Online paying dating sites
Here are a few of our arguments to bear in mind along with the ‘grain of salt' Mr. We ran a preliminary analysis on our figures over this past year to get a breakdown in the differences between our results on free and pay sites.
We would like to collect more data before we try to draw a concrete conclusion (stay tuned for a blog on this in the future) on this matter, but our early findings are still pretty interesting: • Messages sent to pay sites were Note: These figures apply to paid dating sites with free-roaming capabilities such as Match and Yahoo! not relationship sites like Chemistry and e Harmony that deliver matches to you and have a guided communication process.
The vast majority of the unpaid users on these paid online dating sites are not active.
And since most sites have a search feature that allows you to order the results by last login date, it’s not hard to weed the duds right out of the picture. If the profile is half-assed and incomplete, you shouldn't be surprised when you don't get a response.
it certainly seems like an evil marketing tactic that wastes the time of these sites’ subscribers.
SOURCE: Consumer Reports "It's clear that online dating websites play a major role in the lives of many consumers — we invest a tremendous amount of time, money and emotional energy.
It really is a consumer issue worthy of our attention." said Margot Gilman, money editor for Consumer Reports.
(A score of 100 indicates respondents were completely satisfied; 80 was very satisfied and 60 was fairly well-satisfied.) Still, many users found the sites frustrating.
In fact, when compared to other consumer products, like cars, computers and credit cards, online dating services received the lowest satisfaction scores Consumer Reports had ever seen, Gilman said.