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With dating sites being used as a form of social networking and social networking sites being used to find dates, it’s clearly a confusing world out there for the modern singleton.
Yet with the online dating industry worth £170 million by 2012, and a 2014 study predicting that more than half of couples will meet in the digital world in 20 years’ time, it’s clear that dating websites have an enduring appeal.
I’m on set at a Zombie-Valentine-themed boutique lingerie shoot (don’t ask) chatting to long-term single, serial-dating model Melis*.
She’s tried pretty much every mainstream online site going, but confesses that she isn’t really looking for love.“It’s more like a game of snap” she tells me.
“On Twitter, actually” she says, clearly surprising even herself with her answer “which in a way is better.
People only reveal a very specific corner of their personality on dating sites, but on social networks you get to see what they think and feel about a whole range of topics, as well as what their sense of humour is like”.
Tinder is set to introduce the same, so users can undo a hasty swipe.
According to year long Plenty of Fish member member, Brian*, "Profiles tell you so little about a person.
The cybersphere also boasts a plethora of dating sites for those who want to tailor their sexual fetishes from uk (“to please everyone who has a foot fetish”) to uk.It already has over a million members, as chief executive Noel Biderman said that British adults were most likely to have an affair than in other comparable countries.Although, as Melis is quick to point out, “half the guys on Plenty of Fish are trying to approach you for a ‘discrete encounter’ anyway, so it’s probably better that they all have a place to go where they can be upfront about it”. Clowndating.com, a clown dating website is similarly a bit odd (not least because most people either associate clowns strongly with their childhood or find them nightmare-inducingly terrifying), as is “a dating networking site for death industry professionals”.I can’t decide whether uk, a place for people with herpes to meet one another, represents a really responsible attitude to take to one’s incurable and highly contagious STI, or whether it’s weird to restrict one’s choice of partner to people who have the same disease as you.
Specific For those with a more definite idea of what they are searching for in a partner, these sites promise to sort the wheat from the chaff.