WHAT THEY SAY: Mate1 find someone today. Over 18 million members and free full membership for women make Mate1 the top destination dating service that you have to join if you’re serious about meeting your match or just making new friends.
WHAT WE FOUND: With more than 18 million members and a high percentage of them active (visiting the service at least once in the last 60 days) you’re going to find plenty of local singles virtually no matter where you live.
I like the ‘mini profile’ that starts you off as a free member (full membership is automatic for females that join). When visiting the front page of the website you can run a search but to see any results you need to join and at least complete the mini-profile.
Be sure to answer all the simple questions, any left unanswered will just return you back to complete them. That should take about 1 minute.
Check your email for your confirmation code/link and you’re ready to browse and search for more members, complete your profile and add photos and voice messages.
Completing your profile will take about an hour or so but complete profiles that have pictures and voice messages rank higher in the search results and match you more reliably with other members.
Be prepared to write a lot about yourself and the type of person you’re looking to meet as well as answering the “what you like” and “what you dislike” sections to keep your profile interesting.
We like the main profile page, all features and sections of your profile are only one click away. Search results offer great information of other members in a glance including their picture, headline and a small blurb about themselves as well as when they were last online, so you don’t waste time sending messages to a stale member (someone not visiting regularly to read and send messages).
Free members can search and browse the profiles, add profiles to your hotlist, block other members and hide your profile.
If you want to contact other members you need to upgrade your membership. I’d suggest the 3 day (72 hour membership starts when you pay) trial membership once you have completed your profile and added people you’d like to contact to your hotlist and open the Mate1 Instant Messenger and start chatting with other online members (note: click the ‘options’ and make sure the ‘auto-accept invitations’ box is checked).
Overall Mate1 has lots of members and lots of the features you’d expect in a top-tier dating service. If you’re serious about meeting singles in your area or around the world, Mate1.com is the answer.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND: Free to join and add your profile, upgrade membership to use any contact features. Comprehensive personal profile includes voice messages you record using your phone (for most areas a toll free number is available). Straight and same sex members. Full membership is free for female members. Join free here
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Date posted: March 12, 2012 - 02:29 pm
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