Dear Geoff, Glad to hear you found someone special, and even happier that you spoke up.
I did meet my girlfriend online, but after a year of painful struggle, meaning hardly any dates despite being educated, employed, and reasonably attractive.
Participants then have to choose how much time they are willing to commit the inferior date from the online service and the superior match that is the blind date. It turns out that a person’s preference for the online date is correlated with how much they had invested in the service.
Those who paid nothing, or very little, for the search were much less willing to choose the online date over the blind date than those who paid a higher fee.
Being divorced for several years, I have tried my hand at online dating, experimenting with a number of different sites, and I know from experience that for someone new to the process, it can be rather intimidating and confusing.
You might be wondering which site is best for you, and if you should bother paying for a membership or not.