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February 27, 2011 1:22 PM Subscribe
What are some boutique dating websites, other than OKCupid? Also, do men really like it when women contact them on dating sites?
posted by oceanview to human relations (39 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I prefer the non-mainstreaminess of the average OKCupid user. Sites like Lavalife and Match, although they have a larger user set, are full of status quo duds that I have little in common with. I speak from experience.
However, since OKCupid has relatively fewer users, I find that I'm not getting as many dates as I want. I'm pretty, but maybe because I'm of a minority ethnicity is why I don't get the fabled "hundreds of messages" that white women do. So...
What are some other boutique websites that attract left-of-mainstream users? Maybe if I register on multiple ones I'll get more dates.
Also, bonus question: do guys really like it when women contact them on dating sites? The "experts" seem to say that even though a man might be a little flattered, it's ultimately emasculating, upsets the male-female dynamic, leading to eventual relationship doom. Discuss!