Are some sites better than others? How do you pick the right site for you? In this article we are going to take a quick and easy look at how to pick the right dating site for YOUR specific wants, needs and dating desires. Curious to know more? Great… continue reading as we take a closer look below!
Filed Under: Does SIZE Matter?
The truth? In my opinion, the BIGGEST barometer that should be used to measure an online dating site is the size of their membership! Many sites “sell” themselves on the fact they are small and very segmented… and that DOES sound appealing in commercials or in a perfect universe. I mean… a small group of very similar people SHOULD give you a better chance of meeting someone special, right?
Actually… that’s WRONG!
The fact is, most people fall in love with people they’ve met on the BIG dating sites, not the smaller ones. I’ve tried multiple “niche” dating sites targeted to what I thought were my particular preferences (religious, professional, educational back ground, etc) and have found these experiences to be seriously lacking. Why? Variety! There is simply not enough people to really truly find someone you TRULY click with… rather than settling for someone who seems to meet your requirements on paper alone.
The truth is, picking a dating site is ALL about you.
If you are very, very hyper selective, and ONLY want to meet someone of a very specific type, your best jdbyg is probably just joining a site that caters only to that demographic. But if you are open, and curious and even if you’ve got a hyper specific list of “wants”, a bigger site that can often have MILLIONS of potential members, gives you a much wider window of opportunity… and in my view, a much BETTER chance at long lasting success as well.
Most sites will offer you a segmentation feature anyway, that allows you to narrow down your list of potential candidates from the vast expanse of people on the network overall… down to those that are MOST attractive to you. This gives you the best of BOTH worlds… allowing you to still have access to tons and tons of potential partners, while selecting (and being shown) ONLY the types of people that YOU find most attractive! (a win/win in my book… and how I met MY “match” to boot!)