New year is around the corner as 2015 goes down in the record books. How was your relationship life in 2015? Were you successful in finding a potential mate in 2015 through acquaintance, by chance, or by online dating sites? Many of you will make new year resolutions for the upcoming year. If you are bummed you didn’t find that special someone, don’t worry. As the new year turns, it is a great opportunity to start fresh. Refresh your mind and approach in the things you want to achieve. Do you want to lose weight? Get a new job? Fix relationships? Spend more time meditating? Become more in touch with your spiritual side? Note down these things and prioritize what is the most important to you. For many, finding that special someone is a priority. What are the online dating trends for 2016?
For one, the term ‘online dating’ is used less. The line between the virtual world (online) and in person has become so thin that it is almost irrelevant. Work places have become to embrace technology to communicate. Tools such as e-mail, instant messaging, video conferencing, has made in person meetings less important. Some businesses operate completely online and deals struck solely online. Similarly, you meet people online or getting to know people better online is the norm. Gone are the assumption that meeting people online is awkward. No explanation is required. Exchanging Facebook contacts or kik usernames are more simple than exchanging phone numbers. People may no longer hide the fact that they meet or are on online dating sites or apps. People may simply bring up the point that they met on Tinder or on eHarmony.
Another online dating trend is the use of mobile phones or apps. Tinder has really caused a shake up on the online dating scene for its simplicity. It is extremely simply to use and increases your chance of being matched to show interest between both parties.
This is all great news for people looking to use technology to meet people. It increases your chance of meeting someone as more and more people try these sites and apps. On the other hand. One concerning trend in using technology are fraudulent impostors trying to take advantage of people. As usual, take precaution before meeting people or entrusting people with money or information to people you don’t know.
Welcome to 2016 online dating ranking site and reviews! This is the 6th year we have conducted this ranking. The ranking is solely based on the popularity of our visitors and our bloggers and is not based on scientific or sample size survey. We go through a series of evaluation in to determine its ranking and explanations are provided below.
eHarmony again proves to be the most popular online dating site from our data. More users clicked through to eHarmony than any other dating sites featured on our ranking. eHarmony benefit from it’s brand, commercials, and is a staple when referring to eHarmony to online dating. It still boasts of having the most people who are single wanting long term relationships. Click here for current eHarmony coupon codes!
Match.com is still goingstrong after a few setbacks from negative press. With that said, Match.com is up there with eHarmony in terms of associating itself with online dating sites. It boasts of a large user base and one of the best sites to sign up and log right in to search for members instead of having to spend hours upon hours of filling out lengthy questionnaires.
Tinder is the hottest dating app on the market boasting up to 9 BILLION matches! Each member uploads a picture and you swipe left when you are not interested and swipe right when you are interested. Only when there is mutual interest will you be able to have a conversation with each other.
Datingdirect.com was one of the leading online dating site in the UK when it was purchased by meetic group which also owns match.com. It has a large europeon user base and a friendly interface along with its own app.
matchmaker.com has a wide range of match making sites under it’s banner. It boasts of millions of profiles and even have their own app on iOS and Android.
There are probably a lot of nervous people tip toeing around the house due to the recent Ashley Madison hack. Ashley Madison who boasts over 37 million accounts since 2001 has been hacked reports say. What is damning is that not only are usernames taken but their names, address, and credit card information which will confirm it’s users. The key issue on why they were targeted was apparently due to their policy to get paid before users can delete their profile. A hacker group who called themselves “Impact Team” took issue at that. Vice.com just posted an interview of the first name leaked by the hackers. You can read the interview here.
We do not have any articles on Ashley Madison as we decided as a team that we would not endorse or refer this ‘dating’ site.
Metro Line in Los Angeles Subway system is hosting a speed dating valentines day event on Friday the 13th. The rules are written here. In the designated subway trains, they will have a host who will navigate the event. Basically, instead of your traditional speed dating, they will use subway seats. Participants must sign up and wear a bracelet. The host, who I presume are employees or contractors will be wearing safety vests. There is no indication any background checks will be done for the participants for this event! You will be required to sign a waiver which presumes to waive liability. Interesting idea and I do think it will be popular!
Today, I received an email for a 50% off subscription coupon code after completing a survey. The Survey was a bit long but the discount promotion code was available immediately after the survey. What is more important, is that you are given an opportunity to share your feedback and help eHarmony improve on their services.