What kind of people will I meet on dating sites?

Are all members of dating sites dysfunctional? Or quite normal? Where can I meet the kind of singles that interest me? We will tell you!

Indeed,when online dating sites first got going around the year 2000, predominantly peculiar people were active online: Freaks, programmers, losers.

However, today we are living in the year 2024 - and the situation has changed completely:

Petra Frömsdorf
Expert since 2003
The members of all online dating sites together reveal a quite accurate portrayal of true society.

It can be seen that in 2000 approximately 2% of singles searched online, now it is over 40%. Not all of them can be odd people.

Not every dating site has the same clientele

Imagine dating sites like night life: In the dockland pubs, seamen come to blows over third-class prostitutes, in the university quarter there are cheap student bars, normal people party in the Old Town and the rich and beautiful gather in the bars of the 5 star hotels.

It is similar with online dating sites: The clientele is extremely diversified.

Three questions will lead to the dating site with the right singles for you

When looking for the right dating site, you should keep three simple questions in the back of your mind, when reading through test reviews or when accessing the home page of a dating portal:

  • Flirting or love?
    The motto „Meet new, easy-going people“ speaks to other singles as „Find your life partner“.
  • Which target group?
    What is the portal called? Who is it aimed at? Is it „For academics“? Or „Singles over 50“? Or is it flamboyant and advertised by a teen, then it probably attracts younger singles.
  • How expensive is it?
    The price determines how committed the other singles that you will meet online are. And it determines from which social class the members come from. In general, the free flirt-apps appeal more to the lower classes, while high-priced dating agencies are more suited to the middle and upper classes.

Of course, not every dating site that is expensive is, simultaneously, especially good. However, among the large dating portals that there are in Switzerland, that you will come across in the advertising media, are the high-priced ones on which women are less stressed out by idiots and the chances of men receiving a reply to messages are higher.

Trying is better than pondering

In order to find the dating site with the singles best suited to you, it is unhelpful mulling it over for too long. It’s much easier to simply try out a few FREE OF CHARGE:

  • Register on 2-4 dating sites – at first without photo.
  • Take a look to see what kind of singles from your area are registered.
  • Wait a few days to see who contacts you.

In this way, you remain anonymous, invest an hour at the most and already get a good feeling about which dating site offers you the best chances, because there are singles waiting there who could very well suit you.

Only then should you take the next step:

  • Create a great profile with a good photo.
  • Order a flat-rate membership and communicate actively with other singles.
  • Meet singles in real life.

You’ll find out how to proceed in the most adept way in the guides to follow below...

Petra Frömsdorf
Petra Frömsdorf
Petra has been monitoring the world of online dating sites since 2003. In the media she is considered the leading expert on the topic of "online dating".