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 onlyme1313
Joined: 11/26/2005
Msg: 101
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no i havent this is a very good site
 paknsand
Joined: 1/7/2006
Msg: 102
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/17/2006 10:28:29 PM
yea, I have. Someone else said that a lot of the same faces are on multiple sites, so one should be able to assume that sooner or later you'll run across them here.
Overall free or pay, my jury is still out. 'Course my living in rural north Idaho might have a little influence on things too.
Jim
 brambleberry
Joined: 1/28/2006
Msg: 103
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/17/2006 10:33:36 PM
My best luck has been on lavalife. I think the paying women are more beautiful. The synergy of socio-economic status and good skin.
 cotter
Joined: 10/17/2005
Msg: 104
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Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/17/2006 10:33:52 PM
Yup ... will never do that again.

American Singles
Match
Yahoo

I met a nice man on American Singles and still have telephone contact with him every once in a while. He's from the Honolulu area. I was making plans to visit in Hawaii. I wrote to him and told him I didn't want a date or a boyfriend ... just wanted to know if he would give me some pointers about some nice places to go on the island of Oahu.

Although I did not request it, he picked me up at the airport and took me to my hotel, then he took me out singing (he knew that I sing Karaoke) and then back to the hotel. In addition, he took off work one day while I was there, picked me up at my hotel on his Harley and took me on a tour of the whole island. He had me out on that motorcycle the whole day. It was wonderful. Then he got busy with work and I never saw him again while I was on vacation.

The rest were all just "players" and not worth my time or money.

That reminds me ... we need to write to Dr. Phil and let him know what a rip off "Match" is!
At the same time, tell him how nice it is here in the Pond.

 domlatina
Joined: 10/23/2005
Msg: 105
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Posted: 2/17/2006 10:34:08 PM
What is the name of this site*** DUH****
 domlatina
Joined: 10/23/2005
Msg: 106
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/17/2006 10:38:30 PM
E-harmony SUCKS....they say you get match on personality 1. Poeple are very shallow and 2. I was matched wit a Loser I met before in the past....what a rip off!!
 cotter
Joined: 10/17/2005
Msg: 107
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Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/17/2006 10:52:48 PM
To Canucklehead_671

At least on a site where you have to pay a couple of bucks to truly communicate with somebody, you have a greater sense going in that the other person (if they reply) is genuinely interested.


I disagree ... you'd think that was the case, but believe me, the sincere ones are few and far between.
 X23
Joined: 1/12/2006
Msg: 108
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Posted: 2/17/2006 10:59:09 PM
I agree, the sincere ones are few and far between. But I still don't think it's right to pay for a dating site. However, I believe that you are right about a person being more "genuinely interested." But even though fewer on here, there are still some people that are "genuinely interested." Problem is, who are they?
 theeyeofsilence
Joined: 2/1/2006
Msg: 109
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/17/2006 11:56:05 PM
Voted no. Considered it before doing my homework on those pay sites and finding out about all that, ahem, suspicious activity on them.
 dlm
Joined: 6/29/2005
Msg: 110
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/18/2006 12:29:24 AM
I am still waiting for the one. Met many men, mostly men who dont know what they want because what they want is not out there. I had a nice lunch date with a nice man. The first truly nice man I have met from the internet. I guess there is hope yet.

Been to many date sites, none worth paying for. The internet is a crap shoot. About 80 percent are married or in a relationship. That leaves only about 15 percent I view are truly available.

I believe finding someone on the internet is like winning the lottery. If i met someone, I will feel like I won the lottery.
 GigglyOne
Joined: 6/19/2005
Msg: 111
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/18/2006 12:50:08 AM
Nope, and I won't :/
 eminemismine
Joined: 5/23/2005
Msg: 112
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/18/2006 1:18:46 AM
Well, I was ganna do that onece as that site made me know lots of nice guys, but after that they changed the policy tocharge you to to be able to read emails, that's very stupid! But since I found POF I am so glad, there are still free and cool dating site in this world! Thank you, POF, You are the BEST!!!!
 celtic_spice
Joined: 8/1/2005
Msg: 113
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/18/2006 1:36:59 AM
no never have......POF is far and beyond the best thing to have come along!! Thank you!!
 OhShea
Joined: 1/19/2006
Msg: 114
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/18/2006 3:42:02 AM
Unfortunately yes. On those pay sites, I used to get truckloads of free smiles/icebreakers, whatever they were from guys who weren't paying. The guys who were paying seemed to figure they were automatically entitled to get laid by whomever they contacted - what a waste of my time & money!!!

Will I ever pay again? Not after finding POF... the forums make this site. Getting to know people through their posts and group events is much better, no pressure. I'm not even bothering to "fish" any more.... and that was only after attending one POF get together - the first of many I hope.
 miladybug
Joined: 12/21/2005
Msg: 115
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Posted: 2/18/2006 4:38:06 AM

At least on a site where you have to pay a couple of bucks to truly communicate with somebody, you have a greater sense going in that the other person (if they reply) is genuinely interested.


Canucklehead, I think that's more an illusion than anything else. I think because you pay, you expect a quantifiable return. It's not been my experience that men on paying sites are any more interested. Here, I'm likely to get a response, whereas that wasn't the case on the other sites.
 Hambone352
Joined: 7/6/2005
Msg: 116
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/18/2006 4:50:01 AM
Not even that commercial with Niel Clark Warren who claims thousands of wonderful matches have come from Eharmony?
 lilblond
Joined: 1/25/2006
Msg: 117
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/18/2006 6:24:56 AM
I did once....long long time ago and would never do it again.
 angelcity
Joined: 12/6/2005
Msg: 118
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/18/2006 6:33:20 AM
No, I have never paid to use a dating site and I never will either. Why pay for a dating service when you have the free ones like POF. This is probably the best free dating service out there.
 kahuna bear
Joined: 6/3/2005
Msg: 119
hey
Posted: 2/18/2006 6:36:26 AM
it means Plenty Of Fish
 moviemakerkb
Joined: 2/13/2006
Msg: 120
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/18/2006 6:52:17 AM
Yes, a total waste of money. That's why I like this site. I don't have to pay to meet people. If you think about it it's kind of absurd, paying to talk to other people. Other than a phone bill I won't do it again.
 imgr8passion4u
Joined: 12/28/2005
Msg: 121
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/18/2006 6:55:28 AM
Yes, but once I realized that I was being ripped off, or that there weren't any really interested people on there to meet, I chose not to renew.
 LynnKRS
Joined: 12/24/2005
Msg: 122
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/18/2006 7:00:23 AM
Dear PoF Admin,

Are stats available concerning who is on PoF at any given time? I'm curious to know ratio of men to women, ages (how many under 30, under 40, etc), how long people tend to stay on the site. You must have all this info, but is any of it available to us users?

just curious. thanks.
Lynn
 larise
Joined: 1/24/2006
Msg: 123
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/18/2006 7:07:26 AM
Yes i have paid many times to use a dating site ....not much happening however aying or not paying ?.....
 wespauley
Joined: 12/18/2005
Msg: 124
Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/18/2006 7:13:30 AM
Once, and POF is much better.
 lnrd4444
Joined: 2/7/2006
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Have you ever paid to use a dating site?
Posted: 2/18/2006 7:53:28 AM
no this is the best site ive ever been on
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