The exceptions are barely in their 20s and typically looking to interact on a free mobile messenger app called “Overall, my experiences with the sites were varied, with one emerging as a clear winner.
I attempted to reach out to the sites as well to see if they could offer insight into success stories or the number of users, but their representatives said they couldn’t disclose any data about their users. Since I find the notion of paying for online dates a little too similar to paying for sex, I gave up on the site.
It’s also worth noting that on all three sites, there was really no way to create a geographical limit.
A couple days into my quest for love, I was getting messages from some people who lived five miles away, and others who lived in Germany and Japan.
The site looks like it was designed on Microsoft Word in 1997, but it’s simple to use, and it’s free.
The interface was so confusing that I couldn’t figure out if the messages were to me, or ones I had sent.My plan was foiled, however, when Hurricane Hermine struck the coast and left me stuck at home with my family, where we all got drunk and played a full game of Monopoly. When I returned to New York, I realized that I wasn’t going to get anyone to meet up face-to-face on any of these sites.So instead, I began questioning all the people I was messaging about why they had turned to online dating.We would have conversations about hobbies, school, the weather, and weekend plans, but no one wanted to exchange phone numbers, or set up a place to meet.Typically, if I asked for either a number or a real date, I was met with radio silence and never heard from the guy again.All in all, I probably spoke to about 25 different people.