Online dating is the new phenomenon, and I have a theory to test out. My theory is:
People will take things more seriously when they have to pay (presumably) their own money for something, including dating sites. Therefore you'll find more "serious" people, and less "fling" people, on a site with a paid membership.
When it comes to finding a partner for a long-term relationship (aka, not a "fling" / "hook-up")...
...are sites with paid memberships better places to find long-term partners?
Whether you use dating sites or not, please vote and share your thoughts and experiences.
Thanks for your input.
P.S. Feel free to guess the pokemon on my avatar. 8-)
- I use dating sites; paid-membership ones are better for finding long-term partners4% (2)5% (1)4% (3)Vote
- I use dating sites; paid or free, the types of people on each site are not much different26% (12)20% (4)24% (16)Vote
- I DON'T use dating sites; paid-membership ones are better for finding long-term partners23% (11)10% (2)19% (13)Vote
- I DON'T use dating sites; paid or free, the types of people on each site are not much different47% (22)65% (13)53% (35)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
Yes, I think paid members probably take dating a bit more seriously. I
think those that decide to join a paid site vs. a free site are at their desperate end (and probably tried other ways to find someone but it just didn't work out). I mean why else, would they refuse to join a site that's completely free if it worked for them?
Free dating sites, have thousands of members that do not access their messages, and hardly ever log in.
With a paid dating site, members are more likely to be more involved in that site, (and finding what they are looking for). It all makes sense that they would be, because they are spending their money.4