There are literally millions of people around the world using online matchmaking services at the moment and everything points towards them becoming more and more popular in the coming years.
Most dating services can put you in touch with a wide range of people and can cater for almost any religion, culture, age or sexual persuasion. However, the best thing about matchmaking services is that they save you that most precious of commodities - time. Instead of having to search through hundreds and sometimes thousands of personals ads by hand they can do most of the work for you. Their sophisticated databases can work much faster than you can so why not let them take the strain. All you have to do is the fun part - reviewing and getting in touch with those people than you matched up with!
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It's worth making the distinction again between a matchmaking service and a personal ads provider. Even most online personals ads don't give you much sophistication in the way that you can narrow down your searches to people that you would really be interested in. Matchmakers are looking to do exactly that - match you with suitable people. It may be that you might have many more people to choose from on a personals site but most won't be suitable for you. What's the point in having to look at a thousand personal ads when only thirty are remotely close to who you were looking for? Pearmatch.co.uk matches you both ways so a match really is a match. The person that is on your match list has specifically requested someone with your attributes and vice versa. This means, for instance, that young women won't be inundated with matches of middle aged men unless they have specifically asked to meet middle aged men. We apply this priciple to many of the criteria to give you what we consider to be true matches. This means that you waste less time, both in reading unsuitable profiles and in meeting people that you'd rather not spend time with.
However, while most matchmakers have thousands of people on their books what selections you make can have a huge influence on the number of matches you receive. It would be very easy to make selections to create this fantasy model man or woman and end up with only a very few matches. You need to be realistic and, as we mentioned earlier, decide on what's really important to you. If it's not important to you then why put it down as being important? It will merely reduce the likelihood of you finding a partner that you can be happy with.
So make your list of 'essential', 'nice to have', and 'unimportant' qualities and play around editing your profile and your selections until you find people that look to have interesting profiles. In the next section we'll look at how silly mistakes and small adjustments to your selections can make big differences to the number and type of profiles you will be shown. Online dating services may have thousands of people on their books but they can't magic the impossible out of nowhere - you still have to tell them the sort of person you are looking for and about yourself in a totally honest way!