But size isn’t everything – as anyone who has just wrapped up a three-hour swiping session on Tinder will attest.
Too many members with no filter can result in either hours of swiping to find someone you fancy, or hundreds of messages in your inbox that you’ll never have time to read.
Pros: Uses compatibility testing to match you with someone who shares the same worldview as you.
‘Only show me people without children’ ‘Only show me men over 6ft 1in’ ‘Only show me vegetarians’ ‘Only show me people who don’t want kids’ The tick-boxes on many dating sites are a common part of the structure of the sites – and people often fill them in and make their choices quickly, based on in-the-moment gut feeling, prejudice or a past bad experience.
But too many filters and rigid check-boxes can have you dismiss huge numbers of people at once – something that apps like Bumble, Happn and Tinder tried to do away with (though that brings its own set of issues).
“Awake,” among conspiracy theorists, means the same thing as “aware” or “switched on.” It means you can see things that normal people can’t: you’ve put together the facts, connected the dots, and can now say confidently that chemtrails are being sprayed into the atmosphere to control human behavior, or that reptoid aliens are running the world’s banks.
The Awake Dating is a site focused on pairing up people who identify as “awake,” which Jarrod Fidden, the COO of Awake Dating, defines as “one who has investigated and come to his or her own conclusions on a collection of topics and issues.
However, perhaps controversially, arguably this is more of a pro than a con – as the saying goes, opposites attract!