Downside: Here's to hoping you and your friends don't all fall for the same person in the other group.
Downside: When proximity is the major criteria of interest, there may be reason to question the motives of people who contact you.
How About We puts focus on the date rather than the individual. Other users can send them messages if they like their ideas. communicate only through facial expressions for the first 30 minutes of our date." How about not.
Browsing the site is free, but unlimited messaging costs $20 per month.
Upside: there's something to talk about when you message someone for the first time. Singles Around Me is an Android, Black Berry and i Phone app that lives up to its name.
If you're a man, you need to be a verified graduate of a school on the site's list of "top universities." Payment also works a bit differently than traditional dating sites. Men pay a small fee to start conversations, which theoretically prevents them from spamming everyone on the site.
Upside: Men have to invest each time they communicate and are less likely to do so when they aren't sincerely interested.But the age-old method of meeting dates through friends was largely ignored by online dating sites.Clique, which will celebrate its one-year anniversary Valentine’s Day, is trying to make that method its niche.They cite several studies that show what we’re all really looking for in our ideal mate is ourselves.“The more two people have similarities in their faces, the more they look alike, the happier they are in the relationship, the stronger the relationship,” Eiting told Mashable in September.To send such a message, however, you'll need to fork over between .99 and .99 per month depending on how long you commit. Soul2Match promises to match singles based solely on one piece of information from each of them: their headshot.