Specific For those with a more definite idea of what they are searching for in a partner, these sites promise to sort the wheat from the chaff.
is “Ireland’s number one dating site for single moms and dads” whilst uk offers a forum for “older people who want to meet new friends and companions”.
Both of which are completely normal and understandable niches.
You can find your first mate with Seacaptaindate.com, which claims to be only place for Sea Captains to connect with men and women who share a love of the ocean.
Everyone likes going out sometimes and staying in sometimes.
Everyone has friends or family that are important to them. While POF may seem more in depth than Tinder, all you really do is judge people physically".
Yet with the online dating industry worth £170 million by 2012, and a 2014 study predicting that more than half of couples will meet in the digital world in 20 years’ time, it’s clear that dating websites have an enduring appeal.
The messaging should act more like our phone's text messaging. Instead you end up with 1 insanely long line of text.
You also can't swipe from pic to pic in a profile.
I found sites fit broadly into four categories: Standard, Specific (sometimes laughably so), weird and plain wrong.
Standard Probably the most popular choices for tech-dating newbies, these include sites like Match, E-harmony, Plenty Of Fish, Tinder and Guardian Soulmates.
Those on a more serious quest for love tend to choose sites like E-Harmony, which has a giddlingly huge list of compatibility criteria on which it pairs its users.