Dating profiles for dummies

The process only requires some basic info, like an email address, nickname, location, age gender etc.

This is furthered by asking you about your physical appearance, interests, hobbies, faith, ethnicity and possibly your income. It’s a good idea to use a separate email address and use a nickname for safety purposes, but the generic details describing you help others judge you.

Dating websites like these do have very detailed matchmaking algorithms that do a great job in finding those profiles that suit you best, to make sure you are only presented with daters that tick all the boxes.

Specialized dating websites are quite the opposite of the international dating services.

In this case, you can be part of a group that is smaller in numbers, but the members share a common quality or interest.

A good dating site also fits extra options, like personalized e-cards, “About Me” essays, photo portfolios, video introductions, blogs, relationship quiz questions or the ability to browse a list of random singles, just for the sake of luck.

Another crucial aspect to check for yourself is the chatting and messaging functionalities the site offers.

Dating sites like to portray themselves as one-of-a-kind services, but the truth is they can be easily categorized.

There are three types of dating websites you should know about.

In truth, there is no dating site that is universally perfect for everyone.

You need to learn reading through the marketing lines, and acquire the skills to judge a service on its own merits.

These kinds of services are usually part of a larger dating network, and share some of their visual assets and features with their sister-sites.


  1. 8 Simple Rules (originally known as 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter) is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal.

  2. A friend or family member sets you up with a friend or family member of theirs. You meet a female in an environment where you are both under the influence of alcohol and/or you both haven't gotten laid in a while and/or you live in a godless sex-fueled dystopia like New York or Los Angeles. Their profile pictures are taken in front of brick walls by their one friend who took photography in high school.

  3. In online forums and gaming – where many people meet their partners – how we express ourselves and our personality acts as the initial attractors.

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