Try to focus on the other person and not talk about yourself too much. As recounted by , certain dates can go sideways, but at least you can laugh about them later.
Our Managing Editor Dana Wollman recalls meeting several nerdy dates online who, upon learning her job, proceeded to talk all evening about gadgets. When you work in tech all day, it's the last thing you want to discuss. However, there are plenty of deranged individuals out there who look at dating sites and see a trove of potential victims.
Some of those, including let you browse potential mates for free (supported by ads), while offering a paid premium option with more features -- advanced searches, message read receipts and so on.
That gives you a good chance of finding a date, but according to , also makes it "an absolute hive of polyamorous kinksters, furries and others...There's no reason why you can't play the field with dating sites, but they vary widely in reputation.The top 20 in terms of unique visitors (according to Alexa) are shown above.at the odd end of the dating pool."Our resident dating expert Tim Seppala prefers OKCupid, as do several other Engadget editors. "Well, it's free, and it doesn't feel gross -- unlike " The large number of users and messages is a plus, though Tim added that "the overall user population isn't the best in my area, and there are a lot of people who are 'very hesitant' to meet someone in person."Instead of making a long-term subscription commitment and regretting it, why not start with a free site?That way you can test the waters, figure out what does and doesn't work and get a nice, tight profile before paying anything.