Are you here because you are looking for the DatingDirect Affinity 7 days free trial? Nowadays, DatingDirect.com and match.com are owned by the same company, most of the promotions are happening for MatchAffinity which is basically the same.
You can check here to see if there are any free trials or free communications weekends happening in the near future.
If you are looking for a current offer for a serious dating site with a good personality compatibility test, you can use this link to go to Parship who are currently offering 50% off 3 month subscriptions to reader of my blog. Use discount code: 12C57 when prompted.
eHarmony UK are also offering some serious discounts on their subscription rates. This famous dating site was the first to offer personality testing and was designed by an American Christian psychologist (though not designed solely for Christians). The UK version was apparently adapted to the UK by an Oxford University team. Until the end of November, you can get 3 months for the price of two by following This link and using code: EHNOV1 when prompted.
What is DatingDirectAffinity?
This is the new compatibility testing / matching dating site from DatingDirect.com.
I guess this is their answer to eHarmony.
The site has a pricing structure that I’m guessing meant to encourage serious daters. The minimum subscription term is 3 months, which costs Â£87.00. This makes it Â£29 a month, which is quite pricey. If you decide to go for 6 months, you’ll only pay Â£19 per month, which is quite a big discount, but at Â£114 as a single payment, that can be quite a risk if you’re unsure of the whole thing. There is also 12 months’ membership at Â£12 a month.
(by the way, if you want to find out how long you’re likely to have to stay on a dating site before you meet someone, you can take my tool).
So back to the site. I am personally not a big fan of personality testing on dating site on the whole and I wouldn’t personally pay extra just for a personality test, no matter how in-depth and sophisticated it is. I’ve done the Affinity personality test and, frankly, I’m not convinced. It seemed rather shallow, to be honest, and many of the questions seemed quite limiting, so I doubt they could possibly have captured my real personality well enough to deliver me my perfect soulmate. It’s worth doing the test for fun and looking at it as a good opportunity to get sent a bunch of new matches to your account every day that you might have not otherwise seen, but nothing more.
The main attraction of the site, for me, is the fact that they provide date coaching as part of the subscription, so you can speak to dating experts on the phone and get (hopefully) useful advice to help with your online dating experience. I think a lot of people will find this useful and it’s actually rather a good deal. Definitely worth the slightly higher cost of their subscription, especially as standard date coaching can get quite expensive.
Also, unlike many other compatibility sites (eHarmony included, as far as I remember), this site does actually let you search for matches as you would on a normal dating site. It’s also likely to draw a crowd looking for serious online dating, i.e. marriage or long-term relationships and the higher price is more likely to deter scammers and timewasters.
I’d say the free week is definitely a good opportunity to give this site a go if you’re interested in finding a long term partner and are looking for a site that caters to people looking for serious relationships.
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