The review of the Date com online dating site is below.
Category Reviewed: Online Dating Service
Updated: June 2011
Membership Types: Free & Paid
- Launched on Valentine’s Day in 1997 and has 2 million members. 19,343 new members joined this week.
- 2262 members were online and 639 were on IM when we checked.
- Free members can respond to an IM that a paid member initiates.
- Site is available in 4 languages – English, Spanish, Portuguese & German
- Extensive search capabilities for all members. Can search by age, distance, keyword, body type, smoking/drinking, relationship status etc.
- Can hide profile. Great if you’re going on vacation, have a busy work project or just want to take a break from dating.
- Free members can’t read messages from paid members.
- No obvious way to search for those looking to date vs those looking for a serious relationships or marriage.
- Can’t search by ‘last online date.’
- Can see the entire profile if you click on the link after using the search feature. When you try to view the profile of someone who has sent you an interest notifications (in the messages section) you’re often sent to the upgrade now page. You can view the profile if you click on the link in the email notification about the interest notification.
- Must be 18+ years to join Date.