Online student dating sites
Here, you’re limited to viewing one profile at a time, rather than the wall of faces that some websites throw at you.
A carousel section functions almost identically to Tinder, where you’ll churn through profiles, deciding if you’re interested (on Zoosk, there’s also a “maybe” option).
Maybe you’re a workaholic with just a few hours of free time each week, and you don’t feel like spending those precious hours shouting over loud music at a nightclub.
Maybe you’re agoraphobic, or you can’t afford to sign up for one of those “wine and painting” events without mortgaging your student loan debt — damn you, Big College!
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Taste in music can be a deal maker or deal breaker.
This site is the most expensive on this list, but it also requires the least amount of work in the long run.
You’ll add a list of favored artists to your profile, and you can fill in answers to generic statements like “If I had a million dollars, I would…” or “When I was 13, my favorite band was…” Frankly, Tastebuds’ list of features and its lack of matching algorithms make it inferior to most popular dating sites, but it’s a cool, unique twist that music lovers will appreciate.
Ok Cupid is geared toward younger, hipper singles, as evidenced by the affordable rates and the fact that co-founder Christian Rudder is a member of ultra-hipster band Bishop Allen.
The initial personality quiz — which tests for its trademarked “29 Dimensions of Compatibility” — can be daunting and take a couple hours, but after that, e Harmony emails you matches.
You don’t need to continually monitor your profile or dig through pages and pages of prospective matches.