Online dating services promise to help you “find the love of your life.” What you’re more likely to find, however, is your wallet lighter to the tune of dollars that would better have served as a down payment on a pair of Manolos. Before that next commercial sends you clicking in desperation with the wishful peal of wedding bells ringing in your ears, read my ratings of a sampling of online dating services — and beware.
#5 – BlackPeopleMeet – My fingers honestly don’t recall typing “brown sugar momma seeks darker version of loser whose ass her doorknob just missed.” Apparently – unbeknownst to my brain — they did just that.
#4 – Match – I always thought of this site as the meat-market approach to online dating. My bad. Nut-bazaar would be more accurate.
#3 – JDate – This one can be a very effective resource in your online dating toolbox if what you crave is IM sex with mummified perverts. No Jeez, but the whine runneth over.
#2 – Chemistry – Speaking of nuts and perverts, every one of my matches here was an attorney.
#1 – My favorite of all the dating sites I researched was — drum roll, please — eHarmony! Well, at least it was the most profitable. Of the 374 matches they sent me, three were actually datable. Two of them – and their companies – became clients. So, while eHarmony did nothing for my love life, the return on my investment paid for itself – and my new Manolos.
Honestly, if online dating Nirvana — no drama, no losers and no bullshit — is what you’re seeking go to my favorite website and click on the waterproof pink rabbit 😉