Online dating in Turkey is a lot like online dating in Lebanon…not popular and still seen as taboo.As a result, don’t expect to have the same results in this country that you would find in other parts of the world like Russia or Thailand, where online dating sites are less taboo and have been around for years.
You can still sign up for them, but you will be spending a lot of time combing through low quality profiles in order to uncover even one hidden gem.
Despite the tough online dating scene in Turkey and the rest of the Middle East, I still recommend you go ahead and give it a try if you are planning on living in Turkey for any reasonable amount of time.
Turkey has beautiful women that are friendly and more open-minded than in a lot of other areas of the Middle East.
I’ve had some good close friends who are from Turkey.
Should you decide to sign up for the online dating site I recommend below, be sure to read member profiles carefully as you might come across a lot of fake profiles. A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a tight bikini and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear. Arab Lounge is a smaller dating site catering to Arab men and women around the world.
Here is the quick list of the top two dating sites in Turkey. Arab Lounge is part of the World Singles Network and lets its members extend their search for matches to other sites in this network.
Though the user-base is smaller than many other sites, with about 30,000 visitors a day, overall I found the site well-designed and easy to navigate and use.
Highly detailed profiles make it easier to find great matches, but if you’re serious about meeting someone on here, you’ll have to pay for a Platinum membership.
Sign up Process To sign up, specify your gender, what gender you are looking for, and your birthday and chose a username and password.
Next, provide your name and location, then select options from boxes for basic information (race, religion, marital status, etc.).
An interesting inclusion in this category is your “best attribute”, with different body-parts as choices: belly button, eyes, neck, etc.