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Registered on the site and was given a questionnaire. The questions were different than other sites I've used and seemed more relevant. When I finished the registration process it found me matches. All in all the site performed well for its cost which was free.
I attempted to create an account and sign-up for the date2020.com service. When I completed the information and answered all the questions, I received an e-mail from a completely different dating service that charges an exorbitant amount of money and date2020.com said in an article in the Lincoln Journal Star that they were free. Why was I not able to create an account and avail myself of their free dating service unless they're another scam?
Mark BrooksOnline Dating & Matchmaking Contributing Editor
Harvard Business School graduate, Mark Brooks, has been an expert in the Internet dating business since 1998. He is currently the CEO of Courtland Brooks, a consultancy agency for the Internet dating industry, and runs OnlinePersonalsWatch.com. He prides himself on being a New Media Futurist and can be reached at LinkedIn.
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Date2020 is a completely free online dating service that operates based on the idea that 21st century dating is different than dating prior to the digital revolution. It offers psychological questions to help eliminate incompatible partners before users receive matches.
- Uses complex algorithms to match users: Users answer a series of psychological questions that determine compatible matches.
- Daters grouped by potential: Users are given a relationship ability score based on their answers to the questions, they are then matched with others who have similar scores.
- Emotional stability and other factors: This company goes beyond similarities in lifestyle, Date2020 tries to match people who are likely to be able to sustain a relationship.
- Onsite email system: Users can keep their email addresses and phone numbers private while contacting one another so they can retain control over their personal information.
- Free registration: Users can register and try out the site for free, although they need a subscription to initiate communication with other members.
- Best for People looking for a long term relationship and people who are frustrated with traditional dating.
Question and Answers - Date2020
What problem is your company trying to solve?
- Date2020.com℠ provides perhaps the best solution to the age-old problem of finding a great match that will lead to a successful, long-term relationship. Our service was created because our founder noticed problems with the way we tend to approach dating both in traditional offline settings and through many competing online dating services. Our site introduced a completely new way to date that addresses many of these problems.
What sets your company apart from the competition?
- First and foremost, the fact that our site is completely free sets us apart from the vast majority of the competition. All features are fully functional, allowing users to complete full profiles and communicate with matches unrestricted. This has the added benefit of eliminating the countless “teaser” profiles commonly found on many competing services, whose owners can’t reply to your messages due to not having a subscription.
Additionally, we are a not-for-profit dating service funded by donations only. As of January 2015, we have received over $500,000 in donations from charitable parties and presently have enough funds to keep the site running for nearly 10 years. Our team, working mostly without pay, has spent thousands of hours developing and perfecting the site to provide users with the best possible dating experience on our site.
Another significant difference that sets us apart is our unique matching system. Our exclusive Relationship Ability Index℠ rating system provides you with valuable information about your matches at a glance, eliminating the need to spend hours reading through hundreds of profiles. This information helps you determine if you have found a good match, many times without the need to first engage in conversation. On many competing dating sites, it can take hours chatting with people just to see if it’s someone you might be interested in.
What needs do your products or services fulfill, and how do you fulfill those needs better than your competition?
- Date2020.com℠ helps fulfill the desperate need in today’s society of quality, long-term relationships. Many sources state up to 60% of marriages ultimately fail. Our goal is to reduce this number – significantly. Many competing services have a goal of making money – not necessarily relationships. We are funded by donations only and we exist solely to create results. Successful, long-term relationships preferably.
How does your company measure success?
- We measure our success in terms of how many compatible people we bring together and how many quality relationships are created as a result. Our primary goal is to get the word out about our site to the public – to the countless people looking for a quality relationship the donations we received were meant to serve. We will not rest until every man and woman looking for a relationship has heard of Date2020.com℠.
What’s the most common misconception consumers have about your industry?
- The tactics of many competing services have done a great job of tainting the image of online dating in general. “Teaser” profiles, restricted functionality, fake users and ineffective matching techniques have given online dating a bad name, convincing many that it’s simply a waste of time. When in reality, it’s perhaps one of the greatest gifts the internet has given us. It’s a technology that, when properly implemented, truly has the potential to change the world allowing many people to make a connection where it would otherwise not be possible. We’d like to think we’ve got the right formula to accomplish this.
How has your industry changed in the last 10 years?
- Dating sites a decade ago were focused on simply connecting people. Many online dating services have since began to slowly realize, it doesn’t just need to be done – it needs to be done right. Basic matching techniques have since been implemented on many sites, however we don’t feel their methods are geared properly to produce good results. Complaints on the web largely confirm this notion. Perhaps due to being for the large part ineffective, there has been a recent mass migration to free dating services. We’d like to think we do it better – and we do it for free.
What is something you wish every consumer knew about your company?
- We wish every person could know the satisfaction that comes from a successful relationship. We also wish everyone could know exactly how hard and tirelessly we have worked on a solution to hopefully make this possible. It’s truly a personal mission in the eyes of our founder, who came up with the idea for this site after several failed relationships of his own. He firmly believes we need a better way to date in today’s world.
What are your company’s long-term goals?
- In the long-term, we hope to make the world a better place through creating more successful, long-term relationships. Imagine a world where most people stayed married – forever. Imagine, for a moment, a world with fewer broken hearts, broken families and single parents of those who are divorced. Imagine – the heartache avoided by those unhappily married. Imagine a world where those problems weren’t brought along to work – where they weren’t brought to family, friends, all those around you and thrown in front of the children – who deserve to have a childhood free of those types of issues. We truly believe creating happy, stable relationships will move mountains. All of us at Date2020.com℠ get great satisfaction knowing that we are working to make a difference. We want to change the world – one good relationship at a time!
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