My online dating tips for women today are about the best dating sites and dating apps. Which ones should you use to find the love you want?
I often recommend very few of these sites, as experience tells me that larger sites are better. And online dating tips for women over 40 are different from those for girls under 20. My favorites are probably what you’d expect.
Zoo (especially in the west)
Online dating tips
If you want to find love seriously, online dating is the best tool to start dating quickly, especially when you’re over 40 years old. You want to find the largest groups of single people and the top four places are the most populated, by far.
You’ve probably noticed that I left a couple of the big players off the list above. I didn’t include free sites like OKCupid or Plenty of Fish. If you want to find love seriously, paid sites are a better opportunity.
Also, I’m not an eHarmony fan for two reasons:
- The site asks too many questions and most men over the age of 40 can’t bother with so many details, which means they have fewer men than other sites. I know this is true of many of my clients who receive long distance matches because the site has no local matches for them.
- Its complicated communication process with too many predetermined questions instead of getting to know each other. (It may be possible to avoid this process now.)
Sometimes, in big cities, this place can still be a good choice. Apparently, New York has a good number of men using eHarmony. If you live in a more progressive area where men are a little more introspective, it may be worth a try. I’ve also heard that the place is great for under 30s.
Some women insist on using this site, which is fine as long as you don’t get frustrated and assume that all online dating won’t work for you. If you have a bad experience, try another place!
Review of online dating sites and dating applications
I found this great review of dating sites online and went through various dating sites and dating applications. They list eHarmony first, not one of my favorites, then Match.com, OKCupid, Bumble, Hinge, Tinder, Elite Singles, Facebook and more. There are also some great safety tips at the end of the reviews – scroll down to see them.
And here’s a post on how to start a conversation on Bumble.
They based their review on more than 200 hours of research, used 20 sources, reviewed 11 companies, and reviewed five site features that were likely to help you find a compatible match. They analyzed some of these factors to review the sites:
- Profile customization
- Interface features
- Privacy and security
Other criteria that would have been useful but may not have access to the data would be:
- Geographical deviation: Some places like Zoosk are better in the west than on the east coast.
- Number of people in places; for example, eHarmony, as mentioned, is low for men over 40 on the east coast
- Accuracy of algorithms
- Quality of messages received by users
It’s a pretty good review of how each site works, and it’s worth reading. Here are some online dating tips for women to help you choose the best place for you.
Match.com and eHarmony have been said to produce the majority of marriages compared to the connection culture of a site like OKCupid. (This site has a lot of questions about sexual preferences, but you don’t have to answer them and most people don’t!)
Online dating tips for women
When it comes to eHarmony’s claims about its amazing matching algorithm, I’m not so sure. It may depend on your age and location. The site has told several of my love and dating coaching clients that they are not “combinable,” but it was probably based on not having enough male inventory in their areas.
So, if you are thinking about online dating or are already participating and thinking about switching sites, this site review will be very helpful!
Remember to write a profile that sets you apart from other women. Be optimistic and kind in your text. Be positive and try to capture your personality.
Also, your photos are the most important element as men are very visual. So check out this post with my 15 tips for fabulous photos.
Would you like to have a dating profile that has the right kind of attention? Check out my digital dating makeover!
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