An Educated Comparison of the Top Dating Sites
A down-and-dirty exposé of the most famous dating sites.
I’ll admit it: I’ve tried just about every dating site out there. My philosophy is: the wider I cast my net, the more likely I am to find that rare guy who’s just right for me. I’m sure you can relate with the feeling that all the attractive and kind men have gone into hiding. Globally, finding love is tough, and big cities like LA and NYC are especially tough places to find love in — but there are ways to make it easier.
To all my single friends, I suggest this: Rather than spend another night talking to another balding banker, or worse, suffer through a complete dry spell, why not make dates come to you? No matter which side of the dating spectrum you’re on, there is definitely an online dating service that’s right for you. Like shopping online, you can view images, compare features, and order up men who want to come to your neighborhood to buy you dinner. You gotta love technology!
- People who meet on dating sites are quicker to tie the knot than those who meet in the real world — dating for an average of just over 18 months before getting hitched, compared to 42 months for those who meet offline.
- 81% of people online lie about their height, weight or age on dating profiles. Women typically trim about 8 pounds from their weight, while men typically add half an inch to their height.
Here’s my down-and-dirty (/tried and tested) reviews of the most famous dating sites (and expert tips at the end!) I left out Tinder because, well, if you’re single then you probably already know all about it. Here are the sites to try if you’re looking for a long-term relationship: