It's a little weird at first, trusting a computer algorithm to pair you off.
But three weeks (and six dates) from now, you'll realize that online dating is, for better and worse, just like regular dating—and not, sadly, like ordering a pizza online. It's boring, but dating-site handles aren't eligible for the Pulitzer.
There are several kind of sites out there that cater to certain desires.
Christian mingling, sites for gays and lesbians, and sites for old widowers looking for someone to live out the rest of their days. Someone to share jokes with, someone to watch movies with, someone to hold hands and kiss and share a warm bonding experience.
, like, “a guy told me he was looking for a girlfriend by next year so he’d have someone to split rent with.” Then there was the charmer who told his date about the time he “got wasted, peed and mopped it up with his clothes, and then wore them.” Um, yeah.
, we’d like to assume you know better than to make mistakes like these.
Non-age specific and available to anyone of any gender or sexual preference, in this day and age of technology, more and more people are turning to the internet to find their perfect match.
One night, after another bad match and a solo bottle of wine, Webb rejoined JDate—this time posing as a man, to check out her competition. Webb crafted 10 male profiles so perfect they had to be fake (sample code name: Jewish Doc1000) to gather data: what the site's most popular women looked like, which keywords they used, how they timed their messages.
(Duffon), one of three new books about online dating out this month, in which she recounts how she cracked the online dating code to meet her now husband.
You can search by any specified criteria, from religion to sense of humor to favorite movies to just based on looks alone and future goals.
Overall, online dating is more convenient for most people because it can be done from the safety and comfort of home.