Online dating has grown in popularity to the point where there is almost no social stigma attached to it.
With an estimated 1,000 online dating sites in existence, however, it can be hard to sift through all the options and decide which is the best site.
By Judith Silverstein, Michael Lasky You get what you pay for in life, Internet-dating sites included.
Unlike free sites, with pay sites you don’t have the headache of endless advertising messages screaming in your face.
It was originally a service called Just Say Hi, but the site transitioned to Mingle2 in 2008 and now works with many populations of singles.
To emphasize that last point, consider how easy it is to be an Internet-dating fraud; so the more hurdles to entry there are, the safer a site is likely to be. A site that keeps everyone out is completely free of fraud but also of available dates!
The most effective way to find balance is to combine fees and other barriers to entry.
For a monthly fee, dating sites claim they'll do the math for you and spit out your soul mate in return.
Some websites gather data about you and crunch the numbers with all kinds of mathematical formulas and algorithms in order to fill up your inbox with compatible matches.