In my experience, a paid site was not much different.My son though met a wonderful woman on-line and were married last year after dating for 6 years.
This limits the number of contacts both parties have and it's a more comfortable approach. : D---edit--- I see *some* of the same people on the other sites, but it's only like 5%.
They keep matching me up with teachers, artists and cosmologists! Maybe more men are scattered around the internet than the women are (? Not really, you find the same people or same KIND of people looking for either the same thing or different theings depending on the site they are on.
Would love to hear from those of you with online dating experience; especially if have have been on the paid sites!!! I did do a search for this topic, didnt get any results!! Many think because a person paid 30 or 40 dollars...better clientelle...people.
Where I live..fewer matches and" Most" were recognized from POF.... You have to acquire some skills to weed through the undesirables and take an effort to find the one..matter what site you are on!!
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Interestingly the different sites can cater for some peoples different personas online.
Only crass thing is they generally use the same pic for all of them!!
And some sites, like Plentyof and Ok Cupid, offer basic membership for free.
But most subscription sites automatically renew until the customer cancels, and those fees can add up.
Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.