If you’re one of the 50 million Americans using Match.com and online dating sites like OkCupid, Hinge, PlentyOfFish, Bumble, (≈ 2,500 and counting in the US), it may seem like online dating is the way to go; it’s straight-forward; relatively quick to start; and being part of a vast dating pool you are primed to find compatibility.
However, your profile is one among many (21.5 million on Match alone). With the increasing number of online dating platforms, you’ll likely find some align more with your dating goals. Still, trying to find ‘the one’ is like finding a pearl, among sharks, crabs, frogs and catfish, fake pics, old pics, scammers and poorly-matched dates. If you’re committed to sticking it out, you may find sites like eHarmony which claim “the most compatible matching process” – an algorithm of 80 questions, are more suited to long-term compatibility.
If you want to try something more targeted than the standard post-a-profile-and-start-wading-the-dating-pool, consider more niche date matching.