Hi. You’re here to find someone. So am I. No, really.
I built this partially out of frustration in using the existing sites out there, and I’m kind cheap. I paid for two of the well known sites out there and had the same results as I have using the free ones. Perhaps the only difference was a slight increase in quality of people in exchange for a decrease in selection. Either way, it was frustrating.
There are sites that ask you all sorts of questions, from what you would do if you found your boss watching porn, to how many tattoos you have to how interested you would be in having a certain kind of sex toy used on you. I answered hundreds, to no avail.
There are sites that use magical chemistry to match you with other humans, after asking you all sorts of personality questions.
There are sites that just throw hundreds of people at you you, and you are guaranteed to meet some very interesting people this way.
All sites how you potentially lots of pictures. All sites tell you they are “matching” you with someone. All sites tell you that they are using some sort of criteria to find these people for you.
They are all wrong.
All that is happening is that humans are looking at postage stamp sized pictures of people, and making a judgement as to whether they want to know more, just like in real life. They are muddling through a broken system, trying to find the friendly face, the one that would spark their interest in real life. The problem with the dating sites is:
- They are making you pay for it.
- They really have no clue what you want, only you do.
- They have no way of tracking who you really like, an more importantly, who you don’t.
- They are wasting your time with nonsense, whether it be elaborate profiles that almost no one will read, or qualifying questions that do not work for 99.95% of the population, or matches that don’t want you.
- Unless you “block” those you are not interested in, the sites will continue to shove them in your face, and at least one site will continue to show you people you’ve already blocked!
Even the Dr. that consulted for the creation of a certain dating site speaks at length about how certain hormones and elements in the womb decide what our face looks like, and we use faces to determine who we are attracted to.
So then, why bother with the questions?
The fact is that no dating site should ever take credit for any relationship. It’s the humans that do all the work.
Like Real Life
You see someone in a coffee shop, you don’t know anything about them other than they caught your attention. That initial physical note, that attraction, is what naturally makes you want to know more. So you observe, discretely; actions, movements, the way they talk, what they are wearing.
In the real world they don’t control the message. In cyberland, they do. In cyberland you may only see a part of the person, a strategically taken picture obscure things physically. Remember the arms-length, disembodied head pics?
If you chose to talk to them, you will get an idea right away if they find you interesting, engaging. If they are attracted you will know. In a matter of minutes you will exchange information first real names, probably phone numbers. You may have a chance to sit and talk. The relationship will begin on a connected level.
In cyberland, you are judging on a picture or serious of pictures that may be over a year old. You are communicating blindly and anonymously in a predatory environment. All the nuances of smiles, of body language and voice are lost. Women are bombarded, giving them a false sense of choice and putting them in a defensive position. They are dealing with a crowd. Men are lost in the shuffle.
You may correspond via the messaging of the dating site, 10, perhaps 50 messages may be exchanged before a phone number is given. Then there may be days of texts. You may very well not hear the other person’s voice until meeting.
In real life, you are on a one-on-one basis, it is just the two of you. A week long (or more) process of cyberdating is accomplished in a matter of minutes, and you start our already having a physical spark.
In cyberland you may chose not to connect with someone because of a statistic, desire for children, religion, sign, all things that may not affect the relationship, or worse, are answered in a way that is misleading. In real life these items are judged by actions. These items and preferences may be fluid, and not set in stone.
cyberdating has almost no advantages and all disadvantages over real life meeting.
The only advantage of cyberdating is that you know the prospect is interested in dating. In real life, other than a wedding ring being present, you have no indicators as to status or desire for a connection, until you make the first move. The exception to this is a referral from a friend, a blind date. In this case a friend, a trusted source of information, has already vetted the prospect.
So, how do we make cyberdating work for us, in the most efficient way?
OnlyAGlance.com shows you pics, the same postage stamp sized pictures you see on other sites. However, like in real life, when you express interest by glancing, the other person knows about it and has to glance back or express a lack of interest. Only if they do, do you get to see their very limited profile – the same sort of small talk you would make in the chat after they initial glance back. If both parties want to continue, then chat is activated. Now you can chat, be clever, exchange information, and finally meet. This makes for successful online dating.
At any time, either party can simply decide they are no longer interested, and the profile will be removed from the pool of people you are offered, once and permanently. Move along.
The point of onlyaglance.com it to provide you an efficient method of sorting through lots of available singles in your area, period. The rest is up to you. You will spend five minutes on onlyaglance.com being successful at online dating, vs. the hour you waste at other dating sites, per site.
Well, that’s the goal, at least. 🙂