Every couple of months I see an email notifying me of my premium subscription to my latest dating site adventure. The word “premium” refers to the cost rather than the experience, IMHO. Don’t get me wrong, there is a clear benefit to the paid option. For example, in the paid version you can actually see the photos rather than a gallery of blurred pictures. They suck you in by allowing you to send and received a couple of messages, then they cut you off. If you’re mid-conversation, wondering if Mr. or Ms. Right is waiting behind one of the blurred virtual connections, you’d never know…unless you fork over the cash.
I did just that. [Read more…]