Online dating sites grew in popularity in recent years. Many people claim they have found the love of their life on the web, while others complain from being spammed. Websites such as match.com, perfectmatch.com, datingdirect.com and eharmony.com quickly gain popularity. However, online dating sites are here to stay and in all cases it is better to approach it well equipped with knowledge.
Here are few points you will not find covered in the FAQ’s of any online dating website:
Finding your perfect match is pricey
Finding the One is a hard task. Nielsen, a market researcher, has found that about 30 million people have a profile in a dating site. In addition, a big part of them spends a large amount of money to use the service. Many online dating sites charge their users between $15 and $60 on monthly basis. Annual subscriptions are slightly cheaper. The worst part is that most of the online dating sites automatically renew the paid subscription after it expires and you are required to pay more fees. Very few online dating websites are free to use. Nowadays, even expats networks are paid!
The online dating business is apparently very profitable. However, the rise of the Internet marks the rise of the dating sites. Now, many people rely on their friends to introduce them to someone. As a result, today this business sector amounts to $1.2 billion. The tendency started about three years ago and it is still going strong.