How to run a dating website
It offered her “unlimited personal introductions” to men serious about finding a relationship.
Aileen was promised support from Searchmate’s highly experienced team of matchmakers, and a guaranteed minimum of 15 recommendations.
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I have run into a grand total of two of my exes on dating sites – likely because I was so abysmally incompatible with the others that the dating site algorithms were like, “Dude, no.” Which is fine, since they sucked anyway, in the end.
Running into your ex can go one of three ways: either avoid eye contact and hope they don’t notice you; you both notice each other and offer forced-happy greetings, then abruptly stop talking and walk away in opposite directions; or you glare angrily and will each other to burst into flames.
The only thing you can really do is stare at their avatar for a minute, call them a jerk under your breath, and move on.
It claims to offer a “safer and more credible alternative” to dating websites.
So in May last year Aileen stumped up £1,295 for membership.
In November she received a letter from a Searchmate adviser saying that her membership was “not progressing as expected”.
The site explained that this was down to most of the gentlemen who were active within her area “going on hold”, meaning they could no longer be contacted.
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Whichever way you go, it’s generally an unpleasant experience, and it’s no different on a dating site. That said, there may be no way to really, truly avoid your ex on leading dating sites.