Whether you’re brand new to the dating scene, or if you’ve been enjoying conversations with like-minded people looking for love for months; you’ll undoubtedly have a few questions about how the services work, and what you can expect from them. We’ve decided to answer some of the most common questions that have been put to us. Keep reading to learn more, or leave us a comment if you have a question that you’d like us to address.
How much does online dating cost?
In the UK, there are a variety of online matching sites to sign up to and many of them offer free trials, or consistently free services that are subjected to slight limitations. If you’d prefer to pay for a membership and gain access to full features, then you can expect to pay anywhere between £10 and £40 per month. For this cost, all dating functions are made accessible, and certain leading sites like Match.com even offer a money back guarantee if you are unhappy with their services – or if you fail to find love after a set amount of time.
Are all features free to use?
As briefly mentioned above, free and trial memberships will allow access to a pre-defined amount of features and functions. These can be enjoyed for as [highlight]long as the trial period lasts[/highlight], and they often include the ability to browse unlimited numbers of singletons for free. Sending messages typically requires a paid membership.
How long do matches take to make?
Depending on the website, you should start to see possible matches within your search results in less than 3 days. This will vary depending on your preferences and the amount of specifications that you’ve selected. On average, members can expect to be presented with between 3 and 60 matches a day – again depending on your service provider and the likelihood of matches (for example, if you live in a small town within the United Kingdom, you’ll see fewer match results than someone in London).
How accurate are the matches?
In the old days, it was easy to dispute the consistency and reliability of matches. These days however, thanks to advanced algorithms and in-depth questionnaires, it’s entirely possible to trust that your results are suitable to your requirements. For example, if you spend time answering personality questions that apply to both yourself and your potential love matches, you’ll be greeted with results that match as closely as possible, with the most prominent first.
Are dating sites safe to use?
As far as online safety and security goes – these types of sites feature the latest protection available online. Where these features end however, is when it comes to meeting up. At this point, any decisions made will be down to the people meeting, and the site won’t have any say on the matter. If you’re keen to meet a possible partner, then make sure to do so [highlight]in a crowded area and let a family member or friend know exactly where you are at all times[/highlight].
Which date site is the best?
The simple answer to this question is that most websites have the potential to be the best for a number of reasons; it all comes down to what you are looking for from your provider. If you’re looking for a low cost and a wide variety of features, then eHarmony may well be the way to go. If you prefer high quality functions and a greater algorithmic matching system; they don’t come any more accurate than Match.com.
How long does it take to find love?
Nothing’s guaranteed when it comes to dating over the internet, but if you approach the situation with an open mind and a willingness to meet exciting new people, then you could find yourself paired off in no time. A good ball-park figure would be 8 to 12 weeks.