There have been hundreds of niche sites that appear online since Internet dating has become all the rage. Some of them are legit but, sadly, most of them are not. Therefore, you should always inspect a site thoroughly and read reviews like this one before you reviewing today is Compatible Partners. I’m taking the time to do so for a few reasons. One, I can’t resist trying to learn everything I can about every dating app and website out there. Another reason I’m reviewing this is because I’ve been burnt so many times and don’t want the same to happen to you.
Anyway, back to Compatible Partners…Since I’ve got some gay friends, it only makes sense for me to do some investigating for them. The niche is gay and lesbian and they promise to connect you with other gay singles in your area for lasting relationships. It looks professional and is run by the dating site giant eHarmony, but this is the extent of what’s good about it. Read my review where I tell you everything I know about Compatible Partners and why every person on this planet should steer clear! In other words, I will let you know exactly why you should stay away.
My Review & Detailed Investigation of Compatible Partners
I typically kick things off with a simple review of the registration process so I’ll keep that streak going with this review as well. The sign-up is easy enough but it is very lengthy and it gives you the feeling that you are entering a professional site.
After you indicate your name, zip code, and who you are looking for. Next, you’re also asked for your e-mail address, password, and where you learned about the dating service. You are then taken through a series of questions like when you were born, your city, relationship status, and the number of children that you have. I know, the children question is weird but it’s a valid question I guess.
This is when the questions get interesting like how warm you are, clever, dominant, outgoing, quarrelsome, stable, energetic, predictable, affectionate, intelligent, compassionate, loyal, witty, sensitive, generous, and sensual. This is just one wave of questions. There are almost twenty more to click through. After all these questions, it said that I was only 35% done. You are taken through another series of questions about your spin on life. This lengthy sign-up process would be a good thing if it was a legit site to join, but it ended up being a big waste of time.
I went through that painfully extensive question process just to be taken to a payment page where it says that you must pay for a membership if you want to see profile photos, browse more matches, send messages, and see who has viewed you. To add to the disappointment, you must pay for at least 3 months of membership and it’s still $ a month.
You can save money by paying for 6 months in 3 installments of $, which comes out to $ a month. When you pay for 12 months, you can pay 3 installments of $, which comes out to $9.95 a month. This was disappointing because I had to go through the entire sign-up process before I realized that I could not even get in to browse for free.
If the charge for the site isn’t enough to deter you from joining, they also reserve the right to use all your profile content as well as any content on your social media if you link it to your account. They admit to this in their terms agreement if you take the time to read it. They tell you that they take and reuse all your information. This means that they use your information to create false profiles across the entire eHarmony network. This explains how they filled their site with fake users.
Another thing that the site admits to in their terms is that they send you messages. They say that they only contact you for operational purposes, but this is their opening to get away with sending you fake messages to make you think that the site is authentic. There are some real people that contact you from time to time, but you spend a lot of time trying to figure out if they are real or not.
You might be able to contact other gay singles eventually, but most of your time on Compatible Partners will be spent filling out an extensive questionnaire, then trying to determine if you are being contacted by the site or a real person. The main drawback to this is that you will pay a lot of money for your time, even though they claim that they are free. There are much better niche dating sites out there that charge a lot less for a lot more results.
Did you know that many of the large straight casual sex apps also cater to the LGBT community? It’s true, I’ve had some of my friends try out some of them such as Fling and they’ve had some luck. Whatever you do, definitely don’t go for the Mixxxer app because it doesn’t work for shit. Check out the sites below and you’ll have plenty of luck.
About Ryan Malone
Ryan Malone is a serial dater who enjoys casual flings. He created this website for all the cocksman out there looking for the best ways to find casual encounters in all the weirdest places. You can follow him on Twitter and sometimes find him posting videos with opinions on dating sites on YouTube.