The Nine Hottest Online
Tired of traditional dating websites? There’s a whole new world of possibilities out there if you’re looking for love online.
Looking for love online? There’s a whole world of dating out there that goes well beyond Match.com and eHarmony.com. From avatar dating to “arrangements” to iPhone apps, depending on what you’re looking for, today online dating can be customized to meet your specifications. Here, nine cool options to consider:
Touting itself as “online dating’s missing link,” Weopia.com offers an “intimate 3D world” where you can interact online before actually meeting in person. Here, you can literally invite the people you meet on other dating sites to join you for a virtual date, complete with avatars that you choose to represent you and your potential partner. Touting plenty of interactive tools to help you explore each other’s personalities – including text and voice chat, and even offering a list of potential conversation topics – this could be the perfect solution for a nervous dater.
Cost: $4.95 for a set of Passkeys, which allows one date for two.
This site is “a focused community dedicated to singles.” While the main activity here is dating, the site also presents itself as a place where you can network to find new friends and business contacts in your area, too. Waiting2Connect.com‘s profile system allows members to set up video and photo albums, among other options. Its users tend to be men and women, aged 18 to 40.
Cost: $14.99 per month; $29.99 per 3 months; or $74.99 per year.
Looking for a Pretty Woman experience? SeekingArrangement calls itself the premier Sugar Daddy Dating site, and claims to be “a matchmaking website for wealthy benefactors, and attractive guys & gals” who are seeking a “mutually beneficial arrangement.”
Cost: Free for Sugarbabies; but you can upgrade your membership to use full features and search options.
The Personals section of trendy Nerve.com boasts artsy, funny users and tends to cater to edgier singles. It also includes a gay/lesbian, bisexual and transgender section.
Cost: Instead of charging a monthly fee, users redeem “credits” for contacting someone or chatting.
It may not be politically correct, but BeautifulPeople.com was founded on the notion that “people want to be with someone they are attracted to.” Like an elite clique in high school, new members must be “voted in” by members who are of the opposite sex. If you’re deemed “beautiful” by a majority of voters, you’re officially in and are granted access to the site’s global membership for dating opportunities, as well as social events and networking.
Cost: Free (provided you’re voted in).