For a newly single person these days there are many options to choose from when it comes to dating services.
One of the most common is online dating services. Entering into the online dating world when newly single can be daunting,
so many sites to choose from, so how do you know where to start?
In the world of dating, there’s a site for everyone. Some sites are particularly specified; for example, if you are into health and fitness there are sites just for fit singles. If you are looking for a partner of a particular ethnicity you can find a site targeted for each specific ethnicity. Every site has something different to offer and it’s a matter of finding what is right for you.
A recent trend is “free” online dating. Using these sites is kind of like shopping at Winners – tons of items to choose from, all different types, shapes and sizes,
some brand name quality...some not. You have to be willing to put in the time and effort.
You have to be willing to search through these sites as you would with endless clothing racks and picking out the best finds.
Many newly single people turn to free online dating sites first because, well, they are free. On a free online dating site, you will find a variety of people.
Some will be looking for a serious relationship, some dating and some want to “hook up” for sex. It will be up to you to figure out who is who.
One risk to using free online dating sites is that you may encounter married people who want to flirt or fool around,
they are less likely to pay for the service, therefore, the chance of them using paid sites are far less.
Do paid sites mean “higher quality” or more serious daters? Well, quality is judged by your personal preference and is something you will have to figure out for yourself. It could be argued that single people who are serious about dating would prefer to use a paid online dating site. However, in the case of serious daters, most are on more than one site at a time so many uses both the free sites as well as the paid sites. Therefore, the argument of there being more serious people on paid online dating sites doesn’t really stand. It all depends on your preferred type of browsing; you may just find a great pair of jeans at winners but you also may have to go through a lot of rejects to find that special pair – the same can be said for all sites.
If you’re trying to choose between a free online dating site and a paid online dating site, the main criteria should really be ease of use; since both types of sites offer pretty much the same pool of merchandise to choose from.