According to My Wot, Siteadvisor and Google safe browsing analytics, is a fully trustworthy domain with no visitor reviews.Clean-shaven, straight teeth and a friendly smile … After a week of vigorous SMSing and long phone conversations, “handsome” and I decide to meet. Hundreds of thousands of South Africans are looking for love on the internet, which offers a chance to get to know the other person before meeting him or her face to face.
One of the United States’s largest dating websites, Match.com, which was launched in 1995, says there are 40-million Americans who use online dating services.Eager to see each other in real life, we meet in a parking lot—and as I walk towards him, my excitement is replaced with anger almost immediately. Dating Buzz, South Africa’s biggest dating website—launched in March 2002—has 140Â 000 South African users and 260Â 000 users worldwide, mostly between the ages of 24 and 29.Ramon Thomas, MD of NETucation, an internet research company, told the Mail & Guardian Online that South Africa has generated “approximately R20-million in revenue in 2004, based on the approximately 10% of all the users who are paying members”. According to a NETucation report, Online Dating in South Africa 2004, almost a quarter of a million South Africans have used online dating services.is also one of the websites that allows members to block users permanently and no longer receive messages from them.
Dating Buzz deletes scam profiles; for example, a Russian scam that cons South African users into buying airline tickets for Russian users.
It expects revenues to reach 6-million (R3,3-billion) this year.