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Jan W.

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Experience: Relationships, Pets & Animals, Food & Drink

Member since April 2018

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7 Reviews by Jan

Wish I'd looked at reviews first, but it probably wouldn't have mattered. I need groceries delivered to stay at home, so I'm experimenting with delivery choices. I used Instacart three times and thought it was okay the first two times. The deliveries were on time (all three), and the food was at appropriate temperature. I don't like having to substitute items, so being flexible wasn't easy for me. That's a store issue, though. The third time with Instacart was the real problem. The shopper, who was nice via Chat, helped with a substitution but failed to note replacement on my account. I was charged for the item I didn't get. Apparently, there is no way to fix this issue, as I wrote to the company without any resolution. My own "fix" in the future, if I use them, would be to ask the shopper at the beginning of Chat to let me know when they're about to check out so that I can communicate one last time before Chat ends. With this "system," I could have let the shopper know of the error in charging, as I could see it online. In these times of more limited choices, I can't say I'd never use Instacart again. Other than the charging error, I thought they were a reasonable choice. But, I'll still be looking around for others.
I didn't find the site to be particularly well-organized. Navigation was cumbersome. It's important to know that if you want to delete your account, you have to go through "administration." You should be able to self-delete. Perhaps new nurses or students may find the site helpful to connect with a community. As an experienced nurse, I did not find much of interest.
I only regret I took so long to make a switch. I've used IE for years, then just recently did some reading and found out it isn't even consider to be a browser any longer. Also, it isn't considered to be web safe. Supposedly Edge is making changes, and I didn't want it anyway. I also didn't really want Chrome. I did some reading about Firefox and made the change. Wow! Compared to IE, it is fast and smooth. I feel like I have a new computer. It was easy to look up how to sync Favorites from IE. It took a matter of seconds, and I was set. I love this browser enough to write a glowing review. I have a Dell PC.
I belonged to this site four years ago. I met one man in person. He and I went through an appropriate meeting process, i.e., exchanging messages on the site, then moving to phone conversations, to finally meeting in person. By the time we met, we had gotten to know each other, and I knew I was meeting a nice person. We were not a romantic match, but I am glad I met him. I also got to know on the site a nice man who is out-of-state. Again, we went through a meeting process that took a little time and that has resulted in being phone friends. Fast forward to the present experience: What a waste of time. I had hoped to make friends to use the chat feature with now and then. I found out quickly that "chat" to the present men means sex chat. I became open to possibly meeting someone and then discovered that no one wanted to use the site to get acquainted. They wanted to move immediately to an exchange of personal contact information. One man actually became very annoyed because I did not want to meet immediately after just saying "hello" to him. It became bizarre to watch men share way too much personal information quickly, such as phone numbers and last names. One man even wanted to send me his web page (with last name, address, phone number). These men are foolhardy to think that women don't stalk men or become otherwise potentially dangerous. Their lack of personal boundaries was alarming. Then there were the sexually inappropriate messages, of course. I made the mistake of paying for six months, as it seemed more cost effective overall. I didn't make it to three months. It was a disgusting experience, and I don't recommend the site to any woman who is seeking quality men. The lack of patience regarding getting to know someone was appalling, and the men felt predatory very quickly. I hung in there as long as I could and even shared in my profile the expectation of personal boundaries. I am not sure many men there even knew what that meant. Another reviewer called the site a hookup site. I would agree.
Years ago when the site was new, it was a decent place to meet real people. I live in a metropolitan area where a lot of people used the site. A couple of years ago, I joined again and found the experience to be very different. Fake profiles seemed to be the overwhelming find, and I learned I couldn't trust being contacted. I thought at the time that Match doesn't even bother to monitor for fake people. I began asking the "person" things that a local person would know about my area and suspected that maps were being used to pinpoint major streets and so on. Match was a big waste of time and money. I would never recommend the site now.
I have been a regular Chewy customer for over 3 years. Not only are prices and delivery great, they have the best customer service around. No phone trees for them...a real person answers on the first ring. Also, these people love what they do and seem to like their customers. I can't say enough good things. The only downside is that if they have a warehouse in your state, you do have to pay tax on the products. The upside for me is that I live about 30 minutes from a warehouse. I sometimes get my order the very next day.
I paid for six months to keep score on my levels. I was also very interested in writing quizzes. $20 for six months isn't a bad price, but I eventually thought what do you really get? I won't be renewing. I was excited about quiz-writing but quickly found out how cumbersome the process is and how picky editors can be. On "movies," where I wrote two quizzes, the same editor was polite and generally fair. I did think the standards are not consistent and are dependent on the person editing. I put some work into my quizzes and am a good writer. However, I have taken movie quizzes that I thought were, well, junk and wondered who did the editing. On "television," where I wrote one quiz, the editor was unreasonably picky and came across, for online, as curt and rude. That person greatly dulled my enthusiasm for the site, and I won't spend any more time contributing quizzes. I have a lurking feeling that it helps to be part of the writing "clique." If you enjoy writing, I strongly recommend taking your talent elsewhere.

Jan Has Earned 19 Votes

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Jan W.'s review of BBPeopleMeet earned 4 Very Helpful votes

Jan W.'s review of Chewy.com earned 3 Very Helpful votes

Jan W.'s review of Match.com earned 3 Very Helpful votes

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