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Down To Earth Reviews

Average: • 0 / 5 (by 0 Users) for Down To Earth  

As of October 2009, has closed (see Story). If you were interested in you may want to check out its sister site, Here is our review of

Below, we have left our original Down To Earth review for your continued reading. This review received its last major update during the month of September 2009.

Launched in early 2009, Down To Earth is the sister site to This is a completely free dating site geared toward college-aged singles (18-25).

When creating this dating site, Down To Earth had two key goals in mind:quality and honesty of a member’s profile. Down To Earth's answer to this is the “RealRatings” system. RealRatings allows members to rate their dating experiences with other members, like a testimonial. It is designed to show how genuine the profile is, at least from the point of view other member who they have dated.

Positives of Down To Earth

  • The RealRating System helps to keep user profiles honest
  • Discourages intimate encounters, if you're looking for a one night stand, this is NOT the site for you

Negatives of Down To Earth

  • If you are older than 25 or looking for marriage, this site was not specifically designed for you
  • Lots of advertising on the site; since this dating site is free, this is how they make money
  • The RealRating System - A five-star rating is not good enough. Maybe a description is needed or maybe Down To Earth should allow members to rate the accuracy of different parts of profile like photo and physical description
  • No instant messaging or real time chatting
  • No profile videos
  • Very limited search and matching system

At a Glance

United States, Canada
Member Numbers:
100,000 ?
Cost per Month:
Membership Types:
Free - Complete

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Down To Earth Free Membership

  • Yes
  • Included:
    • Create a profile (info needed for profile)
      • About me
        • Basics (required)
          • User information, gender, zip/postal code, relationship status
        • Appearance
          • Height, body type, hair color, ethnic background
        • Lifestyle
          • Smoking, drinking, education level, have children, want children, religious affiliation
        • About me (required)
          • Profile headline and an essay question in which you can describe yourself
      • Looking for
        • Who are you seeking? Pick from the same selection as in the “About Me” section above
        • Age and height can be specified in a range while the rest of the questions allow for multiple selected answers
        • Most questions also ask how important the quality or attribute is. Answers include:Not Very - Somewhat - Extremely
        • Essay question asking who are you seeking?
      • Picture
        • Easy to use
        • Allowed to upload more than 20 pictures
    • Searching
    • Viewing of profiles and photo galleries
    • Favorites
    • RealRatings
    • My Little Black Book
    • Communicating with members by mail messages and flirts

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • Separated
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Find

  • Dating
  • Friends
  • Long-Term

Down To Earth Costs

  • No cost, this dating site makes money through advertisements on the site

Down To Earth Viewing & Communication Features

  • Photos
  • Profiles
  • Inbox
    • You can send private mail messages to other users
  • Flirts
    • A way for members to "break the ice" and let you know they liked your profile. With each flirt, an email is sent to notify you of his or her interest
  • Favorites
    • A list of profiles that you have marked in search results; can have up to 50 favorites
  • My Little Black Book
    • This is where you keep track of members you’re interested in
    • Everyone you flirt with, save as a favorite, and anyone you email, or who emails you back, gets listed in your Little Black Book
    • You can filter the results to say, show only people who have mailed you
  • RealRatings
    • A five-star rating system of members
    • Designed for you to rate someone on the accuracy of their profile compared with when you met them in real life
    • You are able to rate a user after a two-way message communication has been completed
    • The only way to protest a rating someone gave you is by mailing customer support
  • Quick search
    • Age range, postal code and distance range
  • More like him/her
    • When viewing a profile you can click "More Like..." and you will get new search results from people with similar attributes as the person you are viewing
  • You can sort searches by rating, most recent login, age, username, newest user and photo count

Other Down To Earth Information

  • Owned by InterActiveCorp (IAC) who also own and Chemistry
  • The website is not designed for Internet Explorer 6

Related Categories

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