Matchmaker Online Dating

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Online Dating

Anyone who's ever tried dating knows that it can be a scary—and at times frustrating—experience. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a place where you could screen dates before ever meeting them, or let someone (or something) else pick potential matches for you? In this guide we'll show you how to use the Internet to do all those things. We'll provide you with dating sites for people with specific interests or lifestyles, as well as sites that evaluate all these online dating services. We'll even show you how to stay safe with online dating.

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Matchmaker Online Dating

Matchmaking services are nothing new, but the ease with which you can sign up for these services (or even play matchmaker yourself) has increased dramatically with the growth of the Internet. So if you'd prefer to have a human working to help determine your best romantic matches, or if you are looking for a service to get you involved in speed dating, you can still find what you need online.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Some matchmaking services allow you to sign up online, whereas others merely list contact information on the Web and require that you participate in an in-person or over-the-phone interview process to determine your best matches. Because these services often involve a personal counselor or matchmaker to best suit your dating needs, they can be substantially more expensive than the online services that use computer programs to find matches for you.
  • Speed dating brings together a group of singles in real-life events and gives you a few minutes with a number of potential partners (who you then rate and can potentially date). Online you should be able to see schedules of upcoming events and explanations of how each service works. Most events require preregistration, and you typically pay a fee for each event.
  • The services listed below are either national or cater to a number of large cities. There are plenty of matchmaking and speed dating companies that serve only one or two cities. To find a local service, try searching for the type of service you want and your city name in a search engine like Ask.com or Zuula.com.

Dulcinea's Picks

For speed dating ....
To pay someone to be a matchmaker for you ...
To let your friends do the work, or to become a matchmaker for your friends ...
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