You should understand how your dating website works.
Falling in love is magical. Finding a date online isn't. You should understand the site you're using - who is seeing your profile, and how matches are getting made.
On Circl.es, it's simple: only people who match all your criteria and who you haven't said "no" to can see you; nobody else can. You queue is sorted by location. Matches are made when both people are interested. That's it!
People make better decisions than algorithms.
Personality tests and algorithms don't really work. If you're smart, you can scan a Facebook profile and see if someone is legitimate much better than a server in San Antonio (that's where our server is).
Online dating should be more honest.
Less lies, more transparency. Being "real" right upfront saves time, reduces awkwardness, and eliminates the stigma.
People should use their real identities instead of screennames.
Integrating with Facebook forces people to be more real, because it's hard to have 600 Facebook friends when you're pretending to be someone you're not. We use public Facebook profiles in events, groups, and on walls across the internet where thousands of people we don't know can see who we are. Isn't it time to use our real name with someone we might actually meet in person?
Singles should spend less time online and more time actually dating.
Circl.es gets to the point - fast. It takes two minutes to sign up and just a few minutes to go through your queue of possible matches. Then you're done - if you have a match, we email you, and you grab coffee. If not, we let you know when to come back and review your queue again.
You should only ever browse people you have a chance with.
When you say "no thanks" to someone, they never see you again. Conversely, you never see anyone who has said, "no thanks" or who doesn't match all your criteria.
Dating sites should show new people.
That's why we filter out your Facebook friends and only show you the same person once. Even in major cities, the pool of online daters is small enough that you can usually go through everyone who matches your criteria. Then, you can simply be alerted if new people pop up.
When you've seen it all, we tell you.
Other sites want you to believe the possibilities are limitless, because that keeps you coming back, paying their monthly fee, and viewing their ads. Circl.es would rather that you go have a picnic with friends instead.
We only show people once - and only to people who match all your criteria. Nobody is a "regular" on Circl.es.
We protect your privacy.
You can't link to a Circl.es snapshot. You can't share it with friends. Google can't index it. You have complete control over what you share - on Circl.es and on Facebook. Read more about privacy
It takes two to tango.
Instead of sending creepy "hey there" messages to people who may not be interested - or being rude by not replying to these messages - Circl.es just matches people who are both interested. This is decent and it avoids awkwardness and let downs. You don't even know if you've been rejected - the other person may not have viewed your profile.
Matches expire in a month, and your messages expire with them. We don't need to archive every bit of our dating histories. If you and your date don't hit it off, it's no big deal. "I'm Interested" choices expire in two months - so if you see the same person you said yes to awhile ago, you know they didn't reject you. "No Thanks" choices never expire but you can undo them under Options.
We're just as scared of Facebook apps as you are.
We don't post anything on Facebook on your behalf, steal any of your data, contact your friends, or do anything remotely sketchy.
We only show people who joined, and we allow you to leave in one click.
Many dating sites these days routinely show inactive profiles, or profiles of people who haven't even signed up. We'd rather show you nobody than someone fake.
And if you decide Circl.es isn't right for you, or if you just need a break, you can deactivate with one click.