Free Dating Sites Versus Pay Dating Services

The most difficult part of online dating is actually choosing a website to sign up for. Before you jump in head first with the first dating site that catches your eye you need know what you are looking. You may be drawn to a great designed site but the fundamentals of the site are what matters.

Everyone loves a bargain, and if people hear the word free they run by the thousands. For the most part, from what I have personally seen online free dating sites come with limitations that I will discuss.

For beginners, owners of free sites need to make money in order to justify the time they spend working on providing that service to consumers for no cost. One way they generate revenue for themselves is to plaster their sites with advertising. Depending on the amount of banner ads the site has it can slow your computer down. If you are on a dialup connection you can really feel it.

Another problem with sites that are free is the lack of features that you have. For instance a website like Adult Friend Finder boasts a ton of features such as online webcam chatting, private phone calls (your phone number is not revealed), online chatting and member blogs.

Besides features, other things you need to take into consideration is online security and the problem of people harassing you online. Free services do not have the man power to moderate their sites the same as a website like Adult Friend Finder can. If someone is stalking you online you can email support and they can ban that person and ip address from using the site.

Also free attracts also types of people including a large percentage who are using the service because it costs them nothing. So you tend get people who are not serious about meeting someone. Bottom line is you get what you pay for. You will be wasting your time with people who aren’t serious and probably can’t afford to take you on a date.

Pay Sites

Pay dating sites charge a monthly fee charge anywhere from $10 to $35 per month, that’s the bad news. The good news, it’s worth it if you really are serious about meeting someone.

Pay sites tend to weed out a lot of the psychos out there in many ways. For one thing they need to use a credit card to pay so if they cause trouble they can be tracked down very easily. Moderators need to approve all new members before they can actually log in and start using the dating service. They also need upload a real photo of themselves. Sure they could use a fake photo, taken from somewhere online but other features such as live webcam chat can make it really easy for you to see if the photo personal matches the live webcam you are viewing.

You can sign up for a free trial membership to pay dating services before you pull out your credit card. I recommend trying out a few services on a trial basis before you pay. Test drive a few and see if they have what you are looking for.

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