I have built this site as a place where I would want my girlfriends to date online. This is a site that I would want my best guy friends to look for The One. This is where the girls from Sex and the City or the six singles from Friends would log on to find friendship, a date or love. This is where I would go to date if I was single. I found an amazing love of twelve years and I want others to do the same.
I believe that life is busy, people are disconnected, bar scenes are challenging and it's just not easy to wait for Mr. Right or Mr. Right-Now to show up at your door because he's lost and looking for love. There is a place in this technologically advanced world for online dating. The convenience of mobile dating makes it even easier to search for a partner. Choosing a site that offers dating protection or a help hotline are added layers of protection for your security. But when you are dating online and in real life, it becomes your responsibility to be aware of red flags, irrational behavior and things that just seem 'off'. Tell your friends and family where you are going, what you are doing and if someone is harassing you or threatening your life, we want you to contact us and contact the authorities. Don't dismiss bad behavior as someone having a bad day. If you feel someone is dangerous -you must let someone know.
The weirdos are still going to get in. The crazies are still going to create profiles. The jaded, scarred and heartbroken will exist. But so will the hopeful, the fearless, the loving, the kind, the compassionate, the dreamers and the believers - like me. I believe in monogamy and in love and I believe in helping others find their plus one.
Contributed by Kimberly James, Founder, MatchMaster & Dating Expert, www.findyourplusone.com