There are hundreds of Internet dating services which offer their services fro free, so why would anyone choose an Internet dating service which charges a membership fee? It does seem to be a conundrum, but there are a million hits a day on Internet dating sites, making Internet dating a very lucrative industry indeed. What exactly drives people to pay to meet strangers instead of doing it in the manner which has kept the human race populated for a thousand generations?
The Costs Of Internet Dating
While some Internet dating sites have annual fees in excess of one thousand dollars, most of them cost between $20 and $30 per month. People can “date” online for years without ever spending a dime on each other, and while it seldom goes that far, they often do engage is lengthy no-cost “courtship” before actually arranging a face-to-face meeting.
One of the claims of Internet dating sites which charge fess is that their clientele, by paying money, are exhibiting their commitment to developing a serious relationship. They suggest that those who prefer free Internet dating sites are more interested in playing the Internet dating field by spreading their charm over dozens of sites without risking a dime.
The $1000-per-year Internet dating sites are designed to attract high-powered, well-paid professionals who are short on time and want to devote what time they do have to finding those in positions of equal power and with similar incomes. One way for them to make sure you will meet their criteria is to test your ability to cough up a grand a year for the privilege of meting them online.
If you prefer the traditional method of developing relationships to Internet dating, you will be spending time on dates arranged by your friends, or developing relationships at the office, or clubbing on the weekends. You may even pay to indulge in some speed dating.
The Costs Of Traditional Dating
But all of these approaches have one thing in common: they cost money in dating activities like meals, movies, concerts, and other entertainments; they cost money for the dress or shoes or new suit or whatever apparel will make you look your best; and depending on your situation they may cost money for child care.
You will be paying a considerable amount of money, in other works, just to determine if you and your date are compatible enough to pursue an ongoing relationship. When seen in that light, paying $20 or $30 a month for an Internet dating service which will let you get to know someone before going on an official date makes a great deal of sense.
Even better, when you and you Internet date actually meet, you’ll have already gotten the “getting-to know you” awkwardness out of the way, and can simply relax and enjoy each other’s company!