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Smart people need love too. Scientific Singles is a dating websites geared towards a demographic of people who learn learning and taking part in scientific experiments. If the idea of having intellectual conversations with a potential significant other doesn’t scare you; singing up for this website will help connect you with others who often think about how the world works as much as you do. This is one experiment that you don’t want to miss out on.
The Money Aspect
You have the option of creating filing out your profile without spending a dime. A free profile allows you to view other profiles and send them “winks.” Any action beyond that requires a paid subscription. Interestingly, the more time you decided to sign up for; the more economically sound the subscription fees become. As of April 2013 the subscription fees were as follows: One month costs $7.98. Three months costs $19.98. Six months costs $29.98. One year costs $39.98.
Profiles and Matches
Profile creation is very straight forward on Scientific Singles. Besides being able to describe your standard background (i.e. height, weight, religion, etc.) one of the features is describing your favorite part of science. It becomes very clear that this website has a specific demographic that there are trying to reach. After filing out your basic background, you are required to fill out a proper about yourself selection that is at least 200 words long. Although many websites don’t make you write a lot; it’s clear that Scientific Singles is attempting to weed out undesirable accounts by monitoring new ones as they are made.
Because of the previously mentioned policing that happens on the website; it appears that the vast majority of accounts are legitimate. The few scammers that do slip past the initial account creation system are quickly reported for spamming and dealt with accordingly. It was a breath of fresh air to see dating website profiles that actually represented real people who were just trying to find someone else to date.
The matching system is based on the fields that you filled out when first creating your account. You have the option of setting up your search based on these fields while using the search engine. Although there doesn’t appear to be a match algorithm in place; there are enough possible fields to have a decent opportunity to find the right kind of person.
Overall, Scientific Singles appears to be a relatively stable website that doesn’t go down often. Uploading photos to your profile is easy and works without an issue. I didn’t encounter any issues with venturing around the website to check out its different features such as the chat room, search engine and profile viewing.
There is an option to message other members for full members that I wasn’t able to experiment with due to not having a paid account. That being said, all the elements available to free accounts work very well, implying that the subscription based features likely work as well. When features of the website do have issues (whether they be technical or are a product of another user); reporting an issue is as easy as venturing over to the “contact us” tab and filing a report so that the webmasters can do with it.
Scientific Singles is a clean cut website that was put together well. Everything is labeled clearly which helps the user avoid any unneeded confusion. The website even includes a tips section to guide users towards having a more enjoyable experience. It’s very clear that the webmasters did their best to create a website where users can log in and a have a stress free experience as they move towards trying to find an appropriate date.
Although Scientific Singles is a very niche website; it’s very effective at what it’s trying to do. The website makes it clear as to how it’s trying to market and does its best to create an environment that people of a scientific background can enjoy. Scientific Singles is to be commended on its ability to tap into a unique segment of the overall population. The honest opinion of this website is that on a scale of 1 (dreadfully horrible) to 5 (amazingly wonderful), Scientific Singles gets a 2 out of a possible 5 star rating.