How to Compare Online Dating Services

by Lindsay Pietroluongo

About Lindsay Pietroluongo

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As a full-time writer in New York's Hudson Valley, Lindsay Pietroluongo's nightlife column and photos have appeared regularly in the "Poughkeepsie Journal" since 2007. Additional publications include "Chronogram," the "New Paltz Sojourn," "About Town" newspaper and "Outsider" magazine. Pietroluongo graduated from Marist College with a B.A. in English.

How to Compare Online Dating Services

Websites designed for meeting new people in the hopes of a romantic spark are a way to get into the dating game. Check into a few before creating your profile.

Intimacy

Decide the level of intimacy that you would like from your dating service. Certain sites like AdultFriendFinder.com and GetItOn.com are designed for people who want to become very intimate. PerfectMatch.com and eHarmony.com, on the other hand, are geared towards people who want to find true love. LavaLife.com lets you choose the level of intimacy you're after.

Unique Qualities

If you are currently in a monogamous relationship and are looking to date somebody else, websites like AshleyMadison.com come with the promise of security and privacy. For those looking to find a rich man who can shower then with money and gifts, SugarDaddie.com is one choice. Those who want to chat with someone of the same sex can visit websites like Gay.com.

Trial Periods

Most dating sites offer free trial periods. Sign up for this shortened and cost-effective account to play around with a few sites and discover which one--or ones--are right for you.

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