8 Dating Sites You Just Might Like

8 Dating Sites You Just Might Like
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 18, 2012

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If it’s a God-fearing man you’re after, popular dating site ChristianSingles.com can help you find the one you’ve prayed for. The site promises to match members with other singles who are serious about the Lord and have similar dating goals. Haven’t met the man of your dreams in church? He could be hiding here, ladies.

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Say farewell to terrible first dates forever. On popular site How About We…, members can propose a date idea and wait to see who’s down to try it with them. No more awkward dinners or uncomfortable silence. Thanks to the site, couples are salsa dancing, hiking, and more on Date 1.

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Are you curvy and proud? “America’s Next Top Model” Season 10 winner, plus-size model Whitney Thompson wants you to embrace your shape and set up a profile on her new site The Big and the Beautiful right now. It’s a chic little corner of the web where women can meet men who love and appreciate their curves.

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“We use math to get you dates.” That’s what the team behind dating site OKCupid will tell you if you ask how their site differs from all the others. Their angle is simple; while some sites are randomly pair you with others based on a few similar interests, they’re crunching numbers behind the scenes to help you meet the person who fulfills your requirements exactly.

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Who doesn’t know a great guy who is shockingly still single? Maybe it’s your best friend, your not-for-me ex, your adorable brother — you get it. Post their profile to GreatBoyfriends.com and “set them up” with an equally cool, preapproved date. Anyone on the site comes highly recommended, so you don’t have to wonder what their friends would say about them because you’ll already know.

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If great options are what you seek, you’re going to want to bookmark Plenty of Fish in your browser, right away. The site boasts thousands of new users daily, and promises to give those with extra picky tastes plenty to choose from. After all, there are “plenty of other fish in the sea.”

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If you’ve tried popular dating sites like eHarmony.com and Match.com and each time felt like you were sitting at the wrong table in your high school cafeteria, Chemistry.com was designed for you. Created by Match.com, this site has one of the most fun and detailed personality tests around and each week they introduced you to potential matches and suggest great date ideas you’re both sure to love.

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Not sure you’re looking for love just yet? That’s okay. ChristianMingle.com welcomes all members of the faith. Whether you’re looking for friendship, romance, or marriage, there’s a hangout for you here, where you can get to know others on the same page.