GrosPoisson.com - FAQ (not fully translated yet)


01. Introduction
02. How does it work?
03. Is it really free?
04. What package to buy, is it useful?
05. How to make a search?
06. What's the bubble message?
07. Is the discussion window a live chat?
08. Will I receive an email in case of a new message?
09. About blockages and scammers
10. What are the resources of the website?
11. How to cancel my registration ?




01. Introduction

Hello and welcome at the online dating website GrosPoisson, launched in november 2011 and created to answer an obvious lack in the area of online dating : No website (as far as we know) has a ladder system that enables every men and women to find their right balance!

Indeed among internet users there is a vast majority of men on online dating websites, particularly free ones (or partially free, e.g. allowing to send messages but not allowing to answer it without a paying subscription) submerging the few women of messages that they can't answer. Also certain people usually receive much more messages than other ones and would like to find a better balance. On the other hand, sites that are not free either have the same problem or are really too expensive. At the end, internet is now full of scams that pretend everything on the homepage to incitate you to pay before realizing that you'll find nothing inside the website. Besides, social networks or online dating websites that look like social networks are a special case but who really wants that one's friends know this intimate part of one's private life?

GrosPoisson introduces a new system with a ladder subscription (free, 10 euros per month, 30 euros per month or 90 euros per month) so that anyone can find the right balance. People generally receiving too many messages now can select fishes having a particular subscription (or superior) to have less messages or simply none. On the contrary, people wanting to contact persons who receive few messages (to avoid competition) can take the adapted subscription of their choice.

You probably noticed that no video chat or virtual phone are available on the site (Skype.com and MSN are good substitutes that you probably already know), maybe it is a question of time only but that is not essential in our opinion, best is to promote the site, and your help is very welcome by using the affiliate program that allow you to win free subscriptions (see the bottom of the Preferences page).


02. How does it work?

As you just read, four packages are available : free (tiny fish), 10 (small fish), 30 (medium fish) or 90 (big fish) for a 30 days package. There may be special offers, like when the site started, in this case the package may last more time. Of course nobody (or almost) will pay 90 euro per month on an online dating website, this mode is only useful to people who do not want to be contacted, to discuss with people they chose only. By "to be contacted" we mean the possibility to receive the very first message from someone else.

Finally you can choose the subscription of people who will be able to contact you. In brief you'll find these possibilities:

- You are a tiny fish and you select big fishes (to receive very few or no messages).
- You are a tiny fish and you select medium fishes (to receive very few messages).
- You are a tiny fish and you select small fishes (to receive more messages).
- You are a tiny fish and you select tiny fishes (to receive many messages).

- You are a small fish (to send messages also to people selecting small fishes).
- You are a medium fish (to send messages also to people selecting medium fishes).
- You are a big fish (to send messages also to people selecting big fishes).

The other possibilities are quite unlikely. You can select the minimal size of "fishes" being able to contact you in Preferences and becoming a tiny, small, medium or big fish by buying a subscription.


03. Is it really free?

Just don't buy any subscription. Right now you can contact 67.8% of men and 37.1% of women for free, in another words people selecting tiny fishes. You'll see then that you can actually see these profiles, send messages and continue the discussion without any cost. .


04. What package to buy, is it useful?

It all depends on the number of persons who allow other members to contact them for free. It is your choice only, according to profiles you're interested in. However you must be aware that a free dating website is very attractive to dubious profiles, particularly scammers who try to abuse people's generosity and confidence, that's why a package can be useful if the people you're interested in decided to filter free accounts to not receive scams attempts anymore.

As specified on the home page, the 2489 women (about 53.7%) looking for small, nice or big fishes can be contacted by the 2 having any package. In other words, your chances are much bigger when you have even a "small fish" package. On the opposite way, the 2744 men (about 29.9%) looking for small, nice or big fishes can be contacted by the 0 women who have a package... but we all know that generally men do the first step or the first virtual bubble.

You also have to know that 323 or 3.4% of men and 1013 or 21.5% of women have a dubious profile according to the site's algorithm and the members. Dubious profiles are not deleted so that it's easier to locate it and to avoid to delete by mistake serious profiles that are spotted by mistake or by malevolence, as it regularly happens on other sites. Consequently there is no risk to lose your package and privileges. Having a package is also a way to use fully the site if your profile has been restricted for any reason (scammers usually never pay on dating websites).

The site reinvests your subscriptions and as the number of members is still low, unlimited packages are available at very low prices that will increase progressively as the site grows, before to disappear definitely. My advice is do not miss it! Each unlimited package mean many new members, so meetings chances. Think that an unlimited package can generally be sold at a better price a few years later... This is very important for the site's developement, our strategy is to always be rentable and that since the very start, on the contrary of well known online dating websites that will stop in a few years after having thrown away their funds because it was based on bad ideas. That's why you can be sure that Grospoisson will stay alive. But let's see those numbers:

Right now, 1749 women and 6294 men can be contacted by tiny fishes (or bigger), 2525 women and 2778 men by small fishes (or bigger), 432 women and 200 men by medium fishes (or big fishes), at last 3 women and 3 men by big fishes only.

On the contrary, big fishes can contact a total of 4709 women (all of them), medium fishes can contact 4706 women, small fishes can contact 4274 women, at last tiny fishes can contact 1749 women... You can choose your package by taking account of these numbers, it may seem quite complex at a first sight, but one gets used to it :)

If you receive the confirmation that your package is running while you're connected, thanks to connect to the site again. Every coupon, if you have one, must be validated before its deadline, and at most 7 days after the start of a new package of 30 days maximum. There are no coupons for 300 days and unlimited package. You can test the validity of any coupon without buying a package, see the bottom of the Preferences page.

At last please note that no package will be renewed automatically, ever! This is a common practice on many other online dating websites that, according to us, in unacceptable. A package is a unique purchase for a given period, that's it. Consequently there's no possible error as you can make a bank transfer. We recommend the unlimited packages because of their very low price per day, of course it wouldn't be an interesting offer if the site was to close his doors but be reassured, that's very... very unlikely. Grospoisson will last!


05. How to make a search?

You just have to click the blue fish on the top left once connected to your account then fill the form. All fields are optional. Then you'll see the profiles with an icon meaning either:

- that this person is already in your contacts if the icon is a wink.
- that you can contact this person if the icon is a bubble (clickable to send your first message).
- that you cannot contact this person if the icon is a fish (mouseover will tell you what package is necessary).
- that you cannot contact this person if the icon is a hallucinated smiley (your age doesn't fit to this person).
- that you shouldn't contact this person if the icon is a warning icon (possible scam).


06. What's the bubble message?

The bubble message is defined in Preferences (you can change it whenever you want), you can send it to all profiles in the search window by clicking the bubble near or above these profiles, meaning that you can send them the first message.


07. Is the discussion window a live chat?

Yes, the messages from the person you discuss with, as well as yours, will appear automatically above the messages already displayed. Consequently, you do not have to reload the full page by yourself. You can open several discussion windows at the same time by opening several tabs on your navigator.


08. Will I receive an email in case of a new message?

Yes, only if you are not connected when you receive it. If you are connected you'll be warnt in the window by the numbers in the horizontal menu bar (just before your username) indicating respectively the number of new messages and the number of new visits.


09. About blockages and scammers

The fight against scammers is taken very seriously at Grospoisson, your help is very precious to avoid them to spread on the site, that's why it is very important to report undesired messages and to block these profiles, including after having discussed with the person through MSN, Skype and so on... The website's algorithms act gradually and warn you when such a profile is detected. Please do not block people who are not scammers, but in case of harrassment.

We also detect possible scams by IP, that's why certain new members may have a restricted profile, improvements have been done for "false positives" but no algorithm is 100% reliable on this matter so please be very careful in your discussions on online dating websites, do not give important informations of your private life (including name & Facebook) and never send money to someone you never met in the real life.

Paying profiles are not restricted at all as scammers usually do not pay on dating websites, having a small fish package may be a way to use the site if your profile has been restricted by mistake or any other reason.

You can discuss about the latest scammers methods on the forum.


10. What are the resources of the website?

The site's resources are subscriptions (even with a low percentage) and advertisement casually on certain pages and on the forum that answer your questions on the site's features but this is also a place where you can discuss all online dating websites anonymously. Your participation to the forum is consequently helpful to find new members. Please note that if you create an account on the forum, it will not be associated to your account at Grospoisson.com


11. How to cancel my registration?

Even if paying packages bring real advantages, do not forget that you can meet people 100% free at Grospoisson. Check your filter, contact people who allow it and have a look at these frequently asked questions. You can cancel your registration by connecting to this page, do not hesitate to indicate the reasons of your cancellation if you did not like the website in any way, your opinion is very important to us to improve it. At last please not that if you want to leave because you receive too many or too few messages, you just have to change the filter of your fishes to fix the problem, this is the idea of the website!


Feel free to click the following link to find the Terms and Conditions of the website.