The approach seems to work with the upscale client base it's targeting.At Consumer Affairs, we don't hear much about Successful Singles but what we do hear is pretty positive."I spent months online with no success.I recognized Nigerian accent in phone and told them I was going to report them.
Like any do-it-yourself project, usine a site like means you need to be a very careful shopper.
Take Poonsie of Gaithersburg, Md., who narrowly escaped misfortune."Three men scammed me in this site by using Caucasian pictures instead of their own pictures.
One thing's for sure -- there's no shortage of dating sites. Fittingly for a site in a region that cherishes its history and traditions, Successful Singles has been around since 1984, which is not quite the Colonial Era but actually predates the Internet as we know it.
No one really knows how many there are but the answer is somewhere in the thousands. Successful Singles even goes so far as to announce that it is not an online dating site, instead proclaiming itself to the "the premier social introduction service in Boston."Rather than using algorithms to match clients, Successful Singles uses a more personal approach, starting with a 10-minute phone consultation followed by a 50-minute face-to-face meeting, after which it promises introductions within 10 days.
"We are an invitation-only club of people like you spending social time having fun with like-minded people."It gets high marks from Consumer Affairs reviewers like Bob of Phoenix, who wrote: "Since I joined Events and Adventures I’ve attended probably close to a hundred events like pottery painting... I had a great time at the Extreme Adventure Course up in Flagstaff.... I’ve made a lot of friends and found a significant other through Events and Adventures."The monthly events range from a simple wine-tasting to outdoor sports and expeditions to foreign lands.
To join, applicants must be successfully interviewed and must certify that they are single.Perhaps a big point in E&A's favor is that it's not just a dating service but also a way to meet new friends -- something that's often a problem for stressed-out professionals."What interested me most about the club was meeting new people.With Events & Adventures, I have made new friends," said Nick of Minneapolis in a Consumer Affairs review. I went bowling, I went to both singles mixers, both party buses, movies.Consumer Affairs' founder and former editor, Jim Hood formerly headed Associated Press Broadcast News, directing coverage of major news events worldwide.He also served as Senior Vice President of United Press International and was the founder and editor of Zapnews, a newswire service for radio and television. After all, the world is full of them and they're fairly evenly divided in terms of gender, height and so forth."Lifemates introduces you to members whom, because of common values, goals, professional backgrounds and other similarities, provide the highest likelihood that you will move your date into a true relationship."Lifemates Canada has been in business for more than 20 years and has 10 offices around the country. Lunch is OK but what if you want to go skydiving or horseback riding? Operating in nine cities, Events and Adventures organizes a series of events each month for its invitation-only clients."In a group, there’s no pressure, everyone relaxes, and you can be yourself.