For those historically and lyrically inclined, the name of the site Planet Sappho tells one an important aspect of what the site is about. This online dating site caters exclusively to lesbians, the bi-curious, and the bi-sexual. Sappho is a famous Greek poetess of antiquity who was born on the island of Lesbos. Get the lesbian connection?
So, if you’re a lady looking for a female partner, then this Planet Sappho review is for you. The site is for women and the first thing we wanted to check was the security and safety systems that it has in place. To this end, we were not disappointed. Planetsappho.com has a detailed page that explains what women seeking women online should do to stay safe, manage their profiles, and avoid falling prey to scammers. During this Planetsappho review we found that this site, which is a part of the trusted Cupid Network, has implemented advanced technologies to detect and weed out fake profiles; thereby mitigating the risk of fraud.
A screen name and an email address gets you started on this site; once done, you are the guided through six pages that fleshes out a detailed profile that you would like to present to the world. The site conducts a swift personality test; it helps them to throw up appropriate matches. The site is open to those looking for long-term relationships, friendship, or even just flirty chat.
As with all online dating sites, Planet Sappho too has a free and paid section; the paid one is termed Platinum. You can get a feel of the site’s features on offer by availing the 3-day trial which costs £3.48. Yes, you’re paying in pounds not dollars. This is a U.K-based site, but is open to Americans, Canadians, and women from Down Under. Monthly membership is at £27.99; a six-month deal works out much cheaper and costs £83.94. While subscription to the site’s paid membership is definitely costlier than what some other sites charge, this is a feature-rich site and has earned a reputation for attracting a genuine crowd.
The free segment lets you get a very good idea of what to expect once you enter the paid portal. You can create photo profiles, view full profiles, create favorite lists, send friends requests, and even enjoy the benefits of advanced searches. Via advanced searches, you can look up personality types such as butch, outgoing, open, etc. What you cannot do is initiate conversations, either emails or IMs. So, basically you are the passive partner in the process. You can definitely reply to emails and hope that it takes things forward. You can also send ice-breakers.
One thing that we’ve realized during our Planet Sappho review and other dating site reviews as well is that while these businesses make an effort to keep scammers at bay, the ultimate responsibility lies with you. Ensure proper due diligence and read their terms and conditions in detail. Or you might surprisingly find your image and details on an advertisement carried by an online dating site.
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