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Do the Match.com commercials have a point?

Despite the prevalence of online dating in the modern era, many people still hesitate to join a dating site such as Match.com. A recent article on NPR actually highlighted this interesting fact. We have to remember that as a society, online dating is still a relatively new thing for us. And many of the old fashioned beliefs of how to meet other singles are passed down from previous generations. While dating online may not have the stigma it once had, there certainly remains a good amount of reluctance on the part of some individuals.

The latest batch of Match.com commercials emphasize this fact. On the streets of various cities, the host of the commercial asks eligible singles whether they are on Match.com. Many are not, and when they are shown profiles of people on Match, they show obvious interest. Could this be you as well?

The best way to know is to open up an account using a Match.com free trial. By doing this, you can create your own profile and begin searching for single people living in your geographic area. But the best part of the free trial is that for 3 days, you can also communicate with other members. (Just go to Couponleaf.com to try out match.com for 3 days free.) This is a crucial part of determining whether a dating site is a good fit for you. Regardless of all the bells and whistles a site has, at the end of the day, if you don't connect with other members, it is all rather pointless.

Having said that, it's also important to keep in mind that online dating is not a quick fix to any dating woes you have. Just as you have to put in time and effort to find a compatible person outside the online dating world, so too must you put in time and effort to get results online. The people who have the most success typically spend many hours revising and improving their profile, and taking lots of pictures or even videos of themselves. Some even read books and join sites designed to help you get better results from dating online.

Like all things in life, you pretty much get whatever you put in. But you won't get anywhere unless you put yourself out there. Even if you don't have hours every day to devote to online dating, it doesn't hurt to join a solid dating site like Match.com and see what happens. Who knows, you just might become the next online dating success story.