The popularity of online dating is being driven by several things but a major factor is time.

For many American men and women, the best way to find love without having to sacrifice career goals or leisure time is to head online, to a professional dating site like Elite Singles. Not only is our service safe, streamlined and secure, we support the search for lasting love by only matching couples that we feel are really suited to one another.

We base our suggestions on such important factors as location, relationship desires and personality, ensuring that our matchmaking is done with compatibility in mind.

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and conventional wisdom both suggest that love is a fundamental human need. A survey conducted in 2013 found that 77% of people considered it “very important” to have their smartphones with them at all times.

Most people meet their significant others through their social circles or work/school functions. In the search for a potential date, more and more people are switching to less traditional methods. With the rise and rise of apps like Tinder (and the various copycat models) who could blame them.

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At first glance, you might not think that spelling mistakes, eating trash, shaved legs, the taste of beer, or nuclear war would have much to do with finding true love.

But it turns out that your answers to these seemingly trivial questions could determine whether you end up attracting or repelling the object of your online romantic fantasies.

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