Five Dating Sites To Avoid

Online dating assists us in our search for true love. Today, you may instantly connect to thousands of singles using a computer or smartphone. However, not all dating sites are the same. In fact, some of these resources are completely outrageous. Here is a list of five sites to avoid at all costs.

  1. Tinder

This dating app is based on connecting potential sexual partners, rather than soulmates. Do not be misled by its popularity. This simply highlights the degrading morals of our society. Stay away from this online gutter unless you are looking for a one-night stand. For a family-oriented dater, it is a total waste of time and money.

  1. Zoosk

In the beginning, Zoosk was merely a Facebook application. Today, it is a popular site with over 50 million registered members from 70 countries. At first glance, it looks like a fun place to be in, given its gamification of online dating. Users exchange gifts, winks and other signs of attention. These features, mostly attract teenagers.

Secondly, their advertised “free” model is non-existent. Once you register, you may complete your profile and send one message. Everything else, however, requires a paid subscription. Apart from the monthly fee, you need to purchase or earn Zoosk coins, which are required for such features as winks and gifts. To add insult to injury, paid members are bombarded with coin-related ads.

  1. SpeedDate

The tagline “Real Dates in Real Time” describes the idea pretty well. The site took the concept of face-to-face speed-dating and turned it into an online game. Basically, you go on 5-minute dates without leaving your home – via webcam, live audio, or instant messaging.

A serious dater is sure to be disappointed, as the site looks like a paid version of Chatroulette. This approach is unlikely to lead to a serious relationship.

  1. DateHookup

The content of this site fully justifies its suspicious name. It invites you to focus on people’s photos and simply hook up with the “prettiest” person you find. The site is free and looks basic with its outdated design. It thus caters to college students and young adults, not people seeking meaningful long-term relationships. As you get older, you realize that a pretty face can belie a deceiving personality, and deep emotional attachment requires meaningful communication.

  1. Sugar Daddy For Me

The name says it all. In essence, the site glorifies prostitution. It is used by girls dreaming of a parasitic lifestyle. They want their bills paid in exchange for providing company for older men (and possibly sexual favors). Naturally, most of its male users are married.  

Online dating is an effective way to reach potential romantic partners. However, there are pitfalls along the way. Do not be misled by advertisement and spend your money wisely. Not all sites are reliable, but credible dating resources will help you find your soulmate.