What being a Premium Member of Velvetpark means is that you will have complete and total access to all the dating features. Those features include: Full access to profiles, Private Messaging, ability to read other peoples (public) love notes, letting someone know you Crush them, and Hooking Up your friends and being Hooked Up.
As I mentioned in the open thread and in the vid below, as a free user of Vp you will still be able to have complete access to content, and your own profile, but partial access to others' profiles. And you will continue to be able to read your own love notes, but not others. All of your current PMs will be saved in your account, though you won't have access to them until you upgrade.
Premium access to Velvetpark will be $5.95 a month.
You will be able to subscribe and unsubscribe to your Premium Membership through your "edit" account tab on your profile page. You will be charged monthly, and will have control over when you terminate your subscription.
I really understand that we want our Internets for free, but as they say, nothing is free. So far I've absorbed the cost of what its cost to get Velvetpark to this point (by taking out a small loan) and now its time to pay the bills. And despite my original estimates, we've spent well over 20k.
I hope you understand that this is a community effort, while we come here to have fun, blow off steam, find out whats happening in the world there is still a cost involved.
So if you have any additional questions (I'm sure I didn't cover everything) please ask them here and we'll try and clarify. Thanks for listening.