To Pay Or Not To Pay… now, that is the question.
Paying for dating sites is a dilemma I’ve been faced with recently. As you may have noticed its not something I like to do. I had a free three month trial on My Single Friend last year and recently had a free week’s Lovestruck.com trial (ah, the perks of a dating blogger), but other than that I’ve spent most of my time on free dating website Plenty of Fish, which for the sake of my sanity, I recently decided to call it quits.
Call me cheap if you like, but personally, I like to think of it that I just prefer to spend my hard earned cash on other things. Saving up for holidays, buying clothes, eating out at nice restaurants, socialising with my friends… now that’s the stuff I don’t mind spending my money on.
Also, there’s a part of me that still can’t quite get my head around the fact that my life has gotten to the point where I have to PAY to find a date. What happened to being able to get dates the ‘normal’ way? Things are really that bad that I have to pay to find someone who wants to go out with me? These feelings aside, unfortunately, my lack of meeting guys in the flesh has confirmed that although I think online dating sucks, recently it’s been the only way I’m able to get dates.
So, as a little experiment for myself more than anything, I’ve just signed up for 3 months membership on paid-for site eHarmony. I’ve heard many good things about eHarmony and I want to see if it lives up to the hype. Previously I’ve always been put off eHarmony because, at £35 a month, it’s one of the more expensive sites out there. Also the fact that the sign up process requires answers to pages and pages of questions AND the fact they don’t let you browse photos ahead of signing up were barriers to me. I mean, paying before even getting to see who is on the site – isn’t that like going into a shop and shelling out your cash on something before knowing what it looks or feels like?
Nevertheless, what’s that popular saying? “You get what you pay for?”. Well, maybe I need to accept that in this day and age paying to get dates is something I have to embrace, and if that’s the case, why not go all out and pay for one of the most successful and internationally known dating sites? Watch this space!
Disclaimer: I actually used the eHarmony 3 months for the price of 1 deal they have on at the mo, but whatevs