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article imageOp-Ed: Plenty of Fish, Match.com Successful Despite Online Dating Scams

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By Carol Forsloff     Aug 10, 2009 in Lifestyle
Stay away from online dating scams, warns the Boston Examiner. A story today in the online media source declares there are folks online who are tricky. Still other sites are fair. There’s a lot going on in cyberspace as guy meets gal these days.
One of the scams reported by the Boston Examiner has to do with advertisements from women who share their good looks via photos, ask for money upfront to get to some unsuspecting fellow, then take the money and run; but that’s only part of the story.
There are the guys, mostly married, who don’t give out phone numbers and other relevant details. What they might want is just a little email or online sex, or something a bit better and less brief, but again there is no intention of a reasonable romance.
So what to do if you’re single and looking? Plenty of Fish, a free online dating service has a plan. Theirs is a free social interaction site that’s popular these days Interested folk take a Psychology Test first. The matchups are done by determining emotional needs. Plenty of Fish says there are plenty of fish, likely following the old adage about the numbers in the sea being unlimited, so dating and romantic possibilities are hinted at being the same. So the online dating service underlines the fact there are plenty of singles available with attractive photos to boot. The company maintains that of all the online dating services they have the best matchups.
Plenty of Fish declares it has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Today Show and the New York Times. But what do those sources say? They say it is a popular online dating service, for certain. Canada in June had the top number of searches for this dating service. The search term Plenty of Fish is a popular one because of the singular popularity of the free site for singles. The New York Times underlines the ingenuity of the website’s creator and his automated software program that allows him to only have to work 10 hours weekly while his company nets him $10 million/year. That’s a lot more than plenty of fish; it’s really holy mackerel since the company is only five years old. Canada led off with the interest, but the United States was not far behind.
Despite all the good news about plentiful people available at online dating services like Match.com and Plenty of Fish, the news is also be careful about what you wish for, because the fish you get might be best thrown back in the pond while you, the customer, might be better off if you wander down to the nearest pub for a cool one in hopes some fine lady or gentleman will come singly by and be single. Or what about the old-fashioned library near a row of great books, where just maybe the wistful wanderer might find true love as two people reach for the same sort of book, showing there’s enough in common for an emotional beginning, without the worries of online problems and the need for psychological testing.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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