Online dating sites range from the cynical, subscription-based projects run by the likes of Global Personals and Cupid, to free, ad-monetised facilities like PlentyofFish. But whichever you choose, the stark reality is that it’s almost inevitably not going to work.
Not because the sites are riddled with scams (although a lot clearly are), or because there isn’t any interest in the idea of online dating (there’s massive interest, of course). No, online dating is almost certain not to work because the whole concept has a fundamental flaw.
You can find out exactly why even the massive free resource PlentyofFish will doom you to failure in Men, Women and Plenty of Fish.
And there’s a broader and more detailed explanation as to why dating services are a futile exercise in The Truth About… Dating Services.