Thursday, 21 July 2011

Dating and Matchmaking Websites

It is important to understand the difference between online or internet dating websites and matchmaking websites. Even though both these terms have same end goal i.e. finding a match or a partner, however they differ in the ways and means to achieve it.


Internet dating or online dating helps you to make new contacts and communicate with other individuals and groups. Online dating websites enable you to find a date yourself by getting you the access of chatting, service messaging system and also providing you the access to browse through various profiles.

Matchmaking through internet is a modern method of introducing people and enable them strengthen their relationship. It has become prevalent since the late 90’s, when computer matchmaking became popular. Many websites checked the compatibility of the participants by matching their backgrounds, hobbies, tolerances and preferences. Psychological tests are conducted by the online websites and also horoscopes are matched using astrology software. By using matchmaking websites a lot of time can be saved as mostly serious people looking for an appropriate match usually register for such websites. Response rate is much higher on matchmaking websites as people do not have to undergo the awkwardness of first physical meeting. Physical meeting between the family and themselves can be fixed once the backgrounds and preferences match.

In the matchmaking websites, each matching attribute has a different weight which depends upon the importance assigned by the participant.The first criterion is usually horoscope matching using scientific algorithms. Also comparison of your profile with other member’s profiles is undertaken. Usually if the matching rate is 60-70% or more, it is shown as a compatible match. It is the user’s prerogative to choose amongst these two kinds of online relationship. Even online dating websites can lead to serious relationships. It is just about meeting the right people at the right time.

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