If Jim Halpert and Pam Beesley, aka the cute "couple that should be" from The Office, went on a dating website it would probably be I'm in like with you. The site is a free flirting game, which you can play on the web and your phone, and it's unlike any other dating site I've ever seen because it caters to a very simple truth: Everyone likes to flirt. The rest (as in the meeting, having a drink, having your first kiss) is all up to you. Created by two young guys, it caters to the 18-35 crowd and allows you to electronically tease and tempt people across the web and in your area. Personally, I'm shocked by how attractive, hip and fun everyone in the community seems.
The idea is based on the fact that "guys act badly in real life, and even worse on the web - think about all the creeps on myspace, match.com, and of course craigslist," says Dan, one of the creators. You play by initiating a game with a question (such as "drinks after work?") then users bid to win your affection with points, winks and little messages. When the set game time is over, you select a winner from the top 5 bidders and can communicate freely through email, sms, and even call that person without revealing his or her email addresses or phone numbers. In essence it's a safe way to flirt with someone online before committing to the actual drink date.
Not sure what you think of internet dating? Our resident charmer PartySugar was skeptical about it too. In fact, when she was introduced to the site she said - in her sassy and quick-witted voice - "I go out to meet guys!" Little did she know, two weeks later she would be stepping into the online dating pond. For instructions on how to use the site - including a special Sugar code that will get you in for free- and details from PartySugar's date, read more