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Free Dating Sites – Wave of the Future or Bottom of the Barrel?

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Your friends are tired of hearing you complain about being single, so they suggest to you “go online to find a girl!” Dating sites have taken off since the ’90s and have offered individuals the choice to find seemingly perfect counterparts. Most dating sites are services that you pay for, like Match or eHarmony. But there are more and more free dating sites popping up all over the Internet. Are they the next big thing, or the bottom of the barrel?

Paid and free websites both have advantages and disadvantages, you just need to choose one that appeals to you. Keep in mind that people on paid websites tend to be more serious about finding someone for the long haul, so if you’re just looking for something noncommittal, then your best bet is sticking to the free dating sites. Here’s how I look at it: There are two types of singles out there – Those that are looking for a commitment, and those looking for some fun.

There’s no mademan manual out there for what you should do when it comes to online dating, so here are a few things to think about to help you make the decision to pay or not:

Quality, Not Quantity
If you’re looking for quality, not quantity, pay. Why pay when you can get it for free, you ask? Because just like fine quality steak, you need to pay the big bucks for the best options available. The women you find on dating sites that you have to pay for a membership are most likely stay-at-home mother types, looking for a relationship. They’re also obviously willing to work because they’re paying for the site so they see a promise in the product.

Why Pay for the Cow, When You Can Get the Milk for Free?
There are certain features that all dating sites have, membership fee or not. Make sure when you’re looking at free sites that they have the same functions that paid sites have with security checks, that way there’s no chance of you becoming a victim of an Internet dating scam.

Free dating sites are great for those guys who aren’t looking for something long term and want to just have fun and “shop around” so to speak.

Just remember, whichever way you choose to go, be sure to put up a dashing, handsome picture of yourself. The Huffington Post says that when it comes to online dating, the better the picture, the more responses you will get. No really, it’s true. It’s a proven, scientific fact. So make sure your pearly whites and dashing fashion sense are showing in that picture.

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  1. John S.

    December 26, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Free dating sites aren’t as effective as paid ones. Anyone can join and talk to each other in free dating sites which leads to lots of unwanted messages and scams. Paid websites, in other hands, weed out these inconvenience. It’s kinda comparing to living in a shelter or renting an apartment. OK, it might have been a little too much 🙂

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How To Land Yourself A Rich Woman

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How great would it be if you could meet a rich woman, one who could buy you nice things and take you away on extravagant vacations. While you are probably sitting there thinking that it’s a great idea but one that will never happen, think again. You may want someone who’s really wealthy, but it’s important to find someone that is fun to spend time with as well. Finding someone with both traits, now that’s the ultimate quest.

So, let’s discover how you can meet a rich woman that you are going to be compatible with:

Set Your Sights High

If you are serious about meeting a rich woman, then you are going to need a bit of patience, and you’ll need to do a bit of research as well.

Rich women don’t walk around with a sign on their head denoting their wealth. There are some women who can really walk the walk with fancy, designer clothes and accessories. But this doesn’t automatically qualify them as rich, they could just have huge credit card bills. So you’ll need to be patient and make sure that you are looking for the right attributes.

You also need to define “rich”. How rich do they need to be to check off the boxes?

Be In The Right Place

Meeting a rich woman is not as easy as simply going to the local bar. You need to be in the right place at the right time in order to meet them.

Now we aren’t suggesting you go and hang around the red carpet at an exclusive bash or start attending gala dinners that you can’t afford. That would just leave you out of your comfort zone and out of pocket.

Instead, use an online dating site like Flirt.com to help you get matched with those rich women that you want to meet. There are also dedicated online dating sites that are committed to pairing the rich with the not so wealthy.

Maybe It’s Time To Move?

If you live out in the sticks with not much life happening around you, it may be time to consider a move. You aren’t going to meet anyone close by if you limit your options to a less populated area.

A move to the big city will expand your potential matches that are less than a few miles away. It will also put you in the social right circles to meet more people.

Where you work, where you socialize and even where you go to the gym will give you a greater chance of achieving your goal to meet a rich woman.

Good luck!

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Look Like A World Traveler On Tinder With The ‘Delta Dating Wall’ In Brooklyn

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Delta Dating Wall in Brooklyn

According to a recent research study from Wieden + Kennedy New York, world travelers are more likely to be swiped right on dating apps like Tinder. But what do you do if you don’t have any exotic travel selfies?

Fear not, as Delta Air Lines, with help from W+K, has printed photos from nine exotic destinations on a wall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, so that New York City singles can take selfies for their dating profile and look like the attractive jet-setters that they aspire to be. Feast your eyes on the #DeltaDatingWall.

The photos on the wall (surrounded by cute illustrations by Andrew Rae), feature iconic shots from Honolulu, Paris, Los Angeles, Pisa, London, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Moscow, and Zurich. Now is it a little dishonest to act like you’re a world-traveler, when you haven’t even flown on a plane before? Maybe. But like they say, “fake it until you make it”, especially when there you’re trying to pick up those #wanderlust Tinder cuties.

And when you’re finally ready to head out on that epic travel adventure, Delta can take you there, with more flights from New York City than anyone else.

The #DeltaDatingWall will be up throughout the summer, but I would suggest going there sooner than later, as you know Tinder will be getting overloaded with photos like these as more people learn about this.

You can check out more pics of the dating wall (and get some photo ideas) below:

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Hack Your Dating Life With These 4 Apps

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There’s no question about it, the dating game has forever changed due to technology in general and because of the advancements of smart devices and dating apps in particular. While not all dating takes place online, more people are now meeting each other over dating apps — and for the record, they aren’t relying on the old standbys, such as eHarmony, Match.com, OKCupid, or even Tinder and Grindr.

Those models don’t always work, in large part because the approach of messaging someone based on their picture is just tired. That’s why it’s time to hack your love life and improve your pick-up practices.

Find a Connection on the Fly With WatchMe88

At first glance, WatchMe88 might seem a bit creepy because it’s essentially a radar. It works to find possible dates while you’re already out, so once you turn it on, it finds singles within the distance you set. The good news is that it only picks up other users, so you’re not just creeping on random people who have no idea that you’re watching them. If you match up with someone nearby, then the faces of your avatars glow. It’s kind of like they’re blushing.

Another key aspect is that there are no pictures involved right away. You don’t necessarily know whom you’re approaching. However, you do have the option to send a picture of yourself before making your approach. You can eve include a wink.

Take It Slow With Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel is a next-level dating app for several reasons. To begin with, you’ll only receive alerts at noon each day. Secondly, there’s the security of knowing that you’re matched with people based not just on your shared hobbies and interests, but also on your mutual friends and acquaintances. Lastly, the guy is in charge of messaging, but it’s up to the girl to respond.

For those reasons, the Coffee Meets Bagel app is best for people who are more serious about dating, who don’t want to waste time, and who don’t want to deal with typical dating app behaviors.

Find a First Date Fast With Clover

Do you love the thrill of the first date? Do you prefer first dates to simply hanging out or hooking up with someone? Let’s say you’re using a new smartwatch while you’re out for a run or heading to the bookstore, and you feel like sharing the day with someone? Maybe you’re heading to dinner, and you don’t feel like eating alone. Perhaps there’s a party tomorrow, and you want to find a date.

Clover is perfect for that. It’s like an app for dating on demand. In addition to picking up signals from nearby users, the app also offers suggestions for locals activities and events you can do on your date. It’s an all-inclusive app, as well, so you can specify everything, from your type and your location to your interests and intentions.

Embrace The Facebook Connection With Hinge

On the surface, Hinge looks a lot like Tinder, but that’s really only the interface and the ease of swiping left or right. The difference is that, on Hinge, you swipe your way through a questionnaire. What sets this app apart is the fact that it uses your Facebook friends and friends of friends to match you with potential connections. Combined with the answers to all those questions, you have the chance to find someone with a personal connection to you who shares your interests and hobbies.

The questions are specific and relevant enough that you get a pretty good sense of your possible matches, and they’ll get to know a significant amount about you, as well. You can only message people if you’re matched with them, which is a plus. Even better, if you want to know more about someone, you can always reach out to your mutual friend.

No one wants to waste time while they’re dating. Apps make it easier to meet people, but it’s always better to go for dating apps that encourage a more personal connection; don’t you think?

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