Take it slow dating
As an experiment I set up accounts on three of the more popular free dating websites, then spoke to some women about their experiences. When someone says online dating, one of the first sites that comes to mind is Ok Cupid.It is estimated that there are about 30 million total users, with roughly 1 million unique users logging in every day.A lot of people, including me, turned to online dating, and Ok Cupid was all the rage.As I was serious about finding someone, I uploaded a lot of pictures of myself, had a very thorough profile, and received a lot of attention. Eventually, it got to be too much and I closed my profile.In total, I received 34 messages, all of which were very nice.I never replied to any of the messages, however there were a few men who messaged me twice despite that, in an attempt to get a response.Plentyof Fish is perhaps the most popular online dating sites out there, with an estimated 6 million pageviews a month and 76 million users (a little less than the entire population of Turkey).It’s no surprise that I received nearly twice as many messages on Plenty of Fish than Ok Cupid and Casual Kiss combined.
I spoke to a few friends about their experiences with online dating websites.In total, I received 11 messages with 218 visitors. A few were a little more forward, and two were straight-up aggressive.Despite Casual Kiss being kind of scammy, with only 3000 monthly visitors, I decided to give it a try all the same – and I wasn’t entirely disappointed.I personally have had some experience with Ok Cupid before this experiment, which weren’t completely positive.When I was living in southern Oregon, the dating scene at my college wasn’t that great.