You might think that you’ve seen everything when it comes to various types of dating websites these days. On the other hand, you may still be open to whatever else is lurking in the not so dark shadows of the Internet. There are some very new and rather different dating sites that have come into being recently and others that are simply now coming to the notice of those people searching for some dating companionship and fun.
One of the very newest dating sites currently under scrutiny is called Carrot Dating. Developed by Brandon Wade, this site operates from using “bribes” or “dangling carrots” in front of prospective dates. Members log in and select a potential date. Then, they choose one of the 20 bribes to offer it to their choice in exchange for a date. These bribes include such things as flowers, dinner, shopping sprees and even plastic surgery.
Carrot Dating got off to a great start with 45,000 paid users joining within just three days of the October 21, 2013 launch. The site has caused quite a bit of outrage among other Internet dating members. It has even been accused of being a single step away from prostitution.
No one should be surprised at this site, though. Brandon Wade also created other such dating sites as Seeking Millionaire catering to women looking for rich husbands, Seeking Arrangement to locate sugar daddies, and What’sYourPrice, which is a dating auction. It’s clear that Mr. Wade knows what many people want in a partner given the popularity of these sites.
Wade isn’t the only one to jump on the bandwagon of controversial dating sites, though. Ashley Madison is a very popular dating site for those people that are looking for discreet extra-marital affairs. While others may disagree with the morality of such a dating website, it should be considered that people interested in adding variety to their relationships are going to do it anyway. It may as well be done with safety and discretion.
BeautifulPeople.com is another head scratching website that has people wondering what the dating world has come to in the 21st century. This site lets their members decide if a new user is attractive enough to become a part of the membership. Not surprisingly, it’s not only extremely popular but it runs into a problem in that 75 percent of its members are turned away.
CanDoBetter gains its notoriety by letting users rate the more attractive members of couples, thereby, alerting those members that they can “do better.” These are the members that are offered dates through the website. Even though the premise may seem insulting, there are currently over 100,000 members.
While the above may be more than a bit reprehensible, there’s MyFreeImplants.com that may just take the prize. The complete goal of this website is to enlarge breasts worldwide. It’s not actually a dating site because the members aren’t allowed to date. The women that join put up profiles and pictures of themselves. Then they simply chat with the male members. These men choose whether or not they want to donate money to the funds of these women for their breast augmentations.
Then there’s Miss Travel for the beautiful women that want to hook up with men who will pay for trips that the women take. Of course, the men are going to be coming along but these women usually don’t have to pay a cent for some pretty awesome trips. Basically, great looking women create profiles along with their travel itineraries. Then the “generous” members browse through these profiles and select the women they wish to take on trips.
OKCupid is another website that have made headlines off and on for offering their members the option to filter out overweight or unattractive people. There’s an extra fee for this service but lots of their members take advantage of it. Many people would consider this to be rather controversial in that it is just really in bad taste. Yet, OKCupid is a very popular dating website so, apparently, quite a few people seem to agree with this practice.
Last, but not least, women can now find the men of their dreams in all areas with 7orBetter.com. Started by Miami businessman Steve Pasternack, it has proved to be quite successful and popular for the women that insist their men are packing at least 7 inches or more. Pasternack is the father of SugarDaddies.com, another niche dating website. He states that the idea for 7orBetter.com actually came from a female friend of his. This friend was bemoaning the fact that she couldn’t seem to find a good quality man that would also please her in bed. Thus, the concept for 7orBetter.com was born.
There are many controversial dating websites on the Internet but these are an example of what some of the more popular ones offer. For people that are in search of a dating website that’s a bit different from the norm, these might just be some places to start.
As dating and personals classified ads make the slow transition from the back pages of newspapers and periodicals to dating websites online, many of the acronyms, styles and other references coined its its newspapers origin move across to the online environment along with the concept of advertising for love and lust.
For veterans of newspaper classified personals, the acronyms looks natural, but for younger people who are disconnected from the origins, abbreviations like BBW may be mistake for a typo, thinking the advertisers probably meant a popular German car brand but no, BBW actually means Big Beautiful and Buxom in the dating personals world.
To help people who may not know the popular acronyms and abbreviation used in the dating world, below, we bring you the meaning of some of the most popular dating and relationship related abbreviations.
All calls answered
Bondage and domination
Big beautiful woman
Big handsome man
Bald headed man
Drug and disease free
Date of birth
Financially secure (or stable)
Fun, travel, and adventure
For the time being
Good sense of humor
Height weight proportional
Is partial to
In real life
In search of
Long distance relationship
Long term relationship
Married but looking
Real time sex
Self addressed envelope
Single Asian female
Single Asian male
Single black female
Single black male
Sense of humor
Single white female
Single white male
Very good looking
Woman for Woman
Will answer all
Would like to meet
Willing to relocate
You (or Your)
With the August Bank holiday coming close, many British singletons are undoubtedly planning to make use of this day in a number of ways when it comes to dating. As the bank holiday allows the vast majority of UK citizens to take a day off work it means there is a greater chance for singles to find love. In addition to the amount of singles who are taking advantage of this great day, there will be a number of couples who will make use of their day off work and try and spend quality time together.
First, let’s actually talk about why the Bank Holiday is such a great day to find love. Studies have shown that the likelihood of finding a potential partner on bank holiday is 25% more likely primarily down to the day being seen as an ‘escape’ from the constraints and stress in the workplace. The thing is, a great number UK citizens are stuck in the workplace for a number of hours a day. A bank holiday allows them to have a day of freedom. A day where they can forget about waking up at 5am to get ready and come back from work in the late hours. Bank Holiday is day where people are usually in higher spirits and this makes it easier for them to find love because they’re in a more positive frame of mind.
Now, while the Bank Holiday will always be a day for finding love it means nothing if you do not make plans to actually find love or spend time with your partner. This is actually the most important thing about making the most out of a bank holiday. What you decide to do on a bank holiday should not be much different to what you decide to on any other day you decide to pursue a partner.
Apart from the traditional locations such as cinemas, restaurants and nightclubs which are used for dating, there are also many single people in the UK who are now searching for love online. This is no different on the August Bank Holiday as the best dating sites may offer certain people a better chance at finding love than outside. The best dating sites allow users to sift through various profiles and find their most compatible partner. Now, the bank holiday makes it easier to find love online as with the day off the people who are online will be looking for a partner to spend the day with.
The real reason online dating is more effective for finding love during the Bank Holiday is because the vast majority of people will be outside trying to make the most of their free day. With the majority of people outside, this means that the people who are online searching for love are in the exact situation as you. They are probably people who did not have a partner to experience the Bank Holiday with, therefore they use the dating site to find a partner. Online dating may also be more effective on Bank Holiday for the users who are less outgoing and find it harder to approach potential partners in real life. Due to the vast amounts of people that will be in nightclubs, bars and pubs it would make the quieter people more intimidated than usual. But by using the best dating sites they can take to formulate messages and interact without the pressure of a real life social situation.
One of the most powerful marketing tools in the world, is to offer a free sample if you are selling a product, if selling services such as online dating services, free membership. In the case of a merchant selling, lets say cheese, you are offered a piece of cheese to taste, if you like it, you buy a bigger piece of cheese, in the case of online dating sites, the free sample method offered by a produce seller will not work, if a free membership is offered, once the prospective dating site client uses the free membership to find a date, there is no reason to continue membership of the site, this makes the use of free period on dating sites a less attractive marketing proposition to dating site owners, so, how do dating sites use “free” to take advantage of the pulling power of free offers?
Join Our Dating Site For Free
When surfing or reading things in print, the headline is always the first thing that draws our attention, so in the early days of online dating, many people looking for free dating sites tends to sign up with dating sites offering free registration, only to find out that the only thing that is free, is just the part where you add your details to the dating site, if you want to make contact with other members on the site, you have to pay.
May people find this disappointing because they assumed that everything on the site is free, only for the dating site operator to point out that no, we promise free registration, which you now have, if you want to meet other members of the site, you have to “upgrade” your account to a paid account.
The above method seem to be standard with most dating sites; offering free registration and asking for payment for registered members to be able to participate fully in the site.
But there are some genuinely free dating sites where both registration and membership of the site is free. Such sites tend to generate by placing advertising on their users profile and on their website.
Some well know genuinely free dating sites includes: