blank stares or humorless hominids with hubris." Joining this network, which was founded in 2010, requires creating a profile and filling out a detailed Q&A that asks for more substantive input than other sites.
Responses from potential applicants are screened to verify that they are, in fact, witty enough to join.
With its nearly 6 million monthly unique visitors, is the most popular dating site in the United States, followed closely by Ok Cupid and Plenty of Fish with 5.4 million and 5 million respective monthly unique visitors.
In terms of niche-status, these sites are fairly general – they all tailor to the average online dater.
Ah, spring, a season defined by tax-related meltdowns, allergies, cute baby animals and wicked weather. Sure, most people are familiar with the “big” virtual meet markets like e Harmony, Match.com, OKCupid and, um, Craigslist but there are hundreds of dating websites out there that cater to romance-seekers with decidedly more specialized interests, values and physical attributes.
And since this is 2011, by “come out to play” we mean log on to online dating websites in search of friends, flings and serious relationships.
That’s when the first episode of the original Star Trek television series aired. Spock, Scotty, and Uhura, the original incarnation struggled to gain ratings, but it grew into a wildly popular worldwide phenomenon.
For instance, the first interracial TV kiss featured Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and Lieutenant Uhura (Nichelle Nichols).
What’s more, when Nichols considered quitting the series, none other than Martin Luther King Jr.
Sites like JDate and Our Time, on the other hand, accommodate a more specific subset of online daters.
JDate is a leading Jewish online singles community while Our Time is for singles aged 50 and over.