Online Dating

I have to admit that I know almost nothing about online dating. I’ve heard both great and terrible stories from men and women alike. I recommend doing your research and treading carefully. Good luck

The information on this page has been taken from www.toptendatingsitesaustralia and psychologytoday.com

The positives

  • You can search for love from the privacy of your own home
  • You have access to a greater number of potential partners than you might in your everyday life
  • You can seek out people with similar interests fairly easily
  • Personalty/matching tests may narrow down the pool
  • You can get to know a person without meeting them in person

The negatives

  • The level of choice may be overwhelming
  • It may not help much if you are geographically isolated
  • People may misrepresent themselves on a number of levels (e.g. appearance, occupation, criminal record)
  • You may be open to a con, assault or another criminal action
  • It can be expensive
  • Personality/matching tests may be a blunt tool
  • It’s hard to evaluate your level of attraction online
  • You can still feel failure and loss if you lack success with online dating.

What about the sites?

Zoosk

Pros:

  • Compatibility-based matchmaking
  • Interactive features
  • Extensive safety features

Cons:

  • Ads on site
  • No personality testing
  • Limited search filters

If you’re searching for love, try Zoosk. The site connects compatible people and constantly improves these matches by studying users’ behaviour. In addition to the traditional match to your inbox, Zoosk presents matches in a carousel feature, so you can swipe through potential partners. With additional security features, you can feel safe and confident while using Zoosk.

EliteSingles

Pros:

  • Personality testing
  • For serious relationships
  • Over 80% university graduates

Cons:

  • No instant chat feature
  • Limited search filters
  • Lengthy signup process

If you’re looking to commit, EliteSingles could be the right site for you. While the signup process is lengthy, the information you provide during this step is the key to the site’s matchmaking success. Matching users based on personality, EliteSingles connects people looking for a serious relationship.

Match.com

Pros:

  • Variety of matching features
  • Extensive search filters
  • Live events and trips

Cons:

  • Must subscribe to communicate and see who likes you
  • Ads on site
  • Only premium members receive phone support

One of the most popular dating sites, match.com combines innovative features with a clean interface. While filling out profile information, users can mark preferences as “deal breakers,” to eliminate the chances of receiving irrelevant matches. In addition, member profiles conveniently highlight points of common interest. Try match.com if you’re ready to meet someone special.

Other Options

Silver Singles – for the over 50s

eharmony

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