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Online dating

(7 Posts)
Akire Thu 28-Apr-16 18:42:57

Quick question for those brave people who use online dating, the ones where they match you up on likes etc. How many matches would you expect?

I've sort of set up profile about 50% so far with all major important stuff- I've only got 4!!!!!! Matches

I've not signed up yet as still debating if it's worth it. The cheapest package is around £40 for 3m but reluctant to pay if just 4 matches and from what I can gather you need to see alot of people before chance of finding someone.

So if you done it- what sort of numbers would make it worth while paying for? Thanks

DontKillMyVibe Thu 28-Apr-16 18:45:37

Have you tried a free site yet? I think a lot of people on paid sites are also on the likes of POF so maybe not worth forking out £40 just yet?

TheDatingDoofus Thu 28-Apr-16 19:34:25

If you've only got 4 then forget it. Is it Guardian Soulmates? That's notoriously crap outside London.

Akire Thu 28-Apr-16 19:41:36

Thanks. No it's one of big ones and I'm in London! Not even thought was free will have a look.

suspiciousofgoldfish Fri 29-Apr-16 01:21:59

Big advocate of OD here, met DH on Match.

I think you get more matches if you complete as much of your profile as possible, lots of photos etc and, last but not least, pay them!

For me it was totally worth it as met a good one after just 1 month on there well for now at least, will be back on here if we divorce.

But yes sites like POF are free as pp said so if you want to test the water maybe try one of those?

My reason for forking out the £40 -

I (rightly or wrongly) assumed that the subscription fee meant that the men a) had the intention of finding a partner and not just someone to email when they were bored late at night and b) had £40.

Akire Fri 29-Apr-16 01:28:15

I don't mind paying I was expecting too and I have answered major questions about myself and big stuff.... What I'm looking for kids-interests etc I'm talking about not putting "person who's been role model" or abstract things that doubt will match but just give background bio. It's not likely only to match me with people who picked a grant aunt as role model, right?

Just 4 is low I can read part of their bio and they are ok but you know odds are not great are they. Plus presumably they may have hundreds of matches. I'm 40 do you think men just look 29-39?? Blank anyone above!

Akire Fri 29-Apr-16 01:29:40

Oh and I'm in London and in a 30mile radius I don't think I'm being that picky!

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