We decided to ask Cupid.com users what they think are the most important qualities in their partner. What’s more, we asked them to tell us the qualities without which a relationship would be impossible. So, what is equally important for men and women? And what…
Meet local people
Long distance romance can lead to a happy ending. But let's face it: it's a lot of hard work. While modern technology makes it easier than ever to stay in touch online if you're dating someone who lives in another city, it's hardly ideal.
If you're looking for love, it's probably best to start your search closer to home, in your local area, or an area you’re about to move to. Online dating is ideal for this as you can look for singles from a certain area. It’s great if you want to meet people who live close by, but not in your town, or people who live in the other end of the city and might not show up in your local pub if it’s a bigger city you live in. After all, you might already know everyone in your own neighborhood.
Local dating is simply convenient as it means spending less time commuting and more time together. At the same time, widening your search to include nearby towns and villages might be good if you’re looking for someone outside your social circle.
Free Local Dating
Whilst online dating might not be free, it costs about the same per month as two drinks in a good bar would cost you. In other words, it’s a lot cheaper than going to a different bar every week looking to meet new singles. And as previously mentioned, you will meet singles from all over town and your nearby area, not just people you’ll bump into at your local bar, or coffeeshop.
Another advantage with using a dating site is that you can “meet” someone at any time. You don’t have to be available to go to a bar on a Friday night - you can just as easily message someone on a Tuesday morning. It simply works around your schedule. If you already have a busy social and work life, this can really work to your advantage. Besides, there are a lot more singles online than in any bar.
It might not be free local dating, but it’s as close to it as you can get. Unless, of course, you meet someone whilst going for a stroll in the park, but let’s just say your chances of finding a date on Cupid.com are a lot higher!
Local Online Dating
How do you use local dating sites to find local singles? Truth be told most dating sites aren’t local - some are even global - but you can easily search for singles in your area by using the city or post code. That's the beauty of online dating: you can be as picky as you please.
We also organize an array of offline events to help our members mingle and meet people in their local area. It's a great chance to meet new people in a relaxed environment and put faces to names. If you aren’t great at writing someone messages, this might be your preferred version of “online” dating.
If you meet online, however, be sure to meet in real life as soon as possible. Online chemistry is no guarantee for offline one. As a first date is also a first meeting, keep it low key. Meeting for a quick drink, or coffee is perfect. That way there’s no pressure to sit through a whole meal.
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