Verdict: The more you think about it, the less sense Down makes.Isn't the whole point of internet dating that you can meet someone new?Dating sites don’t use controlled studies, for example, which would be nearly impossible.These issues haven’t stopped promoters from making outlandish, unproven claims, such as the bizarre one from Gene Partner, a site that says its matchmaking abilities are superior because it incorporates users’ DNA: “Now, hard science is making it easier to find true love.The catfish will create fake profiles and oftentimes elaborate stories to keep the charade going.
Pros: There is a strange thrill in being able to 'swipe' that acquaintance you've always fancied, asking them for a date (up) or telling them you want to sleep with them (down). Cons: It pulls in every single woman who happens to be your friend on Facebook, even if they haven't joined Down yet (your cowardly come on will be waiting for them if they ever do), making it rather pointless.
We allow you to add your Skype, MSN Messenger, MSN Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, AIM and ICQ details and if you wish you can share these details with other users all for free.
This allows you to get away from the traditional way of having to type messages to each person you would like to meet and actually chat with them, get to know them quicker and start dating. Imagine not having to type endless messages to try and get to know someone and start dating, now you can speak to the person you are interested in and find out quickly if they are compatible with you and you can start dating your Someone New.
Some sites even promise “scientific formulas” to create perfect matches, making it sound as if the odds of finding true love are all but guaranteed.
Unfortunately, though, just like that certain someone who fails to call for a follow-up date, there are indications these sites don’t come through on their promises.