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How to Choose Singles Sites
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- 1). Decide whether you want to use a paid online dating service or a free one. Paid subscription singles sites tend to have a smaller member base who are more likely to be seeking long-term relationships. Free dating sites have a wider variety of individuals who are seeking everything from a long-term relationship to casual dating. Assess your own needs and desires before you decide to sign up with a given service.
- 2). Research sites that cater to niche interests or affiliations, such as religion, music preferences or literary interests. If there is some aspect of your life that you are passionate about - maybe you're vegan, or a regular on the indie music scene - consider setting up a profile on a niche dating site and a mainstream dating site. Keep in mind that you can filter how the site matches you with others based on some of your preferences. On a niche dating site, however, you can be sure to meet people who share some aspect of your life that might not be obvious.
- 3). Look into using a site like Meetup.com, which is not set up strictly as a singles site. Meetup.com and sites like it are designed to allow people who share an interest to get together and participate in a given activity. Group meet-up websites are good for people who are a little intimidated at the thought of one-on-one dating, as the meet-ups happen in a group, which can take the pressure off. Plus, you can always make new friends if you don't end up finding a romantic spark.