Let’s take a look at Online dating sites
Not all dating sites are the same.
In fact, since you virtually have no ability to talk with the company or the owners of the website, it can sometimes be frustrating to manage the number of emails you get, hiding, deactivating, and deleting an account.
It however most certainly can be done.
Some of the nuances, depends on the site, whether your a paid or free member.
On all these sites, regardless if you sign up for 1 month or a year subscription, payment is made upfront.
First and foremost as a paid member, you should immediately disable reoccurring payments. If you don’t your credit card will be charged, and your subscription automatically renewed for the time period initially selected.
It’s best to do this at the onset, less you forget, and to avoid any surprises upon receipt of your credit card statement.
Two exceptions… Coffee meets bagel doesn’t have an option for deleting your account. You must contact the company. firstname.lastname@example.org
Match, reserves the right to maintain your profile and personal information. They claim it is for security purposes. It’s in the fine print. However, all sites whether paid or not allow you to deactivate or delete your account.
All sites have an option to suspend all notifications, promotional or otherwise.
For further information, contact me and I will do it for you.
As an illustration, I have enclosed. instructions for Match
If you don’t have a paid subscription, you can cancel your membership by visiting the Change/Cancel Membership page in your Account Settings (look for the gear icon).
If you do have a membership, canceling it will just mean that you’re not paying anymore, although your profile will remain on the site. Once you’ve canceled your subscription, delete your now-free account with the same instructions above.
Rather confusingly, though, even after you’ve canceled your account, you can get it back just by signing back in, because Match keeps your information “stored in our database for historical and legal purposes only.”
Match has a separate section describing how to delete a profile permanently, but the answer is just not to even log back in once you’ve canceled:
In an article published in business insider, it went into the nuances of the top online dating sites.
If you need help with navigating these sites, contact me and I will do it for you for free.
Zoosk, POF, Bandoo, e harmony, Okcupid, Tinder, Coffee meets bagel, Match, Elite Singles, Our time.
A note to the wise
While it may involve extra work on your part, especially if you plan on using these sites in the future, privacy and security need to be considered.
When you enroll in an online dating, generally you share personal and private information. It is highly recommended that you don’t leave this information on the website, and on the Internet.
You leave yourself vulnerable of having your personal information, finding itself accessible to many people. Even to go as far as to people you don’t want to know your personal business or worse yet, falling into the hands of the wrong people.
As someone who is certified in various areas of Internet security, I would highly recommend if you meet someone and no longer need online dating sites you permanently delete your account and destroy as much as you can ahead of time. At the very least Photo’s