The whole idea of the Internet as an information exchange goes beyond commercial use.
It’s easy to see how it’s able to do this in the commercial setting.
You take any kind of product or interest where there’s a lot of demand and you pair it using a platform with suppliers.
It’s all about pairing up supply with demand.
That’s why eBay so successful.
This is also why Amazon is so successful.
This simple exchange paradigm extends to all aspects of the human experience.
It’s definitely true when it comes to dating.
Not surprisingly, websites like Match.com and mobile apps like Tinder have revolutionized dating.
It seems like a slamdunk on paper.
After all, we’re just talking about databases, we’re just talking about matching people up based on local parameters.
Unfortunately, just like with most everything in life, things that seem to work well on paper turn out to be more complicated and nuanced when implemented in the real world.
Just as there are many scams on eBay and lots of fake offers on Craigslist, there are also lots of wrinkles when it comes to dating sites.
So if you’re looking to find a dating platform that actually works, pay attention to the following models.
Craigslist is the granddaddy of online classified sites.
It doesn’t matter which major metropolitan area in the United States you live in, there’s sure to be a Craigslist that caters to your area.
Localization is Craigslist’s key to success.
Also, when you go to any type of Craigslist website, there is no shortage of listings.
Craigslist is very well known; it’s actually the 800-pound gorilla in the online classifieds market.
The big downside to Craigslist is that you have a lot of competition.
If you’re using Craigslist to date, keep in mind that for every W4M listing on Craigslist, there are tons of guys trying to get in contact with that woman.
To make matters worse, a lot of those ads are actually fake.
A lot of guys use those listings to get emails from guys and then they blast spam to these emails.
So Craigslist wins in terms of hyperlocality but you end up losing out due to the huge amount of spam.