No “one size fits all” scenario.
With the advent of web 2.0, most sites today have some form of social communication. Not surprisingly, an informal survey found that 32% of online daters actually found a date on a non-dating website or app.
Website www.saucydates.com surveyed 1,606 of its members around the world, asking the following questions:
- Have you ever found a date on a non dating app/website?
- Which non dating apps / websites did you find a date?
Coming on top of sites where finding a date happened is – no surprise here – Facebook. According to www.saucydates.com, “almost the entire planet is a member (of Facebook) so all the singles are there also, you just need to find them.” It also helps that “the benefit of a mutual friend takes away the ‘stranger factor’ often associated with online dating.” However, for those looking for “something to satisfy a fantasy or fetish”, then avoiding Facebook “is best avoided or everyone you know will discover your secret.”
In second place, Instagram’s photo focus makes it quick to see if there’s a mutual physical attraction. Dating sites can often have profiles without pictures which is very frustrating to serious daters as a lack of a picture just wastes time for everyone.
Twitter comes third. “Private messages allow you to make it more personal. If you try advanced search you can even search for Tweets near you. Combine a local search with a hobby or interest and you’re well on the way to finding a match,” www.saucydates.com stated.
Others also on the list of sites where picking up happens even if they’re not specifically pick-up sites include:
- Craigs List
- Yahoo Answers
- Porn Hub
“A dating site and all of the sites listed… all have the same basic ingredients of people plus communication. The dating site has the advantage that its members are(assumed to be) single, while in the other sites you need to figure that out yourself or accept a lot more rejection,” www.saucydates.com stated. And so “we don’t suggest you give up on dating sites, but as you use other sites in your daily life remember they could provide you with the love of your life. All of our top 12 are free to use so you really have nothing to lose. If you’re successful and people ask how you met your partner, then imagine the looks you get when you say, ‘I found him on eBay’ or ‘I picked her up on Porn Hub’.”