Hello, hello! Thought it might be a good idea to address online dating sites as a whole. Like any good saturated market, there are plenty of options to choose from.
I give you a metaphor: Here in South Florida, I get an advertisement in the mail almost everyday for free dental cleanings. Guess there are a lot of dentists looking to do pro bono work? Or a bunch of sadists running around in white lab coats. Now I ask you, would you get a free dental cleaning OR would you choose a certified dental hygienist/ dentist to go near your pearly whites?
I understand there are people out there who haven’t had their
pipes cleaned, teeth cleaned in a while, years in fact, and in serious cases, decades. Maybe you think it’s a sweet offer because it’s free and you always have the option to just go in for a consultation, just a looksie. Plus you don’t want gingivitis. You just want someone to look at your teeth. But little do you know that every time you go to one of those “free places”, you wind up paying with little parts of your soul.
Online dating sites are similar in manner. If it’s free, chances are, the selection isn’t so ripe for the pickin’ and you’re most certainly bound to get hurt.
Not saying that paid sites, or certified dentists, are always a sure thing, because trust me, I’ve seen my share of crazies out there too… especially crazies that look nothing like their photos. But if you are looking for a serious relationship, don’t you want somebody willing to pay the monthly membership fee?
My sister went on a free site (OK Cupid), and set up a date with what seemed to be a normal guy… next thing you know, he’s telling her sexual fantasies involving dog collars (on the first date mind you), and stated he was looking for a poly amorous relationship, which is a fancy way of saying he’s looking for lots o’ ladies.
I’m sure OK Cupid and other freebee sites out there have a bunch of great candidates (hello, my sister is on that site), but it’s few and far between. Especially when it comes to their selection of men. Maybe guys feel it’s a free forum to show their junk?
Anyways, if you insist on finding love on free sites (which always makes for a great blog), then please go on a paid site too. As always, I promise nothing (I have gone to fancy certified dentists that left me in pain), just better odds.
- Go on a free online dating site for blog fodder
- Go on a paid online dating site to better your chances of a good date
- Do not go to a free dental cleaning no matter how fancy their advertising
What are some online dating sites you are on/have been on? Do you recommend them? Why or why not?
Would love to hear from you!
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