In just over a week, I’ll be celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary. I’m (happily) so far removed from the single’s scene, that I hardly recognize it. And as my oldest children move into the phase of looking for their dream mates, I have seen how much the dating scene has changed in the last quarter century.
When Sam and I met — the old fashioned way, living in the same apartment complex — the internet didn’t exist. Now it’s become a viable way to meet others and virtual dating is completely mainstream. Who knew this would ever happen?
In order to create this post, I was asked to create a free account at Smingle.com. I’m not at all uncomfortable with technology, but delving into a dating site was odd. In any event, the signup process was simple. (Fortunately, I did not have to select “unsure” for my sexual preference!) Once I confirmed the registration, I was in.
Smingle is a mix of social networking, virtual dating, and online gaming. The site uses cutting edge technology and an easy-to-navigate interface. A Harvard study said:
Virtual Dates cause individuals to develop greater affinity toward one another when they actually meet.
Give it a try! If you’re single and looking for love, try a virtual date on Smingle. You’ve got nothing to lose and maybe 25 years of love to gain.