No one really knows how many there are but the answer is somewhere in the thousands. Successful Singles even goes so far as to announce that it is not an online dating site, instead proclaiming itself to the "the premier social introduction service in Boston."Rather than using algorithms to match clients, Successful Singles uses a more personal approach, starting with a 10-minute phone consultation followed by a 50-minute face-to-face meeting, after which it promises introductions within 10 days.
The approach seems to work with the upscale client base it's targeting.
Take Poonsie of Gaithersburg, Md., who narrowly escaped misfortune."Three men scammed me in this site by using Caucasian pictures instead of their own pictures.
I recognized Nigerian accent in phone and told them I was going to report them.
One thing's for sure -- there's no shortage of dating sites. Fittingly for a site in a region that cherishes its history and traditions, Successful Singles has been around since 1984, which is not quite the Colonial Era but actually predates the Internet as we know it.
The reviews we're received at Consumer Affairs the last few years have been largely positive, like this one from Michael of North Carolina: "By and large I have been satisfied with the experiences gained from the group.
The dates have all been delightful, professional women.
As you would expect, this creates a lot more room for error.
On the other hand, it's a lot cheaper -- nearly free, in fact.