"If you are looking for a partner with a similar outlook and interests as yourself, the best place to start is with a niche dating website," says co-founder of Muddy Matches Lucy Reeves.
"Muddy Matches, is aimed at people who live a 'muddy-boots' lifestyle, so attracts people who enjoy an outdoors lifestyle."When you are going through the reams of potential partners on the internet - or when you meet them on a date - it's all too easy to have a shopping list mentality.
If you have an overriding interest or outlook, there are plenty of niche sites out there.
At first, Webb thought that women who used opening lines such as "I'm a fun-loving girl that enjoys…" and "I'm a laid-back girl who wants…" were dumbing down.But such lightweight openers are disarming, approachable.Some match you with potential partners, while with others you have free rein to browse and pick your own. With Match, which has millions of members, there's plenty of choice but you may have to go through hundreds of profiles to find your ideal date whereas e Harmony suggests dates for you based on compatibility.If you prefer having control over your choices, or know which qualities will or won't suit you, you might prefer sites that let you choose who to contact.And save the sarcasm: "Instead of seeming witty and clever, those women just sounded angry."3.
Get Photo-Ready Dating service How About We found that users who uploaded at least three photos received twice as many messages as those who had just one.It's often the case that the more serious people are about finding a mate the more likely they are willing to pay a subscription. At 30, after a breakup that involved spotting her boyfriend draped around another woman, digital strategist Amy Webb decided to try meeting men online.In the marvelously titled (Current), writer Dan Slater tracks a phenomenon that started in 1965 with "computer dating"—essentially a digital compatibility test, dreamed up by two lovelorn Harvard undergrads desperate to meet Radcliffe girls—and mushroomed into an estimated billion a year industry.According to Slater, it's one of the few business models in which clients' failures are the company's win—the longer we seek, the more money they make.Instead, focus on attributes that would specifically appeal to you, such as 'thrill seeker'."5.