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In the age of the internet, you are now in control!  You now have the BEST way to find dates that are compatible with your values, goals and dreams. With Matchmaking Online, you eliminate Dead End Relationships, endless hours in bars, and increase your chances for finding someone who is compatible based on several criteria.  There are several great services out there.   Why should you give any of these services a chance?   The administrator of, Lynne G. was an administrator for one of the top Matchmaking systems.  She has tried all of them, including newspaper ads, singles groups, clubs, and made lots of friends. The information on this website comes from over 10 years of system administration, questions, answers and complaints, Here is a list of frequently asked questions.

What makes "paid personals " different from free classifieds?    Paid personals typically have a higher quality membership of singles who are looking to meet someone to date, are hopeful they will find a relationship, and less likely to be people playing games. You know the old saying, "you get what you pay for". . . . . . and FREE doesn't necessarily mean quality.

How do matchmaking systems differ from free classifieds?     Most free classifieds (like Plenty of Fish) are one or two sentences that someone posts that tell you very little about the other person.   The average person that posts a free personal is a first time person that really doesn't know what to write to tell about themselves, or is a game player that is good at charming/hiding their real self. Matchmaking systems provide you with the most compatible match and quality members to choose from.   Most matchmaking systems have questionnaires that provides the most accurate match based on many criteria. In addition, some allow you put your personality into your answers to the essay questions.   Similarity is determined in advance! With Matchmaking systems, you know in advance whether someone has common interests, goals, values, personality traits, habits, and more.    Free classifieds lack the matching questions and essay questions.

What kind of people will I meet on a internet matchmaking system?   Matchmaking type Dating Services reflect the general population of the internet, typically 70-80% white collar, a high percentage with college degrees, a mix of never married, divorced, widowed, single parents and you will find a few swingers and married people  looking for anything from new friends to one night stands.   Heterosexual singles tend to go to Metro or national systems and the married, swinger, gay/lesbian tend to go to systems that cater to their interests.   The majority of the profiles typically are members ranging from 28-50.    Younger singles typically are still meeting a lot of people in bars or playing around with and Facebook.   Singles who are 28-50  are tired of trying to meet singles in bars, they have been fixed up on lots of blind dates, don't want to spend $2000 for a dating service. If they are a single parent, just don't have the time to go out and meet someone.   It is easy to hop on line and search after their kids are in bed.

Why try meeting people on the internet?   You have tried it all, haven't you and you are still single:.  the bars, the church groups, getting fixed up on blind dates by friends, meeting people at work and now you have run out of quality people to meet.   I love the comments "God will find someone for me when the time is right," or "I must be going through a dry spell."  WAKE UP! The fact is that YOU are in control of your own destiny.  And you have to get out there and meet people.  God can't help you find the love of your life if you are sitting at home watching TV. You have to go out and meet people, make new friends.  Online dating sites are just one of many avenues to make new friends. That doesn't mean that everyone will meet the love of their life on the internet.   But the more people you meet from a variety of sources, the greater chances of meeting your future mate, and making several new friends in the process.   

What are some of the benefits of meeting on line?   Meeting people online is totally unlike the random chance meetings at a bar or business conference, or the limited compatibility of meeting someone through a certain type of activity that you enjoy. 

  • You will can meet quality people that share your interests, hobbies and values.

  • You will know if they are looking for a relationship

  • You get to meet people that you might otherwise not have met.   

  • There is no rush.  You can take your time getting to know someone.  And if there are warning signs, you can end the correspondence with the click of your mouse.

  • YOU are in control.  You can choose who you want to send email and answer email from.

  • YOU SAVE TIME AND MONEY!  That's right.  Your valuable time going from activity to night club to activity groups, to.....that does sound exhausting!   You also save yourself the $2,000 you would have spent on a dating service for their limited database that you don't have time to drive back and forth to a dating service office to view.   You have immediate access to new friends and dating prospects 24 hours a day!

How do I get the best results from using a matchmaking system?  Make sure that you fill out the profile honestly and completely.  Fill out any essay questions with at least 2 or three sentence answers.   Use the SEARCH, MATCH, and BROWSE features provided on many of the systems to narrow down choices.   

Doesn't it take time to use a matchmaking system?   Your time is valuable. Why waste time in the bars. Why waste time, money, and energy meeting people who are not compatible just because they were kind enough to answer you newspaper personal ad. A matchmaking system will provide you with the closest matches in advance.   You can check profiles and email at your leisure. This gives you more information  than trying to meet someone in a bar.   In addition you have immediate, interactive access ANYTIME (from any location, even if you are out of town on business) to browse profiles, send e-mail and chat on line.   For the busy single, and the busy single parent this is critical.   

How does Online Dating compare to Speed Dating?   Speed Dating is usually a one shot deal.  It's new, it's different, and everyone wants to try it once.  You attend a party and literally must spend an entire evening meeting and talking to everyone of the opposite sex that is assigned to meet with you, usually 8-10 attendees.  You may get lucky, but reality, the chances are low.  1. You don't get to target criteria that are important to you before meeting all these people and can waste an evening with a lot of people that are definite misses.  2.  Most of the decision on checking someone as a "yes" has to do with physical attractiveness as you have only a few minutes to talk to people.  3. You screen people on the phone or by email  after you meet them. With online dating, you can pick and choose from hundreds, thousands of singles and focus on singles that fit criteria you are looking for.

Is it confidential?   Yes, all systems allow you to use a handle or a name you designate.  This gives you total anonymity.   Most systems provide you with your own User ID,  Number and Password and a free e-mail account  assigned for use within the Matchmaker Service. No one has access to any of your personal information outside of the profile you publish. All access is through Browsing, E-Mail and Chat on the system.   In fact, it is highly recommended you use a handle, nickname or something cute as your anonymous name on the system you choose.   Do not use a name that sounds sexual, desperate, lonely, etc.  You will just end up with poor results. Examples of poor choices for handles: Horndog523 just sounds like someone looking for a one night stand or a married person looking for kicks.    Lonelyguy203 sounds like someone who has no life. Coolgal983 sounds like a woman who isn't cool that needs to make herself look cool.  Cinderella625 sounds like someone living in fantasy waiting for prince charming.  Pick something that sounds catchy, makes you stand out and also sounds like you are a winner, the one you want to meet.  Examples of good choices for handles:  Runner163 sounds like someone who runs marathons, is in shape and may have their act together.    Operalover122 sounds like someone who is into the arts.   

Is there a risk to using a matchmaking system?   Only a few dollars a month and your time.  You may or may not find Mr. or Ms. Right immediately. A good rule of thumb is to give a system at least 3 months trial.   Holidays and warm weather can affect membership, although there are people looking to meet new friends all the time.

Is it costly to join a Matchmaking System?   No.....It is very AFFORDABLE!   Compare these time efficient system and their low monthly fees of $12.95-$34.95 a month (usually less cost per month for 3, 6, 12 month memberships)  to the other national video dating services that can cost $1,000-$2,000 or more.  And you have to take the time to go in and view videos and folders of profiles....who has the time.  Also, compare Matchmaking systems low costs with services that rack up monthly bills on 1-900#'s. 

How many matchmaking systems should I try?  How do I evaluate these systems?   How long should I use a system? Try at least 2 or 3 matchmaking systems.  Unless you are looking for a long distance romance (which is costly and time consuming), try to find a matchmaking system that has a large base of singles in the are you live.  A good matchmaking company will have a database of over 5,000 members for cities of 1 million to 2 million people and the 10 largest cities in the US will have between 15,000-30000 members.   Don't be fooled by the numbers that are on the main/intro page.  The data is everything from how many people created profiles in the last year on their system, since the inception of their system and there are a few honest companies that "scrub" their system of old profiles monthly so you are only viewing new data.     If the data on the system gives you matches that have only a few members in your age bracket that have logged on in the last week, dump it and move on to another service.   Why commit time to a system where people don't stay or don't come back?  Numbers attract numbers and the systems with the most recent users keep getting more.   When you find a couple of good systems, sign up for 3 months.   You can't expect to find someone right away.  And over a few months, new people will sign up daily.   Below is a comparison of the top dating services.

Top Five Online Dating Sites Reviewed

# Online Dating Services

Dating Type/Sign Up Process

Special Features Members Rating Membership Cost
1 Casual to Serious Dating

Average Sign Up Time

Complete matching based on a variety of criteria.
Find out when a match has read your email
MindFindBinddating insight from Dr. Phil-extra charge
Free Portrait Toolkit-Search through millions of portraits through
 Keyword search, profile matching, reverse search and mutual search.
●  6 month guarantee

15 million

Top overall dating site


3 Day Free Trial

Special Offer: 15%

$34.99 for the basic month

Save 50%! Special six month rate of only $16.99 a month    If you don't find someone in six months, you'll get another six months free. 

2 Spark


Friendship, Casual to Serious Dating

Quick Sign Up

Free Online Chat/Flirt Instant Messaging
Matches emailed to you
Astroscope Compatibility
Face to Face Video Chat
Easy to use
See who's browsed your profile
10 million Top dating site for casual dating and online chat


1 Month $29.99
($29.99 monthly renewal)

3 Months $59.97
Save 33%! ( $19.99 monthly renewal)*

5 Months for $84.99 Save 50%! ($16.99 monthly renewal)*

3 Eharmony



Serious Dating to Marriage

Lengthy Profile for more exact matching 

Proven personality profile lets you know about yourself and your ideal partner
4-step guided communication process encourages honesty
Most members have a religious faith or are spiritual
Largest database of Christian and Catholic singles
More Marriages Per Match Than Any Online Dating Service
Compatibility matching based on core values, sense of humor, character
Privacy-Only matches see your profile and photo

6 million


Top dating site for serious dating and marriage minded singles

1 Month - $59 month  Billed in one installment of $59.95

3 Months - $36 month    Billed in one installment of $110.85   Save 38% off one month subscription

6 Months - $28 month

Billed in one installment of $173.70   Save 52% off  one month subscription

12 Months - $20.95 month Billed in one installment of $251.40 or in 3 payments of $83.80 (payable monthly during the first 3 months of membership). Their most successful plan for finding lasting love Save 65% off our one month subscription

4 JDate

Serious Dating to Marriage

Average Sign Up

JDate is the largest dating site that focuses on Jewish singles

Jewish Singles Travel



Top Jewish dating site for serious dating and marriage minded singles


1 month $34.99

3 months $33.99

6 months $29.99

What matchmaking services should I use?  Click on the following links to try a few of the best matchmaking services on the internet today.


The best places to meet people on the net today: 3 day free trial  The 3 day free trial is really FREE!  One of the MUST TRY Dating sites on-line. Match is a leader in online personals, matchmaking and dating.  View Photos of discriminating, eligible singles in your area among more than 12 million member profiles. You get FULL ACCESS to all the features of Match, including searching, matching, instant messenger, and sending anonymous email to other members.   Make contact without revealing your identity until you are ready.  Exclusive Match Technology finds your most promising matches.  Save Time:   Venus delivers new Matches and Search profiles directly to your inbox.

Spark: The Place to find Romance Completely FREE . The best place to meet quality singles. They have more than 9 million members with 15,000 more joining each day. You're a few clicks away from your new love life.

Marriage Minded Singles at E-Harmony has a matching system that is based on clinically and scientifically proven attributes that lead to successful, satisfying relationships. It lets you make choices about others with the confidence of knowing each match is highly compatible with you. EHarmony is an outgrowth of the general principles on marriage and relationships outlined by Dr. Neil Clark Warren in his books, seminars and clinical practice. Check out his books: Finding the Love of Your Life and How to Know if Someone is Worth Pursuing in Two Dates or Less.

Perfect Match - Featured in the film Must Love Dogs and on Dr. Phil! Singles enjoy a FREE compatibility profile, highly compatible matches, easy to use features, partners like Lifetime TV. Matchmaking for singles based on 30 years of research.

Chemistry  is a new site from the team at, designed especially for people who are actively seeking meaningful, long-term relationships. Relationships are built on two equally important foundations: compatibility and chemistry. Other sites may help you find out if you're compatible, but only Chemistry   next-generation system, based on years of research into human attraction and successful relationships, is designed to help you find both of these essential elements.  

Single Democrats Meet Up with single Democrats that have liberal, independent or moderate views of the world.

Single Republicans Personals and Dating for Conservative Singles.  Dating for GOP Conservative Republican Singles

Young Single Professionals    Free Membership.  Meet upscale young single professionals who share your interests by ZIP CODE. A great site to find a friend, network, or a someone to hang out and play golf, tennis or other sports. Meet Single Doctors, Attorneys, IT Professionals, Accountants, Programmers, Project Managers, Executives, Business Owners. You can browse their database of over 1 million members and send anonymous emails or post your own free profile!

Find A Date Now! - at a safe, private and fun relationship community with millions of attractive singles. Date is the premier resource for all dating and relationship needs providing expert advice, chat and IM, community support,  personality profiles, interactive Webzine and free newsletters.

Find A Date Now   The solution to finding a great date!  Dinner and a movie?  Dancing? Holding hands, and great conversation while you share a bottle of wine?  Find a date in your city now!

BBW Personals Plus Big beautiful people, meet here! If you are a BBW or just admire big women, BBW Personals Plus is for you. Chat, photos, detailed profiles and more. This is a comfortable community for BBW singles.

Looking for someone that shares your faith?  The following systems have the largest databases of quality singles in each religious category:    

Check out the following Ethnic Communities:

Yahoo! en Español Personals con Telemundo one of the largest and most popular personals services with over 8 million singles. It's free to post your ad to use the personals service but membership in the "Club Connect" is required to make contact with other singles.

View Photos of Latino Singles on Match te ofrece un lugar seguro para conocer a otros solteros/as que se ajusten a lo que estás buscando. Es tambíen un lugar excelente para hacer buenas amistades, y sobre todo crear relaciones que pueden llegar a ser duraderas fuera de la red.

Latino Hispanic Dating  Spanish Personals es ideal para encontrar a ese gran amor de tu vida, o simplemente conseguir una cita con otra persona. Además en Latino Dating podrás ampliar tu círculo de amistades, alrededor del mundo. Disponemos de más de 1,000,000 miembros registrados.  U nete gratis. Nuestro servicio es ánonimo y fácil de usar. A continuación aparecen algunos de nuestros miembros. Unete a la página más grande especializada en relaciones personales de habla española-

Canadian Singles and Personals le premier site de rencontres pour la romance, l'amitié. Voici quelques-uns de nos membres chez

Meet Canadian Singles  Search the second largest Canadian personals dating service with over 10 million singles for FREE. Send instant messages to singles, email, chat, flirt, ice breakers.

French Friend Finder  Meet French speaking singles: Canada, US, France, Europe and more.

Italian Singles  Caters to Italians and singles who love them!  Interact in both the native Italian and English through live chat, message boards, email.

UK Singles Connection  Date other singles in Great Britain, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. UK online personals site with chat rooms, thousands of personal profiles, and much more. A personals service for men and women looking for a partner to share love, romance and relationships.

Asian Dating Over 5 million Asian singles. Meet Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese or Korean single women and single men. Email Asian singles with both Chinese and English interface. Meet sexy single Asian women in all Asia and the United States. Find Asian singles penpals, chat, friends and dating.

Chinese Singles Chinese dating and personals-Friend finder for Chinese singles in search of dates, romance or marriage. Find Chinese singles, ladies seeking a Chinese marriage or Chinese women seeking friendship or Chinese penpals . One of the largest Chinese personals and Chinese matchmaking service in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and United States

Filipino Dates  Visit Filipino chat rooms and meet Filipino singles today. Filipino Friend Finder is free to join. Filipino singles chat, send instant messages, and browse through the worldwide database of singles profiles.

Korean Singles Online dating site for Korean singles. Find romance, pen pals, new friends, and activity partner and friend finder.

Indian Dating and Matrimonial Network Dating site for singles from India or of Indian decent. Find Indian singles serious about marriage: Hindu, Sikh, Christian, and Muslim.

Single Over 50?  

Silver Singles Meet over 50+  singles with similar life experiences

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25 Dates in one night at Hurry Date meet up to 25 singles in a string of three-minute dates in one night. Hurry Date Online subscribers get 25% off all HurryDate parties automatically

Speed Dating for Singles  Singles Speed Dating in Your City: Hurry Date,  8 minute Dating, Cosmo Party, Lock and Key Parties, Moxie in the City and more!

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What are the best ways to meet singles in your city?   Go to as many singles events as you can. Variety is the key.  Don't focus on any one type of group.   First: Meet young single professionals at fundraisers, singles charity and civic organizations. Second: Join sports leagues, singles hiking, biking, outdoors, or adventures clubs.  Third: Join a church or religious group for Christian, Catholic, or Jewish singles. Also check out singles cruises and  travel.   Newly divorced or single parent? Get help at a singles support or divorce recovery group. 

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