Most popular internet dating website
Several single people who spoke to for this piece said they had also turned to another free site recently — Ok Cupid, citing a more up-to-date design as one of the main reasons.
For those looking for a halfway house between a full-service site and the real-world bar scene, the relatively new dating app Tinder has been proving popular with college-age and early 20s daters since its launch in late 2012.
It just means we have to be more careful and keep the figures in check month to month.” Haskins said the company’s clientele ranged from young professionals to older members who might be separated, divorced and widowed.
Members who successfully sign up go through a four stage process, starting with an informal interview, and continuing with the generation of their user profile, followed by a first introduction and subsequent feedback session.
Pretty much the digital equivalent of ‘hot or not’ — the app finds people nearby who are also on Tinder, and connects them only if both parties swipe the screen to indicate they’re into the other.
The app now sees some 350 million swipes a day worldwide, with Ireland having one of the highest adoption rates.
“So far as I know we’re the only service to have the policy that we only offer membership to people if we think they’re suitable and that there’s a high likelihood we’ll find a match — so for some people that might be a big plus.
“We also maintain a 50-50 balance of membership, something most agencies cannot do — and it’s difficult to do too.
“It seems people wake up after the hangover and burst out of the gates — so we’ve a lot of events planned for the next few weeks.It’s main advantage being that it’s absolutely free to use.