SpeedDate Review (SpeedDate.com)

SpeedDate Reviews

Average: • 1 / 5 (by 1 Users) for SpeedDate   View

As of March 15, 2018, SpeedDate has closed. It was closed by Match Group most likely to low number of visitors. This made it not financially feasible to continue operations. If you are looking for information on other popular dating apps and sites, take a look at our Match.com review and/or our eHarmony review.

Below, we have left our original SpeedDate.com review for your continued reading. The review received its last major update on August 12, 2012.

SpeedDate.com is a speed-dating site that makes it quick and easy to meet other singles in your area. Their tagline—“Real Dates in Real-Time”—is the perfect description of the site:you actually get to speed-date in real time by meeting other singles online. On SpeedDate, you go on multiple live 5-minute online dates from the comfort of home using instant messaging, webcam video chat, and live audio.

Sign-up is quick—it takes less only a minute or two—and then you can start “dating” almost right away. No matter who you’re interested in, there are thousands of singles to meet on this site. Once you’ve created a basic profile, you can begin speed dating. This site is incredibly user-friendly; it makes online speed-dating a step-by-step process so that you know exactly what you’re doing. The virtual tour guide on the site makes learning the about the site really fun and easy. Every way you turn, there are helpful tutorials and how-tos. You can even choose to connect your SpeedDate account with your Facebook account to make the sign-up process easier.

SpeedDate takes away some of the difficult work of online dating by creating a list of people that you may match up well with. They’re able to find potential matches based on the information you fill out about yourself—as well as the questions you answer about what you’re looking for in a potential mate. This feature makes it easy to start speed dating right away. And if these matches aren’t just right, the site offers very comprehensive search options to help you find a great match. And the great thing about online speed dating? You can find out quickly if you have chemistry with someone—through the live chats—before deciding to meet with them in person.

SpeedDate is free to try and easy to set up, so why not give it a try today?

Positives of SpeedDate

  • Incredibly quick sign-up and helpful dating tutorial to get you started on the site
  • A fun, real-time approach to online-dating, because you get to chat with other singles right away
  • Comprehensive search options
  • Customer service is accessible via phone or email

Negatives of SpeedDate

  • None known

At a Glance

United States
Member Numbers:
10,000,000 ?
Cost per Month:
From $12.95 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic + Contact

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SpeedDate Free Membership

  • Yes (unlimited)
  • Included:
    • Create a profile
      • Sign-up
        • Your gender, gender seeking, country and zipcode, first name, date of birth, email address, password
        • You can also sign up using your Facebook account by clicking the Facebook login button on the sign-up page
      • To help the site narrow in on whom to match you up with, you can take the Preference Analyzer to improve your daily match quality. This features shows your photos, age, name and location info for other users, and you choose if which person you prefer
      • Profile photo – upload a photo from your computer or choose to use your Facebook photo
      • Improve your matches – fill out an optional form to highlight:
        • Your ethnicity, body type, height, job/career, education, language, religion, eye color, hair color, smoking habits, drinking habits, children and income
        • Your preferred ethnicity, body type, height, job/career, education, language, religion, eye color, hair color, smoking habits, drinking habits, children, income for your match
        • Your favorite TV shows/movies/music, your activities, which social networking sites you use, how often you exercise, your living situation, what you read recently, your favorite food, your favorite hobbies, where someone could find you on the weekend, pets, life goals, what you seek in a partner, what makes you special and political affiliation
    • Chat with other members in 5-minute maximum SpeedDate chats (chats are not unlimited in the free plan)
    • Get emails about members who match your preferences
    • Search and browse other members
    • Send winks to other members
    • Contact some members
    • Reply to members who are subscribers
  • Not included:
    • All above features are included in free membership; paid membership details listed below

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • Married
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Find

  • Casual
  • Dating
  • Friends
  • Long-Term
  • Marriage

SpeedDate Costs

  • Prices last confirmed August 12, 2012. Please check SpeedDate 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)
  • Paid membership includes:
    • Unlimited two way messaging
    • Unlimited live chat
    • Unlimited chat invitations
    • Contact all members
    • Read and reply to messages
    • Featured member status with a star on your profile
    • Priority customer service
    • Higher priority for less waiting to get connected for 5-minute SpeedDate chats
    • Cost in USD:
      • 1 month membership - $29.95
      • 3 month membership - $19.95/month
      • 6 month membership - $15.95/month
      • Twelve-month membership - $12.95/month - Total cost is $155.40 which is a 57% savings
  • Accepts major debit and credit cards
  • Ability to cancel membership at any time from your account settings menu

SpeedDate Viewing & Communication Features

  • Personal profile
  • Photos
  • Live chat
  • Live webcam
  • Ability to search & view other members’ profiles
  • Flirt (similar to winks on other social sites)
  • Ability to contact other users via a message
  • Ability to contact matches via messages
  • Choose to receive notifications by email or by instant message anytime someone shows interest in you
  • Privacy and safety features
    • Deactivate your profile at any time
    • Easy to block users, report abuse or end a speed date
    • Very easy to change any of your profile and account settings
  • Standard search
    • Gender seeking
    • Distance
    • Age range seeking
    • Name or keyword search
    • Sort by (you have the option to sort the results)
  • Advanced search
    • Tags (words/phrases that users have “tagged” their profile with)
    • Search by any of the following attributes:ethnicity, body style, height, languages, smoking and drinking habits, religion, education, eye color, hair color, looking for, drug habits, body art, income, living arrangements, activities
  • Lists – can view members based on lists, including:
    • Who has viewed me
    • Who has favorited me
    • Who has invited me to speed-date
    • Who has emailed me
    • Who has tried to chat/email me
    • Who has chosen me

Other SpeedDate Information

  • Must by 18 years of age to use this dating site
  • An accredited business by the Better Business Bureau. Currently holds an A Rating (as of August 12, 2012)
  • Seen on Good Morning America, ABC and Fox News. Appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, and People Weekly

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