In the modern world, with all its work pressures and other commitments, it’s increasingly difficult to find the time to meet someone who pushes all your buttons. Sure, there are the usual places to go, or maybe your family and friends will introduce you to someone they think “would be great for you”, but wouldn’t it be more satisfying to find out for yourself?
With the help of the internet you can get to know dozens, hundreds or even thousands of potential dates and future partners through online dating websites. These sites will give you the opportunity to chat with other members, check out their photos and more before you decide to meet them. Therefore your romantic life can be influenced by your own desires and not simply the whims of the (well meaning, we’re sure) people around you.
Why Choose an Arab dating website?
This category, Arab Dating Websites, examines the ins and outs, pros and cons, of dating websites which are specially designed with Arabs in mind. You’ll find sites which are specific to particular places, such as Lebanon, alongside websites which intend to help arrange Arab marriages across the globe. With hundreds of thousands of men and women to talk to you won’t be spoiled for choice, but the big question is: how do you navigate through them to pick the site which is best for you?
We’ve reviewed a range of Arab dating websites to help you decide, but before you get stuck into checking out the reviews we thought you might benefit from understanding how we’ve rated these sites and how to decide which one might be most effective for helping you find what you’re looking for. So, here we go, our top tips for reading our reviews and exploring the dating sites:
What are your chances of getting a date?
After all the talk is done and all the photos have been appreciated, you may decide that you actually want to get a date. This might simply be an online relationship or you may wish to meet in person. We’ve considered the likelihood of this happening using each site. To do this we consider how many members are registered with a site, how many of those are active, and how effective the communication tools are. Whilst some sites may have hundreds of thousands of members, it’s not much use if none of them ever log on.
So in some cases a slightly smaller membership of people who are active on a regular basis, participating in chats and forum discussions, may provide a better opportunity for finding a date. We recommend performing a search based on the criteria you’re interested in (do you want to find someone of a certain age range, religious belief or ethnicity, for example) and seeing how many of them are online or have been updating their profile recently. This ought to give you a good idea of how likely they will be to reply to any communications you attempt with them.
What features are available?
All of the sites we’ve reviewed allow you to create a unique profile page and to message other members. These features offer the foundations of a dating site. However you may wish to do more, so we’ve taken this into account. Some sites will provide ways to “flirt” with other members, which essentially means that you can let them know you like what you see without having to think up a long message.
Meanwhile, other websites might have instant messenger features available, through which you can send and receive messages immediately rather than having to wait for email correspondence. The more features that are available, the more options you have to show people you care.
What are the quality and size of members’ photos?
You can tell a lot about someone from the sort of photos they post. If you’re looking for someone outgoing and active and see a picture of them climbing a mountain then chances are you’ve found a potential match. Dating websites allow users to upload photos to show everyone what they look like and what they’re interested in, often allowing you to provide several photos.
The quality can vary from one site to the next depending on the size of the files you are allowed to upload. We’ve looked at these details and checked out members’ photos to discover how many photos you can provide, and the quality that is available. If you want to give an honest impression of yourself then photos can go a long way to doing that.
What help is on offer and is the website easy to navigate?
If you’re ever stuck on how to use the site or pay a bill then a decent FAQ and support system is really useful. If you’re new to online dating then you may wish to read around the “help” section (there’s usually a link at the bottom of a website) to find out more information on how all the features work and what to do if you encounter a problem.
Some of these sites provide relationship advice too, so if that’s important to you then look out for that option. On the whole these sites were easy to use so you shouldn’t struggle very much, but it’s worth trying out the free packages available to decide whether or not you can manoeuvre through the websites trouble free.
Does it offer value for money?
This does not mean “which site is cheapest” but rather “which is the best site for the price”. Sometimes the cheaper sites simply aren’t as good as the more expensive ones, and whilst a number of them say they are free in actual fact you only get to set up a basic account for free. We look at the differences between the different packages available and go into some detail as to which ones we feel will offer the best value for money, so do take a look at the editorial verdicts we provide, as well as our star ratings.
The bottom line
That’s about all we have to say about our reviews of Arab Dating Sites for now. There’s a whole world of people waiting for you to get in touch, and all it takes is the click of a mouse button. Give it a go, we wish you the best of luck!