Cons: Generic profiles; more expensive than other sites.*The numbers for users per month are based on research by Com Score.
Pros: They do the matching for you, based on a detailed questionnaire; an advice section with expert and member tips.
It was the first time Alex had been to an Introvert Social function, and he immediately captured the waitress’s eye.“She asked why we were there, and we told her, and she joined the group and then contacted him,” Buxton recalls.
“They started dating, and now neither of them are in our group anymore.”For a rising number of single Torontonians, fleeing the confines of cyberspace comes as a tremendous relief.
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“What we always try to encourage amongst our members is the art of actual conversation in person — no chat room, poking or BBM’ing [Black Berry text messaging].
A survey released last week by magazine claims “digital dating,” i.e., contacting someone through Facebook, Linked In or Twitter, has made us more promiscuous, and that 72% of women have snooped around the Facebook page of their boyfriend’s ex.
But as we trudge through the throes of winter and become awash in Valentine’s Day hype, singles are now logging off from their online dating sites — and seeking out the social equivalent of comfort food.“I want to meet the man of my dreams in person, and I’d prefer him not to know a whole heck about me based on my profile on Facebook,” says Mika Bareket, owner of The Good Egg, a cookbook shop in Kensington Market that features popular meet-cute evening classes on everything from knife sharpening to wine appreciation 101.“How many of our mothers and best friends tell us to get out there and try things?
Pros: Simple to navigate; finds matches based on keyword descriptions; provides apps for smartphones.
Pros: Safer than some sites, since members must submit to a background check; has a fun, flirty environment.