When I was in college, the high point of the day was coming home to a blinking answering machine, meaning someone called and left a message.Before caller ID, email, voicemail, text messaging, IM, wall postings, and poking there was…a blinking light.

Also, each time you contact someone, you’re essentially starting with a cold introduction and have to write a tailored email/essay to each person.

Unlike e Harmony, this means pretty much constant maintenance. Plenty of Fish I personally know of one marriage and a handful of relationships from Plenty of Fish because the barrier to entry is essentially zero.

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As with most things, it’s the extremes that come across as weird, such as someone that only does online dating or someone that does no online dating at all.

The way I look at it, it’s like having a relative named, for example, Aunt e Match that says, “I’ve got a girl I think you might like.” In fact, it’s better; it’s like Aunt e Match saying, “I’ve got a girl I think you might like – and here’s her resume, a buncha pics, and a writing sample.” So, which dating site is best for you?

But as it turns out, even though 93% of people aged 19 to 29 Image Source: Shutterstock If OKCupid’s studies are anything to go by, black men gave black women the cold shoulder too and vice versa.

A recent study found that black people of all ages were 10 times more likely to initiate contact with white people than other black people.

This means that you’re pretty much on your own; Match lets you put up a personal page about yourself and then look around for others that you might like.