Some dating sites like OkCupid and PlentyOfFish are generally free to use with the option to purchase a premium membership, which unlocks reserved features like unlimited message storage and the ability to see who “likes” you back.
However, other sites like eHarmony and Match require a paid membership to use. Out of the 41 million Americans who have tried online dating, a large number have stuck to it and tested their faith by spending an average of $238 a year for memberships and other perks. This isn’t necessarily a large sum for people who might spend a lot more just for a night out.
“I joined OKC four years ago hoping to hook up with a bunch of girls. I spent a week messaging a few girls and decided to meet the first of these girls to put my plan into action. We ended up hitting it off and started dating exclusively. Four years later, and we are still dating. She completely ruined my plan.”
Never will understand why people would lie about their intentions on the Dating Sites. It is so easy just to say what you really want and find someone who thinks alike. Recently got this message on OKCupid:
“Hi, how are you? I’m going to be honest with you. I’m in a relationship. I’m looking for someone who is ok with that and would spend some time with me on occasion. I’m actually a pretty nice well-liked person. I just need more, someone else in my life too. I know you may not be interested but needed to ask. You seem like someone I may like to get to know…” Being honest doesn’t hurt
Being honest doesn’t hurt. And, in my opinion, it is the way better that ‘Hey Sexy…’
Some people just leave me really speechless with their first messages. What kind of disorder do you have poor guy?
“Lmao. your extensive list criteria is structured exactly the way I would make a list (I’m a xxxx at an xx company).
I respect your candor so respect mine. I have a couple of concern:
– What does NO PIC – NO ANSWER mean? (really what can it mean?)
– I worried that your free time is super limited? (how did you come to that conclusion?)
non-monogamy is not really a problem if you want casual sex and are into the same bedroom stuff that I am (I like candor in that department as well). But if you’re looking for a guy to call every once in a blue moon for a dinner date and fawn over you, then that’s a deal breaker for sure.”