Overall, respondents preferred free sites like Ok Cupid, Tinder and Grindr over paid sites like Match and e Harmony, in part because of the value.The now infamous infidelity dating site Ashley Madison, which was one of the most expensive, was also the lowest-scoring online dating service, with a score of 37.My suspicions were aroused by my friend's description of the site: drop-dead gorgeous women everywhere, constantly sending him letters and chat pop-up requests, yet for every letter read after a lady's first, he had to pay ten credits, and ten credits likewise to send a lady a reply letter - instant messaging chats cost one credit per minute after the first three (free) minutes.Credits could be bought at varying rates depending on how many you bought at a time, ranging from per ten credits to per ten credits.Users can provide documents to the site, such as government-issued ID cards and paychecks, to back up their claims.Those willing to pay additional fees can have an in-person interview that gives a higher verification rating on the site.I'll summarise the results of the fake profile first.On 27 June 2014, I registered a fake profile, leaving all details unset other than name, age and profile description ("A Few Words About Yourself"), which I set (respectively) to "Michael Michaelson", 70, and "I'm just here to check whether this site is a scam. Notice that "Michael" explicitly requested only scammers to message him.
She downloaded the Match app and connected with Justin Pounders, also 34, almost immediately. Nearly half, or 44 percent, of those who tried online dating said it led to a serious long-term relationship or marriage, the magazine found.
Similarly, a large dating site in South Korea, Korean requires participants to submit a copy of a national registration form, diplomas, and proof of employment, which the site uses to verify age, marital history, parents’ marital status, education, and type of job.
Why have these Asian sites put resources into verification of users’ profiles while American sites continue their caveat emptor approach?
of asiandating.com, which might or might not suffer similar problems - I haven't checked it out.
Recently, due to a friend's involvement, I had cause to investigate the authenticity of an Asian dating site.