Date.com Reviews

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Hayley Matthews

Hayley Matthews,

Editor-in-Chief

Overall Rating:
★★★★
4.2/5.0
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Popularity 4.1/5.0
Features 3.9/5.0
Value 4.3/5.0
Safety 4.0/5.0
Ease of Use 4.9/5.0
Overall Rating
4.2/5.0
★★★★

Overview

If you're looking for a really simple online dating experience, Date.com would be a great option. With a basic layout, matching system, and search capabilities, Date.com makes new and veteran online daters alike feel comfortable when navigating around the site. Date.com may not have all the bells and whistles some other sites have, but it's ease of use, vast user base (over 8 million members), and affordability all make up for that. Founded in 1997, Date.com's mission is to help people "get more dates with fun, successful singles," and every day they strive to do that.

Data Breakdown

User Base
All Singles*
Popularity (Visits/Mo)
8 million*
Gender Ratio
57%*
43%*

Date.com caters to singles of all ages, races, religions, and sexual orientations.

With 8 million members and up to 200,000 new sign-ups every month, Date.com is one of the largest dating sites out there.

57% of Date.com members are male, while 43% are female, so it's very popular with the ladies.

Features

Date.com Match System
Date.com Other Features

Match System

  • Date.com will suggest matches based on the information members fill out when creating their profile
  • Basic Search lets members filter match results by categories like age, location, and online status, while Advanced Search lets them filter by factors like ethnicity, education, and faith.
  • Send a "Yes," "Maybe," or "No" to meeting matches in real life with the "Wanna meet up?" feature.

Other Features

  • Premium memberships include being able to send instant messages, appear at the top of search results, and send and read messages.
  • Members can "Favorite" people they like as a flirty way to let them know.
  • "Mega Winks" will send out a message to a large group of members.
  • Ability to see which members are new, nearby, online now as well as who viewed your profile and "favorited" you
  • Block function allows members to report abusive users and those they don't want to see as their matches and in their search results.
  • Pop-ups and "This Week's Dating Advice" section provide extra online dating tips and tricks.

Pricing

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Ease of Use

Because it's a standard dating site, Date.com is one of the easiest ones to sign up for. It'll only takes about 2 minutes to fill out basics like gender, location, and appearance. The matching part comes next, or users can set aside some extra time to fill out the detailed stuff like describing their personality (characteristics including geeky, sporty, and artistic), hobbies, and ideal partner. We'd recommend completing the entire profile to get the most compatible matches.

Date.com's layout is outdated compared to a lot of other dating sites, but that just makes it even easier to use. There are the standard tabs at the top for sections like Messages, Search, and Favorites, and everything is labeled clearly with icons and colored text. Profiles are laid out nicely with the main photo at most important info showing up first. Date.com will also recommend other compatible singles at the bottom of each profile, which takes the pressure off members to browse on their own.

Pros and Cons

Pros of Date.com

Cons of Date.com

  • Old-fashioned layout, making the text hard to read
  • Features aren't that exciting
  • Customer support only available via email

The Bottom Line

Date.com is a great choice for singles who just want a straightforward online dating experience, especially because there aren't any fancy algorithms or in-depth profile questionnaires. The entire site could use some sprucing up, but it's very affordable (payments via Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and PayPal are accepted) and with millions and millions of members, finding a like-minded match shouldn't be hard.

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