet||Date||Article Name||Author|
|Reuters via CNN.com, Wired News and other affiliates||June 10, 2004||The Funny Odds of Online Dating.||Michele Gershberg|
|CBS Marketwatch||June 11, 2004||He loves me online, he loves me not.||Jackie Cohen|
|CNN/Money||June 14, 2004||The Funny Business of Online Dating.||NA|
|SignOnSanDiego.com||June 28, 2004||Rating dating sites.||Knight Kidder News Service|
|Time.com||October 12, 2004||Click Here For Love||Jeremy Caplan|
|Time Magazine||October 18, 2004||Click Here For Love||Jeremy Caplan|
* Some article titles do not have links to them. The reason for this is, some internet news media outlets only keep articles online for a certain period of time.
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