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Deaf Dating Club claims to be part of the "fastest growing co-operative on-line-dating sites in the world." While they cater to specific interests and demographics, they manage the site through a large worldwide network of websites. This means that members are distributed through the same database, allowing the company to monitor their large client base. As Internet dating is such a big business, many companies own more than one website, occupying various niche markets as they arise. Some of the other websites in this category are also owned by the same group. For example, MeetDeafSingles.com has the same design and database as DeafDatingClub. Being part of a large network can have its benefits, which you may notice in the running of the site. Deaf Dating Club claims to provide good behind-the-scenes service such as staff who deal with administration, registration, payment, management and reporting. It is important that dating sites are well monitored for quality and safety purposes and kept up to date.
Just on a quick example count there were 360 men and 336 women online in the UK aged between 20-40 which is a very good number. You have the option of sorting results by distance from your postcode, recently on-line, newest members and most photos. Most of the profiles have photos, though slightly fewer of the women had uploaded one yet. The photos are of a good quality in that you can see people clearly and get a small insight into their personality. As a basic member you can refine search results by gender, age, distance, photos only and videos only. As a paid member this expands to an advanced search facility and you can refine your results by interest and search by screen name.
It was easy to join and you have the option of completing your profile in more detail once you have signed up. This site has a chat feature which includes live video. When we checked this out it seemed to be used for live video sex chat, so if you're not into that... look away! Some sites have a page that leads into the camera/chat section, but this linked straight in. Perhaps a down-side to this site are some rather tasteless adverts entitled "Sexy Amputee Girls" and "Beautiful Deaf Women Near You". These are most likely links to other sites within the group giving you a hint of the tone of the site, which you might want to consider when choosing.
There is a short introduction about Internet safety when using the site. Deaf Dating Club does not run criminal background checks or screening. Also the site is open to criminal identity theft by the use of a fake profile. The usual safety advice is given with regard to personal safety and on-line safety precautions with regard to how much information you give out. Please read our buying guide and check the site's safety advice before embarking on any kind of Internet dating.
The free trial membership allows a certain amount of helpful browsing but serious members will sign up for full membership. There is a good value option of 99p per day for five days, which is a great enticement, but be aware that this will re-bill at a higher price of £27.99 per month which is the least value for money. Sign up for FREE to check out Deaf Dating Club.
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