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what are the best value dating sites?

edited 20 October 2015 at 12:00PM in Marriage, Relationships & Families
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edited 20 October 2015 at 12:00PM in Marriage, Relationships & Families
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Ok so I am going to take the plunge and join a dating site, but which one? There are so many, but all seem to be quite expensive.

I don't want to join one thats free for women and not men as I think I would be way outnumbered and then not stand a chance.

What do you think ? (I'm female by the way):)
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  • Try POF( plenty of fish ) for a free site for both sexes,
    Dont know what its like as I dont go on them but a mate has had a number of dates and says its free.
  • building_with_legobuilding_with_lego Forumite
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    I don't know how good it is but if you join up to matchaffinity via Quidco you get paid £6.00, £6.06 through Topcashback.
    (If you have two email addresses you can get £12.06 ;))
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    None of them are good value for money, the men are of very poor quality and often quite socailly retarded, so just get out there and spend your money on having fun instead. Fun people attract fun people you know!
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    Tried a lot, most are rubbish.

    If your female you will get loads of mail from married perverts
    If your male you will get no contact except the odd fake scammer/fake profile to keep you interested.

    Plenty Of Fish: Free and loads of users. Downside, perverts/your mails getting no response as your mail has been lost among the perverts mass mails.

    Ok cupid: also free and smaller. Less crap sent to me but no contacts on there either.

    Various pay ones: Very little contact because nearly all the users are on the free bits to make the site appear to have more users than it does.

    Heard lots of happy stories from them but not having much luck myself.
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    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    the men are of very poor quality

    :rotfl: Makes it sound like shopping, literally!
  • Jessie11Jessie11 Forumite
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    I've never used a 'dating' site despite meeting a few people (including my fiancee) online, but a friend met loads of people on plentyoffish which is free. Don't know what it's like for straight dating though.
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    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    None of them are good value for money, the men are of very poor quality and often quite socailly retarded, so just get out there and spend your money on having fun instead. Fun people attract fun people you know!
    I do try to "get out there" as much as possible, I have now made it my policy to say yes to every single invitation, as you never know who you might meet. But my problem is that only attatched males seem to go for me and that is a no go area for me.
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    I recommend OK Cupid.......... it's free. Yes you have to fend off a lot of unwanted attention if you're female but that's not too hard to do. Also Guardian Soulmates. I don't think it was expensive but I joined when they had some sort of offer. A long time ago now but I met some lovely people on there. Let's face it, you meet allsorts in bars etc as well as online - at least you can filter to some extent online :)
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    edited 8 October 2011 at 5:18PM
    I use plentyoffish and smooch, i met one guy off plentyoffish had five dates, then he turned on me. He was an only child grew up in well to do family, went to boarding school, was married 25 years and wife left him for another man. He was a gardener self employed, a cat and no kids. Father died when very young. He promised to take me day out in the lakes then backed out because he didnt want to leave his cat and didnt want to drive all that way. there's me making him nice teas (he didnt like travelling 25 miles to my house),and even though the first dates he made an effort.took me for a meal, he began to want me at his house all the time rather than going for enjoyable days out, asked about my finances, he didnt understand why women had to work full time. The tea he made me was an onion bahji topped with burnt seaweed. My teas were properly cooked as I love treating my man. I made an effort and made some nice pasta dishes and curries that were healthy.

    Anyway when he couldnt be bothered to pick me up on way to lakes, (he wanted me to drive 3/4 to his house) he then called me a chauvinist pig, huge inflated ego (because i am confident),cruel to cats (because i work and leave them sleeping at home) and a skinflint golddigger because I hadnt bought him a coffee yet. He believes in women doing as they are told and not working. Said he couldnt keep up with my hectic life, which is going to work and coming home and spending some weekends with my daughter.

    Needless to say few days later after telling him its over he then said he was missing me then when I said no, he went nasty again.
    Then he sent me pics of his day out as if like a child to try and make me envious for some reason.:eek:

    Anyway had to warn him of harrassment.

    Ive looked at the paying sites and they dont let you pay monthly so I said no to that.
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  • lushplus4lushplus4 Forumite
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    I use plentyoffish and smooch, i met one guy off plentyoffish had five dates, then he turned on me. He was an only child grew up in well to do family, went to boarding school, was married 25 years and wife left him for another man. He was a gardener self employed, a cat and no kids. Father died when very young. He promised to take me day out in the lakes then backed out because he didnt want to leave his cat and didnt want to drive all that way. there's me making him nice teas (he didnt like travelling 25 miles to my house),and even though the first dates he made an effort.took me for a meal, he began to want me at his house all the time rather than going for enjoyable days out, asked about my finances, he didnt understand why women had to work full time. The tea he made me was an onion bahji topped with burnt seaweed. My teas were properly cooked as I love treating my man. I made an effort and made some nice pasta dishes and curries that were healthy.

    Anyway when he couldnt be bothered to pick me up on way to lakes, (he wanted me to drive 3/4 to his house) he then called me a chauvinist pig, huge inflated ego (because i am confident),cruel to cats (because i work and leave them sleeping at home) and a skinflint golddigger because I hadnt bought him a coffee yet. He believes in women doing as they are told and not working. Said he couldnt keep up with my hectic life, which is going to work and coming home and spending some weekends with my daughter.

    Needless to say few days later after telling him its over he then said he was missing me then when I said no, he went nasty again.
    Then he sent me pics of his day out as if like a child to try and make me envious for some reason.:eek:

    Anyway had to warn him of harrassment.

    Ive looked at the paying sites and they dont let you pay monthly so I said no to that.
    OMG:eek::eek::eek: sounds like a nutter
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