Still, it is the subject of much controversy, as members have no way of knowing whether the wink was automatic or manual, and thus creates confusion.
Some people have asked in their profiles not to be winked at for this exact reason.
True was an online dating service that was founded in 2003 by entrepreneur Herb Vest. Its original name was True Beginnings.com, but the company felt that this name was too limiting, as company leadership wanted to expand the company into other markets one day.
Although the site says it's dedicated to cougar dating, Older Woman Dating does partially share in the database of members at Successful Match.
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On September 14, 2007, the New York Times' "Bits" blog reported that an executive at a major Internet company said that True is delinquent on its advertising payments on his and other websites and has had to cut back on advertising as a result.
True has lobbied state lawmakers in favor of legislation requiring online dating services to disclose whether or not they conduct background checks.
Now comes the hard part: finding a cougar dating site that works, caters to your needs, is affordable, transparent and has enough members in your area to warrant signing up. Where Date ACougar loses points, however, is their difficult navigation, likely stemming from all the features they do offer.