Cash-strapped lonely hearts now have a safer and more reliable way to find their soulmate thanks to the people behind popular dating website Match.com.
Free match-making site DowntoEarth.com aims to reduce the risk attached to online dating by inviting people looking for love to rate their dates against the profile that’s stored on the site.
With ratings ranging from five stars for ‘true to life’ to 1 star for ‘not even close’, it’s hoped that users will feel confident that fellow members are who they say they are.
By actively encouraging daters to participate, DownToEarth.com hopes to produce a community of self-policing members who feel safer and more confident that the person they choose on the site matches the person they meet in real life.
‘Singles are tired of the misrepresentation that takes place on free sites,’ said the website’s general manager Jacob Solotaroff. ‘DownToEarth.com’s RealRatings system encourages honest and respectful interactions, enabling our daters to create a trustworthy community.’
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