The New England Patriots may have one of the best quarterbacks in Tom Brady, several SuperBowl rings, and several impressive playoff losses (including last year to my Jets). But Patriots fans don’t have a more active dating life, over their rival Jets fans, according to Match.com’s recent infographic. [Read The Rest Of This Entry]
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I’m not a father, and I don’t know many women who are looking for single fathers. However, I do know there is a market of women, looking for single fathers. Match.com has posted a recently infographic about the best places to meet three types of single fathers (just in time for father’s day). It seems like, if you live in the Pacific Time Zone, and a single father, you’re within one of these top 15 cities!
To help usher in the summer, I’ve paired up with dating website Match.com, and online dating coach Laurie Davis, of eFlirtExpert for an online dating giveaway to enhance your online dating life. Match.com, one of the largest online dating websites, is giving a lucky winner a three-month subscription to its dating service. To further guarantee your success, online dating coach Laurie Davis of eFlirtExpert, will proving a free eCritique, a service where she performs a critique of your profile, including a full analysis, to look at at what profiles conveys. [Read The Rest Of This Entry]
It would be negligent of me to review Match.com without first addressing its common perceptions. Match is one of the oldest, largest, most recognizable dating websites. However, when talking to others, I often hear horror stories, or very poor perceptions. I believe it begins with the nature of its business. Unlike websites like OkCupid or PlentyOfFish, to fully use Match’s services, you’ll need to pay a monthly subscription. You can sign up, create a profile, and browse the website for free, but you can’t communicate with other dates, and limited to the full breadth of services offered. The subscription is a barrier for many daters, because it doesn’t guarantee success. Using a free website doesn’t guarantee success either. There’s the potential that you’ll be, throwing your money away. The other preconceived issue about Match, is of the experience. Many have bought subscriptions only to get poor matches. Often, I’m told, that other websites has better matching methods and offer better quality matches.
Over the last three months, I was given access to Match.com for a test drive to review. In the past (sometimes as a free member, other times paying for a subscription), I’ve had mixed results, and many poor experiences. I wanted to give it another go, to address these poor perceptions head on, while objectively using the service. After three months, I can say that Match.com isn’t as bad as many perceive. Even with my experiences, to see how much has changed, and how extensive the service has become was a pleasant surprise. There’s a breadth of tools, to find a date match. While its matching algorithm is a bit wonky at times (typical of every dating website), it is a solid dating website. [Read The Rest Of This Entry]
The debate about the responsibilities of websites has recently arisen from the sexual assault of a Californian woman by a guy she met thru a dating website. CNet reports, that after the second date, with someone she met from Match.com, the man followed her home and sexually assaulted her. The man had been previously classified as a sexual offender. The woman, thru a lawsuit, is placing blame at Match.com for not protecting her from sexual offenders, and her lawyer indicates that dating websites should scan its users against a the sex-offenders database and remove offenders from the site. This case is another chapter of sex-offenders on online websites, and revisits some of the concerns when sexual offenders were found on social networking websites (i.e. MySpace, when popular; and Facebook.) There are differences between the two incidents. The concern with social networking sites, are that sexual offenders will target minors. It’s such a hot-button issue legislation was dafted, barring sex offenders from social networking sites.
With this topic, the debate, shifts in a different direction. Dating websites, like Match.com, are for adults, with the assumption that adults will be responsible for their own actions. Creating a system where dating websites screen for sexual offenders has several convoluted issues. It delves into the issue of responsibility, if a website’s sole purpose is to play as match maker, where does their responsibility begin and end? Thru this post, I want to look at some of the issues that arise, from this topic. [Read The Rest Of This Entry]
Gold Diggers exist. These are women, who are only attracted to men only for their luxury. It doesn’t matter how nice, kind, and caring you may be, if you aren’t being driven in a Mayback, you should get back. I don’t believe this type of woman is the norm. Not every woman is attracted to men for their wallets. Some recent stats challenge this position. According to the results of Match.com, “Singles In America” study, 35% of women surveyed say that a partner who makes as much money as they do, is a must have or very important trait. In comparison, only 12% of the men have indicated this as an important quality.
If you were to look at these numbers on the surface, they indicate that women are “gold diggers”, but that’s jumping very quickly to inaccurate conclusions.
In continued news surrounding Match.com, HowAboutWe (reviewed last week) has decided to take on the dating golliath, by offering three months of free dating memberships to it’s users. This has been spurred by Match.com recent “Date Spark” feature, seemly a direct copy of HowAboutWe. HowAboutWe is an innovative dating website that matches people based on dates, rather than dating profiles, and has generated a lot of attention. Enough attention to be turned into a Match.com feature. Because of their confidence, HowAboutWe is offering a 3 month membership to any Match.com user (with proof of subscription). 3 free months on the hottest dating website right now is definitely worth a try.