Pay dating sites worth it

27 Mar

For those looking to meet people similar to themselves, and find someone to connect with, parting with a small amount of cash can make all the difference.

That is if the ‘free’ experience hasn’t put you off altogether.

Paid-for sites seem to attract those more serious about looking for love.

They often match people by interest and insight, narrowing the search, with some even vetting all content published to keep scammers at bay and the atmosphere relaxed.

With the choice of free dating sites available online, it’s natural to ask yourself: ‘why pay for online dating? By choosing a paid-for dating or relationship service, you’re acknowledging that you are ready to invest in your future and meet like-minded people who want the same things you do.

Of all the things worth investing in, finding the ideal partner is high on the list for most people, and parting with a small amount of money can make all the difference to your online dating experience.

Today I'd like to show why the practice of paying for dates on sites like and e Harmony is fundamentally broken, and broken in ways that most people don't realize.

For one thing, their business model exacerbates a problem found on For another thing, as I'll explain, pay sites have a unique incentive to profit from their customers' disappointment.

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There are plenty of ‘free’ dating sites out there, and it can be tempting to keep your wallet in your pocket and dip your toes in the pool of internet suitors without spend.

However, ‘suitors’ may be a generous term for the people found on these sites, which often feel like virtual dating markets for the young and, frankly, frivolous.

So let's now ask the real question: of these 20 million people e Harmony claims you can flirt with, how many are actually able to flirt back?

They closely guard their number of paid subscribers, with good reason.