Once you begin shopping for an online dating site to join you will realize just how many dating sites there are! Just like everything else there are good ones and bad ones. So, keep your eye open and your wallet shut until you are sure!
Here are just a few dating sites to avoid...
Avoid the dating site that asks for your credit card before you can set up a free trial profile. (They will later charge your card because you didn't cancel your free trial in a timely manner. But they didn't tell you the cancellation had to be by mail!)
Avoid the site with limited search options. This will allow you to customize and narrow your results. This will let you concentrate on the singles that fit your requirements. Many sites will not have extensive search option to mask the fact that they do not have as large of a member base as they proclaim.
Avoid the site that does not show the last time a member logged in. Many sites will keep members on their site indefinitely. Why? Because the member never took the time to tell the site to cancel their membership. Most of us singles do not formally tell the site to remove us from their member roster. We just stop logging in or we let our paid membership lapse.
I discovered the hard way the "membership game" a lot of online dating sites use. When your membership expires and your profile is still up? The site will then "reclass" your profile back to "free trial". Not only is your profile still visible but you will still get mail! Then one day you will get an email from the site administrator that you have mail. You go to check it out and your mail box is full! But, once again you can't access all of these emails unless you renew your membership. "...and do they have a great renewal rate for you. For today only!"