Online Dating Sucks: What You Can Do About It

Jonathan DeLong By Jonathan DeLong  - February 27, 2017
    Online Dating Sucks: What You Can Do About It

    Ever googled “dating app” or “online dating” only to find yourself intimidated, discouraged and confused by, like, the second results page? Us too. Online dating sucks. We got tired of the seemingly endless results when all we wanted was a way to simplify the dating experience.

    Why Online Dating Sucks

    The reality is, the dating space is noisy and crowded. There are over 2,100 dating communities in the US alone, and an estimated 4,500 worldwide, ranging from marriage-focused to instant gratification to pen pals, and serving niche communities that cover everything from beard lovers to Bernie lovers to Disney lovers (seriously, it’s called Mouse Mingle). So, like we said, it can get pretty overwhelming out there. This is especially true when so many possibilities start to feel like just the opposite. Psychologist Barry Schwartz coined a term for this phenomenon: “the paradox of choice.” He shows how more options can actually lead to less success and satisfaction.

    DatePerfect: Solving the Suck Problem

    We needed help sifting through all these dating sites and apps. We also needed a friendly push in the direction of the most reputable providers. That’s why we built DatePerfect. We’re a white hat consumer service (read more about that here), and we’re here to give you an unbiased look at all of your dating options. Yes, online dating can be migraine-inducing, but DatePerfect is your trusted partner in the dating space.

    If you’re feeling frustrated with the noise and overwhelm of the online dating game, we totally get it. Online dating sucks. And we’re here to help. Whether you’re looking for the geeks who like fitness or the shy bunch who are into the country western vibe, we’ve got your back. Check us out on your device and see for yourself how DatePerfect can help you find exactly what you’re looking for, whatever it may be. Click to learn more about what we do at DatePerfect.


    Check out these resources for more info:

    The Paradox of Choice: Why Having Too Many Options Is Ruining Dating by Erica Gordon via Mogul

    For Online Dating Sites, A Bumpy Road to Love by Alina Tugend via New York Times Business Day

    The paradox of choice by Barry Schwartz via TED 



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      Jonathan DeLong
      Jonathan DeLong
      Jonathan DeLong is hooked on tech, and has been working with startups and entrepreneurs for the last decade. With experience building global cross-functional teams for enterprise and infrastructure providers, to seeing garage-based startups from their ‘fast-pitches’ thru launch, he truly believes anything is possible. Often giving his time freely to both emerging entrepreneurs and philanthropy, Jonathan’s heart is as big as they come. When not deep in strategy and API based business models, you will find him swimming, on a road bike, or simply traveling globally. A San Francisco native and a graduate of the University of California in Santa Barbara, Jonathan currently lives on a sailboat in Oakland, California. Learn more on Jonathan's founder's blog:
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