ContactMeFree enabled people to contact others on personals sites and other Internet pages without the need to pay those sites or create accounts with them. It was fast, easy, free, inherently resistant to spam, and permitted contact only when recipients wanted to be contacted, including those who didn't yet know it!
That's right: with ContactMeFree, you could send messages to people without knowing their e-mail address now or in the future. Want to send a message to your children you'll have years from now? Want to read messages sent to you by people who don't have your e-mail address, such as old classmates? No problem with ContactMeFree!
ContactMeFree was the missing link the Internet needed to make communication a dream for legitimate users but a nightmare for spammers and greedy control-freaks who charge exorbitant fees for communicating via their sites.
Personals sites are more concerned with profits than with making it easy to meet people. On virtually all dating sites, you can search and post your profile for free. That's worthless unless you can contact others, and they can contact you. That's what you're really paying for: contact.
Most people assume that paying for a membership erases the communication barriers. Wrong!
Why? Online dating sites play all sorts of games trying to make more money. For example, they may allow you to send messages if you pay for a membership, but they may not let the recipient read them or respond to them unless that person is also a paid member. Guess what? About 90 to 95% of the profiles you see are from people who don't pay for a membership! People have paid billions of dollars to online dating sites and wasted untold hours writing messages that could not be read or responded to. Unfortunately, this is just one of the gotchas that makes online dating so frustrating.
But ContactMeFree wasn't created to complain about those problems, it was designed to solve all of them! And it did. I took the site down when it failed to catch on quickly, but I'll later reintroduce it when the time is right.
People often don't immediately understand the benefits of what later seem like obvious breakthroughs. The computer mouse was invented three decades before it was commonly used. Toothbrushing seems obvious and desirable, but the first ones to do it were ridiculed as oddballs.
American grocers introduced shopping carts in the 1930s but customers used to hand-held carts kept using them until stores hired people to push around shopping carts.
Conclusion? Even for very simple, obvious advances, people often don't learn until they see something in action, used by someone else. A celebrity, for instance. When we can hire one to give ContactMeFree the critical mass of users it needs, we'll launch this site again.
ContactMeFree also introduced intro cards as a nifty way to help people who meet offline connect online while retaining their privacy and ability to break the connection unless both people want it. One of our other sites, MySpamSponge, continues to offer intro cards.
ContactMeFree was invented by Dr. Kevin Pezzi and coded by a programmer in India before the doc learned to program computers. He was so impressed by the programmer's hard work that he paid him twice as much as what their contract specified, and he plans to give him even more money and stuff in the future.