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2007 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award

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2007 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award
Recipient
Match.com

We closed the 2007 Dating Sites Reviews Singles Choice Award Poll yesterday (Nov. 30) with a total of 453 votes from the public. Over all it was a closer race than I thought it was going to be among our viewers in deciding the most popular dating service. In the end the public decided, and the dating site with the most votes and thereby the recipient of the Singles's Choice award for 2007 is Match.com. They had just over 23% of the total number of votes. Out of 8 dating sites selected for nomination Match.com collected 105 votes beating eHarmony by almost 6%, or 27 votes. Yahoo! Personals was a very close third with 73 votes, 5 fewer votes and just over 1% less than eHarmony. From there on, Lavalife was fourth at 13% and then the rest followed a few percentage points lower at each placement. It ends at Date.com being last, and receiving 5.96% of the votes. I must point out all sites which where nominated for this award offer a very good dating service and singles who pick anyone of these sites to join shouldn't be disappointed.

I'm not surprised that Match.com won this award. They have been a very strong and popular dating service for the last several years. Their constant improvements to the site, matchMobile (which is cell browser access to the dating site) and interface makeovers have always kept them a step ahead of the competition. Plus there smart and tasteful advertising on the internet and TV have help them bring in quality members who are looking for a meaningful relationship.

Match.com was also the recipient of the Editor's Top Pick - Over All award as well this year making it the only dating site too win two awards.

Read our review of Match.com for more information about this dating service or visit Match.com directly.

This Years Standings for the Single's Choice award are (click to read our full review):

  1. Match.com
  2. eHarmony
  3. Yahoo! Personals
  4. Lavalife
  5. FriendFinder.com
  6. PerfectMatch.com
  7. True.com
  8. Date.com

On a last note, I would like to thank everyone who participated and voted for their Single's Choice. It wouldn't of been able to happen with out you.

2007 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Christian

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2007 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Christian
Recipient
eHarmony

There are a large number of Christian and religious oriented dating services on the internet. This makes it a difficult choice for singles who are looking for a Christian faith dating site. For this reason, these singles tend to take a long time in researching and are very meticulous when selecting a site to join. Their faith and moral values are very important to them.

We recently reviewed a site called ChristianCafe.com which appears to be an excellent dating service but, it is still new to us so it was decided to wait until next year to reconsider this site for the Christian award. In the end, the Editor's Top Pick - Christian Award will go to eHarmony. While not a pure Christian only dating service, they do promote matching based on Christian principles and have a large number of Christian single members. In fact, I would consider eHarmony as probably having the largest number of Christian members for a dating service. When you are filling out eHarmony's detailed profile and you indicate your Christian faith as very important to you, eHarmony will make sure you are matched up with similar minded members.

eHarmony matching system is complex but it is very successful at matching singles. In fact, on average 90 members of eHarmony get married every day. This works out too over 33,000 members every year (according to a Harris Interactive Poll)! To achieve this eHarmony uses a scientifically proven method to match singles based on 29 key dimensions of compatibility. Because of this system, eHarmony was considered and almost won our Top Pick Match System award.

Read our review of eHarmony for more information about this dating service or visit eHarmony directly.

This Years Runner Ups for this award include (in no particular order): ChristianCafe.com, ChristianMingle.com and BigChurch.com.

2007 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Innovative

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2007 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Innovative
Recipient
Date.com

The Editor's Top Pick - Innovative Award is designed to showcase a dating service which has implemented a feature that has expanded the user's online dating experience in an innovative way. This year's recipient is Date.com for their excellent new web browser toolbar application.

The Date.com toolbar allows you to stay logged into Date.com even while you surf other web sites. The toolbar keeps you updated on all sort of information like the number of member's currently online and it gives you easy navigation to your mail messages and other areas of Date.com. You will even receive notification when your favorite singles or friends log into Date.com.

The other great advantage of the toolbar is it enables a greater number of singles to stay online, even while not actively searching for singles or using the other dating features of the service. Whenever someone views your profile or sees your profile summary in a search result, it is indicated you are online. This gives you a much greater chance for being contacted in a number of ways including interests (same as winks) and instant messaging. As soon as a request for contact has been made, you will be automatically notified through the toolbar with a link to either view the message and reply or to start a private chat. Plus, since you are online you also appear higher in the search results of similar singles which also increases your chance for success.

Read our review of Date.com for more information about this dating service.

This Years Runner Ups for this award include (in no particular order): Match.com and FriendFinder.

2007 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Match System

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2007 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Match System
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PerfectMatch.com

Consideration for the Editor's Top Pick - Match System award came down to the big 3 dating services who proclaim their matching system and dating service as the best for singles who are serious about finding a relationship. Those 3 services are eHarmony with their "Compatibility Matching System based on 29 crucial dimensions", PerfectMatch.com and their Duet Total Compatibility System and Chemistry with their "chemistry-inspired" matching system. In the end we choose PerfectMatch.com as the winner of this award.

PerfectMatch.com's profile creation was very detailed and does take a little while to fill out, but it is worth it in the end. Not only does it help in matching compatible members together but you definitely get a few insights about yourself. Dr. Pepper Schwartz is the woman behind the Duet Total Compatibility System. She has over 30 years of relationship experience which has prompted show like Oprah, The Today Show and Good Morning America to call on her services as a relationship expert. With these third party endorsements, this gives Dr. Pepper Schwartz more clout as an expert than the other dating services matching system designers. TV shows like Oprah, would make sure their guest experts have the credentials and knowledge needed to offer true advice.

With Duet, you not only receive matches that have singles with compatible elements of their profile but elements and traits that will complement you. Plus, unlike some of the other dating sites which where considered for this award, PerfectMatch.com still allows you too search for your own match as well. These extras made the Duet matching system more complete to me. User reviews on the internet seem to be split. I could find both positive and negative reviews for all of the matching systems considered but the reviews for PerfectMatch came out on top.

Read our review of PerfectMatch.com for more information about this dating service.

This Years Runner Ups for this award include (in no particular order): Chemistry and eHarmony.

2007 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Sexy

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2007 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Sexy
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Passion.com

The Editor's choice for the Top Pick - Sexy award for the best dating service which offers you a chance to meet other people for intimate encounters goes to Passion.com. This is an extremely popular dating service with over 20 million members who have joined to date. There market is very competitive with many dating services vying for members for which Passion.com has come out on top (no pun intended). How did they do this? By being one of the first sites to offer an adult oriented dating service in the industry with a very feature complete site. Passion.com is constantly evolving to make the online dating experience easier and more enjoyable for there members. This is easy to see by just the sheer number of things to do and explore on the site.

  • Passion.com embraced video early on. Members can not only upload there own videos but can view a large number of high quality live member webcams. You also can participate yourself or try out the video instant messenger (text is available as well) for a more private conversation. There are always thousands of members chatting and instant messaging at any one time.
  • Members are always posting in their Blogs and Interest Groups with almost 6 and a half million messages available to be read.
  • It's easy to create or find a local event in your city which members are participating in. Plus it is simple to find new places to visit with member's recommendations, comments and ratings on local businesses. These include places like bars, restaurants and clubs.

There is a lot of information to digest at Passion.com but they make it easy to do with a well designed web interface. Everything from updating your profile, adding pictures and videos, to browsing profiles, articles and forums is simple to do. Plus if you every have a question, Passion.com's customer support staff is just a phone call away and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Read our review of Passion.com for more information about this dating service or visit Passion.com directly.

This Years Runner Ups for this award include: Lavalife.

2007 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Senior

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Singles 50 years and older are currently the fastest growing segment in online dating. This makes this Editor's Top Pick- Senior award for a dating service one of the more important awards. Are pick is SeniorFriendFinder.com. Older singles have a large selection of dating sites to choose from since they not only have specific services designed for them but the main non-specific dating sites can also be a good choice for seniors as well. The more general dating sites have members in all age groups but, I found seniors on these sites (more so men) tend to be looking for a match who is a lot younger. In the end we decided this award would go to a dating site that offered seniors looking for a match within their age group.

Senior FriendFinder has much to offer an older single. A large membership base (which is primarily from the United States and Canada) boasts a very active senior community. The reason for this member participation is there is so much to do socially on Senior FriendFinder. This dating site has personal blogs, interest groups, online chatting, video applications and the feature list goes on. The great thing about all these dating tools is, Senior FriendFinder makes it easy to find single seniors in your local area whether it is through a local group that share similar interests with you, to the very detailed but easy to use member profile search features.

With a proven dating site design that works (similar to FriendFinder's other successful niche dating services), an on average over all lower membership price and above all a large number of members who have quality profiles and who participate in the success of this dating service.

Read our review of SeniorFriendFinder.com for more information about this dating service or visit SeniorFriendFinder.com directly.

This Years Runner Ups for this award include (in no particular order): Prime Singles, SeniorMatch.com and Match.com.