If you are finding that you are lonely and do not have many dates, then maybe it is time to think about hiring a dating service. You actually have quite a few options to choose from. In this respect it is a lot better to be single now then 25 years ago. Before, you had to rely on going out to meet people or having friends introduce you. Now it can be as easy as joining the right website.
When you do decide to hire a dating service you will have to decide whether you want to do it strictly online or if you want an organization that meets with you before they place you out on dates. If you go with the online variety there are many different kinds of dating websites to choose from; these range from being free to charging a monthly or yearly fee.
For the free sites, there is one that has been around for many years called Plenty of Fish. They have a forum area as well so you can post and talk about different subjects with other members. They also have local get togethers in some of the larger cities. Another free website is Mingle2. This one is lighter and fun; it's based on the premise of making new friends.
When you start looking at the pay-as-you-go dating websites there are many more to choose from. Some of the most popular are Match and eHarmony. eHarmony will give you a long questionnaire and try to match you based on your likes and dislikes.
If you decide to hire a matchmaking dating service where they make the arrangements for you, then you can pick something like It's Just Lunch. This organization is touted to be for the busy professional who does not have time to date a lot but has time for quick lunch dates. They are located in many of the larger areas and increase their presence each year.
Another option is something that has gained popularity in the last few years called speed dating. Many times a local bar or pub will host these events; they'll charge a set fee of approximately thirty dollars and guarantee that you will meet five to seven different prospects. They make money on the fee and on the drinks and food that you buy when you are there. A timer is set and you get 2-4 minutes with each person. Usually the woman stays seated and when the buzzer goes off the man goes to the next table. Afterward, each person takes a list they got at the beginning, and notes whether he would like to continue with any of the people they just met. If two people both check off one another's names then they are advised of the compatibility and the couple takes it from there. It is a fun way to spend a few hours with no future commitments and no club to join.
No matter which dating service you choose to hire you should know that you are not alone in your search for love and companionship. These dating services make it easier for you to find your soul mate or just make another close friend. The choice is up to you.