It’s Valentine’s Day.
That means you need a date. And if you read Business Insider, you know where that special someone is hiding: the Internet.
We decided to go ahead and classify some of the best places to meet your companion for the evening, based on who you are and what you’re looking for.
Who's it for: Hipsters looking to drink coffee/hook up.
How it skews: Young, urban.
How it's unique: Quirky spin on making a profile ('What six things can you not live without?'), answering questions. And it's fully free.
Equivalent romantic comedy: '500 Days of Summer'
Who's it for: White-collar cubicle-dwellers looking to meet themselves. Admirers of Dr. Neil Clark Warren.
How it skews: Professional. (It costs money.)
How it's unique: Science! Psychology!
Equivalent Romantic Comedy: 'Sleepless in Seattle'
Who's it for: Bros, and the female equivalent.
How it skews: Like a local bar, except it's on the Internet, and you have to pay to go inside.
How it's unique: You can search by very specific categories: like, 'loves sushi.'
Equivalent Romantic Comedy: 'Fever Pitch'
Who's it for: Jewish people.
How it skews: Jewish.
How it's unique: It's the 'leading alternative to traditional Jewish matchmaking.' So, it's like 'Fiddler on the Roof,' except on the Internet. Also, pretty extensive usage for free.
Equivalent Romantic Comedy: 'Annie Hall'
Who's it for: People looking to cheat on their wives/husbands, or to help someone cheat on his/her wife/husband.
How it skews: Married. Beyond that, it's largely advertised to business- and white-collar types; there was a profile of it this year in BusinessWeek.
How it's unique: It guarantees affairs, or your money back.
Equivalent Romantic Comedy: 'Jungle Fever'
Who's it for: People who want to avoid the whole 'drinks and small talk' first date.
How it skews: Educated and urban. And cutesy.
How it's unique: It's all about connecting with people via an idea of what you'd like to do on the date. Say, cupcakes and Coney Island, or something.
Equivalent Romantic Comedy: 'When Harry Met Sally'
Who's it for: Apple fans. The pitch is, 'Meet an Apple fanboy or girl.'
How it skews: People who carry around copies of the Steve Jobs biography.
How it's unique: It's only available on Apple devices -- think if the iPhone had an built-in dating app.
Equivalent Romantic Comedy: 'Friends with Benefits'
Who's it for: Those in search of 'mutually beneficial relationships.'
How it skews: Mostly older men and younger women, though there are also same-sex and older women-younger men opportunites -- just fewer.
How it's unique: ''Men my age are too immature. My current arrangement is wonderful. Unlike other cash strapped students, I am pampered with expensive gifts. My sugar daddy is the sweetest man I know. He is my mentor, my benefactor and my lover.' That's the testimonial on the site.
Equivalent Romantic Comedy: 'Pretty Woman'
Who uses it: People with Facebooks -- it uses your Facebook profile to populate your Zoosk profile.
How it skews: Both singles and those who meet through Zoosk: the site is attempting to be a way for couples to document their relationship as it goes on.
How it's unique: The Facebook connection, as well as ability to tap into couples' anniversaries and experiences.
Equivalent Romantic Comedy: 'No Strings Attached'
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