Honey, we have too many choices... & that's a bad thing. Plenty of first dates. Fun 'hang out' dates (when I'm LA based), but having been on/off this app, there are people who are on it constantly. I don't think a relationship is really what is sought, though I get plenty of propositions, bad pickup lines included.
While im living in one city, I can meet some very interesting people. When I live in my other city, I find about 3 I've even bothered to engage. The quality of men has been okay in LA, however, it's not an app for people who really want commitment. If you're just in it to meet new people & have zero expectations about dating, great.
In Salt Lake City, the quality of the men is abysmal. From éducation, to simply the way 40+ year old men look here vs. there is so vastly different, it hardly feels like the same site! I don't expect gifts, however, the Utah men generally fit in to one or more of these catagories:
1. Divorced, 33 years old, 4 kids, may or may not be educated.
2. Single, 45, looking for a younger hookup, uneducated.
3. Single dad who is looking for a replacement mum, toy/trophy & a ready-made family... tomorrow.
4. Single, divorced, bitter toward all women, says upon the first conversation that I should change my name. Uneducated.
5. Sexist. Education can go either way.
I have admittedly lived a life that's far removed from the norm, especially if you're looking at people of a similar age. That being said, Utah makes it nearly impossible to meet genuine people due to cultural, religious & lower standards in general.
The questions asked to 'match' people are good in theory, however, many men lie. It's obvious what most people expect a 'suitable' match to say & many parrot it, even though they're not at all like that.
All in all, it's free, so what the heck. That said, having paid for eHarmony, while quality is a vast improvement (well, mostly...) there's still the issue of connecting & actually seeing each other more than once.
I'd give it more stars were there a better way to prevent the overflow of men whom I specifically state, I will not date. Example: no one younger than I... and then I get a message from a 21 year old. That age preference (I like older men) has been the case from the time I began dating. Plus, at 21, the maturity level is not even comparable to a 29-30 year old woman.