This is a thread that might become a poll..about charging everyone for membership but read!!! (6)

Apr 12, 2024 4:31 PM CST This is a thread that might become a poll..about charging everyone for membership but read!!!
First I have great respect for the founders of this site IF they were the family in Ohio that had to hold a GoFundMe drive to raise money to help buy a house they needed so the husband could see his children by another wife, this site had little advertising (just with other dating sites which may have only bartered advertising) was most likely a labor of love (I found this info on their FFacebook pag, hope it was really the founders and not someone who usurped the page.) Just recently however (maybe this year as I hadn’t been on it a long time) has been inundated with ads (in fact before you get on there is a HUGE ad you need to remove to get into the site) and then constant ads popping up and if you want to send more emails you must pay at least $9 a month. No longer is the slogan, put your wallet away! (My fear is that they are monetizing this site heavily to prepare to sell it to Match.com, which will them with their monopoly will be able to raise prices even higher.

I admit that this site is a lot better than anything that Match.com owns (they ruined it when they bought Marcus Frind’s Plenty of Fish) where they always say FREE to join, not telling users, a free membership ONLY makes it look like it has a lot of members but otherwise useless as one can’t to anything with it, paid members who should be able to do much with it, can’t even contact the free members and the membership fees are pretty high, Marcus proved with POF, it doesn’t take much time OR MONEY to run it.

The only problem with this site, is because it is free, in my experience most of the members are not real, have fake profiles, I have begged them to please charge a very low fee $1 a month that must be paid by a PayPal, credit or debit card linked to a bank account not a prepaid card to filled up by cash, as as sort of filter that this person is legitimate and are connected with an IP number which also ocan prove a person is legitimate and not working from a bank of computers. I think some scammers if their account is shut down just set up another account. Account could be auto pay until cancelled and they can cancel as late as the day before it renews. Charge new members $2 to set it up including the first month’s fee (people with profiles on here would be grandfathered in and not have to pay the set up fee) and you could freeze it for $1 if dating or not able to check it and if you decide to get out, get it completely cancelled but if you want to join again, you’d have to pay a new set up fee. I think the new slogan would be “Better than free” as you wouldn’t have many if any fake accounts and that would be worth the low fees. They could still have their ads, but not the premium service or have it but let regular members send more than 3 emails a day which seems to be the limit and unlimited for premium.

I read somewhere that CS has 50K, even if only half stayed the owners would still make 25K a month which is not bad. I will put up a poll and see what people think but want your comments now. I know everyone on here is ahem..fiscally prudent ,,and won’t be so keen on paying ANYTHING but if you are serious about looking for a partner and it effectively would eliminate the false profiles wouldn’t it be worth it???
Apr 22, 2024 2:18 AM CST This is a thread that might become a poll..about charging everyone for membership but read!!!
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Friendofmineonline now!FriendofmineOkaihau, Northland New Zealand4 Posts
Evago: First I have great respect for the founders of this site IF they were the family in Ohio that had to hold a GoFundMe drive to raise money to help buy a house they needed so the husband could see his children by another wife, this site had little advertising (just with other dating sites which may have only bartered advertising) was most likely a labor of love (I found this info on their FFacebook pag, hope it was really the founders and not someone who usurped the page.) Just recently however (maybe this year as I hadn’t been on it a long time) has been inundated with ads (in fact before you get on there is a HUGE ad you need to remove to get into the site) and then constant ads popping up and if you want to send more emails you must pay at least $9 a month. No longer is the slogan, put your wallet away! (My fear is that they are monetizing this site heavily to prepare to sell it to Match.com, which will them with their monopoly will be able to raise prices even higher.

I admit that this site is a lot better than anything that Match.com owns (they ruined it when they bought Marcus Frind’s Plenty of Fish) where they always say FREE to join, not telling users, a free membership ONLY makes it look like it has a lot of members but otherwise useless as one can’t to anything with it, paid members who should be able to do much with it, can’t even contact the free members and the membership fees are pretty high, Marcus proved with POF, it doesn’t take much time OR MONEY to run it.

The only problem with this site, is because it is free, in my experience most of the members are not real, have fake profiles, I have begged them to please charge a very low fee $1 a month that must be paid by a PayPal, credit or debit card linked to a bank account not a prepaid card to filled up by cash, as as sort of filter that this person is legitimate and are connected with an IP number which also ocan prove a person is legitimate and not working from a bank of computers. I think some scammers if their account is shut down just set up another account. Account could be auto pay until cancelled and they can cancel as late as the day before it renews. Charge new members $2 to set it up including the first month’s fee (people with profiles on here would be grandfathered in and not have to pay the set up fee) and you could freeze it for $1 if dating or not able to check it and if you decide to get out, get it completely cancelled but if you want to join again, you’d have to pay a new set up fee. I think the new slogan would be “Better than free” as you wouldn’t have many if any fake accounts and that would be worth the low fees. They could still have their ads, but not the premium service or have it but let regular members send more than 3 emails a day which seems to be the limit and unlimited for premium.

I read somewhere that CS has 50K, even if only half stayed the owners would still make 25K a month which is not bad. I will put up a poll and see what people think but want your comments now. I know everyone on here is ahem..fiscally prudent ,,and won’t be so keen on paying ANYTHING but if you are serious about looking for a partner and it effectively would eliminate the false profiles wouldn’t it be worth it???
Apr 22, 2024 2:57 AM CST This is a thread that might become a poll..about charging everyone for membership but read!!!
Friendofmineonline now!
Friendofmineonline now!FriendofmineOkaihau, Northland New Zealand4 Posts
I agree 100% with your comments, however as I am sure 99.9% the subscribers here will agree, scammers are a real pain.
Now that AI is being utilised more and more, I believe it's possible for these scammers to utilise a collection of stolen photos and have a video link with the AI managing the impersonation of the stolen photo's, therefore if we all had to have a verified current profile photo as part of our membership application, this would help reduce the number of false applications.
Re the advertising, the increased amount has been excessive, alongside having to continually re logging in and reinstating the search parameters.
I believe this is a great site and I believe if the owners would listen to some of the users not just the computer programmers the site will only keep improving.
All the best.
Apr 22, 2024 5:39 AM CST This is a thread that might become a poll..about charging everyone for membership but read!!!
Mercedes_00
Mercedes_00Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia18 Threads 20,517 Posts
I deleted from that site you mention Too many rapes and too many murders for my liking

In saying the above I did delete when they rid of the forums
Apr 22, 2024 7:23 AM CST This is a thread that might become a poll..about charging everyone for membership but read!!!
I m just after catching out a dumb b1tch in "New York" after eating her dinner and hour ago ....only reason I checked her out is she sent me her number uninvited....when I caught her on the time zones her excuse was she had gone back home to japan...yet the number is Manhattan rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
She s obviously in Asia alright but cloning numbers elsewhere
Apr 22, 2024 3:59 PM CST This is a thread that might become a poll..about charging everyone for membership but read!!!
Evago: First I have great respect for the founders of this site IF they were the family in Ohio that had to hold a GoFundMe drive to raise money to help buy a house they needed so the husband could see his children by another wife, this site had little advertising (just with other dating sites which may have only bartered advertising) was most likely a labor of love (I found this info on their FFacebook pag, hope it was really the founders and not someone who usurped the page.) Just recently however (maybe this year as I hadn’t been on it a long time) has been inundated with ads (in fact before you get on there is a HUGE ad you need to remove to get into the site) and then constant ads popping up and if you want to send more emails you must pay at least $9 a month. No longer is the slogan, put your wallet away! (My fear is that they are monetizing this site heavily to prepare to sell it to Match.com, which will them with their monopoly will be able to raise prices even higher.

I admit that this site is a lot better than anything that Match.com owns (they ruined it when they bought Marcus Frind’s Plenty of Fish) where they always say FREE to join, not telling users, a free membership ONLY makes it look like it has a lot of members but otherwise useless as one can’t to anything with it, paid members who should be able to do much with it, can’t even contact the free members and the membership fees are pretty high, Marcus proved with POF, it doesn’t take much time OR MONEY to run it.

The only problem with this site, is because it is free, in my experience most of the members are not real, have fake profiles, I have begged them to please charge a very low fee $1 a month that must be paid by a PayPal, credit or debit card linked to a bank account not a prepaid card to filled up by cash, as as sort of filter that this person is legitimate and are connected with an IP number which also ocan prove a person is legitimate and not working from a bank of computers. I think some scammers if their account is shut down just set up another account. Account could be auto pay until cancelled and they can cancel as late as the day before it renews. Charge new members $2 to set it up including the first month’s fee (people with profiles on here would be grandfathered in and not have to pay the set up fee) and you could freeze it for $1 if dating or not able to check it and if you decide to get out, get it completely cancelled but if you want to join again, you’d have to pay a new set up fee. I think the new slogan would be “Better than free” as you wouldn’t have many if any fake accounts and that would be worth the low fees. They could still have their ads, but not the premium service or have it but let regular members send more than 3 emails a day which seems to be the limit and unlimited for premium.

I read somewhere that CS has 50K, even if only half stayed the owners would still make 25K a month which is not bad. I will put up a poll and see what people think but want your comments now. I know everyone on here is ahem..fiscally prudent ,,and won’t be so keen on paying ANYTHING but if you are serious about looking for a partner and it effectively would eliminate the false profiles wouldn’t it be worth it???


They can’t get rid of scammers, they are on every site
nope not paying, everybody is here for different reasons
just get out the house that way you can see that person
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