|We all know that search engines are the best way to find dating
sites online. However, if you aren't specific, you can spend
hours searching and never find the right site for you. What do I
mean? Let's look at an example. I just did a search on Google,
Yahoo! and MSN for the search term "dating". Here's what I
found: 138,000,000 results on Google, 256,000,000 on Yahoo! and
120,905,709 on MSN. Uh oh. Which sites are the best for me? Who
knows. You'll have to just start clicking on links to find out.
However, if you'll use some simple search engine techniques to
narrow your searches, you'll find that searching the web for
dates online can become a much easier process than shuffling
through 100's of millions of sites. Since Google is still used
by more searchers than any other search engine, the following
tips will apply to Google specifically.
Tip #1: Be Specific
What type of person do you want to meet online? Christian,
Jewish, BBW, Military, African American... Instead of just
searching for dating, why not search for Christian Dating Sites
or African American Dating Sites. You'll find the available list
of sites dramatically lower, and the sites that come up will be
much more specific.
Tip #2: Use Advanced Search Techniques
[allinurl]: Used when looking for a site with exact wording in
the url. For example: Search for
allinurl:ChristianDatingNetwork. What you'll find is that every
search result is from a site that has the words
ChristianDatingNetwork in the url.
[allintitle]: Similar to allinurl except for the words will
appear in the title of the site. This is a great search to use
because you may have heard someone at a party or at work mention
a dating site to you, but you can't remember the url, but you do
remember they called it something. Using the same example above,
search for allintitle:Christian Dating Network. As you'll see,
the results are for sites with the exact words Christian Dating
Network in the title. Another reason this search is so valuable
is because many dating sites have a different title than their
url. So, if you can't remember the url, but you can remember the
title, then use the [allintitle:] search.
Tip #3: Use the "OR" search
My favorite search technique. What if you want to find dating
sites for BBW (Big Beautiful Women) OR Military singles? Use the
"OR" search. For example: Search for BBW OR Military Dating
Sites. Be sure to include the "OR" in all caps for the search to
work. Now, look at the results. All of the results are for sites
that pertain to either BBW or Military Dating sites as well as
sites that pertain to them both. Excellent search to find
resource sites that cater to both of your needs.
Tip #4 Use the "Domain" search
What if you know the url of the dating site you want, but you
want to know if it caters to singles you are looking for? For
example: eharmony is a very popular online dating site that is
currently doing a massive amount of television advertising.
Let's say you are Jewish and wonder if they cater to Jewish
singles. A simple way to find out if Jewish is mentioned on
eharmony is to do the following search: jewish
site:www.eharmony.com. All you have to do is put the term you
are looking for followed by a space and then the word "site" and
a colon and the url you are looking for. In this example, 9
listings came up for Jewish within eharmony.
I hope the above tips will help you find a date online in a
quicker and more efficient fashion. The internet has made
finding love online easier, but because of the vast number of
dating sites catering to singles these days, you need to use
some of the shortcuts mentioned above, or you'll waste valuable
time searching through meaningless results.
Good luck and happy dating!
About the author:
J. Anthony is a contributing writer to Alternative-Dating-Sit
es.com and Personalads.cc. Both sites are
devoted to helping singles find love on the internet. He also
owns BBWSinglesFinder.com, one
of the top BBW Dating Sites on the Internet.
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