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How About We Reviews

Average: • 3.1 / 5 (by 7 Users) for   View

It appears sometime in 2017, the How About We dating service (in it's original form) was closed. At first the homepage redirected visitors to Date Hookup when they clicked on the "Get Started" button. As of May 2018 when Date Hookup closed officially the How About We homepage still exists but now the "Get Started" button redirects users to what appears to be a except with a How About We logo. No other buttons work and the only links clickable are the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy which point to their respective pages. This is not a complete surprise since the Match Group (IAC) did purchase How About We back in 2014.

Below, we have left our original How About We review for your continued reading. The review received its last major update on March 4, 2015.

At, the future of online dating is offline dating. Who wants to spend hours searching through an endless stream of profiles when you could be going on actual dates instead? That’s the philosophy behind HowAboutWe’s unique approach to modern dating.

The process is simple. First, post your favorite date ideas. Second, check out dates and profiles posted by other members. Third, make plans for dates that interest you. Fourth, go out and see what happens!

Here’s how it all works…

Joining the site only takes a few minutes, so you can start looking for intriguing dates right away. Input basic account info like username, password, and email, then respond to a few traditional dating queries about your career, education, faith, politics, appearance, and habits. Upload a photo (at least one is required for your profile to become active), post your first date idea, and you’re ready to start meeting people.

After your basic profile is posted, a series of optional questions are available to give greater insight into who you are and what you’re looking for on the site. The quirky questions cover topics like your perfect Sunday, what you would do if you won the lottery, and what you would bring to show and tell. You can also create custom questions if you’re dying to answer something but don’t already see it there.

Check out the video below which contains a good summary of how this dating site works:

How About We is free to use most of the site, but some important features aren’t available without a paid subscription. A membership is required to send, receive, and read unlimited messages and respond to your “Intrigues.” Without a paid membership, you cannot view your inbox. A subscription also allows you to read new messages directly in your email, see when your messages have been opened, and get featured as a subscriber on the search page. Paid users are offered a 100% Offline Guarantee:if you don’t go on real dates offline, the site will refund your subscription.

Finding a date on HowAboutWe is fun and easy. Your homepage features a list of today’s dates that can be sorted by “Newest” or “Nearby.” You can also search by people and arrange the results by “Recently Active,” “Nearby,” and “Newest.” If you prefer to let someone else do the hard work for you, check out the dates under the “Recommended” or “Trending” tabs to see what other HowAboutWe users are into at the moment.

If you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to searching for your dates, a classic search feature is also available. A basic search can be used to find dates by keyword or one of five categories (Eat, Drink, Listen/Watch, Play, Explore). An Advanced Search finds dates based elements of the profile, users with photos, and users with date ideas. Save your favorite searches and use them in the future by clicking “Load.”

Some dating sites feel like work, and you know what they say about all work and no play. HowAboutWe makes sure online dating is fun with a “Play” tab. The Play page features a few more entertaining ways to find dates. The first is a game called Speed Date. To play, just click “Yes!” or “Skip” to the profile presented by the site. Keep going until a date catches your eye.

You can also use the Play page to see your Daily Dates. Click “I’m Intrigued” or “Next” to scroll through a list of users HowAboutWe thinks might be good matches for you. If you’re feeling a bit daring, check out the Date Map. The map shows all the dates near you so you can find something fun to do right here, right now. is the next step in the evolution of online dating, a place where users say “The people are better. The dates are better. The whole thing is better.” Find people who like what you like, make plans, and go out! It’s easy as that.

Positives of How About We

  • Guaranteed offline dates or money back
  • A fun and more natural way to date online that cuts down on the “shopping” mentality in online dating and gets you real dates faster
  • Strong community with active members who participate regularly
  • Site is simple, attractive, and easy to navigate
  • Setting up a profile takes very little time, so you can start sharing date ideas right away

Negatives of How About We

  • Not right for daters who like the site to do the work for them using matching algorithms and questionnaires
  • Cannot use full messaging functionality without a paid subscription
  • Other features are also only unlocked after upgrading


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


2012 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Innovative

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

At a Glance

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Cost per Month:
From $7.99 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic

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How About We Free Membership

  • Yes (unlimited)
  • Included:
    • Create a profile (required)
      • Signup Info
        • Gender, seeking, age, location
        • Birthday, username, email, password
      • About You
        • Career/job, education, faith, politics, ethnicity, children, height
      • Habits and Vices
        • Exercise, drinking, smoking
    • Add photos (at least one is required)
    • Describe your ideal date
    • Answer questions
    • Search and view profiles and date ideas
    • iPhone app
    • Play Speed Date
    • See who is online
    • Send messages
    • Ask users out
    • Save favorite dates
  • Not included:
    • Unlimited messaging
    • Additional messaging features
    • Featured profile

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Bisexual
  • Couple

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • Married
  • Separated
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Find

  • Activity Partner
  • Dating
  • Friends
  • Long-Term
  • Marriage

How About We Costs

  • Prices last confirmed March 4, 2015. Please check How About We for most recent pricing. All prices in USD unless specified otherwise. Prices may differ based on location, time of purchase, or access point (this can include device used and/or if accessed from a website or app)
  • Pay by credit card
  • Paid membership includes:
    • Send, receive, and read unlimited messages
    • Respond to your “Intrigues”
    • Read new messages in your email
    • See when messages have been opened
    • Get featured as a subscriber on the search page
    • Priority customer service
    • View your visitors
    • Guarantee:“We guarantee that you’ll get offline on real dates. If you don’t – we’ll give you your money back.” See How About We for more details.
    • Costs in US dollars:
      • One month for $34.99
      • Three months for $15.99 per month (one payment of $47.97)
      • Six months for $9.99 per month (one payment of $59.94)
      • One year for $7.99 per month (one payment of $95.88)

How About We Viewing & Communication Features

  • Photos
  • Profile
  • Private email
  • Ask him/her out
  • I’m intrigued
  • Questions
  • Save favorite dates
  • Play Speed Date
  • Daily Dates
  • Date Map
  • Your Visitors
  • iPhone HowAboutWe app
  • Basic Search
    • Keywords
    • Category
    • Organize results by Recently Active, Popular, or New
  • Advanced search
    • Search by all parts of profile
    • Only users with photos
    • Only users with dates
    • Don’t show users I’ve messaged
  • Date ideas
    • Newest
    • Nearby
  • People
    • Recently Active
    • Nearby
    • Newest
  • Trending
    • Newest
    • Popular
  • Recommended
  • Your Visitors

Other How About We Information

  • HowAboutWe for Couples is a members only service that keeps things fresh by providing couples with access to one-of-a-kind dates
  • The Date Report provides engaging and entertaining content about dating and relationships, like date ideas, true dating stories, and advice

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