This means that 19 out of 20 profiles on these sites are either past members who aren’t around anymore, or non-paying members who can’t respond.OKCupid was acquired by Match in 2011, and that article has since been taken down (for obvious reasons).
What I uncovered were some harsh realities about online dating that no one ever talks about.
After the jump, some things you might not have known… Most of the member profiles you’ll find are inactive.
Still, you might want to pay attention to this story, of the woman who went on a few dates with a man she met on Match, only to end up getting stabbed multiple times by him when she tried to break it off. Alright, let’s say you’ve weathered the pitiful response rate, and you’ve slogged your way through the dredges of humanity. Maybe you’ll send a few messages back and forth, and you’ll realize you’ve met someone truly special.
You maintained your optimism, and lo and behold, you finally get matched up with someone who’s attractive intelligent. Or maybe – just maybe – the person you’re corresponding isn’t actually the person whose photos you’ve been daydreaming about.
This time, a federal judge threw out the case, on the grounds that Match makes perfectly clear in their terms of service that they do not screen member profiles, nor will they take any responsibility for doing so.
In other words, even if the allegations that most of their profiles are inactive or fake, Match is not obligated in any way to remove them.
Using his background in screenwriting (i.e., writing ), he will adopt your personality and make sure your online persona is the Casanova your real self could never be.
(Hopefully, he’ll cut out the part where you’re unbelievably boring and socially inept, hence your need to hire him in the first place.) And once he’s set up a date, he’ll give you all the information you need on the woman “you’ve” been corresponding with. And don’t forget, she thinks you’re fluent in five different romance languages.
So if you’re new to online dating, prepare yourself for disappointment.
And don’t take it personally if most of the people you message never reply since they may be not even be real. There are some sketchy people out there, and the online dating sites can’t do much about them.
A few years ago, OKCupid calculated that 96.25% of e Harmony’s profiles are inactive, using numbers provided by e Harmony themselves.