The Undateable Dating Site Review [Diary of the Undateable]
I can’t believe that summer is coming to a close! It feels like I was packing up my huge suitcases and taking a long bus ride to the city just yesterday. One of the reasons why my three free months passed by so quickly is because for the first time ever, I had a few boos to pass the time.
Remember when I said that OkCupid got wack? After I deleted my profile, I thought that I’d swear off online dating forevs. But then I was all like…why? You’ve all heard those statistics about one in every five relationships begin online. Of course, you have to be careful with anyone that you meet – that goes without saying. But since I was of legal age in a city full of cuties, I wasn’t about to let the summer go by without some action. So I made three profiles at the beginning of June – one on Plenty of Fish, one on Badoo and one on How About We.
Plenty of Fish – I found out about POF after Googling one of my potentials from OkCupid. I thought that it was a site for older singles at first…but after browsing, I saw lots of guys around my age. They were hard to find, though…POF has a really sloppy website layout. It’s just so cluttered. There are a cajillion pictures of random guys everywhere which gets overwhelming. I always use my app instead of logging on on my laptop. Apparently there’s some kind of personality test that you complete which tells you what kind of underwater animal you are – hence the site name. No one ever does it, though. Oh and about those older singles I mentioned? Before I figured out the messaging settings, I got a lot of inboxes from creepy older men that I had no interest in. But with a little magic, you can filter your emails by photo preferences, location and – thankfully – age.
Badoo – Their marketing campaign was brilliant – I saw ads for Badoo everywhere this summer, so I got curious and created a profile. This is a fun site. I like the real-time instant message feature…sometimes writing out long, drawn out notes can get boring. This site is kind of shallow, though…there are a lot of “rate that hottie!” and “vote for this cutie!” features. Your matches aren’t determined by your personality.
How About We –It’s like DIY dating…you come up with date ideas, post it and wait for a response. So simple and cute, right? Too bad you have to pay to play. From what I could see for free, the guys on HAW were really cute and artsy and innovative. I also liked The Date Report, HAW’s blog about love and life. I know what I’ll be doing with my refund check. Jk, jk.
CollegeCandy, have you tried out any other cool dating websites?
When she’s not watching for Blue Ivy sightings or doing some serious Facebook creeping, Khalea moonlights as a print journalism major at the REAL HU, Howard University. Follow her on Twitter at @letsbeKHAlear, or feel free to Twatch. Whatever works for you.