Most dating sites allow you to add “Active Within $TIME” to any search string.
If the owner of the profile hasn’t logged in within two weeks, the odds are good that you’re looking at a zombie profile.
If you have approach anxiety when it comes to meeting strangers in person, online dating gives you all the time you need to calm down and send that message.
You can be as picky as you like, using various search functions and filters to ensure that you find that 5’9″ tall blonde Farsi speaking Zoroastrian of your dreams.
You take the randomness out of trying to meet people, hoping that fate will guide you to THAT ONE SPOT you need to be AT THAT VERY SPECIFIC TIME in order to meet that special someone.Don’t bother hoping that they’ll notice the “You have a new message!” email and log back in to see who’s been trying to reach them; odds are high that any such emails are either ignored, sent to the spam folder or deleted without being read in the first place.They may have set up the profile on a lark and forgot about it after moving on when some other social network caught their attention.They may have started dating somebody they met on that very site and just never got around to closing their account or editing their profile to indicate that they’re no longer on the market.
You may also want to watch out for active profiles by people who don’t actually spend the money to subscribe.