It used to be the only way to find a date was to be set up by one of your friends or to luck out on one of your many bar hopping or nightclubbing trips. That's no longer the case for lucky Rhode Island single men and women. Now Rhode Island singles are finding dates through speed dating and online personals, all with much greater success.
If you're a Rhode Island single looking to get into the dating scene, one of the newest options available is called speed dating. In fact, 8 Minute Dating hosts speed dating events for Rhode Island single professional men and women each month. The way it works is you sign up for a dating event at 8MinuteDating.com, and you're given information on where the next speed dating event is being held. At the event, you'll go on 8 dates, lasting 8 minutes each and then you'll go home and login to the site to let them know if you met anyone you'd like to see again. If those people also said they wanted to meet you again, you'll receive their contact information so you can set up a second date. It's a fast and easy way to meet many eligible singles in a short amount of time. Best of all, events start at just $35 and if you don't meet anyone you're interested in, 8 Minute Dating will invite you to their next event for free.
Another new dating option for Rhode Island single men and women is Great-Expectations.com. Great Expectations melds the worlds of traditional and online dating services. While they do host an online site, they also screen and meet every member face-to-face and maintain up-to-date photos on their website profiles. This way, you're sure to see an accurate profile before you end up going out on a date. Their online site lets you get started by entering in some basic information about who you are and what you're looking for. The company will then contact you to set up a face to face meeting and work out a membership plan. Plan fees vary on your location and the type of membership you're looking for.
While 8MinuteDating.com and Great-Expectations.com are both interesting new ways for Rhode Island single men and women to meet other Rhode Island singles, the most popular way is true online dating sites such as Match.com. Match.com is like online classifieds for dating. You can create a free profile, search for a date based on certain criteria like location, age, race, likes/dislikes and more, and you can even "Wink" at someone you're interested in, all for free. If one of your interests "Winks" back at you and you want to start conversing, you can join Match.com for as little as $8.33/month if you sign up for a whole year. If you just want to try it out for a month, the subscription fee is $24.95. So, signing up for multiple month packages clearly adds up quickly.
In addition to Match.com, there are many online dating sites that work much the same way, including Yahoo Personals and Date.com. All vary in their pricing, but work essentially the same way. The results are amazing, with many Rhode Island single men and women finding friendships and lasting relationships through these online sites. In just one or two nights at the bar, you could spend $25 and not meet a single eligible man or woman. Spending that money on a month's subscription to an online dating site gives you access to many more eligible singles and best of all, you can search from the comfort of your own home.