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And many of them pay a hefty sum for that chance to meet their perfect match.At the two biggest subscription-based sites in the U.
Unlike the subscriber-only Match.com, Ok Cupid offers its services for free, supports itself through advertising, and generally attracts younger singles who connect with the site's hip, Digital Age ethos.What does the corporate marriage mean for the future of online dating? Because of the crowds, good-looking, normal gals must contend with an onslaught of men, 90 percent of whom are total freaks/nerds/players/weirdos. Yeah, in my past experience--it's pretty much the same, except free (and therefore even more skeezy) ...If you've ever gone fishing for a mate online, you know that is like the Mc Donald's of online dating sites. And now that [and Ok Cupid are] converging on one another in a hot, sticky mess of online dating site co-promotion ...well, it's just going to be even more chaotic for serious daters. “Finding a soul mate can cost you.” As the data breach of the adultery website, Ashley Madison.com, has shown, online dating doesn’t come cheap — in terms of monthly fees and, in extreme cases, public embarrassment and lawyer’s fees in divorce court.And paying fees, he says, can have an upside: People may be more likely to actually use a site if they pay for it.
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It’s a hard and long hunt, but what are the alternatives?
The online dating sites and Ok Cupid can now add another happy couple to their list of successful matches: themselves.
The green highlights are a paid feature you can add, but I’m not sure it does anything to dress up a marginal profile. And there are certainly the profiles that begin, “My girlfriend made me put this up,” or “I’d never imagined I’d be on an online dating site, but…” that are clear indications that they are just playing around.
And maybe that’s issue number one with online dating in general. I have had an ongoing pursuit of a very attractive woman on Match who has accepted two dates and backed out both times within an hour of meeting. Checking to see if Ryan Gosling shows up and professes a crush on them. I guess fielding 1o messages a night might be entertaining, if you’re bored and in need of a superficial ego boost.
Now I guess, already I’m swimming against the current, because she didn’t leave any indication that she was interested. But still, she thought my initial photo and profile blurb was attractive enough to check me out. And it seems the hardest part is finding a mutual interest, but that’s the same challenge with dating in general. They are so far off that I find them more annoying than helpful. And while I prefer the questions on OKCupid, the profiles do a bit of the work, provided the woman answered honestly and with some depth.