Today ends a 6 month run on elite singles – which was only intended to be 3 months, but just like eHarmony, unless you jump through several hoops and have certain things checked off – along with an email to a rep from their company! – they just automatically renew you.
That said, let me tell you about the website.
Just like any paid online dating program, its loaded with free or trial profiles that cannot see or read messages from paying subscribers. Freebies also cannot post pictures of themselves, so at any given moment 80% of your matches have no pictures. There were also a very healthy amount of blatantly fake profiles. Model-like pictures and poorly cut and pasted descriptions, or none at all.
If someone real does sign up and post a picture it goes into your “messages”. So now when you log in you may have 5-10 messages, but all they are is pictures of random women. I assume they put these into your message section because they are so happy that someone besides you actually signed up and paid for this garbage.
In 6 months I met a staggering three women from there. #1 was the “are you kidding me” rebounder. #2 was a cute engineer, I showed her how to play pool for the very first time but there was absolutely nothing between us. #3 was a bubbly cutie from the east-end on her very first online date – I didn’t have the heart to tell her she picked a terrible site. After the date she told me she could tell I wasn’t feeling it. I wished her the best, I probably should have kept her around as a friend – she was actually really cool.
But besides that – on Match I’ve met the same amount of girls in a single week and you can actually search for what you want, not wait for a handful of matches each day that have no pictures and or are fake.
Final thoughts – it’s a half-baked clunky website depending on TV commercials and marketing. I do not recommend it, at all. I live in a big city and there was nobody on it, so if you live in a smaller town don’t even bother.
As always I physically deleted all my pictures before clicking the “delete profile” button, because I am sure – just like eHarmony – they continue to shop your profile around even after your subscription has lapsed. To read about my eHarmony review click here.