Some online dating services allow people to register for free, but making full use of the services available on the site often requires a monthly fee.Some users have complained that the rules concerning fees are not clear, or that employees of the services fraudulently "flirt" with users as their subscriptions are about to end, encouraging them to renew.
The use of a site with interracial personals, as opposed to a general internet dating site, can save a person considerable time and effort.Sophomores Jillissa Drayton and Adam Sosnicki expressed that friends and outsiders have lauded their relationship.Jillissa said, “I think people get excited to see a progressive, mixed race couple. There are, of course, those few friends that say something a little rude unintentionally every now and then.” On the other hand, Adam felt the pressures from his family regarding his choice of partner, and said, “I’ve gotten criticized by my family, especially since they’re very traditional Europeans, who, not to paint them in a bad light, aren’t the most tolerant people. Rodriguez tied the knot, her parents were very accepting of their decision. Yan strayed from her parents’ preferences when it came to her dating life, 71% of polled students said they would date someone of a different ethnic background even without their parents’ consent.In some households, parents do not give their children the opportunity to use their best judgement in selecting a partner.Junior Javaria Sarwar simply said, “My parents would disown me.” With the inevitability of family affecting student outlooks on interracial dating, there are nonetheless a number of interracial couples among the student body.