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.
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I knew from the first date that I really, really liked Matt.
It was great, because I couldn't get out a lot at the time — I could get out maybe once a week, if I had a babysitter.
However, online dating sites offer people access to a vast number of potential matches, each of whom are likely to vary across an array of physical and personality characteristics.
I have a son from a previous relationship — Jackson, he was 2 at the time — and they met and just really hit it off.
Elite Singles Psychologist Salama Marine says that ‘dating online is like dating in real life.
If you’re not ready to date someone, just don’t do it.
But as a review of literature stretching back to cave drawings will tell you, meeting -- and hanging onto -- the person isn't all that easy. They're not perfect but they're better than ordering brides by mail or submitting to your mother's idea of who your perfect match is.
Just like other means of meeting candidates for romance, dating sites are fraught with peril.
Matt messaged me, and we talked a little bit, and just kind of got everything big, all of our baggage, out right away so we could see if it was even worth continuing to talk. We just talked nonstop from that point, and we went on our first date a week later.
I gave him my phone number and he texted me, "Hi, Hannah, it's Matt." And I said: "Which Matt? We went on a hike, and we put wine in water bottles and had a little picnic at the end of the hike.
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.
I had not changed my location settings or my age settings from the default, so Matt kind of snuck in there, because there's a 13-year age difference and we lived 50 miles apart.
So we got a match, but neither of us was really taking it seriously.