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Tips for dating and mating online

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Whether you're mating or dating, Cupid's working tirelessly online to bring the right person to you. Here's our advice on how to navigate the world of online dating sites, from Plenty of Fish to Pride Dating to to Swingers Date Club.

So don't be shy. If 40 million people are dating online and finding love on the internet, why not you?  And those numbers are just on one site, Vancouver-based online dating site, Plenty of Fish.  There are a number of wonderful and exotic sites that offer connections for those seeking monogamy, or just a fun night out, and reinforce the adage that there's someone for everyone.

 POF (Plenty of Fish)

Plenty of Fish Facts: 40 million users | Free | Friends, Casual dating, Intimate experience, Seeking marriage | Single, Married, Cohabitating, Divorced

How POF keeps the laws of attraction in motion

Completely free means  impressive numbers, and numbers mean a higher probability of finding love on the internet and turning it into love in real time.

Overwhelmed by the large schools of fish swimming in POF's waters?

Relax. You're on the internet but analog love is near.  POF's free "compatibility service" narrows down the swimmers.  New  members get relationship needs and chemistry assessed. Test questions measure compatibility on the basis of self-confidence, family orientation, social dependency, commitment readiness, etc. POF's credo: similar personalities have the best chance of long lasting relationships.

Cupid's algorithm powers POF's  relationship coaching, basing it on test answers and offering topics to discuss with a new partner.

No frills.  Design looks like nobody really cares. Awful ads for face lifts and tooth replacement mingle with come ons from other dating services. Best POF put down, "Costco of dating services" may also be a compliment.  Lots of inventory.

 SDC- Swingers Date Club

SDC-Swingers Date Club Facts: 2 million active members | Free basic membership - $20/ month (couples package) - $25/ month singles package | Swingers - singles seeking couple, couples seeking singles or couples | Full or soft swap couples, same room or completely open

Swingers Date Club is the largest online international swinger and fetish community in the world. Created for the purpose of establishing a safe online community of like minded singles and couples, SDC is definitely one of the more erotic online dating websites - this is your R rated warning.

Why SDC is a unique online dating site

SDC makes online dating an exciting social experience by offering swingers parties, cruises and speed dating. 

Unique online dating profiling

SDC's personal profiling requires online dating members to describe themselves and their hobbies as if being paired with a university roommate -- they even ask for your birthday. To ensure that couples (or singles) are matched effectively, member profiles specify comfort levels with varying sexual activities, ranging from erotic massages to openness to engaging in romantic relationships. 

Inexperienced, no problem

Want to become a swinger but are intimidated by the lingo? Never feel out of place again with SDC's swinger dictionary of common swinging terms.

NudistFriends.com

NudistFriends Facts: 22,000 members | Free basic membership - $30/ month | Nudists, Naturalists |Friendship, romance - (same sex, mixed gender options for both)

"Take off your clothes and relax," states the first and largest online site for nudists to meet as friends or potential romantic partners. NudistFriends is a wholesome online dating site that provides a friendly and confidential environment for nudists to find love and walk hand-in-hand, buck naked, into the sunset together - tan line free.

Why NudistFriends is a unique online dating site

If a politician were naked, would they still be able to hide the truth? Not just your typical online dating site, NudistFriends offers resources for living as a nudist and forums such as 'nudist humor'.  Although the site promotes a naked lifestyle, the online dating site promises that no sexual connotation or explicit images are accepted.

 CougarLife

CougarLife Facts: 2 million members | Free basic membership - $29/ month | Cougars (women 35+), Young men seeking cougars |Friendship, romance - (same sex, mixed gender options for both) |Nightly entertainment, no strings attached, short or long term relationships

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