Online is the last thing that comes to mind when you hear someone say “you can find love in the strangest places.”
But yes you can! According to a recent study by Pew Research Center, 12 percent of US citizens report they have entered serious relationships (or even married thanks) to online dating. Only, you have to search in the right place to find love online.
Looking for the right match online, among the masses, is like searching for a needle in the haystack especially if you’re after specific interests or kinds of people.
For instance, you could be looking for someone of the same religious affiliation, a millennial or baby boomer like you, an individual living with HIV, or one who loves to work out just like you.
How Dating Sites Work
While some sites categorize possible matches into such detail, others have general categories like singles searching for linkups, pals, long-term engagements or marriage.
Many websites have a 14-day to 30-day free-trial period (where you get access to basic services) after which you can choose to pay and enjoy better engagement.
Again, most subscriptions, like in other service offerings, come in 3 tiers namely basic, standard and premium.
A premium subscription allows you unrestricted access to all the features in a dating site. You get full access to the following services and more
- Enjoy all website services and features
- Strategic profile placement for a more noticeable profile
- The ability to contact any user, and view their posts and profiles
- First access to new signups
On the flipside, a standard or basic subscription may limit your privileges or capabilities. For instances, a premium subscriber’s profile gets better placement than a basic or standard subscriber. Still, you can add a profile pic to your account and enjoy some services.
Though many dating services have the free-of-charge option, paying for any of the three plans activates the |contact someone| feature. Still, there’s no guarantee you’ll get any response from the targeted date.
Winning a date online often means many things but creating an attention-grabbing or fascinating profile is the first catch. Nevertheless, none of the above subscription plans is a sure bet.
How to Land on the Right Dating Site
- Analyze site features
Compare site features to see how engaging a website can be. Check communication options like the ability to chat live, make a video call etc. Look for extra service offerings that you may find useful and interesting.
- Put prices side by side
Shortlist the pros and cons of each site and put these side by side with their offerings in every subscription tier. That way, you can make a more informed decision.
- Don’t Break the Bank
Searching for a mate or love does not have to be a costly or expensive experience. Don’t break the bank hoping you will get instant results— remember, money can’t buy you love!
Lastly, be patient and slow to act as you compare your options. Avoid signing up and subscribing to many sites that won’t benefit. Finally, explore cheap long-lasting offers and remember to double-check terms and conditions.
Author Bio: Blair Thomas has been a music producer, bouncer, screenwriter and for over a decade has been the proud Co-Founder of eMerchantBroker, the highest rated adult merchant account provider in the country. He has climbed in the Himalayas, survived a hurricane, and lived on a gold mine in the Yukon. He currently calls Thailand his home with a lifetime collection of his favorite books.