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 Your Saucy
Joined: 3/5/2007
Msg: 166
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Match.com are irresponsiblePage 4 of 13    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Hi

I agreed with you and I stop post my profile on match and the sites that throw my money away just because the other contact member didn't pay their part.

Just stop posting there and see how they can come up to make the site works. It is rip off situation too.

They are not irresponsible, that is the way they make more money on hopeless people in dating

Thank you
 murphy591
Joined: 5/8/2007
Msg: 167
Match.com are irresponsible
Posted: 8/11/2007 7:14:52 PM
you can sign up for a free 3 day trial period on match. just run through all the women and write down there handles. join with cc and just be sure to cancel via email on the 3rd day, make sure you look for the experation time on the 3rd day. Of course, don't please don't do a form letter to all the women, this is a real turn off. Need to really read their profile and respond to something they have written. FYI, Yahoo.personals, will also delete their personal email add, but for some reason in my profile I have asked for them to include their phone no. They do and yahoo doesn't find that and it goes through. Go figure. I have profiles on many sites and I have included my personal contact info and I didn't do via. dot com. I did it another way but these men that write to me don't seem to be able to understand how I wrote it so they continue to write thru match, yahoo, etc. and of course I'm not a paying member on these sites so I don't respond. There is another site Singlesnet.com which is pretty good. Someone pays the bill but the receiver of the email can respond at no cost
 abrethoffreshair
Joined: 2/10/2007
Msg: 168
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Match.com and others
Posted: 8/12/2007 12:07:24 PM

Just wondering if there is a update to the lawsuits against
Yahoo and Match? In reference to page 1.


...I've been wondering when someone was going to bring up this
subject...seems there should be a law against it or something that
can be done about them screwing people over like this.


But in my opinion Match .com is a scam, for all the reasons
people have mentioned in this thread. I think that with FREE dating
sites like POF and My$pace, the days of paid online dating websites
are numbered.


You are SO RIGHT, my friend...could be the reason they are
having such difficulty, even as we discuss this now. They are obviously
on their way out the door. I have
discovered 97 FREE online dating sites so far & I have found
POF to be the BEST...I'm here to stay!
 murphy591
Joined: 5/8/2007
Msg: 169
Match.com and others
Posted: 8/12/2007 12:53:04 PM
To" abrethoffreshair: tried to email you to find out some of those 97 free sites, but since I'm a woman I can't get thru to you. Mind posting or emailing me some of those sites. Sure would appreciate it. I went to Connectingsingles but there were only 4 men in my age range. Slim pickens.
 abrethoffreshair
Joined: 2/10/2007
Msg: 174
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Posted: 8/14/2007 9:59:06 AM

To" abrethoffreshair: tried to email you to find out some of those 97 free sites, but since I'm a woman I can't get thru to you. Mind posting or emailing me some of those sites. Sure would appreciate it. I went to Connectingsingles but there were only 4 men in my age range. Slim pickens.


To "Murphy591"...I tried emailing you & I can't get thru to you either, your restrictions will not let me, lol. I've re-adjusted my restrictions & you can email me now.
 abrethoffreshair
Joined: 2/10/2007
Msg: 178
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Posted: 8/14/2007 11:15:34 AM
To: Murphy591

Click below & you can find the link in msg # 203...towards the bottom.
You may have to copy & paste the link into your web browser.

Have fun!

http://forums.plentyoffish.com/5502821datingPostpage9.aspx
 buzzhappyranger
Joined: 7/5/2007
Msg: 180
Match.com are irresponsible
Posted: 8/14/2007 1:25:43 PM
they are a business. they are here to make money, that is all they care about.The goal is to get joe schmoe (or jane schmoe) to subscribe and give them their $$. everything else is just b/s. Btw,you should try myspace :)
 murphy591
Joined: 5/8/2007
Msg: 181
Match.com and others
Posted: 8/25/2007 7:29:03 AM
Hi Breathoffreshair
just noticed that you responded to my request for free sites. Just now 8-26- tried to email you but you have restrictions. I went to my mail settings and don't know why you couldn't email me cuz I'm open to all, not just male. Can't find #23, can you advise.
thanks
Murphy
 murphy591
Joined: 5/8/2007
Msg: 182
Match.com and others
Posted: 8/25/2007 7:31:48 AM
whoops, error not 23 but 203, 203 is someone reviewing profiles.
 murphy591
Joined: 5/8/2007
Msg: 183
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Posted: 9/2/2007 6:28:12 AM
Abreathof freshair.
Takes me awhile. Scrolled down to the bottom and found all the sites. Thanks again
Murph
 serendipity36
Joined: 12/1/2006
Msg: 187
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Posted: 10/7/2007 10:58:56 AM
could you please send me your list of free sites as well.

thanks,
bren (serendipity36 on pof)
 tall.cold.1
Joined: 10/18/2006
Msg: 188
Match.com and others
Posted: 10/10/2007 3:00:26 PM
Match seems to have a greater variety of members in the USA than other services. Unfortunately, it costs about $100 for a 6-month membership on the site. However, on You Tube I found a free service called FindMeDateMe dot com and you can write to people on the pay services (as long as you have a "free" account with them as well) without having to fork over the bucks. Unfortunately, some sites like Friend Finder (and its other sites) won't even let you look at someone else's profile unless you're a paying member on their site. I like looking at profiles because it gives me an idea of what the person is like and whether I'd want to write them or not.
 TrymeTony59
Joined: 8/19/2006
Msg: 190
Match.com are irresponsible
Posted: 10/13/2007 8:20:59 AM
hi
a really great site is called singlesnet. you have to pay but if someone else is paying you can e-mail them for free. i have to say its right up there with plentyofish and you always get reponses
mike
 motownmaniax
Joined: 8/13/2006
Msg: 191
Match.com are irresponsible
Posted: 10/13/2007 9:18:31 AM
Bottom line with all the pay sites like Match, Yahoo Personals, eHarmony, etc, is they're buyer beware. Stick with free sites like this "Great" One (how's that for a completely unsolicited shoutout. ).

Mo
 Who.Me
Joined: 8/26/2007
Msg: 192
Match.com are irresponsible
Posted: 10/13/2007 9:20:14 AM
I have been a subscriber of Match and they do tell you upfront that your email address will be replaced to protect your privacy. There is a way around this tho...you can have the emails sent to your regular email address, and if you use the "reply" button on your email instead of Match.com reply's button, your email address will be sent in the body of the email. Confused yet???? I met a few nice people but I'm still single.

I've tried several of the other pay sites as well, but none are as good as POF....IMO

Happy fishing!!!
 levelpar444
Joined: 9/11/2005
Msg: 193
Match.com are irresponsible
Posted: 10/13/2007 9:36:18 AM
It's not irresponsible, it's commerace. Don't be so cheap. If you want to get to know here spend $35.
 motownmaniax
Joined: 8/13/2006
Msg: 194
Match.com are irresponsible
Posted: 10/13/2007 9:41:28 AM
Funny such self-righteousness is coming from a guy taking advantage of a "free" site like this?

Mo
 Timothy25
Joined: 12/22/2006
Msg: 195
Match.com and others
Posted: 12/4/2007 1:20:57 PM
I heard about people using match.com and they even got married from the site. It's a popular site.
 Jameslazazzera
Joined: 9/21/2006
Msg: 196
Match.com are irresponsible
Posted: 12/27/2007 5:33:53 PM
hippieannonomous, i cant tell you for sure that this works, but I use amateurmatch.com and am trying to get around such a barrier by simply saying that james_lazzazzera is my adreess with hotmail, try and message me there!
Maybe that will work for you? Or, as on this site. You cannot put you e-mail adress in your profile. I did by saying that "if you take my name for this site and add an underscore, then add hotmail.com you have my e-mail adress"...right in my personal description...worked here!
 Theodore88
Joined: 10/7/2007
Msg: 198
Match.com and others
Posted: 12/27/2007 7:20:59 PM
did you mean www.rsvp.com.au ? was a fav site of yours or another?

T
 nurse68
Joined: 7/20/2007
Msg: 199
Match.com are irresponsible
Posted: 12/27/2007 7:45:42 PM
I've been corresponding with someone I met on Match; he gave me his personal email in his first e-mail thru Match; it wasn't deleted or replaced by any other e-mail account/address
 naeco
Joined: 12/16/2007
Msg: 200
Match.com are irresponsible
Posted: 12/27/2007 7:54:56 PM

one thing i will say is that they have a lot of members that have not been active for 3 months or more


There's a reason for that. They gave up, like a lot of people do. On POF, it doesn't cost anything to fish forever. On pay sites, it can add up to a whole lot of money.
 kathareeene
Joined: 7/26/2007
Msg: 201
Match.com are irresponsible
Posted: 12/27/2007 8:05:21 PM
if u like the girl PAY THE MONEY whateva pal
kathi
 truckcowboy
Joined: 12/21/2007
Msg: 202
Match.com and others
Posted: 12/27/2007 9:06:11 PM
After reading all these intersting and tragic posts I am glad I was soooo cheap and not inclined to sign up and pay all of those fees after I got burned in 1994 for a few hundred at Equally Yoked. It seems that the managemet ad owners are strictly in it for the money and have a high overhead so that they are forced to ding you any which way they can to pay for their mansion and yacht. Shame on all those others who take big money with false hopes for that lonely guy/gal.
 motownmaniax
Joined: 8/13/2006
Msg: 203
Match.com are irresponsible
Posted: 12/28/2007 4:52:18 AM
I remember when practically all the dating sites -- LoveAOL, Yahoo Personals, American Singles, etc -- were free. Then some bright bean counters realized how much money could be made by charging people for the opportunity to interact with each other and off to the races they went. At first they didn't gouge and still offered a lot of free components, like non-paying members able to respond to paying ones, but over time they eliminated pretty much everything. I have a Match profile but not a paid member (which means you can do literally nothing), so it's hidden. Maybe I'm waiting for the day when it will go back to what it was, but I doubt that horse will ride again...lol.

Btw, notice my space and facebook are free, but with just a little tweaking they could be presented as dating sites, too....wonder when they'll go pay?

Just enjoy and appreciate sites like these because you'll miss them when they go away. And for those that bitch at POF because it didn't provide them with relationship happiness they think they deserve, don't let the door hit you on the way out.
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