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Are Free matchmaking sites still worth the trouble?


Monday, August 24th, 2015

Free dating sites - how are they all made out to be, are they worth the trouble? This short article helps to answer these inkling questions. Great for newbies to online dating sites.

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Space for dating sites in India - Facebook offering no fun to Young Indians


Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

There are alarming signs for the world’s biggest social networking site Facebook in that the younger generation of the world’s 2nd largest nation in population India does not see Facebook as a fun place.

The recent survey done by the TimeofIndia tech wing shows that 70% of young adults in the age group between 19 to 30 said that Facebook has lost its charm in the last 3 years as they say it has become a crowded place and most of the time they get distracted by advertisements and they can’t concentrate on what they like to see and hear.

Space for dating sites in India - Facebook offering no fun to Young Indians

Space for dating sites in India - Facebook offering no fun to Young Indians

There is one segment of young Indian singles says that it’s not fun when you see your grandparents in your friends list and can see all your activities all the time and they can’t even un-friend them that easily.

The survey also revealed that with strong spam check system Facebook use that do not allow you to send friend request to strangers and this can lead to temporary or permanent ban. Another thing which seems to not work for Facebook is that it has become too open to all. When you like a picture it is visible to all which is good for marketing purpose but, times when you do not want to show this to others and that is where it looses it’s grip on the user. Indian social DNA is very strong and they do not need any social site to bring their family members closer but, young men and women are looking for that mysterious stranger to have fun and want to hang out.

Apart from this, India is also going through a social change where dating is becoming more acceptable but nuclear families as they are in the first line are the ones testing it. This makes India a hot market especially for free dating sites because these singles still won’t like to pay for something they are trying for the first time. Calling India as a hot marketing has its reason like –

1. India has 53% of its total population between the age group of 18 yrs to 35 years according to latest Indian census 2011 data. Looking for love, the television and the internet has made a significant impact on the way they see the world and topics that were once considered taboo to previous generations are now discussed openly.

2. Penetration of internet in India has happened in the last scale in past 4 years and now Indian telecom operators are getting a move on with 4G technology and soon the average internet speed in India is going to lightning fast which is 1Mbps as per the latest data dated on Aug 10, 2012.

3. The sale of Android based Smartphones and Tablets have picked up to an all time high. According to the latest data provided by International Telecommunication Union and India is the 2nd largest market for and beating USA [report].

All these are contributing to a great deal that India is the most fertile land for dating sites and site like stepout.com and twomangoes.com are already creating a lot of buzz which is heavily influenced by established matrimonial sites like Shaadi.com.



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Dr Dato: Dating Fantasies and Truth of LA Singles


Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Los Angeles is ranked as the third best city for singles by Forbes. A city loaded with singles, nightlife, arts and culture, the concerts, Universal studios, theme parks, beaches, hiking trails, the sun, rollerblading, boardwalks, the observatory, amazing restaurants, shopping malls makes it one of the most exciting cities to live in. The openness of most people and the friendly fit women appears to be the perfect blend to find a date easily.

Dr Dato: Dating Fantasies and Truth of LA Singles

Dr Dato: Dating Fantasies and Truth of LA Singles

The upscale nightclubs and lounges are known for their plush interiors and trendy music which are where the crowd gets unruly after drinks. The popularity of these clubs attracts the hottest performers and musicians in the trade. Lot of venues offers live music that adds a different charm to the place. The dance clubs are the place to get into the dance rhythm even if you have two left feet.

Los Angeles becomes the ideal place to make life so complete and fulfilling for LA singles. Find the right person to date and life is a scripted romantic Hollywood movie. The most good looking guys and sexy gals are residents here. The singles in the world dream to find an LA single as his/her partner. Each one searches for that perfect mate who will be the soul mate. Dreaming is easy and fun but converting the dream into reality is tougher here.

The most vibrant city in the world where one can enjoy life and relax is facing a major issue on the dating front. LA singles ratio is totally skewed. Women have more options to choose their men so it is tougher for her to decide who the best choice is. This can be an advantage for the singles world to find the handsome hunk as a date or soul mate.

Distance is another barrier to intimacy. LA has an area of about 5000+ square miles and a traffic that will drive you crazy. Even if you have found the cute person you are interested in, the traveling time and traffic pose an obstacle which one has to overcome every time. The energy that is required to overcome this potential barrier is called the activation energy. Science tells us that higher the activation energy, the less the chance of the occurrence of the event so people are less likely to meet often and thereby remain casual friends. Attempting to meet somebody 20 miles away is like traveling along the length of Manhattan twice or crossing a few borders in Europe! If you are in another state then don’t book your ticket for LA but any nearby airport to sideline the traffic and commotion at the airport.

The more often you meet the stronger the relationship develops. With distance most of the people are in cars so there is minimal probability of meeting someone regularly as you don’t tend to walk around the block. Traffic and bottlenecks force even the most punctual people to miss an appointment. Showing up late makes you feel unworthy even if it is beyond your control. This develops into disinterest which evolves as a dating obstacle in LA.

Though LA is loaded with lots of entertainment and attractions like night clubs and museums the fun factor for the LA singles is much lower as compared to other cities in USA. Night life shuts as 1 am and there is lack of public transport too. If one has to drive back home, one has to keep sober. Lesser the party time, lesser drinking which amounts to lesser fun. This also keeps people away from partying and increases the stress levels.

Each person needs a companion to relax and unwind. The best option for LA singles to find a companion from amongst the ones who are in close proximity either at work or school. Relax and unwind with your friends and enjoy the beautiful city of LA whether you are single or dating. Open your mind and think of the various options available, enjoy your hobby, form a group and reconnect with real people.



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Datehookup and Ease of Navigation - Free Dating Service Review - Part 3


Friday, January 18th, 2013

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The measure of any good dating site would be the results and effectively the number of dates that it can get you. These are qualitative figures and something that can only be done by users who have used all the free dating sites seriously such as Datehookup, Jumpdates, Plentyoffish and others. Although the numbers game is important to dating sites ie. the user base, it’s important to know that serious users are more picky about their dates. All the elements of a good dating profile, along with good photos, technical support of the website, and a pool of users that are attracted to the site for genuine reasons will play an important part in acquiring the right dates for you.

If you are on the lookout for a quick way to flirt and date, Datehookup would be the way to go, but who is to say that long-term relationships doesn’t start that way?



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Datehookup and Ease of Navigation - Free Dating Service Review - Part 2


Friday, January 18th, 2013

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The other features of Datehookup included the Mutual Match, this is very similar to the feature found in Mingle2. The idea behind this system is that you go through pictures that you like and label them as ‘No’, ‘Maybe’ or ‘Yes’. Each time you select an answer, you will be presented with another photo. If there is a mutual match, meaning that the other person also mutually matched you, then an email goes out to tell you this. This could be the ice-breaker needed to get favorable responses from other members on the site. It so happens that when you go to many of these dating sites that the messages you send to all those profiles that you liked, ends up in a black hole. The mutual match is a way to get you more results.

Navigation is an important feature of any dating site, let alone any website on the internet. It can mean the difference between a frustrated user or a user that moves through the site with relative ease without ever having to worry about navigation. Let me tell you, that when a user starts thinking about navigation on your website, then the website effectively has failed. What it should do is take the user seamlessly through the site without having to worry about all these silly little things. An analogy would be to drive a car and when you drive it and find yourself not paying attention to the things that can annoy you such as the ride quality, instrumentation access, ease of driving then you know you have a good car. The point is that all websites should take you through the steps that YOU want to go through and not be hampered by the technical hiccups of navigation, confusing visuals etc. Fortunately, Datehookup excels in this area.

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