But if that's your cup of tea, great, and I'd certainly recommend it for its in-depth filtering system, a series of questionaires that narrow down your search in a realistic and practical way.
(uk) Ok Cupid Ok Cupid describes itself as "the fastest-growing online dating site", thanks to its "math-based matching system" - dating's answer to Google's algorithm. More important than what's going on under the bonnet, the standard of hotties on the site is relatively good, with plenty of hip, urban types on its database.
(see below) it aint - in my experience many people here only want a FWB arrangement, so don't sign up looking for a life partner.
This is a rule applies to all dating sites: avoid the temptation to exaggerate.
You dont need to be Olympic-standard fit, just reasonably active.
Often, they are a bit boring, and that's OK because you are too.
Be warned, there are women on this site who, to my eyes, look just a teeny bit like wannabe escorts, but there are also a lot of nice, slightly lost men and women looking for some shared humanity amidst all the Bollinger and banking crises the world throws at them daily.
It's very easy to pretend to be someone you're not, or over-hype who you really are.
As genuine as someone seems, they may not have the same agenda as you; make sure that the girl you are getting attached to is legit.
I heard wedding bells after the first few dates, until he started acting like we had already been married for 17 years and gave up on any pretence of romance.
He berated me for the state of my fridge (“Kit Kat Chunkys and beer, what sort of woman are you? Match claims its site has “led to more dates, marriages and relationships than any other.” Which might well be true, but perhaps that's because so many of its members are willing to compromise, having given up on ever finding someone they actually have a spark with as they navigate SO MANY profiles that ALL SOUND THE SAME.
e Harmony takes a quantitive approach to matching based on “key dimensions of compatibility proven to be the foundation for a long-term relationship, like character, intellect and values”.