December 16th, 2012

Online dating

Back in 2008, I had a go at online dating; I mainly used Guardian Soulmates, but I briefly tried out Penguin Dating. I've been having another go recently, with mixed success, so this seems like a good time to review the different sites I've looked at.

As a general point, these sites all work by allowing me to search through a database of members. There are some other sites (e.g. eHarmony) where the website pairs you up with potential matches, but I'm not so keen on that approach because it's out of my control. I've heard some suggestions that the website will be silent for a month, then send you new matches just when it's time to renew your membership; I don't know how true that is, but I'm also not interested in finding out.

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