Free online dating
These days most people expect online dating to be completely free of charge. That's
not an unreasonable expectation, with most popular online services such as searching
and blogging being offered for free.
But we advise you to be a little careful about what you're getting into with free
online dating sites, because firstly, they are not always as free as they seem.
And secondly, you may not get the service you really want.
Free online dating but not really free!
That's a gripe we hear sometimes at Midsummer's Eve . Members say we're advertising
free online dating, but when they log in they are asked to pay. What's the deal?
Well here's what we really offer for free ...
- The ability to join for free
- The ability to upload loads of photos for free
- The ability to SEND MESSAGES TO OTHER MEMBERS for free
- The ability to receive and open and read members' messages to you for free
- The ability to organise free social nights out with your neighbours or people you've
- The ability to attend any free nights out that other members have attended
- The ability to chat and post to our free conversations rooms
- More free things ...
In short, it's totally possible and in fact, quite likely that you meet new people
for free on Midsummer's Eve without having to pay anything.
So what's the deal with being asked to pay for Essentials?
Well first of all, you might think online dating should be free, but the fact is
we do have costs to bear. We don't like plastering ads all over our web site, so
you'll see the minimum number of ads online. That means we derive very little income
to cover our costs through advertising.
We have a team of dedicated customer service staff here whose job it is to answer
the myriad of questions you ask us every day! Whilst we put our most frequently
asked questions online on our
there are still many issues that arise through your use of the site that you will
want to talk to us about. Most commonly these questions revolve around other members.
Paying staff means we have to raise revenue somehow. We do that through selling
No compromise on customer service
When you join a free dating site you still expect great customer service, so we
are in a unique position to be able to provide free services without compromising
on customer service.
No compromise on timewasters
The other major issue is that of scammers, and spammers on-site. Most free online
dating sites tolerate scammers coming onto their sites because it boosts the number
of members. More members means more people to click on their infernal banners ads,
reaping more money for the site operators. In fact even some of the paid-for sites
tolerate scammers and spammers too. But we don't, and never have. You'll be unlikely
to encounter anybody asking for your money on this site, and if you do they'll probably
be deleted in a puff of smoke before you even have a chance to complain. Very few
other sites that offer free dating can boast this. We like to keep you protected
from spam and scammers. We don't sell your email address like other free dating
sites do, so you don't have to use a fake email address or a dedicated email address
for each site you belong to.
The moral of this article? Free online dating isn't always that free. And when it
is free you get what you pay for! But here at Midsummer's Eve we offer the best
of the free dating sites, with the quality of the paid-for sites.