There are 3 kinds of classified personal ads sites; good, bad, and really bad. Date.com fits in the “bad” category. It’s not bad to the point where we have to call it a complete scam. But it’s not good enough for us to recommend the site to our readers. There are really two main reasons Date.com didn’t make it into our Best 3 Classified Personal Ads List…
- Not enough women compared to the amount of guys that are on Date.com (6 to 1 ratio)
- The women aren’t attractive enough overall for our liking
Call us shallow if you must, but we do have standards with the women we date. And we think you should too. We simply were not impressed with the girls of Date.com in terms of physical appearance. We weren’t even impressed with their personalities. Yeah, there are attractive women on there. We’re not trying to say it’s a site filled with the nastiest women on Earth.
It’s just that there are far more unattractive women than not. But that isn’t our only issue with Date.com. Even if you’re not concerned with looks (and props to you for being less shallow than we are), don’t expect to get many (if any) dates on Date.com.
There are a lot of disadvantages on this site for men. It’s not just the high percentage of unattractive women. When you’re interested in a girl, you’ll be up against dozens (if not HUNDREDS) of other men. It’s basically like walking into a crowded bar filled with 200 guys and 5 girls. Try scoring some digits with those numbers!
Date.com: Our Results On Date.com Over 3 months
- 270 email messages were sent to random women we hadn’t previously spoken to.
- 44 of those email messages were responded to by the women (please note: not EVERY response was genuine).
- 2 dates were set-up with different women between the 2 guys reviewing the website.
Our reviews consisted of a 3-month membership because that is the period of time we believe it takes to accurately analyze a classified personal ads site. You can have some immediate good luck or bad luck on just about any dating site. But you shouldn’t use that short-term success (or lack of success) to base your opinion of the site.
We didn’t have initial success on Date.com (first week). But we didn’t let that detract us from keeping an open mind about the site. After one week, only 2 girls had messaged us back and none of those girls seemed interested in meeting up. No big deal. We were thinking long-term, so we stuck with it. After week two, the results were similar. Again, we weren’t too concerned. Our mind was set on compiling 3-month results and seeing where we were at.
By the third week, we sort of figured we weren’t going to get very far on Date.com. Yet again, another piss-poor week of results on there. At this time, we were having some doubts about Date.com. However, we weren’t going to give up. We swore to last 3-months on every classified personal ads site, so that’s what we were going to do…no matter what.
As the weeks went on, not much changed. About a month into our Date.com membership, we were able to finally get a date set-up. It wasn’t with the most attractive girl we had seen by any means, but at least it was something! Late in our membership (3 days before it expired), we scored another date. This girl was a bit more attractive but she had 3 kids and was only 25 years old (pretty common for a woman on Date.com).
By the time we were done, we were quite disappointed. Yes, there are worse places to try to meet women. But there are definitely better ones too. You just can’t get enough women to respond to your emails on Date.com. There’s way too much competition. Even if your emails are the bomb, most of them will go unnoticed. Too many other guys are sending messages and the girls will only read and respond to so many.
Date.com: What We Hated About Date.com
Hate is a strong word and is probably best saved for some of the other sites we tested out. We just didn’t like Date.com. Quite a few things bothered us about Date.com. The top 4 things were…
- Women not up to our standards appearance-wise.
- Unfair disadvantage for men because of the male to female ratio (more than 6-1).
- Date.com is often a very slow loading website.
- Date.com clearly does not value their customers. Responding to our questions was something they apparently don’t care to do.
Date.com Review: Is Date.com Any Good?
To be perfectly honest with you…Date.com isn’t a good classified personal ads site. There are at least 20+ websites out there very similar to Date.com. They’re not scam sites, per se, but they just aren’t very good places to meet women. Getting a date is hard enough on this site. Heck, just getting women to talk to you is a difficult task.
We prefer sites that are more advantageous for men. If the male to female ratio is above 2:1, you probably won’t get many dates. That’s why we choose Xpress.com and recommend it to our readers. It has a far more favorable male to female ratio than Date.com. And, quite frankly, the women on Xpress.com are MUCH better looking.