And the more you explore, the better your dating experience becomes.
Zoosk's Smart Pick behavioral matchmaking engine learns about your dating preferences as you use it.
But you better hope it works for you, because once a member, you can only view people you've been matched with.
Still, e Harmony gives users access to thousands of detailed profiles of high caliber matches.
The site doesn't tell you who has paid and who hasn't. Best for Finding Specific Traits: Niche Sites A large dating site may not be the way to go if you have something specific you're looking for, especially if you're not willing to compromise on that thing. Maybe you're just a dedicated bookworm looking for a kindred spirit. Dating on niche sites gives you a common ground to start on.
Masini recommends niche sites to people who want to be with someone with a particular lifestyle because it will save time and will match you with singles with similar values. If you're not sure what to talk about on the first date, you can always fall back on the topic that brought you together.
If you upgrade to a paid account, guarantees you'll find someone special within six months of membership.
Although, they aren't exactly specific about what "special" means.
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"Brainiac sites like Ok Cupid, which tend toward math-based equations to find you romance, are good choices for people who think they fall outside the norm to some degree and want a geek who might get lost in the cracks of a bigger site," Masini says.
Ok Cupid isn't the best choice for people who are looking to get into a long-term relationship; the vast majority of users are under 30 and not necessarily looking for anything serious.