An Educated Comparison of the Top Dating Sites
Before I got married, I tried just about every dating site out there. My philosophy was: the wider I cast my net, the more likely I am to find that rare guy who’s just right for me. And while I’m no longer in the dating pool, I definitely remember many a month when I felt like all the attractive and kind men had gone into hiding. NYC is a tough place to find love in, but there are ways to make it easier.
People who meet on dating sites are quicker to tie the knot than those who meet in the real world — dating for an average of just over 18 months before getting hitched, compared to 42 months for those who meet offline.
To all my single friends, I suggest this: Rather than spend another night talking to another balding banker, or worse, suffer through a complete dry spell, why not make dates come to you? No matter which side of the dating spectrum you’re on, there is definitely an online dating service that’s right for you. Like shopping online, you can view images, compare features, and order up men who want to come to your neighborhood to buy you dinner. You gotta love technology!
Be skeptical when browsing potential love interests; 81% of people online lie about their height, weight or age on dating profiles. Women typically trim about 8 pounds from their weight, while men typically add half an inch to their height.
Here’s our down-and-dirty (/tried and tested) reviews of the most famous dating sites (and our expert tips at the end!):