Now that our dating app is up and running, and we've fixed the few glitches that were remaining, I wanted to bring up a recuring question about our site and why it will remain a paid site.
We have roughly 377 registered members on the site (08/11/22) but only 137 users on the dating app of which 75 or so have active profiles with pictures. We do have members from Canada, Ireland, the U.S, UK, and two from Australia and it keeps growing. We only started the dating app at the end of October 2022 and are continuing to advertise in those markets. You'll notice a 200+discrepency between members and dating members. There are two reasons for that.
1. A small percentage (10%) prefer to stay on the community app and chat that way.
2. People don't want to pay for the membership.
Our membership plans are really cheap when you consider others like DQ Dating
out of the UK but not free like Unjected. Free brings quick growth but also creates quick problems as well. I would invite you to do your own research on our competition and try to communicate with them and ask them questions. Yes Unjected was the first out of the box and we are greatful that the message started getting out with them, but our mission is a personal one and we really are different in our approaches.
We answer 99% of all contact questions, help members with their login's, set up events and chat one on one occasionally to members with comments or that just want to tell their stories. These members have paid for this service and share in our vision. They are also patient and know that progress, real progress takes time. If we started offering free memberships, we would violate those members that have paid us to join and that is not right or ethical.
Farmers know that you can't cheat mother nature, you can help her, but if you try and force extreme yields out of your crops it often backfires horrendously. Nature is a great teacher, if you observe and learn from your environment you will be rewarded in the long run with sustainable yields that do not take much input or costs. If like in the corporate world you force growth through spending on stimulants and quick fixes, you wind up in a perpetual cycle of extreme ups and downs. Too many examples of this too mention. I once heard a saying from a Dutch business owner and it pretty much sums up our philosophy...
"Pigs get fat, Hogs get slaughtered"
Although the temptation is there, and we are jealous of the number of free members on Unjected, we cannot and will not break our promise to our members and any future members.
Let's get stronger together.