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Chris Pleines

Chief Dating Officer

DatingScout has independently reviewed all the major dating sites and matchmaker services in the US. From these reviews, we have gathered data and information into U.S. dating and singles who are looking for love.

We have road tested the sites and spoken with real members so we know what works and what doesn't. 

We are happy to share these insights to help you with research and articles.

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    Chris Pleines, our dating expert on Datingscout, wrote the book Online Dating for Dummies. It helps Singles on how to navigate the Online-Dating Jungle. You can buy the book in leading bookstores and online stores like Amazon. in the Media:

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  • Medium: Could Sugaring Be Feminist?
  • UP JOURNEY: How to Be More Mature in a Relationship, According to 15 Experts
  • Women'sHealth: Stop Swiping! Real, Honest Online Dating Advice For Women Who Are Serious
  • Fatherly: Worried Your Spouse Thinks You Have an Unhappy Marriage? This Will Help
  • YourTango: If Your Partner Does Any Of These 7 Things, They've Probably Lost Interest In Your Relationship
  • Bustle: The 7 Best Places To Meet Someone & Flirt, According To Dating Experts
  • Healthline: Can’t Get Shut-Eye? Sleep Divorce May Work for You
  • REWIRE: Why You Should ‘Challenge Your Guilt’ Around Dating Multiple People
  • Business Insider: 5 Common Doubts Couples Experience After Moving in Together
  • Psychology Today: How Other People Can Make You More Attractive
  • Cosmopolitan: 17 Relationship Experts Reveal The Red Flags You're Missing On First Dates
  • Bestlife: The 17 Worst Things You Can Do If You Catch Your Partner Cheating
  • AskMen: How to Deal With Fear of Commitment
  • MSN: 17 Relationship Trouble Signs You Should Never Ignore
  • Yahoo!: 17 Relationship Trouble Signs You Should Never Ignore
  • Elite Daily: 5 Things Your Ex Said To You That Probably Gave You Long-Term Trust Issues
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