We tend to idealize the days before technology consumed every facet of our lives. But when your phone dies, and you're forced to drive around lost because you don’t have a GPS, you realize just how much easier technology can make things.
Chief among them is dating.
There’s a certain charm to one day stumbling upon the man of your dreams in the supermarket, striking up a conversation at the deli counter before falling in love and living happily ever after.
But this is a bit like driving around a big city, hoping you’ll happen upon the street you’re looking for. GPS is a much more effective way to get where you’re going.
Ditto for dating sites to help you find the guy you’re looking for.
It’s time to quit hating, and start dating with the help of these 3 dating sites, which do things a bit differently:
Part of your resistance to dating sites might be the thought of having to describe what you're looking for in a man. If you're like me, you have trouble putting it into words, but you know who you like when you see him.
This is why Zoosk stands out among dating sites. Its Behavioral Matchmaking system learns what you like and dislike through your activity and sets you up with matches accordingly.
This lets you avoid dates that waste your time.
On top of that, Zoosk verifies its users, making sure you won't get catfished or scammed. Your date is going to be who he says he is and he’s going to look like the picture on her profile.
This takes away one of the biggest pet peeves about online dating - making sure that what you see is what you get.
If you've avoided online dating because you're afraid of wasting time with men who just aren't serious, then EliteSingles was made for you.
This site caters specifically to those seeking a serious relationship, and its members fit the bill - 80% have a university degree and 90% are 30+. There are people like you out there using dating sites, not just technology-obsessed rugrats.
Based on your preferences and personality, EliteSingles sends you 3-7 matches each day and you can decide whether or not to pursue a connection.
The site will even help you put together a profile that showcases what you have to offer.
EliteSingles makes it easy for busy professionals who don't have time to waste.
If you’re still dead set against this online dating thing, but want to meet someone, you’re not alone. Match’s singles events are made for you.
You can meet up with like-minded men at one of these events and share a drink and some conversation in a non-pressure environment for singles who prefer the allure of getting to know each other face-to-face.
It’s a great way of breaking up the monotony of work, home, work and meeting someone cool to spend time with.
Still unsure of where to head online? Check out our reviews of the best dating sites to find the one that fits what you're looking for.