I realize that a couple of these cost some money and a couple are free, but I'm trying to see if the paid ones have any better results, or if there are any other major differences.
Please share your stories. :)
- OkCupidVote A
- Plenty of FishVote B
- MatchVote C
- E-HarmonyVote D
- Another site (please specify)/I don't use dating sites/See resultsVote E
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I use OKC and checkhimout.com because I was curious. PoF has a lot more users, but I haven't felt the need to try it...yet.
OKC: I've sent 30 intro messages to different women, got replies from eight of them, and have been on two dates.
+I like the blog that they used to update because it talked about user/matching statistics and made suggestions based on their findings
+I also like that using the questionnaire so that I can see who would flat out not get along with me and who might be awesome with me
+There is a feature that allows you to compare photos to see which one is your 'best face'; you choose the best of other users pics and then you get a result back that says how often you were selected -this is a great tool for finding out how physically attractive/ugly you are to the opposite sex, but background environment and physical activity has a huge effect on photo attractiveness too
-I found out that there is also another feature that affects search results based on profile ratings: if you are found to have high ratings you will turn up in search results more often for other people who have high ratings. This is bad if you started out with a bad profile but then transformed it into a good profile as you will suffer from the weight of older ratings weighing you down
Checkhimout: I received a couple intro messages from women (something that never happens on OKC), but only two of them ended up being legit in the end. I haven't had any local conversations from here yet!(?)
+There is a public as well as a private photo album (which is only unlockable if the user gives permission). I am not sure, but I think the private album is so you can show off partial nudity. I just have two shirtless pics myself *cough*
+/-Conversations only occur if women message men first
+/-Males are objectified as 'products' and can only 'poke' women they are interested in
+/-The women initiate conversation rule can be bypassed by paying money -this means women may never initiate conversation and will just wait for men to initiate if they are gold diggers
-Profile customization is extremely limited!
-There aren't that many users yet...so the dating pool is kind of limited. I'm keeping it on the side just because I take at least some interest in any lady who is willing to initiate conversation with me -boldness is attractive to me
1. Keep it free at first. You can learn from mistakes and maybe even meet someone. Besides, paying for dating is almost as desperate as paying for sex (and that's definitely desperate).
2. Become Batman, Superman. Make a separate email account for your online dating alias and NEVER reuse any pictures you use for online dating.
3. Don't just be a pretty face. Posting pictures and then making a bare-minimum profile means you will only be judged based on your pictures.
4. Don't be so picky that you repel guys; be friendly
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