Why I Wish I Could Go Online Dating
I do a lot of research and reviews about dating sites but I think it’s time to let all of you know that in fact I’m very happily married. I write about dating sites the same way I write about web hosting services or really expensive digital cameras: My calling is to help you find the best but as much as I may want one it just doesn’t fit into my lifestyle.
However, there are times when researching new products for a consumer review site can create temptation. Check out the Tablets category if you need an example. And while I have no interest in actually going on dates, there are a lot of dating sites out there that just seem like tons of fun to get involved in.
The most obvious of these is MySingleFriend.com which has you making a profile for your single friend. As I see it, this removes the worst part of online dating: describing yourself. Instead of walking that fine line between appearing confident and appearing arrogant, let someone else do it for you. I’d like to think I’d come off a lot better if modesty wasn’t a factor. “I wouldn’t know, but my friends say I’m brilliant.”
The next is Trek Passions. Now, I happened to be lucky enough to have found someone who got me hooked on Star Trek without going through this site but if you’re a single Trekkie, Browncoat, cyberpunk or Dr. Who fan this is the place to be. And if you don’t know what any of those things I just mentioned mean, it’s definitely not for you.
Along similar lines is Datecraft, a dating site for players of World of Warcraft. Again, if that doesn’t mean anything to you then you can skip this one but if you’re already a player, wouldn’t it be nice to find someone who shared that? I think it could save a lot of trouble for people who find out that their significant other may want to spend a little bit of time not in front of a computer. After all, who needs that?
Then there’s one that I wish I could qualify for: FarmersOnly.com, which is a little misleading. It’s not actually only for farmers. Instead it’s for people who love country living and want to find someone to share it with. And while I’d love to be able to live out on a farm, I think I’m a little too attached to the pizza place around the corner to ever consider it. Y’know, it I was dating.