Crazy Work Life Keeping You From Dating? Try These Sites For Professionals
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Online dating is a good thing for busy professionals. You may not have the time for a lunch break, let alone scouting the bar for singles after a long day of work. Perhaps you just want to grab a beer with your buddies and relax knowing that an app is literally scheduling dates for you. Dating websites allow you to get exactly what you want: just like you have professionally.
Are you interested in finding a long-term partner who works just as hard as you to form a power couple? As they say, there’s an app for that. Do you have plenty of money, but not enough time to enter a relationship full of commitment and responsibilities, and would prefer a more casual connection? The world wide web has you covered in that area, too. From hookup apps that are perfect for business trip hotel sex to tried and true dating websites that let you conjure up the ideal partner, to selective dating apps with screening processes to weed out the posers and the unemployed, the dating industry has your back.
And because we know that you’re busy and have enough on your plate, AskMen put together a list of the ten best dating sites for professionals. Read on to get just what you’re looking for.
As professionals, we respect a business that gets to the point. Elite Singles matches you with other successful people, end of story. Elite Singles gives you more than a Facebook photo to base your opinion on. The dating website collects information about profession and appearance, so you can be as selective with your dating game as you are during the hiring practice.
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Match.com is a household name. As a professional, you know that to become a household name, you have to be doing something right. When you’re looking for a relationship with another grown-up who is ready for a real relationships and real conversations, Match is for you. Rather than just swipes, the site asks for information that is both erotically and intelligently useful. If you know you’re looking for a toned brunette partner, those filters are available. Likewise, if you know you’d be better paired with someone who is never married but interested in the tradition and children someday, you can search for that, too. Match.com essentially lets you search for your dream girl. It’s free to look, however it will cost you about $25 a month depending on what package you pick. Think of it as an investment. We respect Match.com for charging. It helps weed out the flakes who would waste your precious time.
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The League made headlines for its professionalism in the likes of Forbes for a reason. The dating app bills itself as the go-to for professionals with high standards. Rather than Facebook, it uses LinkedIn to verify work and education information provided. Not anyone can join The League; you have to apply. However, with application comes the promise that your matches are likely to be people that you’re actually compatible with. With the slogan “date intelligently,” their ads encourage you to keep Tinder for casual hookups, but use The League when you actually want to date someone.
You have to play by the rules to stay in The League. Members who don’t log in for two weeks will be kicked out. That also goes for “flaky” members who ignore messages. So, get over your fear of commitment before you apply. For professionals looking to meet someone up to their standards, it is the way to go. You can rest assured that all potential mates have been screened and approved, so fear not about fakes or bots. The app makes it clear that the office is in mind, because every day at 5 P.M. (happy hour) their “concierge” sends you a batch of matches. If you “heart” one another, it’s on. Start chatting and meet up for in real life happy hour next. One more note: While affairs with coworkers can be exhilarating, The League knows that drama is bad for business. So they went ahead and prevented coworkers from being able to see one another on the app. Phew.
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SeekingArrangement is undeniably controversial — we’re just going to lead with that. But as any businessman knows, if something is infamous, it’s because a lot of people are paying attention. Nothing unpopular ever becomes infamous. SeekingArrangement connects Sugar Babies and Sugar Daddies. That means that usually beautiful, younger women, looking for a mentor to help with school or support their art, seek wealthy older gentlemen (and their wallets) for companionship. We don’t judge and we’re not going to get high and mighty on you. Sometimes you want marriage; sometimes you want an arrangement. We praise Seeking Arrangements for its honesty. We respect that often it’s hard out there for women to make it on their own. And we respect rich businessmen who would rather set up a casual arrangement when they want some company. And FYI, the website hosts Sugar Mommas too. So if you’re a hot young guy looking for some support while you launch your own app, enjoy cougar hunting.
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So here’s the thing about Raya. It’s an application-based app “for people in creative industries.” (Read: celebrities) The waitlist is notorious; we know famous hot writers still stuck on the waiting list, so don’t let your ego get too bruised if you don’t make the cut. However, if you are a professional in the creative industry, taking a shot and applying can’t hurt. You might end up sleeping with your celebrity crush.
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The Inner Circle
The Inner Circle markets itself as “fine dating,” and they aren’t lying. Sure, like Raya, there is a waiting list that makes the app sound a bit pretentious, just like the name. But after swiping past dozens of disappointing potential Tinder matches, and going out with someone who marketed themselves as a surgeon when in reality they’re a volunteer nurse, the selective screening process of The Inner Circle may be just the ticket for the serious businessman with precious social and literal currency. They vet potential users on age, photos, and social networks. You’ve worked hard to get where you are, so when it comes to dating, you’re allowed to be a bit pretentious.
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Sure, everyone and their mother has Tinder. But that’s exactly why we’re here for it. Having Tinder is like owning good socks. Sure, it may not be the most special item of clothing in your wardrobe, but it’s pretty much a requirement. Along with hosting endless matches, we love Tinder for its easy location-based swiping. You may meet your future wife, or you may meet a hottie for a one-night hotel stand while on a business trip. Tinder is a staple that everyone should have on their phones.
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eHarmony is a staple of dating websites. We use the word “websites,” because it’s been around longer than apps even existed. While apps like Tinder pretty much rely on photos and location (let’s be real, you’re playing Tetris with selfies) eHarmony digs deeper, asking about how many children you have, your religious beliefs, and how often you smoke and drink. We dig eHarmony because while it’s more for people looking for long-term relationships rather than hookups, it has the same name recognition as Tinder. That means more members, which means more matches for you. As a businessman, you understand that there’s power in numbers.
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While it’s certainly happened, you may not feel totally comfortable sliding into the LinkedIn message center of the hottie who works for your company’s competition. However, you may enjoy the idea of meeting someone who shares your ambition. This is where BeLinked comes in. With a tagline of “Date like a professional,” the app connects you to other ambitious singles using LinkedIn information. It even weeds out unemployed users, or those without jobs up to the app’s standards. BeLinked is for busy professionals who don’t just want to date or hook up, but that are interested in forming a power couple. While some hard workers are happy to use their gains to support a partner, others prefer those who work just as hard as them and have their own wealth. If that’s what you’re looking for, BeLinked is for you.
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Whim tackles one of the biggest challenge of dating as a busy businessman: time. There’s a reason you have an assistant at work schedule meetings: you’re too busy attending them to tackle time management on your own. Whim acts as both your matchmaker and your personal assistant. You jot your schedule into the app, click the profiles of the people you want to meet, and Whim sets up the dates for you. All you have to do is show up.
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