Who I amI'm a spaniard, average-looking guy in my 30's, working as engineer for a modest Madrid-based firm. That means that im in the mid to low tier of income by western standards. Being honest, I'm pretty much the definition of the average Joe. I travel the world as part of my job, so I use some of the spare time I have to date and get to know local people. Here's where my experience with dating apps comes from.
Free VS Paid dating appsPaying serves the purpose of filtering out attention and validation seekers. Truth is that wathever do you believe in, men and women behave differently in the sexual market. There is a large portion of female users that join dating sites seeking for attention and validation. Would you be willing to pay only for attention and validation? Me neither.
Every free dating site has the same problem. While they feel good in your pocket, you're actually paying with your time the waste of effort that is speaking with a female with no intention of even having a date.
Females that do pay are typically looking for long-termn relationships though, so be aware of that if you are deciding which site or app to use.
Reading the above-mentioned points you may have also come to the conclusion that paying means waaay lower competition. Yep, that's also true. There is some pool overlap, meaning that the people that is in a paid site may also have a profile in a free site, but the dynamics change, as there is not that much noise in the interaction with the app (many profiles, avalanche of messages to girls, etc).
Upsides and downsides of each type of dating site
Downsides: Losing time/effort with attention and validation seekers, too much competition.
Downsides: Goes against your pocket, there may be some pool overlap with free apps.
Free dating sites suggestions
Other free dating sites: While there may be other free dating sites available, most of them are not popular enough to offer a decent pool. Some of them even create fake profiles to scam users on a daily basis, practically as a business practice.
Paid dating sites suggestions
Chinese dating Apps
What about other dating apps?I know I've left so many apps out of the equation. The reasons are one or a combination of the following ones:
- Too many fake profiles.
- Claiming to be free apps while you can't communicate with other users without paying.
- Too many scammers/spammers. The app does almost no moderation effort or is even part of this schemes.
- Most profiles are inactive.
If you believe you app is good enough and I should try it, contact me Here.