Do you want to engineer your own searches or would you prefer to "forget that" and have sites play "matchmaker" for you, or maintain the option for both?
Scott Valdez, the president of a service called Virtual Dating Assistants that allows busy professionals to outsource online dating, and other professionals in the industry concur that each site has a different appeal (i.e.
match.com), these sites “set you up” with a limited number of candidates per day based on your answers to an extensive personality questionnaire.
Religion and Special Interests: JDate.com, for example, is said to be a great site for Jewish singles, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
There are niche dating sites for virtually every corner of the socio-cultural-economic spectrum (such as Farmers Only.com, Sugardaddie.com, Black Christian People and even The Atlasphere.com, a dating site specifically for fans of the book Atlas Shrugged! As a general rule though, the more specific the niche, the smaller the pond so if you are not in a big city like NYC or LA, extremely niche sites may not always be the best idea.
Usually you can look around before you sign up so try to get inside and see what’s there before you give up your credit card information.
A lot more people create ad hoc or on-the-go (just for fun) profiles on free sites like and Ok to see what the online dating rage is all about.