Kominers thinks online daters could be well served by a service that isn’t quite free but doesn’t involve a subscription fee either.
Inspired by Jiayuan.com, the largest online dating site in China, he thinks dating sites would have happier customers overall if they did away with their current pricing models and charged users per message sent.
“The fact that e Harmony matched me with several women with whom I shared common interests led me to believe that I was seeing more quality matches.” At the same time, you shouldn’t write off a site just because it’s free.
For every dating site or app that charges close to $40 per month, such as Match, e Harmony, or JDate, there are plenty of other popular ones like Ok Cupid or Tinder that are free.
If your goal is to get a date—or find a mate—are you better off with one type over the other?
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“If sending messages had a price or you could send only a fixed number per day, people you contact online would know you had to give up something to do so, which would incentivize better behavior,” he says.
Perhaps beyond just charging for messages, sites could adjust the price according to how high quality someone's engagement seems to be.
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Both kinds are popular, so you can’t go just by that.