The founder apparently came up with the idea after the matches he got from other dating services were turned off by his smoking habits.The service is only available in locations where cannabis is legal, and all users must be 21 or older.Unless the online dating site is going to go to the extra effort of meeting the single in person, doing a background check, and taking their online profile pictures for them (like Findthe It Factor.com, a personalized dating service), then “verified” means nothing more than the faker has access to a credit card.
Though, recently, I learned that averages 10 percent paid profiles and 90 percent free profiles.
The unfortunate truth is that the paid singles don’t know who is free and who is not.
Put on your battle gear because dating has become a minefield strewn with fakes ready to blow up in your face …
they’ll tell you everything you want to hear, but at a price.
A Singles’ Dating Convention member sent this to me: “I’ve recently joined a different singles’ site and am running into the same issue I’ve had with the previous ones I’ve been involved in.
It seems that somehow my profile targets only those that are looking for money, or are spam. For example, the other night I got a message from a lady on Plenty Of and responded to her and then she quickly responded giving me her Yahoo screen name to IM her.
The biggest platforms like Match, Zoosk, e Harmony, Plenty of Fish and Ok Cupid have millions of monthly users, but a sizeable user base and a dominant spot in the market doesn't mean they've ultimately cracked the code when it comes to solving everyone's love lives.
Singles want more options these days, and it's paved the way for new online dating services to pop up on the Internet -- many of which take much more specific approaches to matching people up other than by looking at any two users' profile information and finding similarities between them.
Unless the online dating industry makes a push toward cleaning up their websites, men and women will continue to fall prey to fake profiles.