Online Dating in 2011.

How Relevant is the Online Dating scene in this Internet Age?

So the weekend is here at last, and with it comes the customary drama of deciding what to actually wear. Then of course there is the painful process of trying it all on only to discover that your favorite jeans don't even fit anymore, well certainly not in the same way as they did the last time you went out on the town.

Regularly dissatisfied with the same old gaggle of men that greet you, your night out that you have been looking forward to all week undoubtedly becomes a big let down. Maybe it is time to look at some of the different social options available today, and one that will open the doors to more choice than you could imagine - online dating.

The first thing you need to do if you want to find someone right for you is to get out of the mindset that online dating is not where you will find someone 'real'. Your local area may have sufficient bars and clubs for you to meet new and interesting people each week, but some 40million plus users are registered with various online dating sites and you simple cannot ignore those numbers. These online dating sites are not only there to cater to every person and every need/desire - they also provide a much more diverse choice of partners than you could ever hope to find in your local area - no matter how populated it was! Do a search for online dating and you will see just how many sites and registered users there are. There people are all looking for something specific - so finding exactly what you want in a partner is made a thousand times easier when you are looking for love online.

We're not all cast from the same mold you know.

Whether it's to find love or just hook up some casual sex, most online dating sites have the matching capabilities to quickly hook you up with your perfect match.  Online Dating is probably more relevant now in 2011 than it has ever been before, and it is the online dating sites matchmaking tools and services that make this so. It doesn't matter whether you are looking for a long term relationship or casual no-strings attached sex, the online dating scene has a site to cater to your needs.

Free Dating Websites. Sometimes it's not 'all good' at all.

Free Dating Sites operate in much the same way as their paid counterparts, offering the same functionality like chat and message services but the main difference is in the quality of the members themselves. Many of the free sites will be full of members only interested in promoting a product or scammers from countries such as Nigeria and Senegal. Most of the more reputable and larger online dating sites will actively weed out these individuals but sometimes this is not the case. Do your homework and look for sites with active members and moderators/site administrators that look like they engage and care.

Tyre Kickers welcome! Why not try before you buy?
The Best thing about Online Dating Sites.

The best thing about the Online Dating scene is that the better quality sites generally offer a free 1-2 week trial period. This is a great opportunity for you to find out whether the site/service is the right fit for your needs/wants and more importantly - if there is a good choice of members in your local area. If you are going to take up the trial period on any of these dating sites then my recommendation is to trial all of the features available to you. You usually get access to the chat rooms and the message boards so you can get a feel for the types of people who frequent this site and whether its the right fit for you.

So all you singles and naughty couples out there, expand your options, forget about dressing up and hitting the town, pop into your night wear, pour yourself a stiff drink, and try online dating today!