: ) Bottom line: Save your time, money and frustrations. The site is in my opinion 100% a scam and I believe the employees spend all day creating fake profiles, sending stupid "flirts" and messages, etc. A 2005 study of data collected by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that individuals are more likely to use an online dating service if they use the Internet for a greater number of tasks, and less likely to use such a service if they are trusting of others.It is possible that the mode of online dating resonates with some participants' conceptual orientation towards the process of ﬁnding a romantic partner.A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships. To learn more, see reviews below or submit your own. When you put up your profile and pictures, etc (and BEFORE) you have paid - you will get COUNTLESS views, flirts, messages, etc.Want to know more about Consumer Affairs accredited brands? FIND OTHER COMPANIESI have been a paid member 2 times in the past, so I know as to what I speak. Then you decide to pay and find out these are from people FAR AWAY. Also you will soon learn most HAVE TO BE FAKE because their brief description says the EXACT SAME THING.
The stigma associated with online dating dropped over the years and people view online dating more positively.
I will say this: both times I joined I was not overcharged and I did know enough to turn off the auto-renewal immediately after becoming a paid member and advise anyone who does pay to do this.
So I did not gets ripped off financially, just emotionally.
Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.
Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.