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The Cost of Online Dating
by Jennifer Lester

I have been receiving emails from my readers asking: “Is there a list of online dating services that are completely free?”

The truth is, that of the online dating services that I have tried and reviewed, none of them are completely free. There may be some online dating services out there that will not cost a dime for any of their features, but I cannot attest to their quality or the quality of their other members.

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The first date: what to wear, where to go, what to say, what to do and what not to do. All this pressure to make a good first impression can be daunting. After all, you know practically nothing about each other and the whole point of a first date is to judge (as much as we dont like to admit it) whether or not we think wed like to get to know each other better. But first dates dont have to be elaborate or fancy in order for you to secure that coveted second or third date. There are some things you will want to do and others you will want to avoid on a first date to ensure its success and the possibility of future dates as well.

When it comes to dating, it seems everyone thinks theyre the expert to turn to for advice. Whether its your friends or your lovable aunts who constantly inquire about your love life, everyone has a dating tip for you. But we all know what to do on a date, dont we? Always have a smile, listen attentively, be yourself, have fun, and the list goes on. So, if everyone knows the tips for successful dating, then why do we go through so much trouble and anxiety about first dates? Maybe its because there is no set standard of rules anymore  [More >>]

Most online dating services either offer a free trial or a part of their services for free. However, as time passes and you either want to continue with them or use more of their features such as instant messaging or anonymous email contact, you will have to incur some costs.

Most services are very inexpensive in comparison to what you would have to spend to actually be going out to get to know someone. For example, if a man meets a woman he is attracted to and wants to get to know her better, he will take her out to dinner, drinks or lunch to have some time to sit and talk. By the time the date is over, he has spent upwards of $30 to pay for himself and his date and all he has gotten is an hour or two of time to communicate and get to know her. Then, it either leads to a second date, or he has to move on to the next woman and start over again.

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Finally, Women Have the Advantage

Throughout history women have had to fight harder then men in politics, the workplace, and even relationships. We still dont see a woman president, and it was much later that women won the right to vote then men. In the workplace we often find we have to work harder then a man in the same position to make the same amount of money. As far as relationships went, by tradition we had to wait. Wait for someone to ask us out and wait for someone to propose marriage. Well, times are changing.

One of the big changes that we see is in dating. In dating now, women feel freer to be the aggressor. We can ask men out on dates. We can initiate intimate contact. We can even pay for the date (if we want too). We also have the biggest selection of online singles.

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With women, they get dressed up to go out with their friends to dinner, dancing, or drinks in hopes that they will meet a nice man somewhere out on the town. Again, she incurs costs in her wardrobe, her meals, and possible drinks. This doesnt even guarantee she will meet anybody. Let alone have time to get to know them better. Sure, she has had a fun night out with her girlfriends, but she has spent that money on just one night and hasnt found love.

With most dating services, you can join for around $30/month depending on the amount of help you desire and the dating service with the features you want to use. This fee allows you hours of communication with an object of your intentions in order to get to know them well enough to know if you want to meet them face-to-face and spend more time with them. You get hours and hours to meet and get to know as many people as you like without it costing you an extra dime (with the exception of your internet connection which you already pay for).

So, when it comes right down to it, paying an online dating service a fee is a lot more cost effective then hitting the town, or dating over and over again in search of your ideal mate.

Keep in mind, that you want to be sure you are meeting people who have your same goals in mind. People who are willing to spend a little on an online dating service, are more serious about it, then people who are not willing to spend a dime. These are the people you want to meet. These are the people waiting to meet you.

Jennifer Lester is an online dating expert who offers her advice and guidance through the world of online dating at her website: http://www.lovepersonally.com The tour guide to your online dating experience.

 

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