Types of Dating Website

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Online dating has become the most popular way to meet a partner and as the concept has become more and more successful, the number of dating websites has increased to meet the needs of the market.

Here are some of the main types of dating websites.

Niche dating websites

Niche dating websites are websites that cater for a particular group of people. For example, Muddy Matches is a niche dating website that is designed for country-minded people.

Niche dating websites often have options that are tailored for their clients. For example, Muddy Matches has lots of different options for shooting and fishing in the ‘interests’ section of the dating profile. There’s also the Muddy:Townie quiz and the Country Calendar.

Dating apps

Dating apps allow you to flick through people’s profiles via an app on your phone. Dating apps tend to focus on people’s photos rather than on their profile text. This means that people are more likely to make a decision based on looks than if they were using a more traditional dating website.

Compatibility test based websites

Some dating websites use detailed compatibility tests to match up single people with others who have similar, or complimentary personalities.

These websites are useful if you are looking for certain characteristics in a potential match. However, you may find that the questions are too much when you first sign up for an online dating website and you might struggle to pick between all of the answers on offer.

Matchmaking websites

Matchmaking websites favour a more traditional and hands-on form of dating. They are more expensive than other forms of dating as you will be paying for the services of a matchmaker.

Matchmakers usually either meet with their clients face-to-face, or  speak to them on the phone to interview them about their preferences. They then go on to match their clients based on what they have learnt.