Is Your Soul Mate Search on Target?
The following Internet Dating Services article is a guest submission, by Ian D. Klein.
When a new member registers with an online dating community, there are no rules stating that they must stay exclusively with that service. It is perfectly appropriate to join more than one community in an effort to increase your odds of success. I suggest at least two.
The first should be an all-inclusive, mainstream website like Match.com or Yahoo Personals. This will place your profile in front of the world's largest audiences, for better or worse. Unfortunately, in such mammoth communities, some members may be more likely to disappear amongst the crowd. To counteract this common downside of mainstream dating websites, an additional community should be chosen.
The second community should have more focus and increased relevance to you and your individual soul mate searching needs.
These highly specialized personals websites are commonly referred to as "niche communities", and they play an integral role in online dating. Niche dating communities are as diverse and unique as the individual members who use them. Since these communities cater exclusively to very specific audiences and their common needs, a new member is likely to find more suitable candidates, receive more invitations to connect, and experience an unparalleled comfort level throughout the process.
Please consider the following ten questions that have inspired many popular niche dating communities, and decide which of these are most important to you and your soul mate search. Be aware that while some of these questions focus on areas that may seem shallow or superficial to you, beauty and compatibility are defined differently by different people. I have followed each of these questions with several example websites. For some sites, I felt that the name spoke for itself and required no further explanation.
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