Do online dating and meeting sights work? Tell your experiences.

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (6 posts)
  1. Greg Sereda profile image71
    Greg Seredaposted 6 years ago

    I have been a part of several online dating and meeting sights: badoo, Tagged, Christian Dating for Free, etc. However, it really doesn't seem like they accomplish much. I talked to some females there, but very few of them actually wanted to do on a date. I thought it was a waste of time and deleted most of my accounts. However, I'm thinking of reactivating my accounts for the purpose of linking them back to Hub Pages to increase traffic to my hubs. wink

    1. CyclingFitness profile image92
      CyclingFitnessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Will the sites actually allow you to set up a hyperlink back to hubpages? I've been a member of Plentyoffish in the past and that didn't allow posting of links

      I've met people through Plentyoffish and had a few short term relationships of up to 3 months however free dating sites tend to have a lot of people on them which don't take them very seriously

  2. AngelTrader profile image60
    AngelTraderposted 6 years ago

    I must admit I've not had a great deal of joy from internet dating, but that may be in part down to living in a small city in New Zealand. All the action lol appears to be in Auckland or Wellington, not my nondescript locale.

    I'm still on Match but to be honest 99% of the profiles are fake and rather than chatting to a ravishing blonde 30 year old with a penchant for guys old enough to be her father, the likelihood is you are conversing with a sweaty, fat Russian guy who is just about to spill a sob story which could easily be sorted if you send them some money!

    Sounds cynical but that has been my experience. And even if you do find a real person often they have used photos from the previous century!

    But like you I'd be interested to hear of success stories!

  3. livewithrichard profile image86
    livewithrichardposted 6 years ago

    I have had a lot of success with Match but only after subscribing to their paid membership.  After breaking up with my longtime girlfriend over the summer, some friends convinced me that I should give it a try. Well after being on there for a month with the free service I might have exchanged emails with 2 women. But after subscribing to the paid membership, I started getting matches and emails on a daily and weekly basis.  Since October 2011 to now February 4 2012, I have been on at least 1 date per week with a woman I met on Match.  A lot of those dates were multiple dates with the same woman but in all, I think I have dated about 16 different women since joining.  The real problem with it is finding one that is really a match.  We shall see... tonight is a 3rd date with a very nice woman and I'm in the middle of baking stuffed pork loin chops... you know she's a keeper if you want to cook for her tongue

    1. CyclingFitness profile image92
      CyclingFitnessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds good- good luck for the date

    2. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I love  a man that can cook! wink

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)