Is there one single dating site that is better than another? Depends- are you Christian, a cowboy or a playboy, a Geek, an Apple fan boy, a gold miner or a gold digger? There is a site for everyone.
Best Advice: Buyer Beware.
Help! I just looked. There are dozens of on line dating companies to choose from. In your research, what is the best online dating site?
Dear Paulie boy,
The best dating site? My opinion changes like the weather in San Francisco – constantly. Let’s see, today I would say the best online dating site is JDate Why? Because yesterday, Maureen, a devout Irish Catholic, told me she had the very best success and romance on the famed Jewish dating site. Maureen reminds me that JDate has a very pro-active marketing team ( read: pushy) who are forever sending their clientele suggestions, updates, and pointers on succeeding at dating.
Granted, JDate is like those kids at the high school dances that kept pushing you on the dance floor. A little awkward in the beginning – and then, voila, you’re dancing.
Anyway, Maureen (“Be Gentile with me”) revealed that she met the love of her life on Jdate - as fate would have it, her new beau, Sean, is also Catholic (claims he is a “collapsed Catholic”) and yes, they met on the Jewish dating site.
Perfect Match is a lot like flypaper – express an interest in them once and they swarm you with emails. Tread lightly.
Chemistry.com is Match.com’s more expensive stepsister. Exactly the same as Match with a twist and a turn here and there it makes for a good change of pace. If you get bored by Match – quit. Dabble in a new site. You can always go back to Match.
Is EHarmony a waste of time and money?
There are some (read: thousands) who are totally seduced by the wonderful television campaign ads touting the magic of EHarmony. Others will tell you it takes forever to fill out the 50-plus pages of mind-numbing questions and that the results are glacially slow. Really, really slow. And, other people say they been extremely happy with the pace and the product of EHarmony. Your call. See EHarmony: like the titanic or a kayak?
Double Dipping: Try Two Dating Sites at Once?
Another reader is a total cheerleader for Classmates.com – she re-connected with a high school acquaintance and they are now in the happily-ever-after chapter of their lives.
Meetup.com is a veritable gold mine of opportunities for meeting people with interests that match yours- hiking, biking, wine tasting, art, spelunking – there are groups for every taste. Take the time to plug in your zip code and interests. Every day, there are dozens of events in the the Bay Area to choose from.
Go out and have some fun!What About Craigslist? See: New to Online Dating