There is an argument to be made, though, that if you do find a match on an online dating site, that match is more likely to commit to meet if they have paid a fee for the service.
A study published last year tests this theory in an online dating simulation where a participant "pays" a fee to search online for potential dates after answering a series of questions describing their perfect mate.
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Now, I’m told that – were I prowling the internet for a partner today – I’d have to pay almost four times the price for it, compared to a mere whipper-snapper of 27? Making it more expensive for ‘older’ customers makes them feel as though they’re less desirable, which is no way to help a single person to feel confident about their prospects.
It suggests that Tinder wants to thrive on our desperation, not desire.
While under 28s will only be charged £3.99 a month.
In the US, the cut off age is 30 and the price doubles from $9.99 to $19.99. What seismic shift occurs at 28, which means online daters should be forced to fork out an extra £11 for the privilege of arranging a coffee meet-up?
Participants then have to choose how much time they are willing to commit the inferior date from the online service and the superior match that is the blind date. It turns out that a person’s preference for the online date is correlated with how much they had invested in the service.
Those who paid nothing, or very little, for the search were much less willing to choose the online date over the blind date than those who paid a higher fee.
With Watson and Stelle’s study in mind, we’ve tested several popular dating sites, looking also for easy online experiences, and come up with five – both free and fee-based, senior-specific and all-ages – that we deem senior-friendly. Click here to visit OKCupid Note Be aware when signing up for auto-payment on any online dating site: Complaints have been filed that certain sites continue to charge monthly fees after a member cancels. See our updated Best Senior Dating Sites (2014) Thinking of trying online dating?
Check out more Senior Planet articles: How to set up your online dating profile in 4 easy steps 11 ways to quit lurking and write your online dating profile Do you have a favorite dating site?
What’s more, I suspect it’s going to make younger users feel uncomfortable too.
It’s a bit like going to a creepy nightclub, where girls get to drink for free all night because the management knows that men will happily pay the full cover charge in order to hang out in a room full of women wearing beer goggles.
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