(A score of 100 indicates respondents were completely satisfied; 80 was very satisfied and 60 was fairly well-satisfied.) Still, many users found the sites frustrating.
Spending three days together at a time with only phone calls in between just isn’t enough time together to tell if you can really live with someone.
These can be great sites if you are in that niche, but they can be too restrictive with too few people on the website to make it worth your time, especially if you live in a smaller city or rural area (although one of my favorite dating apps, Meet Mindful, is a niche site that focuses on the yoga/Whole Foods crowd).
If you are in a smaller city or rural are it can be tempting to look at people in nearby cities, but it is hard to get to know someone well enough to know if you will work as a long term relationship when it has always been long distance.
So if you are only willing to drive/commute 30 minutes to see someone during the week, don’t search for people or respond to people more than 30 minutes away.
You may feel like you are missing out on meeting the perfect person for you, but I’ve met so many people that gave up their education or a great job to move to be with someone because of a long distance relationship only to discover they weren’t so fabulous when they spent more time with them.
At the top end are the pseudo-matchmaking sites that offer a personalized touch…for a price.
They can be quite expensive from hundreds to thousands of dollars.They also set me up on two or three dates fairly quickly.Plus, every woman I met though the service was a lovely person.SOURCE: Consumer Reports "It's clear that online dating websites play a major role in the lives of many consumers — we invest a tremendous amount of time, money and emotional energy.It really is a consumer issue worthy of our attention." said Margot Gilman, money editor for Consumer Reports.My rule of thumb is not date anyone more than one hour away, even if it is in the same city.