Fusion101 Teamed with The uk – sept 99 A new Christian portal called heard about the singles service I’d designed and offered to take my front end and build the database and market it for over 50% ownership.At the time I had little choice but to go with them.Fusion – new partners – 2000 Fusion began to grow and had about 300 joiners per week (without a chat room) from various countries mainly UK.At this point I was having trouble dealing with some of the technical server stuff and needed someone to take some of the load with accounts etc.This is no surprise as there’s more money in secular markets which gives you the ability to create bigger and better services. 1st, in 99 there was a big stigma attached to singles and every site I looked at then was either pink or covered in hearts and flowers – so I wanted something a bit more stylish.
Fusion does indeed have 1000’s members and genuine profiles!Only a very small number of spammers and fake profiles appear to be on this website as every profile is vetted and monitored according to the web site.Number of Members Fusion101 states it has 270,000 members worldwide and this would appear to be true, though some more obscure countries have fewer members, there are hundreds of members in the USA, Canada, Australia UK and New Zealand.Fusion 101 Designed – sept 1999 I designed Fusion101 in a graphics program. The other reason I chose black was because I had no money to advertise Fusion.I thought if whilst trying to find one to join people came across our site which was free amongst the many others that were not, it might stick in the memory.
Searches on the database could take 15 seconds or more to execute and in many cases locking up completely. The host company wanted 3K to keep fusion going – It turns out they were fleecing me – charging 5-6 times over the amount I needed to pay!