OkCupid: An Overview

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Overview

OkCupid is among the top rating online dating websites. It is free for users to join and use the main features while there is the option to pay a fee for some additional perks. The majority of OkCupid users reside in the USA, Canada, and the UK, and people can use this dating website for long term partnerships, casual dating, as well as friendship. The website uses ...

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Good Changes Coming to Plenty of Fish

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If you’re a regular reader, you know that I’m a big fan of the free dating service OKCupid. Part of my trumpeting OKCupid was because I liked the features, but if I’m honest another reason I gave OKCupid a lot of free advertising is because I wasn’t a fan of the free dating site most people were using: Plenty of Fish (POF).

Why I Disliked POF

My distaste for POF is pretty easy to sum up: I felt it ...

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Dating Website Activity after a First Date

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What is the etiquette for logging into a dating site after a first date? Should I be upset if I see someone logging into a dating site after our date? Alternately, is it impolite for me to log into a dating site after a first date that I’ve gone on?

I see this question most often from the angle of: “We had a great first date but I saw that he/she was active on Match yesterday so I guess ...

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Chemistry.com Review

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Chemistry.com is a popular matchmaking-based service in the US. The point of Chemistry.com it is to provide you matches based on personality as opposed to having you browse to through hundreds of profiles and randomly picking the people you feel you will get along best with.

I’m going to break this review down into a few sections: first I will talk about signing up and using the service itself, especially the guided communication. ...

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Match.com and Yahoo! Personals to be One Dating Service

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It has been recently announced that Match.com will become the official online dating site for Yahoo!. As a part of this change, Yahoo! Personals will be offering its current members the opportunity to move to a new co-branded dating service that will be called “Match.com on Yahoo!”.

Match.com on Yahoo!


The CEO of Match.com had this to say ...

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One Guy, One Girl: Almost a Good Dating Site Idea?

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A new dating sites, OneGuyOneGirl, claims to simplify online dating by removing most of the decisions required when dating online. From their site:

Your average dating site is saturated by thousands, or even millions of people all with the same goal of meeting the person perfect for them. But with that many people on one site, it can be an impossible task to search through everyone in order to find that person who matches your personality, your lifestyle…

…we simply ...

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Maryland Law May Change Some Match Making Services

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In the U.S., Maryland is considering changing the law on how marriage brokering web sites (think “Russian brides”) would work. The idea is that there would be much more controls placed around these sites that could in some way be debilitating to them. Recently I was reading a post that claimed that Facebook was saved by one line of text in this bill (HB65).

Facebook (and services like it) are explicitly excluded as the article correctly ...

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2013 Online Dating Service Pricing Guide

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Below is a chart listing online dating site prices. This table has been created to be used as a reference and to give singles an idea of how much each dating service might cost. These prices may change at any time so be sure to verify the actual cost before you subscribe to any service.

Notes on Pricing

Keep in mind that services that charge more often have earned the right to do so. For example, even though eHarmony prices are ...

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Twitter To Replace Dating Services?

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This article asks the question: Can Twitter replace online dating sites? My first thought to this prior to reading the article was: weren’t people asking this same question about MySpace a few years ago? As I had mentioned back then, people also meet in grocery stores but that doesn’t mean grocery stores are going to replace bars, clubs or singles events. And so my first thought to this question was a resounding “No”.

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However, after ...

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Mashable: Users Vote Plenty of Fish Over Match.com

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Over at Mashable, there was a poll that asked users which was better: Match.com or Plenty of Fish. Their results showed that, at least among their readers, that Plenty of Fish is the better service. I find this rather disturbing: I look at (or read about) dating services almost every day and I have to say that Plenty of Fish is absolutely my least favorite ...

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