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A Look at the Best Online Dating Services

Jan 17, 2008
One of the best things to come out of the internet age is the increased ability for people to meet one another and avoid the bar scene. The bar scene may be fun when you're young and simply looking for a fling, but it may not be the best place to find your soul mate. With online dating services, you can browse the listings until you find someone who matches what you're looking for in both the looks department and the personality department. No more looking in the paper or the back of seedy magazines to find a date. Now, with the internet, it's all out in the open, and the stigma of dating services is slowly but surely disappearing.

In this article, we'll take a look at a few of the most popular internet dating sites and tell you what you can expect to find from each of them. We'll give you a very brief overview of each site, which can help you better determine which ones sound appealing and which ones you'd just as soon pass on. From there, it's just a skip and a jump over to the sites themselves to check them out more thoroughly and decide which one is worth your time.

Let's start with OkCupid, which allows the members a certain level of freedom not allowed by other sites. In fact, this site has taken a cue from social networking sites such as MySpace, and allowed users to communicate and create very individual profiles. In addition to this, OkCupid lets the user pick their own questions to answer and ask, unlike many of the other dating sites, in which this information is already put into a form. This may be a plus for the more creative minded daters, and a minus for those who would like a stricter, more formal approach.

Then there is eHarmony, which has utilized an enormous amount of television advertising to become one of the most popular dating sites on the internet. But does that necessarily make it the best? Well, that will depend on what you're looking for. eHarmony uses a much-ballyhooed compatibility test to match you up with people that are most likely to be right for you. Of course, this system seems to take the guesswork out of dating, but it doesn't reach out to the intangibles, which only can be determined through meeting and actually dating a few prospects. Unfortunately, eHarmony does not allow its users to contact those they seem to be incompatible with, which may make it a bad choice for those looking for more dating freedom.

Finally, there is Match.com, which has long help its place as one of the premier dating sites on the internet. It boasts the most traffic and the most users, which of course means there will be more to choose from for the potential dater. This alone may make the site worth checking out, as you will have the option of seeing many more profiles, and the theory of playing the numbers should work in your favor.
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