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It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the dating app possibilities, or by the prospect of dating in general, but if the blizzard that the East Coast just got hit with is any indication, people are out en masse in search of connection, and that is only more true as the temperatures drop.
In fact, winter storms and cold weather in general are the best time for dating, so now may be the time to jump into the fray.
If you want to do it without Facebook, here are eight options.
This old standby is practically the gold standard of dating apps, partly because it has been around forever and partly because it has a lot of members.
is a social networking site that just might be able to help you meet someone special.
Although it is not a dedicated dating site, it provides a platform to connect with other singles that might be friends of your friends and family, or to find other singles based on common interests.
eez is a 100% totally FREE dating and contacts site which does not require you to join or register.
Below is a list of dating services that integrate with Facebook (either directly or indirectly) and use the information found (including your Facebook Profile and connections like your friends list) as the main way to match members.
("How about we take a walk in Central Park," "How about we drink macchiatos at my favorite coffee shop," that kind of thing.) Although you can use Facebook to sign in, you don't have to.