Raining Dates Review: Dating & potential cash gifting
The Raining Dates website identifies two admins, Georgetta Monroe and Timothy L. Drobnick Sr.
Both are the administrators and are equally responsible for running Raining Dates Agents.
Timothy L. Drobnick Sr. has been involved in online marketing for years.
In 1995, after watching the internet since 1991, Tim decided to sell all his enterprises and go 100% into internet marketing
He is the creator of the social network WOM Vegas website, which he operates through PEEL Marketing.
On his Facebook profile, Drobnick Sr. (right) was recently promoting a tax return business.
Drobnick Sr. claims to have ‘marketed for several network marketing companies building organizations with as many as 200,000 distributors‘, however I was unable to find any specific examples.
Monroe appears to have worked with Drobnick Sr. for a number of years, primarily through WOM Vegas and related companies.
Read on for a full review of the Raining Dates MLM opportunity.
The Raining Dates Product Line
Raining Dates run a dating website (“rainingdates.com”), which they charge $10 a year for paid access.
Free Raining Dates members cannot communicate with other members.
The Raining Dates Compensation Plan
The Raining Dates compensation plan pays affiliates to sell paid Raining Dates memberships and recruit other Raining Dates affiliates.
Raining Dates Memberships
Paid Raining Dates memberships cost $10 annually.
These fees are paid directly to referring affiliates, via a pass-up plan using a unilevel compensation structure.
A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):
If any level 1 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.
If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 3 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.
Commissions are generated when paid Raining Dates affiliates pay their $10 fee, with 100% of the commission paid to affiliates using a 1-up plan.
The 1-up plan pays an affiliate on every odd sale. Every even sale is passed up to the affiliate who recruited them.
In turn recruited affiliates must also pass up their even sales, which continues down an unlimited number of unilevel team levels.
Paid Raining Dates affiliates pay a $9.99 fee every six months.
This fee is commissionable and paid to the recruiting affiliate via the same 1-up plan used to pay Raining Dates membership commissions (see above).
City Portal Commissions
For $10 a year, a Raining Dates affiliate can purchase a localized Raining Dates city portal.
This entitles the affiliate to a 25% cut of funds spent within Raining Dates by members (profile promotion etc.).
Joining Raining Dates
Free Raining Dates affiliates earn dating site membership commissions.
Paid Raining Dates affiliates ($10 every six months) are paid membership and recruitment commissions.
The impression I have of Raining Dates is, as a dating site, it’s set up to facilitate an income opportunity.
The interface is cluttered with advertising, which throws back to Timothy L. Drobnick Sr.’s marketing roots.
Another consumer unfriendly aspect of the dating site is a lack of refunds:
Q: Do you offer refunds?
A: No! Due to the nature of our product and the fact customers pay you instead of us, REFUNDS are NOT allowed.
The structure of the income opportunity directly impacts user experience on the Raining Dates website. That is to say the experience comes second to the income opportunity.
Raining Dates’ MLM opportunity itself is a combination of legitimate dating members sales and commissions, tacked onto chain-recruitment.
Raining Dates affiliates pay a $9.99 fee every six months, which is gifted in its entirety to an upline Raining Dates affiliate.
This negates the legitimate aspects of the business. When coupled with an overall lack of consumer focus, it means that the majority of Raining Dates members are realistically probably going to be affiliates too.
If that pans out, once recruitment dies down six months registrations are going to go unpaid and prompt a collapse.