Online dating sites are becoming popular all over the world, including in the UK. The first dating site to appear in the UK at least, was Match.com which first appeared in 1995, making it more than 17 years old now. Although now there are many more sites, it is Match.com that, when you look at the match.com reviews 2016, seems to still be the most popular, however it is closely followed by eHarmony and DatingDirect.com. It is perhaps Match.com’s popularity itself that keeps it popular as obviously, people join these dating sites to meet other people and so the more members a site has, the more people there are to meet. Although some people do join online dating sites in order to find someone to go on a single date with, most join dating sites in order to find a lifelong partner and according to Match.com, 160 people leave their site daily, having found their match. Although there are those that are looking for something other than a lasting relationship, most of Match.com members are looking for genuine romance and the site caters to all age groups from 18 to 65. More recently, since the older generation is getting a little more internet savvy, some members are now joining that are over 65 and they are also finding matches. Although very popular and having reasonable success rate, there are a couple of criticisms regarding the site. The first of these is the expense, although it is cheaper if you join for more than one month at a time, a single month’s membership is £29.99 for that single month, a cost that many consider too high. The other criticism is one which Match.com should have been able to of addressed by now and that is rebilling. With 17 years of experience behind them, you would have reasonably thought that they would have ironed out any wrinkles in their billing system but apparently they have not, even yet.
One of the good things about Match.com is that once you have applied but before you pay, you can get to preview other members. Although you cannot actually gat to meet any until after you have paid your membership fees, at least you can get to see what you are paying for before you spend your money. Joining is also very easy to do as you only have to spend about 90 seconds applying and then answer a few questions and write a small profile about yourself. Once you have joined, you will be able to match up with literally thousands of others that are seeking a relationship. Although to the more old fashioned people this may seem like a little cold way of meeting people, it does save many hours of visiting bars and restaurants in the hope of meeting that certain someone and despite the cost of membership, can be cheaper than the old fashioned way of meeting someone suitable. There can be little doubt that online dating sites are here to stay and so it is just a case of joi\ning the one which is right for you.