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The Better Business Bureau weighs in on online dating

When the Better Business Bureau puts out suggestions for online daters, it’s a good idea to pay attention. 

The BBB recommends the following tips when considering a matchmaking site:

• Think with your head, not with your heart. If you’ve just signed up for a matchmaking site and you suddenly have three people contacting you before you’ve even put up a profile or picture, reconsider joining. Ask yourself if you’ve been on for a reasonable amount of time to actually have real people see your profile and decide to contact you.

• Don’t give in to high-pressure sales tactics. Watch out for sales techniques where a site claims that a price is “good for this day only” or associates may pressure consumers into signing a contract. Take the time to read over any contracts you agree to in order to make sure you know what you’re getting into.

• Watch out for automatic renewal programs. Many subscription-based sites on the Internet offer automatic renewal to make it easier for consumers to remain members without having to constantly renew their membership. However, many matchmaking services sign you up for automatic renewal by default. If you don’t want to be renewed automatically at the end of your subscription, make sure you figure out how to turn off that feature early in your membership.

• Don’t fall in love with the advertising. Beware of claims such as “an exclusive network of people,""for sincere daters only,” and “beautiful singles just like you.” Online Web sites don’t discriminate against who joins their site outside of members who pay.



Thanks for the tips and a good reminder as well.

I’m prety sure it is a good business. Proff of that would be the incresing number in public internet cafe’s all over the world.

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