Has anyone here ever been on Match.com? Or even eHarmony? Because I think both sites are guilty of doing this as a sleazy way to get people to sign up….
Anyway, my Match.com profile has been inactive and hidden for over five months now. Just last weekend, though, I got an email that someone was interested in me and had sent me a message. This is weird, because my profile shouldn’t be visible to anyone.
Being curious, I logged in to check, but… of course, you have to be a paying member to view any messages you receive. Hmmmm.
I mean, I suppose it’s possible that someone I corresponded with way way back somehow became interested again. And, I have to admit, I’m a little curious (“…but what if this mystery person is, like, Jessica Alba or someone equally hot and famous?!?”), but ultimately, I’m not gonna pay $20 just to satisfy my curiosity.
So, here’s my question: Has this happened to anyone else? Have you gotten random messages from people who are supposedly “interested” in you? Did you take the bait? Did you ever meet these people?
I can’t help but wonder if any of the online dating sites use shill profiles as a way to entice people to sign up or stay on. I mean, it’s pretty common in online dating that you’re corresponding with someone, then they just stop responding. How would you ever know if these were actually real people?