It’s a softly, softly approach – excellent for those new to internet dating or nervous about entering the melee, or using a fast-food dating app like Tinder.
Cons: The lengthy survey you must complete before you sign up.
‘Only show me people without children’ ‘Only show me men over 6ft 1in’ ‘Only show me vegetarians’ ‘Only show me people who don’t want kids’ The tick-boxes on many dating sites are a common part of the structure of the sites – and people often fill them in and make their choices quickly, based on in-the-moment gut feeling, prejudice or a past bad experience.
One 5ft 10in friend reports she saw only 400 potential men to browse when she logged in to
When she reduced her height to 5ft 9in, that rocketed to almost 2,000.
However, perhaps controversially, arguably this is more of a pro than a con – as the saying goes, opposites attract!
And there’s no sense in ruling someone out for reasons that may become insignificant once you’ve met in real life.
We wish sites would be more transparent about their fees.