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    • DUTR
    • By DUTR 14th Jan 16, 6:45 PM
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    My experience was the same as 45 years old.its hard out there to find
    Originally posted by manj05
    What do you mean? There are indecent dishonest women?
    Once one gets to that age, they know what they want from what they don't want Male and Female.
    • tobstar
    • By tobstar 7th Mar 16, 11:43 AM
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    I've joined POF before and was unimpressed. Can you review as it's says it's 100% free and I'd like to know if it's any good or not?
    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 7th Mar 16, 12:02 PM
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    Tobstar i'm always suspicious when we get a Newie on here trying to promote a little known site. I'm sure if you used google you'd find what you're looking for.
    Liverpool is one of the wonders of Britain,
    What it may grow to in time, I know not what.

    Daniel Defoe: 1725.
    • Jacqueline69
    • By Jacqueline69 24th Mar 16, 3:36 PM
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    Don't know if I'm posting this right first time..I tried to sign up to pof.but it won't have it for some reason.will have to try again!..I won't put my piccy up on any of the sites..coz o the locals are gossips.:-(
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 24th Mar 16, 3:49 PM
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    Don't know if I'm posting this right first time..I tried to sign up to pof.but it won't have it for some reason.will have to try again!..I won't put my piccy up on any of the sites..coz o the locals are gossips.:-(
    Originally posted by Jacqueline69
    No piccie, no reply.
    • junkhoarder
    • By junkhoarder 15th Jan 17, 9:43 AM
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    I dont know if folk have noticed the massive amounts of dating sites there are many of which are owned but seperatly charge their clients by single organisations such as white house dating. There are far too many sites which makes it far more difficult. Another aspect is that for the likes of me (age 50) its almost hopeless. Adults of that age are far less flexable when it comes to accomodiating another adult in their personal lives since they are too comfortable already.
    Having spent years (since 2001) and not been sucessful other than a scammer who I unfortunatly married, it has to be fair to state that there are as many or more disasters waiting on dating sites if only people had the good sence to admit.
    Furthermore, dating sites are businesses and hence interested in profit from the extortionate monthly charges they make, noticable by those of us on low income! I personally cannot justify anything like £30 a month on this one thing since I cant afford to smoke or drink even if I wanted to. They are worth nothing more than a token payment of £5 max especially when POS and okcupid is free!
    Fine one or two of you had 100% success rate, but 1 scammer and numerous attempted scammers and zero nice women is much nearer to the truth and worse still when one is paying for the pleasure.
    I carried out a test on POF recently, it appears there are 20+ men for every ''available'' woman and the quality of the mens profiles are significantly better than the womens.
    Finally, the ''buddy pal'' sites one reccommending the other and online dating association type organisations cannot be reccommended either. They will be tied into each other for the sake of advertising revenue and dont have your interest at heart at all.
    The current volume of dating sites should be curtailed to one third, as should the money they charge. Maybe we should have an organisation to manage all this thats funded seperatly!
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 27th Mar 17, 1:31 PM
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    Judging from my own experience, it much depends on a website you are using. Match and PoF turned out to be a complete waste of time for me. Recently joined UK Cupid and like the way it works for me. I've been currently texting with two great ladies and they seem to be ready to meet in person.
    Originally posted by robbyfine
    They want to meet each other? You could be on a real winner here!
    • mizfiesta
    • By mizfiesta 27th Mar 17, 2:22 PM
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    They want to meet each other? You could be on a real winner here!
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters

    Bum-tish! lol :-)
    "I'm so poor I can't even pay attention".
    - Ron Kittle
    • ScottUK2018
    • By ScottUK2018 19th Sep 17, 5:25 PM
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    POF is not free anymore - it's almost impossible to use without having premium access.
    • ScottUK2018
    • By ScottUK2018 20th Sep 17, 11:12 AM
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    I find most sites sexist as they allow women free membership. This makes the women on the site take everything for granted - as they are not paying - so they can behave badly because of this kudos, they.are also in my opinion totally lazy and refuse to approach men. Most women I have met on these sites are very dysfunctional and are incredibly over confident and picky to the extreme that they frighten off any really nice men with their self absorbed self important profiles and shopping lists. What ever happened to spontaneity?
    Last edited by ScottUK2018; 20-09-2017 at 11:19 AM.
    • handygrandad
    • By handygrandad 23rd Nov 17, 12:54 AM
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    Saga Dating

    If you are of a certain age you may be tempted to try Saga Dating.

    Producing a profile is easy and you can add several photos. You then get to view a list of computer generated matches with other profiles.

    Each matching profile gives an indication of how good the match is as a percentage and you can view the other person's profile details.

    Statistics show the number of people who have viewed your profile and how many "fans" you have. These are people who have selected you as a "favorite". You might also have a list of "mutual fans" where you have been selected as a favourite, by someone that you have also selected as a favourite.

    All the above is free of charge.

    On payment of a subscription, (£28 for a month) you will be able to send a message to anyone you would like to contact. (i.e. a mutual favourite). However, you cannot provide any "contact" details (i.e. somewhere to meet, or your email address) until the other person has replied to your initial message.

    This could be viewed as additional security, or a cynical means of taking a further £28 fee .... because the other person cannot reply until they have also paid a subscription.

    Of course all this is detailed in the terms and conditions which you accept when you pay your subscription .... and we all read the terms and conditions, don't we ?

    Not to worry, once you have paid your subscription and you invite someone to meet up with you at the local coffee shop, that contact information will be removed from your message, and you will be warned that you cannot provide "contact" details until the other person replies to your initial message, which means, until they also have paid a £28 fee.

    Am I alone in thinking this is a bit of a rip off ?

    I assume the primary function of a dating website is to provide a list of potential contacts and enable you to invite someone to make contact with you by meeting up for coffee, or providing them with a phone number or email address. I also assume that terms and conditions are usually legal cover to protect an organisation from fraud or misuse of their website and I'm happy to tick the "accept" box on this assumption. This is the first time I have come across terms and conditions that seem to be designed to exploit users.

    If you are interested, try the website yourself. Click on the menu option on the home page and view the terms and conditions .... .... does it explain in plain english that payment of a subscription only entitles you to send a message, and that message cannot include "contact" details?
    • superwindow
    • By superwindow 5th Jan 18, 11:39 PM
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    I signed up for CasualHookups after my divorce in 2014. I had several dates from the site, and a 7 month relationship. But I was just about done with online dating, when he messaged me. I honestly thought he seemed like TOO nice of a guy for me. We joined each otherís Facebook and communicated that way. It took me a couple months before I said yes to a date. And it was the best decision of my life. After being in a rough marriage for so many years, this was such a welcomed change. Things blossomed fast. We moved in together for a year and just got married this past April. My children adore him and he feels the same about them. This was the best thing that could of happened to me. AND him. So, online dating is NOT all that bad. Just have to keep an open mind and just have fun.
    • calicocat
    • By calicocat 6th Jan 18, 2:27 AM
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    OMG. Not in a nasty way but at the funny stuff.

    I have enjoyed reading this a nice way.

    Itís never been an avenue I wanted to take, and from here still donít for now. The times I have been single hasnít been dive in for another bloke, and at times that is how it seems on both parts from friends info for these sites. Maybe the friends I have and what they do admittedly.

    I guess long term on my own I would give it a go maybe, maybe.
    An interesting thread to read though probably about to be single again.
    Yep...still at it, working out how to retire early........ Going to have to rethink that scenario as have been screwed over by the company. A work in progress.
    • jazzy23
    • By jazzy23 13th Mar 18, 9:35 AM
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    Please note the site Datingover50s will take full subscription when you only try and pay £12 - fortunately bank stopped it - DO NOT USE

    good luck
    • gonzo127
    • By gonzo127 13th Mar 18, 10:47 AM
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    haha, thought the universe was saying something to me, not long been single, not bothered with dating as i have not fully got over the Ex just yet, woke up this morning feeling positive and when i come on here, bang online dating thread,

    then i see just how old this is and how people seem to think normal (boring?) guys dont seem to do that great on these sites, oh well guess i will leave it for a bit longer then
    Drop a brand challenge
    on a £100 shop you might on average get 70 items save
    10p per product = £7 a week ~ £28 a month
    20p per product = £14 a week ~ £56 a month
    30p per product = £21 a week ~ £84 a month (or in other words one weeks shoping at the new price)
    • lizziebabe
    • By lizziebabe 14th Mar 18, 10:50 PM
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    Online dating
    I am on a site and have chatted to some interesting guys. However, despite chatting only 2 have asked me on a date!! I don't know why men are so reluctant to meet up. You can tell so much more by actually meeting someone and if you think you aren't a match then you haven't wasted too much time.

    Anyway, it has been a laugh and a bit of an education. My advice is: don't take it too seriously. Ask plenty of questions and speak to the person on the phone for a while before you meet. Beware of scammers, they are quite easy to spot and follow a particular pattern and language. Don't get too upset if the person you message doesn't reply, they are possibly rude and discourteous and not worth your time. Arrange the first date in a place where there are people around and let someone know where you are going.

    All the best to everyone
    • northernlights
    • By northernlights 19th Aug 18, 8:07 AM
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    Can anyone recommend a good dating site for Seniors ?
    Originally posted by Blackberry silk
    Iíd be interested to know the answer to this too. 50plus recommended sites anyone?
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