Streamlining Online Dating Sites
If you have done any looking at potential dating sites lately, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed. There are so many of them out there (an estimated several thousand, according to some experts) that it can be extremely difficult to decide which one (or ones) you should pay to join.
Leave it to the online community to recognize this problem and come up with a simple solution! The latest trend in online dating is the rise of so-called “dating portals”, also sometimes called “dating aggregators”. These innovative sites are cutting right through the problem of choosing the right online dating service by allowing users to search for matches across multiple dating services. It’s much like the familiar airline travel services such as CheapFlights.com, Priceline.com, and Kayak.com, where you can search a single site and find multiple travel options to consider.
Rubixx.com, for example, pulls profiles from many of the top dating sites when you conduct a search. If you find a potentially interesting match you then click through to the site from which the profile comes. Of course, you have to pay the fee to join that site and access the full profile, but the general concept here is a huge change for online dating. It may just be a very successful way for you to search more profiles, find more matches, and only pay to access those online services where your potential matches are also signed up.
Is this the future of online dating? Chances are the answer is “yes”, so keep an eye on this trend if you want to stay on the cutting edge!https://blog.datingwise.com/785/streamlining-online-dating-sites/News & ViewsDating Aggregators,Portals,Rubixx.comIf you have done any looking at potential dating sites lately, you're probably feeling a bit overwhelmed. There are so many of them out there (an estimated several thousand, according to some experts) that it can be extremely difficult to decide which one (or ones) you should pay...taraTara Milleradmin@datingwise.comAdministratorDating and Relationship Advice
There’s nothing new at all about this concept. Many large dating networks like Successful Match, World Dating Partners, Friendfinder and others have been doing this for years. They pull together profiles from lots of smaller sites into one large database, so that the wider dating pool is available to the smaller, less well known sites. The only difference with Rubixx.com is that they are pulling together profiles from web sites that don’t belong to the same company. And because of this, the search options there are rather restricted. This is where the dating networks are far better. They have one common, seamless interface, and the visitor is usually not even aware that profiles may be coming from different sites.
Plus I agree with Barrett’s comment above. Sites like Rubixx.com just provide a link to a profile, and in order to get any useful information, you have to sign up to the likes of Match.com or Singlesnet.com anyways! So if you have to do that, why not just go directly to the site and do your search there? You then have far more search options and can see all of the profile details in one place and you don’t have to keep switching between different sites all the time.
I don’t see this as a very useful tool unless you have memberships at all of the or more than one of the sites they aggregate data from. Each link is simply a referral tagged link to the user. Every search I made put me on a registration page. This tool will need a lot of work to make it useful for people who don’t signup for multiple paid sites.