New dating sites 2011
In 2010, the federal government ordered the Australian dating site Red Hot Pie to send an apology email to its members for having over a thousand fake profiles that sent out strategic messages like these to lure members into staying (and paying). Arrange to meet someone in a public, crowded place, and tell a friend or family member where you’re going to be.Consumers also brought a fraud suit against in 2005 for similar “date bait.” The same privacy protection rules that apply to all of your online activity apply to internet dating sites: privacy: be careful when meeting up with anyone you’ve met online. Set up a safety call: if you don’t call them by the expected time, they’ll assume that something’s wrong. Will they use behavioral tracking technology to follow your activity on their site and target you with ads?If they’re allowed to email you, how often and about what?
Make sure that you get all the features that you want with whatever type of membership you select. Beware of “free trials” that charge your credit card when they expire.Location-based services like Foursquare are here to stay, that much is true. In 2009, a study by online dating site Skout noted that 69% of people were comfortable meeting up with someone they met on their i Phone, and 40% were using a mobile dating service while out at bars, clubs and restaurants.For some, however, local deals and specials only go so far. Now GPS dating apps for those looking for local love have flooded the i Phone and Android markets.Once you’ve decided on a dating site, make sure that you’re clear on how you’ll be paying.There are plenty of free sites available, such as Ok Cupid, but many members feel that pay sites offer a higher level of experience, customer service, and member quality.