CFdating.com v2 Has Arrived

CFdating.com v2 Has Arrived

After more than six months’ worth of development, and after three years of an amazing beta, we are extremely proud and thrilled to announce that the new and completely overhauled version of CFdating.com has launched. With a brand new mobile-friendly design, and an overflowing list of new features and functionality, we have further cemented CFdating.com as the number one childfree dating site on the planet.

New Features, Filters, and Matches

Screenshot of the new match filters on CFdating.com.

Through three-plus years of our beta, we collected a phenomenal array of feedback regarding our match filters: which ones our members wanted, and which ones we should avoid. Distance and geo-located match filters were the most desired, with age ranges and education coming in with high demand as well. Oh, and how about a filter which allows you to search for matches who have or are considering getting a vasectomy? Done!

Of course, we’re always interested to hear our members’ feedback, so if we need additional filters or tweaks to the existing set be sure to drop us a line via our feature suggestion topic on our general contact form. We do already have a couple more in the works, but at the moment those are top secret – stay tuned though!

In addition to our new match filters, our childfree members can now also create a favorites list, view who checked out their profile, and even see who’s favorited them – all with a click of a mouse or tap of a finger. Even better, we had a huge number of members who wanted something comparable to LinkedIn’s “private mode”; so, like our match filters feedback, we listened, and your very own childfree “Stealth Mode” – which can be enabled or disabled via your settings page, and allows you to view other profiles anonymously – is live in the new website as well.

Our Launch Broke Reddit’s /r/ChildFree

I guess the /r/ChildFree mods didn’t like our 100% upvoted topic – traffic to the new site was insane!

If you happened to be browsing the ChildFree sub-Reddit last night, then you surely saw our launch announcement thread tear through their listings in a matter of minutes after submission. With 100% upvotes, and an overwhelmingly positive and excited list of comments, traffic to CFdating went bonkers, and we have the new members to prove it. Why the moderators decided to remove the post is beyond me, but the validation was swift and it was real: no other childfree dating site comes close to CFdating.com, and we’ve got the upvotes to prove it.

Create a Profile for Free Today

Screenshot of the brand new CFdating profile page.

So what are you waiting for? Click or tap here to create a profile for free today, and you’ll be browsing tens of thousands of other childfree singles in your area within minutes. Stay tuned to our childfree dating blog, Twitter, Facebook, and our Instagram for more news, and enjoy the new version of CFdating!

Beta Complete: CFdating.com v2 Coming Soon!

Beta Complete: CFdating.com v2 Coming Soon!

After three exciting years, and now with tens of thousands of childfree singles on board, the team here at CFdating.com is officially ending the beta phase and getting set for the full featured launch of version two this summer.

Thank you to our incredible user community who has contributed an endless number of site improvement and feature suggestions to the team; we cannot wait to launch the new version, and we think our childfree members – existing and new – will love the new profiles, match filters, and user approval and safety features that will be built into the new website. Of course, we never want the suggestions to stop, so please continue to send in your ideas, thoughts, comments, and criticisms to our team @ info{at}cfdating.com.

Our mission here at CFdating remains the same: to create the number one childfree dating platform on earth so that all people who are serious about finding love without kids can do so, and do so safely. And with a successful beta behind us we are well on our way to achieving that goal.

If you haven’t created a profile yet at CFdating.com, what are you waiting for? We will be rolling all existing profiles into our new platform, so get started today and create your childfree dating profile now!

New Feature: User Approval Status Display

New Feature: User Approval Status Display

Not many online dating platforms offer much in terms of ensuring authenticity across its community, but here at CFdating we’ve always believed that a platform without some form of user verification makes for a horrible user experience – so we decided to address it by making sure every single new profile here at childfree dating gets approved – or denied – by an actual human being. Since launching CFdating.com, our human approval system has been largely applauded from our growing community, but it’s also been one that’s been a bit shrouded in secrecy – but not on purpose. Today’s new feature launch of our global user approval status display is meant to remove the secrecy and confusion, and to also help speed the process up altogether.

Once you create a profile or simply log back in at childfree dating, you’ll instantly see a new status at the top of the site that will clearly show you where your account is in our approval process. Furthermore, you can click or tap on the status to learn more about what each status level means, and if you happened to see a “declined” status, we now offer tips to show you how this can get resolved extremely quickly.

No matter where you head to on the site, we’ll clearly display your account status so you always understand where your account status is at in the process, and what you’re able to access feature-wise on the platform.

Perhaps the biggest piece of confusion with our approval system here at childfree dating is what features are enabled or disabled. If your account is not yet approved OR your account has been declined, below is a short list of what you CANNOT do or experience until your account reaches an approved status:

  • Send a new message (only approved users can send messages)
  • Profile invisibility (only approved users will have their account visible in other user’s match searches; in other words, if your account is approved, other users will not be able to see you)

Users that are awaiting approval, and even users that have been declined are still fully able to browse matches, but they won’t be able to send a message or show up in other user’s searches. If your account status is displaying as “declined”, then once you click or tap on your status we’ll walk you through some quick steps on how to get it resolved – and quickly.

We’re really excited about this new feature, and we hope this will bring further clarity to our approval process. Of course, we have even more plans to expand upon this, so please stay tuned.

If you haven’t created a profile yet, what are you waiting for? CFdating.com is the number one childfree dating site on Earth, and on top of that we are 100% advertisement-free and 100% free to use. Create a profile today!

CFdating Web Dev Update: Enhanced International Match Browsing Experience

CFdating Web Dev Update: Enhanced International Match Browsing Experience

Just three short days ago in our last update, we mentioned that new updates and browsing enhancements were coming to CFdating’s matches experience for international childfree singles, and today we are thrilled to announce that update is fully live.

For all childfree dating users based outside of the United States, you will now instantly be able to browse all eligible childfree matches from your home country without having to mess with any match filters, settings, or options. I realize this sounds extremely basic for those of you who have yet to create a profile here at CFdating, but know that it is a major improvement from what stood before since the matches system forced international users into a zip code search where that just isn’t applicable outside of the United States. However, we’re excited to bring a more intelligent geolocation search feature to international users very, very soon; we also have a suite of new match filters coming for the entire globe, so please stay tuned to the childfree dating blog for more updates.

As a reminder, our team of actual human beings reviews every new user profile, and only approved accounts are able to send messages to other childfree singles. Also, your account must be approved in order to have your profile show up in other user’s match searches; you can certainly still browse other matches while your account is awaiting approval, but you must have an approved account if you want to start showing up in other’s match searches. Our goal here at CFdating is to create a tight-knit, authentic community or real people that are truly childfree, because we don’t want to waste anyone’s time.

We have a metric truckload’s worth of updates and improvements still to come, so please stay tuned! And if you haven’t created a profile yet, what are you waiting for? Click here to join the world’s number one childfree dating site in the world!

CFdating Web Dev Update: Fixes, Matches Improvements, and More

CFdating Web Dev Update: Fixes, Matches Improvements, and More

Our philosophy here at childfree dating is continuous improvement, and that is significantly driven from the incredible and numerous suggestions and feedback sessions with the CFdating community. Today, we’re happy to announce a new round of fixes, updates, and new features to our matches system – with a heckuva lot more still in the works.

Let’s Talk Fixes

In the last few weeks if you’re CFdating account has been human-approved by our staff, but you haven’t been able to send messages with your matches – your solution has arrived. We encountered a bug thanks to feedback from the community, and we were able to get full resolution on it over the weekend. We also have made the interior CFdating experience a bit more informative for brand new members, as we want to make it more clear to new CFdate’rs that while the service is 100% free, your account must be fully approved by our staff before messaging is enabled. However, the messaging service is now back to 100%, so if your account is approved feel free to message your matches!

Speaking of matches, it looks like our development team had accidentally released a test version of our matches filter up onto the live website, so the radius was always getting set for 25 miles – no matter what you entered in the radius filter. We apologize for that, but know that the fix for this is live, and we’ve even started making additional enhancements to the matches system with quite a bit more in the works.

Matches Enhancements

How does a 2,000 mile radius sound? One of our most popular requests from the CFdating community was to expand our match search radius, so that’s exactly what we’ve done for our United States-based members. We also want to stress that this is just the beginning as there are a ton of new matches system feature adds coming in the next few weeks, with the first and foremost being one that we think our international users will love.

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, (reliable) geolocation data for countries outside of the United States is hard to come by, so we’ve come up with a pretty good solution that should really improve matches for members outside of the US. Not only will this feature let members take a broader, more complete look at other childfree matches in their country, but it will also allow them to look at their surrounding area – much like the 2,000 mile radius does for folks here in the States. Look for this update very soon as it is at the top of our development list!

In a related note, we also will be rolling out some additional tests based on similar feedback in regards to long-distance matches: these tests will include one or two additional profile survey questions along with what we think will be a neat matches filter and viewing option in an effort to improve the overall experience. We’ve gotten a ton of suggestions to incorporate long-distance relationship options, so for those of you who have submitted those ideas please know we have some very cool updates coming.

If you haven’t created a profile here at CFdating.com yet, what are you waiting for? CFdating is the world’s largest childfree dating site, and we are 100% free with zero ads. On top of that, we use a team of actual human beings to approve every account – what other dating service offers that? Click here to create a childfree profile today, and stay tuned for more feature updates!

CFdating Web Dev Update: Time to Add More Profile Pics!

CFdating Web Dev Update: Time to Add More Profile Pics!

Keeping up with CFdating.com’s growth has been a challenge, but it’s also been incredible fun. Every day we get a tremendous amount of high quality feedback for new features, improvement ideas, and suggestions. So today we’re happy to announce that a critical new feature has launched, and one that is sorely overdue in the ability to now add up to nine different pictures to your profile. In other words, time to add more profile pics!

Adding new or additional profile pics to your childfree dating profile is super easy: once you’re logged in, simply head over to your profile page via the main hamburger menu up top, and then click or tap on “My Profile”. Once you’ve arrived at your profile, simply scroll or swipe down a bit to view your profile pictures section, and click or tap on any of the nine user photo slots to add or even replace an existing photo. Choose a photo, click or tap on the upload button, and that great new picture you took last weekend will be up on your profile in no time.

More New Features in Development

So what’s next? Actually, we’ve got a huge number of development projects in the works that we’d like to highlight – or at least cover some of the major ones that the childfree dating community has been requesting:

Improve the match geolocation search experience.

This project covers quite a bit, and it’s been a lot of fun building out. While the community is growing at an insane rate, since we still have pockets of small user bases (namely ultra-rural areas of the US as well certain countries), we’re working on improving the match searching experience for those users so that they can look at childfree singles at a broader, wider scale. Users in countries outside the United States may also get to browser all the childfree users in their country since geolocation data (lat, long, and postal codes) has been pretty hard to come by – at least reliable data sets. For the US, Canada, UK, and Australia, we’ve got some other filtering options in the works that hopefully should be happily welcomed.

Add intuitive, helpful match filter options to improve the matches experience.

Now this is the development project area which we’re most excited about, as we have some great ideas and plans for some exciting new match filters that will be rolling out very soon. A few them are:

  • Filter matches with photos
  • Filter matches by age, height, drinking, smoking, pets, and even education status, which are all existing fields that are part of the CFdating user registration / profile today
  • Filter matches by NEW user survey fields that we are tinkering with adding; we don’t necessarily want to turn CFdating into e-harmony’s years-long user setup, but we do think a few more user profile fields will be helpful and useful to all – particularly when it comes to filtering your matches

We want to hear more ideas and feature suggestions from you!

The feature ideas and plans above are just the tip of the iceberg, but we want to stress that we want ideas from our amazing community to keep pouring in so we can continue to make CFdating.com the #1 childfree dating site on earth. So with that being said, if you’re not part of the community yet, click here to create a 100% free profile to find the childfree partner of your dreams!

Childfree Flights: Why Don’t These Exist?

Childfree Flights: Why Don’t These Exist?

We’ve all been there, and there’s nothing worse. You’re flying to Hawaii for your honeymoon, or you’re heading home to Boston on a red-eye out of Los Angeles. You you settle in to your seat – which you decided to spend a little extra on to get another foot of leg room – only to look up and see multiple babies and families with small children buckling into the row’s in front of and behind you. You just paid hundreds, maybe even over a thousand dollars for your ticket, and now your hope of a relaxing flight to the islands or back to Boston is shattered. This needs to change; why hasn’t it?

According to a 2018 Business Insider article by Hillary Hoffower, “The reasons flying first class can be worth the money have nothing to do with the math“, first class flight prices from NYC across the pond to the UK can be as high as $5,000, and if you fly like a king around the world you can see prices as high as a whopping $32,000. While the latter may likely keep you away from kids – and I mean come on, if you’re going to spend five figures on a flight there had better not be a darn kid on the entire plane – the former cannot guarantee your ears won’t hear screaming kids from the economy section, and that’s sad. But what’s even more sad is that there aren’t childfree flights altogether; restaurants, resorts, and even large cities (Las Vegas anyone?) seem to do extremely well offering childfree options, but why not airlines with their flights?

So what about the economics of childfree flights? How would this work? While I’m sure the airlines would fear not filling childfree flights without families buying seats in bulk, I think a childfree flight option can negate that possibility with a new pricing tier. Specifically, I would wager there’s a business case for childfree flights if an airline simply upped ticket prices to overcome the loss of kids and their parents; while I would also think there’s likely enough demand for kid-free flights to keep pricing the same, I would expect the airline who wanted to innovate and (finally) roll out a childfree flight option would likely take off with slightly higher pricing just in case the demand expectations aren’t quite met.

However, the key issue with why we haven’t seen childfree flight booking options may not have anything to do with the potential challenge of filling missing seats from kids and their parents, but rather with what would happen to the first class cabin altogether. Do the wealthy purchase first class seats today to distance themselves for kids? Sure, there are a number of other great perks about riding first class, but if a United or a Delta offered a childfree flight, would fewer people want to drop $5,000 bucks on sitting first class since they’re guaranteed they can get a peaceful ride from an economy plus seat since there won’t be any kids spilling Dr. Pepper on them?

Whatever the impact on existing business, I still have to believe there’s a solid business case for childfree flights. And outside of revenue, can you imagine the glowing consumer reviews from folks who fly on childfree flights? Rolling out a childfree flight option might just be the biggest innovation in the flight industry in years, so why in the world do these not exist?

If you haven’t created a profile yet on CFdating.com, what are you waiting for? CFdating is 100% free, contains zero advertisements (seriously), and each profile is checked by humans to ensure only quality profiles get created. Click here to join the #1 childfree dating site on earth!

5 Amazing Things You Could Buy Instead of Raising a Child

5 Amazing Things You Could Buy Instead of Raising a Child

Kids are expensive, like really expensive, but we all knew that, right?  Well, according to a still extremely relevant article over at Time Magazine, “cost of rearing a child has hit $233,610”, and that was back in 2015.  Apply a fair inflation factor to that huge sum, and now you’re certainly in the realm of a quarter of a million bucks, and that’s just for a single kid – the math is pretty simple if you want to start building out an even bigger family.  So what if you didn’t have a kid?  I mean, this is CFdating.com, so you knew we were going to go there – but really, what could that insane amount of money get you instead?  Let’s take a look – we may surprise you!

5. Buy a Beach House or Condo Instead of Having a Kid

Beach Weekend at your New Condo Instead of a Kid? Sign us up!

If the main photo on this article wasn’t a giveaway, a quarter of a million bucks saved by not having a kid can net you and your significant other a waterfront, or near-waterfront beach house or condo down in the Florida panhandle, the east coast, or just about anywhere else not named Southern California.  You may shrug this one off as not worthwhile, but keep in mind this could be in addition to your current home, so what would you rather have: a kid, or a beach house condo down on the beautiful white sands of Destin, Florida where you and your significant other can jet down to any weekend you feel like.  How awesome is that?

4. Buy a Boat – a Serious Boat – Instead of Having a Kid

Like the Water? Buy a Boat Instead of a Kid!

Boats are not cheap, but then again neither are kids that need schools, medicine, college educations, and oh so much more.  So why not splurge for a boat instead?  Whether you want a boat to take bass fishing on the lake or a sailboat to take out on Lake Michigan in the Chicago summer, you could drop that quarter of a million dollars on a ridiculous boat instead.  Which sounds better to you?

3. Go Get a Couple Master’s Degrees for Each of You

Go Get Masters Degrees Instead of Having Kids

Many pro-child folks will stress that kids are an investment, but there are some flaws in that argument as we all know.  But what if you invested that quarter of a mil in yourselves instead with a pair of master’s degrees?  Whereas that investment in a kid will only set you back financially, if you and your significant other go back to school to earn a bachelor’s, master’s, or even a doctorate, you’re only adding to your collective earning power as a couple.  Sure, advanced degrees aren’t cheap, but neither are kids, and only one investment will advance each of your careers.

2. Start your Own Charity Instead of Having a Child

Why Give Money Away to a Kid When You Could Start a Charity?

Here’s an idea I bet you hadn’t thought of: instead of having a kid, why not start your own charity and invest that quarter of a million dollars saved in kids who may need help?  Or, start a charity for one of the millions of other worthwhile causes out there; the bottom line is that your investment is going to not just something good, but to something great.  So if you don’t have the desire to take on your own charity or program, invest in a handful of others – you’ll feel great, and you’ll still have the time to pursue your other child-free interests.

1. Travel to Space Instead of Having a Child.  Seriously.

Travel to Space with Blue Origin Instead of Having a Kid
Photo Credit: Blue Origin

While this is honestly a bucket list for me, I guarantee you didn’t think of this as an alternative to spending all that money on a kid, but hear me out.  Just a few days ago Blue Origin – Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ space company – announced that a consumer ticket to space in the coming years will cost in the $200k – $300k range.  Since you’re not having a kid, how insane would it be to travel to space instead?  I guarantee an Instagram pic from outer space will garner more likes than a photo of your kid eating Cheerios, and who outside of astronauts can say they’ve been to space?  This is a once and a lifetime opportunity, and to me its’ a no-brainer.

So as you can see, you have some flat-out amazing options to invest that quarter of a million bucks instead of having a kid.  While I’d probably splurge for a beach house or a ticket to space, whatever you choose is surely a better investment than a quarter of a million dollar child.

CFdating Web Dev Update

CFdating Web Dev Update

Since our covert launch a year or so ago, CFdating has gone from the new kid on the childfree dating block to a community that is really starting to pick up steam, and as the founder that is really exciting!  My wife and I started CFdating.com with the sole mission of creating an authentic community for those of us who choose to be child free, because as we all know we’ve seen too many of these CF dating sites pop up only to disappear a few months in.  Well, I’m proud to report that not only is our community growing rapidly, it’s also not going away – ever.  Now THAT is exciting!  So with that being said, let’s talk web development to highlight some of the site improvements we have here in the works.

Improved Matches & Search

While our user base here at CFdating is growing extremely well, in hindsight I should have structured the site’s core matching system to do a bit better job displaying national matches while the community falls into place.  We have some wonderful members out there in our community, and hearing from many of them they’ve mentioned that a great feature would be to include a more nationalized matching system – with of course retaining the ability to go hyper-local in their searches.  Duly noted!  Expect to see the new and improved matches system very soon, and thank you again to our awesome users who helped shape this change!

More New User Approval Checks

We take your security, privacy, and time very seriously here at CFdating, and the user approval system we’ve put in place back at launch has really done a great job in preventing a ton of lackluster, and potentially sketchy profiles from cluttering up your matches.  While I’m obviously not going to disclose the specifics of what we have in place, and what’s to come, just know that the profiles and matches you see and meet here at CFdating have gone through a very intensive approval process – one that I’m pretty proud of, and one that is continuing to evolve!

Improved Profiles Coming

As we continue on with the beta, we’ve received some great feedback as well as some frustrations on our profiles, user images, and the need for some new profile questions / fields.  First off, I’m working on getting a cool new feature included that allows users to rotate and manipulate profile pics that they upload; sometimes, when uploading a photo from a mobile device, the image uploaded is imported sideways.  This new feature should solve that, and it will also provide some other neat functionality as well to really improve profile pictures all around.  As I mentioned above, we’re also doing some bug fixing with profiles, and we’re also exploring getting more questions and answer fields plugged into the site to provide a bit more depth to the profile.  Look for these changes very soon!

Still 100% Free, and Still 100% Ad-Free

CFdating.com is still 100% free to create a profile, search for and message matches, and on top of that you will not see a single advertisement along the way.  How many other dating sites can say that?  We want to build a community for child free singles, and the best way to do that is to provide them with the best experience imaginable.  That’s our plan, and we’re sticking to it!

We will have lots more improvements along the way, and we’ll drop a new note here on the CFdating Blog when we have news to report.  I hope everyone’s Spring is off to a great start – enjoy CFdating.com, and we will talk to you soon!

Welcome to CFdating.com!

Welcome to CFdating.com!

The childfree segment of society – those who may love kids and children, but prefer not to have any themselves – has long deserved their own clean, functional, and modern online dating site.  A few have come before, but none have been serious in helping those who choose the childfree lifestyle to find love.  Well with the official launch of CFdating.com, we are proud and excited to become the premier childfree dating site in the world, and between human verifiable profiles and more functionality than you’ll find at every other childfree dating site on the Internet, we think this will be the last site you ever visit.

If you haven’t stopped by our front page, let’s take a quick tour on some of the features and benefits to creating a profile at CFdating.  First of all, we mentioned human verifiable profiles above, so let’s start there.  While anyone is able to create a profile at CFdating.com, you will not be able to send messages, add another childfree user to your favorites unless your profile gets approved by the CFdating.com staff.  Best of all, until your profile is approved you won’t even show up in other childfree user’s matches!  So why do we do this?  The answer is simple: raise your hand if you hate browsing online dating sites where half the matches are photo-less, answerless profiles – yep, our’s is in the air as well.  It’s time to change that, and build a childfree dating community that is serious about finding each and every one of you love; weeding out the not-serious is a stellar step one, and one that we are really excited about.

What about advertisements or cost?  Right now, and this will probably surprise you, CFdating.com has absolutely zero advertisements and is 100% free to use.  With private investments, and an actual staff behind the scenes that is building functionality, approving profiles, and growing the community with advertising, we truly are serious about becoming the #1 childfree dating site on earth, and if you’re not convinced after what we’ve told you thus far, it’s only going to get better.

We have tons more functionality, content, guides, and posts in the works here at CFdating, and we’re thrilled to have you on board.  If you haven’t already, click here to create a profile, and enjoy CFdating.com!