It’s truly free to message other users on Mingle2, although they do offer a “Premium Upgrade” to get a few fun, but not necessary features. You keep your messages forever (as opposed to them getting deleted after a month – ahem), you’re stuck at the top of search results (supposedly getting you 300% more views), you can see who Matches with you, and browse invisibly. .95 a month if you subscribe for a year, .95 if you subscribe for 6 months, or .95 if you subscribe for 3 months.
I call these kinds of dating sites Freemium dating sites – they offer Premium packages to anyone who wants, say, to get higher in the search results or see who has viewed them. All options bill at once (meaning, you pay for the lump sum in full at the start). I’d love hear about your experiences in the comments.
After a while they all wanted an i Tunes card sent to them or money sent via a money order.
One of them wasn't even from my area but her profile said she was.
The reason for this is because more emphasis is placed on profile photos than on profile information.
Mingle 2 does offer all the tools needed for online dating.
My biggest complaint on most dating sites (free or otherwise) is that they don’t offer a search mechanism to see how recently someone’s been on the site. I plugged in 25 miles from me, looking for marriage, between 25-40. Well, the gents were within that age range, but that was it. You can limit folks messaging you by age, location, what they’re looking for, if they’re smokers or drinkers…