I’d always been attracted to mavericks, handsome men, who – after a year or so – made it clear they had no intention of settling down.
“Although I felt a bit of a loser, I joined an online dating agency.
In addition, profiles that talk about what a member doesn’t want indicates that he/she may be choosing the next partner based on what went wrong.
For example, “no picky women need respond” may indicate he viewed his ex as high maintenance.
Dating with Dignity has compiled a list of what to look for in an online dating profile so you can tell who’s relationship-ready. That said, if someone has listed what they’re looking for as “new friends” or “activity partners,” chances are they’re not looking for a serious relationship.
However, it’s important to look closely for other clues as some members may put “looking for relationship” because he/she thinks that will render better results.
It’s free to build a profile, but you have to pay to use the site effectively.
In my opinion, offers more opportunities to meet your ideal romantic partner by allowing you to freely search their online database and they offer face-to-face events. Like we mentioned, e Harmony and Match.com, are neck and neck for the most marriages, with e Harmony eking out the top spot by 0.7 percentage point.
Ok Cupid is free but you can upgrade to a paid “A-List” plan.
But if you’re looking for a long-term relationship, you’ll want to steer clear.
It’s easy to tell when someone IS relationship-ready if you see things like “looking for something meaningful” or even things as direct as “I’m looking for a serious relationship.” Then you’re on the right track in your search.
Tip: Making frequent, minor updates to your profile can move you to the top of some sites’ search engines, prompting more winks and emails from online men.
Match.com: Best for long-term relationships has a reputation as a better place to search for long-term relationships than the more hookup-friendly Ok Cupid, and science backs that reputation up: According to one study, and e Harmony produce the most marriages of any dating sites or apps.
I remember a client who was so surprised that the guy she was dating told her he wasn’t looking for a relationship and just wanted to have “fun.” When she looked back at his profile after they’d stopped dating, she checked the “looking for” section and it actually said he was looking for a long-term “relationship.” So, where did she go wrong?