"It's our belief that who you meet can depend on where you meet.If you hit a spot filled with frauds and cheaters, that's exactly what you are likely to find.
Essentially, users rate other users based on how accurately they described themselves in their free dating site profile, which then affects your Accuracy Rating, which is displayed on everyone's profile prominently.
The concept, while a good one, can't be tested in the real world until the site garners more users.
I'll revamp this portion of my free dating site review when that happens, but feel free to review it yourself in the meantime using the star rating at the top of the page.
Note: As of May 14th, 2010, Down To Earth shut down and now feeds into Match.com's Singles Net database of users.
Then, somewhere around 2014, Singles Net went kaput as well, and both sites have merged into (although the old Down To Earth just goes nowhere).
I've kept this review up for those people wanting to know what happened to the site, or want to win a bet saying, "Yes, DID have a free dating site...for a while..."has decided to jump into the free dating site pond with Down To Earth, a site that ranks its users based on other users' star-ratings of how much people were as they'd described themselves.The search options are especially robust, although I found the drop down boxes a bit slow on my Vista Home/Firefox system.One can search for others based on their age, sexual orientation (although there was no option for bisexual or transgendered singles), geography, most recent user, photo count, accuracy rating and newest user.I did not find any other methods of communicating with users on Down To Earth, such as chat, instant messaging, or video chat, although every user has access to their own little Black Book, which houses a list of every member they've contacted.Down To Earth has created their own patented system to weed out faker profiles and photos through a system they've dubbed Real Ratings.