View Full Version : Did anyone else's online ad get converted to FastCupid?
09-09-2005, 09:53 PM
I've had a profile with The Onion Personals for over a year. They used to be part of the Springstreet network, but recently were taken over by something called FastCupid. They told us a change was a comin', and I finally saw it the other day.
I don't like the new stuff. The whole points/credits conversion thing is way more complicated than it needs to be, there are entirely too many questions now, and it's like the system is still in beta or something: I enter updates and sometimes they take, sometimes they don't ... and sometimes they seem to take, but when I check back a moment later only part of it took, or it's all gone. For the latter problem I've tried using two browsers, Firefox (my default) and IE (just in case Firefox was the problem) -- performance is erratic on both. I'm seriously considering chucking any points/credits I still have and just taking my profile off that site entirely.
Did it happen to the entire Springstreet network? Has anyone else experienced this change? Does anyone like the FastCupid changes?
09-10-2005, 12:56 AM
I just got an e-mail from Nerve Personals citing various changes. Apparently all of Spring Street is now FastCupid.
I should delete that profile. I never use it and it isn't even complete.
09-10-2005, 12:57 AM
And they're still working on it, which is why you've been having trouble. That was the point of my post in the first place. :smack:
09-11-2005, 10:29 PM
And they're still working on it, which is why you've been having trouble.Ah, ok. I either didn't read that part or they didn't tell us. :)
Anyway, I deleted my account earlier today. I had about 17 unused credits, but these days I don't have the patience for any dating site that's even remotely high-maintenance. If they ever get their shit together, and/or I ever change my mind, I can always just start fresh.
At one point this spring I had 4 profiles on various sites, but now I'm down to my free Match.com ad. :) I don't think I've gotten so much as a return e-mail from anyone on that site since I got back on the online dating horse in October/November, and I hardly ever bother searching there anymore, but I figure it can't hurt to keep my profile visible and up-to-date. I've toyed with the idea of checking out OK Cupid again, but I don't think I care enough about the whole online thing right now.
09-11-2005, 10:33 PM
I have Yahoo and OKCupid. Something happened to me recently that made me realize I really don't want to date anyone.
09-11-2005, 10:42 PM
I have Yahoo and OKCupid.You know, maybe I should look into Yahoo. Probably not much better than Match.com, but one thing I remember about OK Cupid is that the age range skewed pretty young.
Something happened to me recently that made me realize I really don't want to date anyone.I hope it wasn't a bad realization.
Ok, that probably only made sense in my head: what I mean is, sometimes things happen and you realize that you're not interested in dating, but it's ok. It's just a time in your life when you don't really want to date anyone. But then there are things that happen that make you not want to date anyone because you've kind of given up on humanity. What I'm trying to say is that I hope your situation is of the former kind, and not the latter.
Great googly moogly, could I use any more words to express a relatively simple sentiment? ;)
09-11-2005, 10:53 PM
I get a fair amount of responses on Yahoo. I like to keep my profile searchable because these guys tell me I'm pretty. :D When I reply to them, they never say anything else, though. It amuses me.
It wasn't a bad realization, no. It was partly the fact that since I'm planning to move (how's the job market there, by the way? Heh.) as soon as possible, I don't really want to start anything with anyone here, and partly the fact that even if I wasn't planning on leaving, I have met a grand total of one person in the past year or so that I really could see myself having more than a few dates with, but can't date that person for various reasons. I'd like that to change, but I have to consider myself and not do anything silly.
09-12-2005, 11:25 AM
Yeah, the new FastCupid interface is horrible. The searches don't work. (A search in my zipcode only brings up one guy in Minneapolis :dubious: ) Your star sign is automatically displayed and I can't find a way to turn it off. Also, as far as I can tell, you can't see what the guy has specified as far as your traits go, there's only that stupid checklist which isn't helpful.
You can only view photos by thumbnail unless you have a "silver" or "gold" membership, which are ridiculously expensive and monthly fees. I like the old format specifically for the "credit" system since I tend to do the personals sporadically.
But the worst thing I noticed is the scammyness. There's that link which supposedly tells you who's added you to their "hot" list and the date added. My profile is hidden but I noticed some guys listed me as hot. So I figured maybe during the start-up, maybe my profile was accidetly visible. But then I notice that a couple of guys who supposedly added me to their hot list yesterday hadn't even logged in in a month. I think they're using that feature to tempt people into shelling out for memberships.
Anyway, I don't think they're gonna be very successful with the new format. I haven't found a new site I like yet tho'...
09-12-2005, 12:07 PM
The searches don't work. (A search in my zipcode only brings up one guy in Minneapolis :dubious: )It bugged me that there's no way to specify a mileage range when searching. It was either guys in all of Virginia, or guys just in my ZIP code. I was starting to feel like Goldilocks: Too many! Not enough! ;)
Also, as far as I can tell, you can't see what the guy has specified as far as your traits go, there's only that stupid checklist which isn't helpful.Yeah, it also bugged me that I couldn't specify anything in my search without being a silver or gold member. Can't filter out the smokers, the undereducated, etc. I had enough credits to try a one-month silver or gold membership, but I just got disgusted with the whole thing instead.
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