Can You Trust the Promises of Free Personals Sites?
It seems like almost every day there’s a new website
advertising free personal ads. With all these companies approaching us all the
time, how do we differentiate between those who are truly able to deliver their
promise of “free” personals from those who are using it as little more than a
not-so-clever marketing ploy?
options out there can be staggering. Testing the waters by signing up for a few
free personals sites can be a good first step into the online dating world
without committing to paying for memberships. But, how do you protect yourself
from being burned by a bad first experience with sneaky companies who lure
customers in with promises of ‘free personals’, but rarely deliver?
way to find out is by signing up for a free personals service. Start the sign
up process, and if at any point your credit card is asked for, quit. There are
few reasons for an online company to ask for your credit card unless they plan
on taking money from you. But, read the fine print. If there are reasonable
motivations for asking for credit card numbers, you might be able to reconsider.
Trust your own judgment because ultimately, it’s your money and your decision.
to gage whether or not an free personals service will deliver their promise,
browse around the site. If it looks reputable and nice, and if there are a lot
of members, this could be a good sign. If other members have already signed up
and stayed (check for ‘last online’ dates or recent activity on message boards,
forums, etc.) it probably means that the site has a few satisfied customers.
To sum up,
be wary of online dating services offering free services. Though there
certainly are excellent sites who offer their services for free, there are also
a few who use the ‘free personals’ promise as a lure to trap unsuspecting
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Can You Trust the Promises of Free Personals Sites