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Date.com Reviews

Average: • 2.1 / 5 (by 6 Users)   View

In October of 2016, the dating service Date.com closed (see Story). If you are looking for information on other popular dating sites, take a look at our Match.com review and/or our eHarmony review.

Below, we have left our original Date.com review for your continued reading. The review received its last major update on February 2, 2016.


Date.com, "the new way to date," was launched on Valentine's Day, 1997. The site has more than ten million male and female members worldwide who actively use the site because it offers a convenient and safe way for singles to meet. The site is adding new members at a rate of between 120,000 and 200,000 per month. Thus far, thousands of couples have begun successful relationships through Date.com, with at least 50 marriages taking place during the past year.

Once inside Date.com, you can search their database of millions of singles. Search by location, age, interests, and over one hundred other personal preferences. Show interest in other members by just clicking a button. All of this is free.

When you decide that you are ready for more personal contact, you can upgrade to a gold membership and communicate with millions of members via IM, email, or chat. Gold membership fees range in price but can get as low as 25 cents a day.

You might wonder why someone would choose to pay a fee to communicate with other singles on the net when there are so many chat rooms online where you can talk for free. It's because of the quality of their members. Singles who subscribe to Date.com are professional, educated, and are serious about finding a healthy, happy relationship.

Positives of Date.com

  • Date.info is their online magazine that contains information on how to write profiles, relationship advice, etc. – it’s not the normal fluff you usually see
  • Current advertising targets singles from large cities. If you live in one of these cites, chances are you will find lots of singles. See below for a list of the cities in both USA and Canada
  • Date.com Mobile App allows you to search for profiles, receive mail and communicate with other members via SMS over your cell phone
  • Geared toward the serious dater that is looking for a relationship (not a hookup site)

Negatives of Date.com

  • While the interface may not be as fresh as other dating sites, it is easy to navigate

Awards

A list of up to the last 5 awards for the Current year and/or Past that Date.com has been the recipient of, in the Dating Sites Reviews Choice awards.

Past

2007 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Innovative

Note: See this page for a full list of past awards

At a Glance

Address:
Date.com
Regions:
United States, Brazil, Germany, Spain, International
Languages:
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Member Numbers:
10,000,000 ?
Cost per Month:
From $9.99 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic
Paid

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Date.com Free Membership

  • Yes (unlimited)
  • Included:
    • Create a profile
      • My name, age and relationship type
      • Location information
      • Relationship information
        • Include distance willing to travel, age range and relationship type you are looking for
      • What makes you unique
        • Appearance (hair, weight, body type, etc.), ethnicity, education, occupation, income, faith, smoking, drinking, relationship status and family
      • Date Mobile information:
        • This service allows you to browse profiles, manage your account, send SMS messages and chat with singles with your mobile phone. Enter your mobile information and Date.com will let you know via SMS when the service is available. Your number will be kept private
      • What should others know about you
        • Headline and personal essay
    • Add a photo
    • Searching (basic and advanced)
    • Save a search
    • Flirt by showing interest
    • Favorites
    • Sending emails
    • Connect your Account via Facebook
  • Not Included:
    • Reading emails
    • Activating an away message
    • Audio/video messaging
    • Highest ranking in search
    • Auto-match capability

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Find

  • Dating
  • Friends
  • Long-Term
  • Marriage

Date.com Costs

  • Prices last confirmed February 2, 2016. Please check Date.com for most recent pricing. All prices in USD unless specified otherwise. Prices may differ based on location, time of purchase, or device used
  • Membership includes:
    • Sending and reading emails and instant messages
    • Highest ranking in search results
    • No Ads
    • Costs in US funds:
      • One month for $29.95
      • Three months for $59.95 ($19.98 per month)
      • Six months for $89.95 ($14.99 per month)
      • 12 months for $119.95 ($9.99 per month)
  • Can pay by credit card, PayPal or check
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, JCB and American Express
  • Secure and encrypted transactions

Date.com Viewing & Communication Features

  • Photos
  • Profiles
  • Anonymous emails
  • Mega Wink
    • Blast a email message to crowds of members
  • Instant messaging (text, audio and video)
  • Quick searches - new, today's birthday, who's on IM, and online members
  • Basic search
    • Relationship type and age
    • Location
    • Distance
    • Keyword
    • Photo
  • Advance search
    • Any part of profile
  • Scientific Matchmaking Service
    • Complete your partner questions so Date.com can compare your ideal match's looks and lifestyle with yours

Other Date.com Information

  • BBBOnLine Reliability Participation confirmed for Date.com
  • Demographics
    • The 20-30, 31-40 and 41-50 age brackets each represent approximately 30% of the site’s member base. The remaining 10% are 50+. Approximately 55% of members are male; 45% female
  • Get answers to your relationship questions from their leading experts
  • Date Mobile - this service will allow you to browse profiles, manage your account, send SMS messages and chat with singles with your mobile phone. Enter your mobile information and Date.com will let you know via SMS when the service is available. Your number will be kept private
  • Seen in Cosmopolitan, CNN, WIRED and the Wall Street Journal
  • Easy to use and navigate the help system
  • Date.Info, the webzine of Date.com offers:
    • They will help you create a great profile
    • Hundreds of relationship articles by top experts
    • Interact with exclusive dating advisors
    • Learn the psychology of online dating
    • Find out what our members think about dating
    • Get advice on how to meet someone online and go from your first email to your first date

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