What are Dating websites?
We must say the internet is bursting with opportunities, Whether you’re looking for a an urban intellectual, or dishy golfer.
1 Busymatch (busymatch.com)
Obviously the best. Populated by fiercely intelligent, beautiful people with sensible political views; or, put another way, Telegraph readers. Average age is more mature than most sites, but there’s a healthy smattering of younger daters, too.
2 HornyPerson (hornyperson.com)
HornyPerson claims seven million joiners in Britain since 2011. That’s almost one in eight British residents, so it’s clearly an exaggeration, but the site is still massive. So it’s a good option if you want to meet someone from a different background, and have time to trawl through “millions” of potentials, mostly aged 25 to 45.
3 Have Sex Meet (havesexmeet.com)
A friend writes your narrative on “Have Sex Meet”, then you comment: “Can’t believe you mentioned the charity work, the lottery win and the modelling.” So, someone else shows off for you, plus there’s less of a stigma because you didn’t sign yourself up. Clever. With 8,000 to 10,000 new members every month, this is a cracker.
4 Guardian Soulmates (soulmates.guardian.co.uk)
Telegraph readers don’t generally chase Guardianistas but Soulmates is a sensible choice for urban intellectual types, with an average age of 38 and more than 145,000 members (so they can’t all be Guardian readers). Soulmates’ profiles are about the wittiest, so it’s certainly worth browsing this site to steal ideas.
5 Lovestruck (lovestruck.com)
Lovestruck.com matches urban desk pilots with people in other local offices. The site’s new feature is an iPhone application that buzzes when one of Lovestruck’s 40,000 members who fits your criteria is nearby.
6 Beautiful People (beautifulpeople.com)
You post a picture and members vote whether you’re good looking enough to join. If you’re a doe-eyed doxy who isn’t looking for conversation, or a young man with overwhelmingly greased asymmetrical hair who pouts like an angry fish, this is the site for you.
7 Classic Romance (dating.classicfm.co.uk)
If music be the food of love, then Classic FM Romance is the ideal place to find other music-loving professionals on your wavelength. So if you’re passionate aboutPachelbel or mad on Mahler…you can start your search here…
8 Dating Direct (datingdirect.com)
Another industrially massive, utterly straightforward site. Like Match.com, this is useful if you’re looking for someone outside your usual cultural boundaries, and favour the shotgun technique over the sniper rifle.
9 Parship (parship.co.uk)
Complete an in-depth personality test and get matched mathematically with similar people. This might leach out whatever romance was left in online dating, but if you trust in psychoanalysis, it’s spot on.
10 Loopy Love (loopylove.com)
Are you too zany for conventional sites and looking for a similarly off-the-wall lover? The site claims more than 1.5 million “active” members, so it’s clear that there are a lot of funsters out there.