Dating sites for the lonely

So it might seem hypocritical that the idea of online dating makes me so uncomfortable, I want to cover my ears and start loudly chanting whenever someone suggests it.

Having said that, to suggest that online dating is the 'solution' to a lonely heart implies that online dating is a fail-safe, fast-track route to finding ‘The One’.

Likewise, the term 'lonely hearts' makes logging on to find love sound as though it’s the equivalent of signing up to an AA meeting for singles - 'Alone and Anonymous'.

While I have yet to take the next step and actually set up a profile, it’s nice to know they’re out there.

­One of the basic human impulses is to develop a romantic relationship –- and maybe even fall in love. You might not be in the right mood to meet your soul mate while you’re trekking through the grocery store.

However, what online dating does do brilliantly is open up a whole new arena for those looking to cast their nets a little wider and explore their options.

Everyone is looking for their very own version of love and going about finding it their own way; whether that be by locking eyes with a stranger in a local bar, e-flirting over e-mail at work, relying on friends to play cupid, or finding a mate at the click of a mouse.

At least that’s what the trademarked tag line to Farmers Only claims. It also happens to be the main theme Alikewise is based on.

This site is for real country folk looking for love. Meet people according to their favourite literature – so long as it’s not Anime porn?

But there are a lot of obstacles that might keep someone from meeting the love of his or her life in today’s world. People of all ages, lifestyles and locations have been facing this problem for decades.

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