Mate1 Review

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Hayley Matthews

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Popularity 4.5/5.0
Features 4.7/5.0
Value 4.4/5.0
Safety 4.6/5.0
Ease of Use 4.9/5.0
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"Find someone" is's motto, and that's exactly what they help millions of singles do — thanks to a massive user base (40+ million members), advanced mobile technology, comprehensive search functionalities, one-of-a-kind communication tools, and years of industry experience. And the team behind Mate1, especially CEO Elizabeth Wasserman, is just as impressive, with a down-to-earth attitude and admirable dedication to continuously address the ever-growing wants and needs of singles everywhere.

Data Breakdown

User Base
All Singles*
Popularity (Visits/Mo)
3.8 Million*
Gender Ratio
59%* is open to heterosexual and homosexual singles as well as those of all races and religions.

With over 3.8 million visits a month (2.6 million of those being unique), as well as 40+ million registered members, Mate1 is one of the largest and most active dating sites on the web.

Mate1 is 100% free for women, making it a popular choice for them, and among daily active users the ratio skews female, meaning men also have lots of opportunities to meet that special someone.


Mate1 Match System
Mate1 Other Features

Match System

  • My Matches: Mate1 suggests highly compatible matches based on the information you include in your profile, and they give you the choice to say "No," "Yes," or "Skip" to those matches. The system will also let you know if there's mutual attraction (e.g., both of you say "Yes").
  • Refine Your Matches: The basic search allows you to filter your results by age, location, online status, and photos, while Advanced Search includes factors like lifestyle, background, and occupation.

Other Features

  • Modern Mobile Technology: Mate1's user-friendly smartphone app (for iOS and Android) helps busy singles date while out and about. And with mobile users being 5x more active than those on a desktop — as well as 80% of new traffic and 60% of usage coming from mobile — members on their phones have access to more singles for instant messaging.
  • Match Organization: Add your favorite matches to your "Hotlist" as well as see who's online now, viewed your profile, and flirted with or "hotlisted" you.
  • Voice Profile: This unique voice recording technology lets you record a voice message for other members so they can get to know you better.
  • Flirt: Like a virtual wink, Flirt is Mate1's cute way to show interest in someone who catches your eye — click the button and even choose a pre-written message to send.
  • Live Chat: Communicate with matches in real-time.
  • Recent Activity: Check out who in your area has recently joined Mate1.
  • Active Facebook: Mate1 also has a lot going on in terms of Facebook, with 127,000+ likes and an entertaining feed that's constantly updated with content about modern dating and life in general.


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Ease of Use

Mate1 has been pioneering the dating space since its 2004 launch, especially in terms of creating and implementing features that aren't just cool but helpful, especially ones for mobile. It doesn't matter if we're talking about the intuitive app, quick sign-up process, the uncomplicated layout, or the folks who make all the magic happen — Mate1 has made every step easy for all online daters, whether they're tech-savvy or not.

A Handful of Steps Make for Simple Profile Creation

When it comes to getting started on Mate1, you've got the best of both worlds: If you want to jump to the matching part, all you have to do is fill out the basics, including your age, location, and relationship status. If you want to take your time when filling out your profile, you'll find plenty of places to express yourself, such as "What I'm Looking For" and "Favorite Things."

Screenshot of profile

Once you're happy with your text, you can upload numerous photos and — one of the things Mate1 is known for — record a voice message for your matches to listen to, which comes in handy if you're more of a talker than a writer.

Mate1's Clean Mobile & Desktop Design Eliminates Distractions

While many dating sites go overboard on the showiness and glamour with their layout, what's lying underneath is sometimes lacking in quality. But not at

Screenshot of Mate1 app

Organized, clean, and intuitive, Mate1's interface sticks with the necessities that will get you dating quicker.

Your dashboard contains the essential site navigation (Updates, Home, etc.), and the sidebar contains the specific activities that you can do (Messages, Matches, etc).

There aren’t any complicated bells and whistles — it’s just simple and streamlined. Efficiency is key, and that's what Mate1 delivers.

And it's that targeted focus on what's best for the members (instead of on unnecessary features) that actually helps the daters progress.

“We try to focus on different approaches to matching to see what each user will respond to. We try to focus on driving value by suggesting matches and not relying on fancy features," Elizabeth said.

The Harworking & Fun-Loving "Family" That Puts Users First

Besides filling us in on the technical aspects of Mate1, Elizabeth was also kind enough to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the Montreal-based team. In Mate1's world of innovation and creativity, they've also become a family that shares a balance of lightheartedness and professionalism as well as a love for science.

“We share a common excitement about data. We love drilling down into pockets of demographics and behavioral information," she said.

Photo of team

Most importantly, they share a passion for remaining loyal to their members and looking at things from their perspective, not a perspective that will just drive their product and boost their brand.

"We’re not trying to create a big-branded image or pretend that we have an ideology," Elizabeth said. "We’re catered to matching real, regular people, and we observe their behavior and listen to their feedback."

Pros and Cons

Pros of Mate1

Cons of Mate1

  • Stripped down interface might not be stimulating enough for some people

The Bottom Line

If you're looking for a straightforward, enjoyable, and successful online dating experience, is a fantastic choice. Not only are the variety of members and easy-to-use features hard to beat, but the people behind the site truly care about helping singles find the right match for them. Mate1 isn’t as flashy and in-your-face as some dating sites, and that genuineness and modesty is exactly what we like about them.

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