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Choosing An Effective Adult Dating Site

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Choosing an Effective Adult Dating Site

The Internet is full of Adult Online Dating Sites all claiming to be the best and most effective. Only a very small proportion of them have any right to make such claims. Those with a huge member database, are well established and deliver a really effective adult online dating service and are certainly worth joining and will deliver. Finding these highly effective sites is not difficult if you know what you are looking for.

Start by considering what are the really essential requirements for an effective adult dating site. Firstly the site needs to be established in your country as it’s pointless to you if they have thousands of members all of which are thousands of miles away! There are several good U.S., Canadian and Australian adult dating sites but if you live in the U.K., it is best to look for a U.K. site. Although it is perfectly possible for these non-U.K. sites to have a lot of U.K. members, all other aspects being equal, a U.K. site will be better at delivering a U.K. service. But don’t try to guess where a web site is run from by it’s domain extension. There are many dot coms that are British – take B&Q for example! Instead, look up the site owners’ address, it will normally be on one of the prominent web pages, such as a ‘Contact Us’ page. However bear in mind that many hugely sucessful adult online dating companies run sites for different countries.

Having established that the online adult dating site has a focus in your home country, the next thing to check out is how long they have been running. You can use either Network Solutions or Nominet to find out when a domain was registered. There are two reasons why the age of a site matters. Firstly because it takes time for the website development, search engine optimization and advertising to make a site popular enough to attract the constant new members that are needed for effective adult dating. Secondly, because the longer an adult dating site has been operating, the more likely it is to have been doing so effectively. Most fail within the first year of starting.

The third thing to check is to get some idea of how many members the site is likely to have. Unfortunately there is no way of being totally certain but if the site has been running for more a few years and is based in your country it is should have the membership numbers needed to make it effective. Most sites will allow you to do a free search for members in your local or chosen areas to provide further evidence that the number and current level of membership activity are as good as the other factors indicate.

The final thing to look for is does the site claims to be totally¬† free. If it does, you should be hearing alarm bells rather than celebrating the fact that it isn’t going to cost you anything. Ask yourself one easy question; why on earth would someone provide a free totally service when the set up, maintenance, development, marketing and search engine optimization of an adult online dating site costs thousands of pounds per year and is often the work of a large team of employees? If it’s totally free its because they are either just starting up and desperately need some members or it’s true purpose is not to deliver adult dating at all but it exists to capture personal information for scams ranging from email spam to identity theft. At the very best you are going to be bombarded with advertisements. Also free sites are far more likely to attract fake profiles or the sort of people you wouldn’t want to date – cheapskates!! If they won’t pay a few pounds to find their perfect match what sort of a partner will they be if you went on a date?

However, totally free sites are not the same thing as partially free sites. Those that offer you limited free membership to browse profiles and make searches are likely to be genuine. They offer some free access because they are confident that you will like what you find and quickly upgrade to full membership to be able to access the additional featuers. If you are satisfied that the site matches the other criteria discussed above, a limited free membership of this sort should be seen as a further positive indication of the site’s effectiveness.

If you are looking for Adult Online Dating or just a more gentle Online Dating experience we wish you well and hope you find the perfect match.