“Don’t use Date.com unless you want to get scammed.”
“Date.com is the biggest waste of money I’ve ever spent.”
Those were the two reviews we read about Date.com before joining. Not exactly glowing praise! The second quote is clearly hyperbole. It’s hard to imagine someone actually felt spending money on a dating site was his worst purchase ever. It’s just a dating site.
But we do think there is SOME truth to the first comment. Is Date.com a complete scam? Naw. But there are things about the site that would turn men off. There are some fake profiles on there. Actually, there are a lot of fake profiles. We’re not really sure why a site like Date.com still needs to use fake profiles. They’ve been around for ages. They should have a more established site by now.
That’s the thing about Date.com that really bothers us. They have the money and resources to build a big-time dating site but they don’t seem to care about anything other than collecting your money. They aren’t the only dating site that does this. We completely understand that these dating sites are in business to make money. Fine. But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t focus on making money AND taking care of their customers. Match.com, for example, makes more money than any site and they put out a great product.
Date.com: Reviewing Our Results On Date.com
- 450 total emails sent out in 90 days.
- 66 replies received.
- 1 first date setup.
- 0 female showed up for a first date.
The only positive result we had was getting a date scheduled. However, that date never showed up. She was supposed to meet Jackson, the guy we called upon to review Date.com, at a pizza joint in town but never showed up. She didn’t even call to cancel. He never heard from her again. After that there was nothing positive to report to you about.
At the conclusion of our review of each dating site, we asked a few questions to the lucky (or unlucky, depending on the site) guy that spent 90 days on there to get some feedback about the site. Those questions are as follows…
Question: What did you like best about this site?
Jackson: Much like SinglesNet.com, there were at least some attractive women. The group as a whole weren’t anything special, however. But, yeah, I suppose there were some cuties on there.
Question: How would you describe the women on there?
Jackson: Overall? Umm…not attractive, I guess. I’ve seen worse looking girls than what I found on Date.com. But that doesn’t say much.
Question: Is this a site you would recommend? Why or why not?
No I probably would not. I do think they have potential because of their resources. Perhaps they could improve their marketing efforts to get more decent women on there and fewer men. But then again I’ve been saying this about Date.com for a few years now…
What We Didn’t Like About Date.com. The Date.com Lowdown!
Mostly, we didn’t like the fact that there were more than 5 guys for every girl on there. And on top of that there weren’t enough attractive women even if the male to female ratio was even. You can’t be selective with the women on Date.com. If you want to get a date, you better take what you can get.
Should You Be Using Date.com For Online Dating?
We prefer websites where men (and women) have options. It’s no fun to have to settle for just anyone that gives you the time of day. That’s what you have to do on Date.com. And that’s why we prefer a site like Match.com. You’ll have more options and won’t have to settle on that site.