Summertime is finally here & the love bug is in the air. ‘Tis the season to meet that special someone, but as we all know, finding that perfect person to date still proves to be difficult. Maybe it is time to change our approach on dating & consider other alternatives…
Dating websites have come a long way in the last few years. Plus, the stigma of meeting your soul mate online is all but gone. In the last few years, dating sites have offered many opportunities to make a non-creepy first impression without the disturbing one-liners. If someone chats you on a dating site and says, “Hey there sweet lips,” you can immediately exit out of the conversation unlike being stuck at a bar finding every excuse in the book to make him go away & get over himself. With dating websites, you can be sure that the person on the other end wants to meet someone too & has common personal interests that fall inline with your own.
There are 54 million singles and 8.8 million people have tried online dating. It is also estimated that over 20 million people visit at least one online dating service a month. With that being said, Crush Brands has formulated our own Top Five Dating Websites & Apps for us Foxy & Fine Young Professionals!
With many online dating sites, an online connection is sometimes not mutual. Tinder serves as the straight version of the popular app Grinder, since Grinder has been such a success in the gay community. The beauty of Tinder is its geo-location services, it finds out who you could like nearby and then it will only connect you if they are also interested in you! It is connected to HotOrNot.com and is ever growing with 10,000 – 20,000 people joining the app each day. In just a few short minutes, Tinder allows you to “like” or “next” a single near you, so get on your phone and download the app today!
You don’t need a shidach anymore; Jdate is here to help connect Jewish singles all over the globe! Jdate, owned by Spark Networks, serves as an online dating site that targets all-manners of practicing Jewish singles all over the country. The goal of Jdate and every Jewish mother/ Bubbie on the planet is to have their kids marry someone Jewish, and with Jdate, you are just taking even more preventative measures. You can try the website for free for 30 days, then a premium membership fee is preferred for more additional options on your site. There are many cool features that come with a Jdate profile; Flirts, chat, forums, listings of Jewish-related events, television shows, dating advice from a Rabbi, eCards, hot lists, and the ability to see who else is online. With over 600,000 Jewish singles to choose from, you are bound to find your beshert! L’chaim!
3) Christian Mingle
Like Jdate, every Christian parent wants his or her son or daughter to marry in the faith. Right when you open the website, it immediately quotes Psalms 37:4 “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart” and then says “Find God’s match for you.” Basically, Christian Mingle, also owned by Spark Networks, makes it VERY clear that you really shouldn’t sign up for the site unless you are Christian, making the system filter out those who do not truly believe in the word of Christ. Christian Mingle serves as the nations leading Christian dating site with more than 8 million members. Try it out for a month for free!
4) Three Day Rule
Right when you log onto Three Day Rule’s website, it mentions that “…men and women often sacrifice romance for their careers, and have little time for the bar scene and little patience for traditional dating sites.” It is exceptionally time consuming to work a full time job, stay in shape, and see your family & friends while also trying to find someone to go out with. That is Three Day Rules job, so sit back, relax, and let them do all the leg work for you. What is wonderful about Three Day Rule is that it is super exclusive, you need a reference to apply, and the matchmakers personally review and hand-select only the best people in the community, resulting in highly compatible dating experiences. Three Day Rule also takes it a step further by introducing its members through events going on in the community, turning virtual dating into a reality. With options like date coaching, concierge dating services, photography, profile reviews, and one-on-one dating, Three Day Rule is worth applying for if you have the reference to see if you are accepted. Three Day Rule is 50$ a month, but if you purchase more months the price is discounted significantly. If you have any references, PLEASE LET CRUSH BRANDS KNOW!
Match.com serves as the worlds top unbiased dating site with more dates & relationships than any other websites or app. Launching in 1995, Match.com caters to more than 15 million singles in over 240 countries worldwide. You don’t have to be a certain religion to sign up; your only requirement is to be single and ready to mingle for a match. One feature about Match.com that is a turn on is that it doesn’t have chatting or instant messaging features. To many, that feature on many dating websites / apps tends to be pretty creepy, especially when a complete stranger messages you. Through Match.com’s algorithm, only those who are remotely qualified will be presented to you, which eliminates a lot of the cyber creepers & people that aren’t matches. Also, the site is pretty limiting unless you are a full-fledged member, but you can get the gist of the site from the free trial. When ready to become a member, it is 30$ a month USD.