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SinglesNet.com Review

Average: • 1.8 / 5 (by 5 Users) for SinglesNet.com   View

As of March 21, 2014 SinglesNet.com was closed along with Kiss.com. (see Story) Both domains now redirect to Match.com who owns both services.

Below, we have left our original SinglesNet review for your continued reading. The review received its last major update on August 14, 2012.


SinglesNet has been offering an online dating service since 1997 and has become a very popular. They have consistently held the number one spot in the most visited dating sites with website ranker Hitwise. With this popularity Singles Net has grown into a very large dating site.

I must admit I have been reluctant to do a review of this online dating site. I had checked them out 2 years ago and had found not much to my liking. Further research revealed a number of user complaints. Has SinglesNet.com cleaned up their act? It seems they may have, but with one exception. Their online advertising for this dating site often includes sexually suggestive photos. While this practice is not necessarily a bad thing if the dating service is about intimate encounters. The thing is, SinglesNet is not this type of site. Just take a look at the screenshot, it is portrayed as a generic dating site.

There is plenty of good points and features about Singles Net. The foremost in my mind is they allow free members to read email from and contact paid members. Very few dating sites do this (Lavalife is the other dating site that comes to mind). This feature enables you to try out the dating site to see if it actually will work out for you. Plus, as a paid member this eliminates the guess work of figuring out who can contact you. Another good point is the SinglesNet.com interface. It is very clean, uncluttered and easy to use and there is no annoying advertising on any of their pages.

Singles Net has done a few other things different. They offer the basics of online dating. First off there is no real member homepage. You are either searching for singles, viewing profiles, winking or sending emails. Other than that the only other pages deal with updating your profile and account information. This works really well. When you first create a profile SinglesNet.com keeps things simple. You are only shown questions you need to answer. As example if you answered yes to having children, an additional question will appear asking how many. Searching has also been simplified. In the search interface you can only really specify a location or region to search. SinglesNet.com takes cares of the rest using their matching technology. While this makes things easy and you always have a large number of members to look through, I think Singles Net should still allow the ability for its members to be able to offer their own search criteria.

To sum up the SinglesNet.com experience, they offer a streamlined approach to online dating. Member profiles contain just enough information to figure out if you want to contact the person. Searching has been simplified, almost too much since it relies mostly on an automated match system. The biggest bonus as a member of this service is, there are a large number of members with free members being allowed to communicate with paid members. This combined with the 100% money back guarantee should put SinglesNet.com on the top of your list of dating sites to try out.

Positive Features of SinglesNet.com

  • It takes 30 seconds to join. Start searching for singles fast
  • Free members can send and reply to paid members emails
  • Risk free guarantee. 100% money back
  • A very popular dating site. Hitwise, has ranked Singles Net, the number one most visited dating site over 3 times this year (2008)

Negative Features of SinglesNet.com

  • They have problems filtering out fraudulent and spam profiles
  • Not a large online help section. Singles Net rather you contact them directly by email or phone
  • Their advertising doesn't need to be so sexually suggestive. Misleading
  • Cannot create your own searches. Searches are always based on SinglesNet matching system technology
  • No Instant Messaging or Chatting
  • No way to find out when a member has last logged in

At a Glance

Address:
Singlesnet.com
Regions:
United States, Canada
Languages:
English
Member Numbers:
5,000,000 ?
Cost per Month:
From $7.49 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic + Contact
Paid

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SinglesNet.com Free Membership

  • Yes (unlimited)
  • Included:
    • Create a profile
      • Registration
        • User name, email, birthday, gender and location
      • Your profile
        • Tell us about your personality - seven Yes/No questions (with multiple choice selections) which ask about religion, artistic, pets
        • Tell us your physical description - six questions asking height, body type, hair color, etc.
        • Tell us about your lifestyle - four Yes/No questions asking about smoking, drinking, diet (vegetarian) and dating someone from another country
        • Tell us about your past relationships - three questions which see it you have had a serious relationship, children or would date someone with children
        • Tell us about your education and career - two questions regarding your education and occupation
        • Tell us more about yourself - essay question to write more about yourself and the type of person you are looking for (not required)
    • Upload photos - benefits include:
      • Photos can be mailed in and scanned by Singlesnet
      • Your profile will be emailed out on occasion to people who match you
      • Higher search result position
      • Members take your profile more seriously
      • Much higher response rate to your messages
      • Your profile will be emailed out on occasion to people who match you
    • Search
    • See who is online
    • Send and receive email from paid members
  • Not included:
    • Cannot send email to free members

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • Separated
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Look For

  • Dating
  • Friends

SinglesNet.com Costs

  • Membership costs last updated November 23, 2008. Please check SinglesNet.com for most recent pricing
  • Account upgrade includes:
    • Email
    • Top of searches - your profile will now appear at the top of search results and online as a featured member
    • Match priority
    • Send emails to all members, including free members
    • Receive emails from non paying members
    • Unique personality matching technology that caters to its featured members
    • Priority telephone and photo support
  • Featured membership costs in US dollars:
    • One month for $24.95
    • Three months for $19.95 per month
    • Twelve months for $7.49 per month
  • All plans are billed in one payment. Payment types accepted are credit cards and PayPal
  • Auto-renewal information (always double check before signing up):
    • Enabled by default
    • Will be billed at same rate as you initially signed up as
    • Renewal happens no sooner than two days prior to your paid-through date
    • Cancel renewals anytime by selecting resign from your account settings or by contacting customer support
  • 100% money back guarantee:
    • A 30 day refund policy starting with your first payment
    • To request a refund, please call SinglesNet.com at (617) 301-6210 9am - 5pm weekdays (EST)

SinglesNet.com Viewing & Communication Tools

  • Photos
  • Profile
  • Email
    • They will let you know you have messages waiting for you by sending a notice to your personal email address
  • Flirt or express interest
  • Who is online
  • Location and region
  • Who has expressed interest in you
  • Personality matching technology
    • Built into all searches. The only real thing you can change in a search is location or region
      • A way around this is, you could change your search results by updating your profile by changing some of the answers to your profile questions
    • SinglesNet.com will compare your profile with other featured members and email you your new matches every week

Other SinglesNet.com Information

  • SinglesNet.com participates in the Better Business Bureau Reliability Program. See what and how they deal with complaints at the BBB


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