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Making the site more secure for you
March 20, 2017

Dear members,

Starting today, you'll notice that there's a padlock next to the domain name in the address bar. This is because we've just implemented secure browsing.

This means that everything you now do on this site is protected and secure.

If you notice anything unusual following the change please email...more

Make the date or wait?
June 21, 2016

For some time now it has always been the men's job to make the date. They are the ones to make the first approach in a bar, or to ask for a lady's number, but surely this is a relic of the past?

Research has shown that on average, men don't...more

Happy new year
January 20, 2014
Congrats all, you've safely made it into 2014! I love starting a new year. For some reason, it really feels like you can turn your mind off to all the undesirables in the previous year, and start afresh with everything good!

I've done the same with this website....
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Farewell Madiba
December 12, 2013
We all knew this day would come, Madiba lived a great life which should be celebrated. Personally I was surprised by the amount of emotion in the South Africans, myself included. I can just offer my thanks for having been alive and living in South Africa to share in part...more

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Why is this site free?
February 1, 2012

LetsMeet has just turned six years old! We'd like to thank all our users for their ongoing support over the years. I'd like to say that I hope you'll be with us for many more, but the purpose of this site is to help you meet the one you want to be with, so I'd rather say I hope you meet your soul mate, and tell your friends about us!


From the outset, we always wanted to be a completely free dating site. Most websites lure the user into registering for free, but then charge you to be able to send messages. In fact, most won't even let you respond to a paying subscriber without you paying yourself. In my opinion they're dinosaurs waiting to go extinct. Charging for web use is an ancient business model, one I'd personally like to see disappear over the next few years.

It's already begun happening, a few years ago there was a site called SA Reunited. Basically it allowed you to put your profile online and link it to your school or university. This was great, finally a way to keep in touch with all your old friends. They made one mistake again though. Like all the dating sites of the time there was a charge to send messages.


Apparently they had over 800 000 members listed, a database of significant value, and now they're gone. The reason? Facebook. Facebook offered essentially the same service, but for free, making their money (and we're talking billions...) out of advertising. In the end, SA Reunited was forced to change their business model to be a free site, but it was too little too late, while they were sleeping facebook took all their profits.

It never had to be that way, if they'd started with an advertising model rather than a pay model they might have made less money initially, far less probably, but they could have been the facebook of South Africa, and who knows, might have been able to branch out to other countries too. It's a real lesson for local pay sites.


That example basically leads us back here. The dinosaurs of South African online dating have been taking money from gullible South Africans for too long with their "register for free" and then pay to send messages con. To do this we need your help. Please tell your friends about us, click on the facebook like button above or just let them know when you chat to the. We're nearing the 13000 active user point, which I think is quite exciting, and hopefully soon we'll overtake the bigger pay sites!

All the best for 2012, may it be a year of love, laughter and happiness!


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