Date is a simple dating and personals site, catering to over 5 million men and women across the globe, and currently growing by 250, 000 members a month as one of the fastest growing websites of its kind. The majority of members on the site are professional and educated and seeking a long term relationship with a like minded individual.
Both heterosexual and gay/lesbian couples are welcomed on the website, although the majority are heterosexual individuals. In order to join, a guest membership is entirely free; however this limits you to profile creation, and searching through the huge number of members. In order to communicate and move your account up to the next level you will be required to upgrade to a gold membership. There are a number of membership packages, working on a monthly basis, which starts at just $9. 99 per month for a year’s membership. Although fairly costly if bought on a month to month basis, the site still offers a good service for the expense.
The guest package simply allows you to make a no obligation, informed decision about whether you wish to pay to use the site on a regular basis without the limits. Many additional features come free as standard with membership, including a toolbar, which allows you to navigate to The site no matter what you are doing on the web, an online magazine and Date Mobile which allows you to send and receive SMS messages instantly to your cell as well as the ability to search profiles. It is free, quick and easy to sign up as a guest member. You will be required to submit some detail, in order to create an interesting and fun profile to attract people to you. This includes your name and location as standard, although you may choose for your identity and your exact location to remain hidden.
You will be required to provide relationship information including the type of relationship you are looking for and the distance you would be willing to travel in order to meet someone. Other sections include your lifestyle and what makes you unique and stand out, your Date Mobile account set up, and also the chance to write an essay about who you are, your likes and dislikes, and what you are looking for from the site. As a free member you will also be entitled to the same privileges for uploading photographs, which will appear on your profile and made public for members to view. Guests have the same search options as paid members, and can perform both a basic, advanced or ‘who is online’ search at any time, without a limit. This allows you the freedom to determine how narrow you want your search to be.
Searches may also be saved so they can be easily accessed when you next log on to your account. Profiles are displayed once a search query has loaded, and you may choose to open and view any profile you think you may be interested in. As a free member you are entitled to send winks, which alert the user that another member has shown interest in them. You may also add as many profiles as you wish to your ‘favorites’ list which makes it much easier to find members. In order to send or reply to personal messages however you will be required to upgrade to a gold membership package. Features available to just gold members are sending and replying to personal emails, activating an ‘away’ message automatically sent to members when you are going on vacation etc should they contact you, the ability to audio/video message other members, access to chat rooms (both private and community), high ranking in searches, and also auto-compatibility ratings against other members.
The site has a number of features that are unique to this site, which are both informative and useful to its users. Providing a solid and quality service to each and every member, this online community not only provides logical and helpful extras, but also fun ones too, such as forums, blogs, dating advice, how to stay safe when meeting people you have met online, and the chance to browse many users video messages. With such a huge user base, operating globally, if you are looking for a solid friendship, possibly leading to an amazing and long term romance and relationship, then can you afford to miss out on the site?