Not only will you see more people, you can find exactly the person you want, or so we've been led to believe. I remember being in a car with three women who each went through a laundry list of criteria for their perfect mate.If you've always wanted an athletic guy, who's Mormon, likes travel, and lives within 20 miles of you, you can find him! All I could think was "good luck." But these criteria can sometimes be very strong.

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This is one of those sites that people want to simultaneously join, protest, and mock. If you're questioning whether geeks make good mates, read this site's rationale for why geeks make the best catch.

The site owners maintain a poorly updated blog where they keep track of all their complaints. My favorite "geek dating" rationale is their lack of experience.

There's also a list of their criteria, plus they maintain a list of top ranked beautiful daters. According to the site, the socially successful have become too confident to be intimate.

I believe this site is on the up and up, but I don't think they beta tested it with many or if any members. Wouldn't it be awesome if all the women you met smoked pot? Geeks' lack of past romantic success allows them to approach lovers with the zest of a neophyte.

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There used to be an old saying, "You won't meet anyone if you don't go out." Not true anymore. I have seen this behavior more so in women, than in men.

Online dating allows us to meet MORE people by being a recluse. When I get into conversations with women about dating, they always paint a picture of who their ideal mate is.

The site just launched on Valentine's Day and as of today there's a whopping 15 male members and 11 female members. If you've got an STD (sexually transmitted disease), then in the back of your mind you're always wondering if the person you meet is cool with it, and when would be a good time to bring up "the issue." Hopefully you do it before you actually have sex. Now you have something to talk about on your first date.

The service sounds like it serves a needed niche, but maybe we should be happy that it remains unsuccessful. On this site there's no worrying because you'll know before your first date.

Very low tech site where you pay a small fee to get the snail mail address of a woman in prison.