Elitemeeting.com / scam
I signed up for this dating service because they give you the impression that they scrutinize and verify their members for income level, attractiveness, success etc. It is a pricey site so I figured it must attract only people that can afford it. That was a good first sign as far as I'm concerned. I didn't pay to join at first but received approximately 30 emails in the meantime from men that wanted to make contact with me. Because I hadn't paid yet I wasn't able to read them, just see the pictures and read the profiles. Several of the men had different levels of membership so I had to join at least the silver level in order to read what they wrote. This was $70 per month plus one time "initiation" type fee. My curiosity and lack of dates got the best of me. The first few emails that I opened generally had one line of intro or a question. After I opened about 10 of them it struck me that several of the "men" made similar statements just phrased a little differently. Such as "I haven't been on a dating site in years, what do you think" or "I was just running out the door but wanted to make contact". By the time I had gotten through them all my heart sank because my instincts told me that I had been "taken". Of course "no refunds" is clearly posted all over the site so I knew I was out the $140.00 which blessedly is not the difference between life and death but still if I can save one person the money and alert the rest of the public that would make the expenditure worthwhile. The only person I had contact with more then once after I responded to ALL the emails in the box, was one of the owners that I contacted to make sure that I am not automatically billed on a monthly basis which is their policy unless you cancel. Just an FYI I found NOWHERE on the site to cancel future payments. Interesting huh? I still check the site almost daily to see if any of the other "members" responded to my emails. Not one has and no new emails have surfaced since I joined. I bet there will be several in my in box AFTER my membership expires next month. I'm not angry but I feel duped and although fairly savvy I feel like I was taken advantage of in a situation that is already of a delicate nature. Buyer beware, indeed.