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DeafSinglesConnection.com is a special type of niche dating service, catering particularly to those with a hearing disability. It is a market leader one of a growing number of sites designed for this particular niche and is definitely a market leader. The site offers a number of excellent profile and communication features and its paid memberships offer good value for money.
DeafSinglesConnection.com is one of the more popular dating sites in this niche and so has a fairly large membership. Members are largely based in USA and Canada though there are members from other parts of the world as well.
Relationship expectations are varied on the site. Some members are looking for a serious long term relationship or a marriage partner while others are interested in dating and some are simply looking for friend. Obviously all members are hoping to find someone they can relate to in terms of their disability.
Profile creation is fairly simple on DeafSinglesConnection.com. Apart from the basic information, members can also include details about lifestyle, interests, relationships etc. Members can also set match preferences so searching for compatible matches according to criteria is made considerably easier.
The site also features a Personality Test “Color Code”. Members are asked to choose from a number of words that best describe their personality as a child. Based on the answers, DeafSinglesConnection.com categorizes members into different colors. The site calls this its “guided matching process” as the colors are meant to help members judge their compatibility with other members.
DeafSinglesConnection.com is easy to use and members are unlikely to have much trouble with navigation. Searching for other members is easy and the site offers a number of options including basic and advanced search, online members, photo gallery search etc.
Communication is one of the best features of DeafSinglesConnection.com. Most dating sites only allow premium members to communicate with each other via email, instant messaging etc. This dating site allows all members to respond to emails, however only paying subscribers can initiate conversation. So as long as one of the members is on a paid plan, two members can easily communicate with each other.
The site also hosts message boards where members can interact with each other and discuss dating and relationship issues. While basic members can see the titles to the various threads on the boards, only Premium and Standard Plan members have unrestricted access to the boards.
Another cool feature on DeafSinglesConnection.com is the Click! feature. Members can simply browse through various profiles and answer yes or no to “Do we click?” If there is a mutual yes, DeafSinglesConnection.com sends a Click! Alert notification to both members so both are aware of their interest in each other.
DeafSinglesConnection.com e-cards are another cool communication feature. Members can send each other an e-card for various occasions. Cards can also be sent to non-members.
DeafSinglesConnection.com has a comprehensive FAQ section which addresses a number of common concerns and problems. In addition, members also have access to the DeafSinglesConnection.com support team via phone, email or even snail mail.
While DeafSinglesConnection.com offers a number of privileges to its free members, paying subscribers obviously enjoy a sweeter deal. The site offers two membership options – Standard Plan & Premium Plan. Each plan is available for 1, 3 or 6 months. A 1 month Standard Plan membership costs about $24.99 (as at March 2010) but the costs drop dramatically for a 6 month plan, with memberships costing only $9.99 per month for 6 months.
Payment options include credit cards, pay by phone options or mail in payments. Paypal is not currently listed as a payment option.
DeafSinglesConnection.com is a good dating service if you are based in USA or Canada as the site offers a number of excellent search and communication options. The site however does seem to have a lot of complaints about scammers, as reported on the site’s message board and in other site reviews online. Unfortunately every dating site is likely to have some dishonest members so you just have to be careful and use your common sense. All in all, DeafSinglesConnection.com is a great service offering bang for the buck.