Online Dating Sucks: What You Can Do About It
Ever googled “dating app” or “online dating” only to find yourself intimidated, discouraged and confused by, like, the second results page? Us too. Online dating sucks. We got tired of the seemingly endless results when all we wanted was a way to simplify the dating experience.
Why Online Dating Sucks
The reality is, the dating space is noisy and crowded. There are over 2,100 dating communities in the US alone, and an estimated 4,500 worldwide, ranging from marriage-focused to instant gratification to pen pals, and serving niche communities that cover everything from beard lovers to Bernie lovers to Disney lovers (seriously, it’s called Mouse Mingle). So, like we said, it can get pretty overwhelming out there. This is especially true when so many possibilities start to feel like just the opposite. Psychologist Barry Schwartz coined a term for this phenomenon: “the paradox of choice.” He shows how more options can actually lead to less success and satisfaction.
DatingPerfect: Solving the Suck Problem
We needed help sifting through all these dating sites and apps. We also needed a friendly push in the direction of the most reputable providers. That’s why we built DatingPerfect. We’re a white hat consumer service (read more about that here), and we’re here to give you an unbiased look at all of your dating options. Yes, online dating can be migraine-inducing, but DatingPerfect is your trusted partner in the dating space.
If you’re feeling frustrated with the noise and overwhelm of the online dating game, we totally get it. Online dating sucks. And we’re here to help. Whether you’re looking for the geeks who like fitness or the shy bunch who are into the country western vibe, we’ve got your back. Check us out on your device and see for yourself how DatingPerfect can help you find exactly what you’re looking for, whatever it may be. Click to learn more about what we do at DatingPerfect.
Check out these resources for more info:
The Paradox of Choice: Why Having Too Many Options Is Ruining Dating by Erica Gordon via Mogul
For Online Dating Sites, A Bumpy Road to Love by Alina Tugend via New York Times Business Day
The paradox of choice by Barry Schwartz via TED
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