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Mate1.com Review (Mate One)
One of the busier online dating sites, Mate1.com reports that they have over 31 million users and tens of thousands more joining each day. The secret to Mate1's success is women are able to use the complete dating site for free, while men must pay a fee to use the message center and chat. This way they ensure a large number of women join the dating site and where women are, men will surely follow. The downside to this type of membership setup though is you tend to get a larger number of scammers as compared to other paid dating sites. When you have a completely free membership, there is no barrier to entry, so absolutely anyone can join. It is a good idea that Mate1 does have a three-day trial membership for under two dollars. This way, you can see what types of people are trying to contact you. Just remember, if you don't want to continue the membership, cancel your trial membership before the three days is up or the membership will renew for a full 30 days.
Mate1.com offers all of the features you would expect from a successful dating site. User profiles include all of the basic features but are also simple and easy to use. Likewise the search functions are easy to use. The one rather unique feature of this site is the voice profile option. You call a Mate 1 toll free number and leave a prerecorded message, which when approved other singles on the site can hear.
Positive Features of Mate1
- Full membership is free for FEMALE members
- You can block members by country
- You can sort search results by profile completeness and last online
Negative Features of Mate1
- Text font is too small on the website makes some things hard to read
- The price of a membership is above average
- As a male guest member, you cannot view any emails sent to you; it would be better if members could read messages before committing to paid membership
At a Glance
- United States, Canada
- Member Numbers:
- Cost per Month:
- $49.95 / month
- Membership Types:
- Free - Basic
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Mate1 Free Membership
- Yes (unlimited)
- Create a profile
- Register (required)
- Gender and relationship type, age range of match, location, user name, email, date of birth, nickname
- Please tell about yourself
- Your physical attributes like hair color and body type
- Smoking, drinking, relationship status, religion
- Education, occupation, income and opening line
- About myself
- In your own words describe yourself, your interests, etc.
- Who I'm looking for
- Essay question about the type of person you are looking for
- Lifestyle and interests
- Food preferences, traveling, sense of humor, work habits, exercise habits, political views and sexual preferences
- Favorite things
- Text boxes for you to input your favorite celebrity, hero, season, sports team, etc.
- 39 different items to list
- Least favorite things
- Text boxes for you to input your least favorite foods, bad habit, music, vices, etc.
- 12 different items to list
- Register (required)
- Upload photos
- Regular print photos may also be mailed
- Say "Hi"
- Create a profile
- Not included:
- Cannot use communication tools like email or chat
Relationship Types Allowed
Your Relationship Status
- In a Relationship
Relationships You can Look For
- Membership costs last updated April 26, 2010. Please check Mate1 for most recent pricing.
- Two membership types - guest (free) and full.
- Full membership:
- Send and receive email
- Live online chat
- See who has viewed your profile
- Listen to voice recordings
- View additional photos
- Costs in US dollars:
- Three-day trial for $1.95
- 30 days for $49.95
- Trial membership will automatically convert to a full membership on the day after your three day trial ends
- Cancel at any time by clicking on the account settings button on the Mate1 homepage or by calling customer service
- Checks and most major credit cards accepted
Mate1 Viewing & Communication Tools
- They will let you know you have messages waiting for you by sending a notice to your personal email address
- Voice profile
- It is free and easy; only a touch tone phone is required
- Call the toll-free recording service:1-888-757-2738 and enter you code (which is found in your profile under “Add/Edit Voice”)
- Do not use offensive language and do not reveal your real name or contact information such as phone number, email-address, etc., or your message will not be approved
- It may take up to 48 hours for your voice profile to be approved
- Instant messaging
- Real-time chat
- Say Hi!
- Give someone a nudge to see if they respond in kind
- Similar to ice breakers, flirts, winks and express interest on other dating sites
Search For Members By
- Location search
- Includes gender, age range, keywords, voice and photos
- Country, zip /postal code with a distance range
- Nickname search
- Keyword search
- Searches text answers in members profiles for specified words
- You may also limit the search results by gender, age range and photos
- Advance search
- Similar to location search but it also includes search options for appearance, background, lifestyle and work & education
- New members
- Your matches
- Tall woman
- Elite woman, most attractive, international beauties
- It is unclear on how these search types are figured out? It could be how popular (views) the profile is?
- Who is online
- Who has viewed you recently
- Who is available for chat
- You can disable your chat so members cannot contact you this way
- In my area
- You can show new woman or most attractive
- You may also filter by age, ethnicity, body type and photos available
- All searches may be viewed in gallery or list view
Other Mate1 Information
- For singles 18 years and older
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