Looking to spice up your single life a little?, add some romance?... or maybe find that perfect love connection?
Cool! - jump in, online dating waters are just fine. And by way, you'll encounter over 3 MILLION others already splashing around when you do decide to take plunge. So you'll have lots of new and interesting company.
If you're new, or relatively new to online dating scene, this article will get you headed down right path. Follow tips and recommendations presented here and your initial experiences will be more enjoyable and yield better results.
Do a search of "online dating", and you'll be presented with more than 2.9 MILLION web pages from which to make your selection! Hmm, a bit overwhelming to say least. But don't let huge numbers discourage you. Try selection method below, and you can easily find your perfect dating site match.
Your first order of business, as stated above, will be getting matched up with one or more dating sites that fit you and your needs. The questions below should help you narrow things down.
What Type Dating Site?
Plain Vanilla - no ethnic, religious or cultural themes. Black/Ebony/African American, Asian, Italian, Christian, Senior Citizen, choices are numerous.
Do some searching using terms below as a guide.
"online dating" + senior "online dating" + Christian "online dating" + ebony OR black OR African American "online dating" + Asian
"online dating" +
Get idea? A search on each of examples above will yield pretty much what you would expect.
If you're on a tight budget, just add word "free".
"online dating" + free "online dating" + senior + free ...etc.
A note about free sites..., REALLY FREE dating sites with lots of members, and lots of member services, and activity are pretty hard to come by. You'll understand better after you do a few searches for free dating websites.
A search for dating reviews and forums can be helpful also.
"online dating" + reviews "online dating" + forum
With dating related forums you can read about good and bad experiences others have had with particular dating and personals web sites.
Dating services reviews will give you some good info as well. Look for genuine, unbiased reviews. Many of dating reviews sites out there are willy-nilly listings someone threw together to earn commissions.
Another way to find good dating sites, is by asking friends and co-workers who may have tried, or are using online dating or personals services. You may be surprised to find out how many of your friends are members of some personals site or other.
Monthly fees vary widely, but average is around $24. Most dating/singles sites will give you a discount if you pay for 2, 3, 6 or 12 months in advance.