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MeetMe Review

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MeetMe began its ascent from surprisingly humble origins. In 2005, a 15- and 16-year-old pair of siblings, Catherine and David Cook, got the idea to trade in the traditional paper yearbook for a 21st-century digital version. myYearbook was born, and would go on to hire over 100 employees, raise $17 million in funding, lay claim to over 20 million members and 1.2 billion monthly page views, and earn $20 million in revenue. Not too shabby for a site founded by high schoolers.

What differentiated myYearbook from other social networking sites was that it specialized in helping users meet new people, rather than taking the Facebook approach of connecting friends who already know each other. The added perk of social flash games also gave myYearbook a popularity boost. myYearbook continued to roll out new functionality, including an instant messaging client, a real-time stream, and mobile applications, and in 2012 the site was renamed MeetMe.

With a renewed focus on helping users make new friends, instead of keeping in touch with friends from the past, MeetMe found more success than ever. In 2012, Inc.com even called it “one of the 25 most-trafficked websites in the U.S.” What makes MeetMe such a success? The answer is simple:it’s fun.

MeetMe is a social discovery service that is committed to making “meeting people fun through social games and apps.” Signing up is easy, filling out a profile is a speedy process, and interaction with other users is entertaining. Whereas using more traditional dating sites can sometimes feel like a chore, using MeetMe feels like an amusing diversion. And best of all, it's all free.

To join, new members can sign in with their Facebook accounts or register with their e-mail addresses. Only basic information is required, then new users are given the option to add a profile photo and follow other users near their location. After joining, members can add more detailed information to their profiles or customize their profile links. Further customization is available through Stickers and layouts that can be purchased using the site’s virtual currency, Lunch Money.

Lunch Money can be earned several ways. It is available for purchase, but users can also receive Lunch Money by performing certain actions on the site. Options to earn Lunch Money for free include logging into MeetMe every day, playing Games, browsing the site, and finding Secret Admirers in Match. Once Lunch Money has been accumulated, users can unlock other fun features on the site.

Playing basic games, like air hockey, solitaire, and crosswords, is free, but Lunch Money is required to use other features like Owned. In Owned, users buy and sell their friends using the virtual currency. Earn L$1 for every photo you view, and earn half the profit when you sell someone or when your photo is purchased. You can also check your rank compared to your friends and other MeetMe members.

To play the Blind Date game, users must upload a photo. Use the “Find a Date” tab to fill the game board with 4 people you think could be potential matches, then answer the questions under the “Blind Date Games” tab. Answer 2 out of 3 correctly for any Date to make a match.

Of course, it's not just about the fun and games on MeetMe. There are also the more basic search functions that you would expect on an online dating or social networking site. Use the Match application to identify people within a specified age range and/or geographic location and attempt to discover your Secret Admirers. Use Locals to find new friends in your area. Get involved in the conversation using Ask Me, a feature that allows users to send and receive anonymous questions to each other. Keep updated on all the most interesting activity on the site using the Live Feed, a Facebook Newsfeed-esque feature that updates in real-time. And do it all on the go, using the MeetMe iOS and Android apps.

If you’re bored of the traditional online dating experience and looking for something that ups the entertainment factor, MeetMe might be a match made in heaven.

Positive Features of MeetMe

  • Free to join and no advertisements
  • Games offer a unique, fun, and engaging approach to meeting new people
  • iOS and Android apps available in addition to the website
  • Messages can be sent to and received from all members, regardless of their subscription status

Negative Features of MeetMe

  • Mobile app contains ads and does not have a search function
  • Profile information is relatively basic and doesn’t offer the opportunity to get to know people on a deeper level
  • Because the profile does not contain very detailed information, search options are also somewhat limited

At a Glance

Address:
MeetMe.com
Regions:
United States, International
Languages:
English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Member Numbers:
50,000,000 ?
Cost per Month:
$9.99 for 625 credits
Membership Types:
Free - Basic + Contact
Credits

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MeetMe Free Membership

  • Yes
  • Included:
    • Create a dating profile
      • Basic registration
        • First name/last name, email, password
        • Postal code, gender, birthday
      • Add a profile photo
        • Upload a profile photo from your computer
        • Take a photo with your webcam
        • Get $1,000 Lunch Money credits for adding a profile picture
      • Basic
        • Set status by filling out a form like a Facebook status or selecting an emotion from a dropdown menu
        • Status or photos posted are added to your Live Feed
        • Select relationship status
        • Fill out “About Me” section
      • Personal
        • Favorites:music, movies, books, activities, passions, quotes, etc.
        • What I’m Up To:I’m watching, I’m thinking about, I’m loving, I’m looking forward to, etc.
        • The Basic Stuff:looking for, sexual orientation, body type, ethnicity, children, religion, income, smoking, drinking, etc.
        • A Little Something More:turn-ons and turn-offs, perfect first date, 5 things I can’t live without, ideal match, etc.
      • Photos
        • Add photos from your computer or webcam
      • Verification
        • Verify your profile using your Facebook account (must have at least 50 Facebook friends)
      • Customize your profile link
      • Add stickers
      • Customize the look of your profile
        • Purchase layouts with Lunch Money
        • Manage the boxes that appear on your profile
    • Add friends
    • Search matches provided by the site
    • Search through local users
    • Answer and ask questions using the “Ask Me” feature
    • Play Blind Date
    • Buy and sell your friends in the Owned! Game
    • Play virtual games
    • Earn Lunch Money
    • Send and receive messages
    • Give Gold Stars and Stickers
    • “Secretly Admire” other users
    • Mobile applications for iOS and Android
  • Not Included:
    • Send Gold Stars and Stickers to all your friends at once
    • Send friend requests automatically to new matches, new profile viewers, new bidders, and more
    • Live Feed Spotlight
    • Extra Lunch Money
    • Match Spotlight

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Bisexual

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • In a Relationship
  • Married
  • Separated
  • Divorced
  • Not Single/Not Looking

Relationships You can Look For

  • Dating
  • Friends
  • Long-Term

MeetMe Costs

  • Prices last confirmed April 27, 2017. Please check MeetMe for most recent pricing
  • MeetMe Credits are a virtual currency that you can use to buy premium services on the site or in the MeetMe mobile applications. Typically the premium services available for MeetMe Credits are designed to help you meet more people faster by increasing your visibility on the site, getting you out there to meet millions of new people and boosting your Popularity
  • Match Spotlight
    • Get to the front of the line! You'll have priority in Match, substantially increasing the number of secret admirers you get
  • Live Feed Spotlight
    • Have something to say you want everyone to see? A spotlighted Live Feed post will be stuck to the top of the Feed for everyone to see. Get more comments than ever and create a great discussion!
  • Costs of Credits US dollars:
    • 250 Credits for $4.99
    • 625 Credits for $9.99
    • 1,425 Credits for $19.99
    • 3,225 Credits for $39.99
  • Lunch Money:
    • Use Lunch Money, MeetMe’s virtual currency, to access more features on the site, including entering bidding wars in Owned and purchasing profile layouts and homepage themes
    • How to acquire Lunch Money:
      • Earn Lunch Money by taking specified actions on the site, such as logging in every day, finding your Secret Admirers in Match, playing games, and buying and selling photos in Owned
      • Purchase Lunch Money using a credit card or cell phone
    • Earn Credits:
      • Purchase Credits or earn Credits for free
      • Earn free Credits by participating in offers and completing surveys
  • Payment methods accepted include credit card, PayPal, cash/check/money order, 7-Eleven or Target card

MeetMe Viewing & Communication Tools

  • Profile
  • Photos
  • Add friends
  • Give Gold Stars
    • Give out Gold Stars as a quick and easy way to indicate interest in other members
  • Send Stickers
    • Stickers are a unique way of sharing thoughts, feelings, jokes, images, and other ideas
  • Secretly Admire users
  • View friends in common
  • Ask Me
    • Send and receive anonymous questions to learn more about users you’re interested in
    • Answers can be shared to Facebook and Twitter
  • Search
  • View matches & secret admirers
    • Use Match application to pick people within a specified age range and/or geographic location
    • When someone picks you, you are presented with a game board with their photo and 11 others
    • Pick the people who interest you, and if you choose the person who originally picked you, a match is made
  • Local search
  • Blind Date
    • To play the game, use the “Find a Date” tab to fill the game board with 4 people you think could be potential matches
    • Then answer the questions under the “Blind Date Games” tab – answer 2 out of 3 correctly for any Date to make a match
  • Owned!
    • Buy and sell your friends using Lunch Money
    • See how you rank compared to your friends and other users on MeetMe
    • Earn half the profit when you sell someone or when your photo is bought
    • Earn L$1 for every photo you view
  • Games
    • Earn Lunch Money by playing a large selection of free online games
  • Live feed
    • View other members’ status posts and new photos
    • Click “Like” or join the conversation by leaving comments
  • Live Video
  • Status & photo updates
  • Messages
  • Lunch Money virtual currency
  • Receive notifications for:
    • Live feed
    • Gold stars
    • Friendships
    • Stickers
    • Games
    • Comments
    • Status
  • Mobile applications
    • Live Feed
    • Locals
    • Match
    • Ask Me
    • Profile
    • Messages
    • Friends
    • Photoboard
    • Purchase Spotlights to increase your popularity
    • Upload photos and update your status on the go
    • Give Stickers and Gold Stars
  • Basic Search
    • Name search
    • Browse People
    • Email search
  • Advanced Search
    • Gender
    • Age
    • Sexual Orientation
    • Favorites
    • Location
    • Relationship Status
    • Background & Lifestyle
    • Show only users with photos
  • Live Feed
    • Near Me
    • Friends
    • Everyone
    • Change display by:age range, gender, location
  • Friends list
    • My Friends
    • Friend Requests
    • Mass Sender (VIP Only)
  • Match
    • Scroll through photos and answer yes or no to “Do you want to secretly admire him/her?”
    • Secret Admirers
    • My Matches
    • People I Admire
    • Refine search by:gender, age range, location, relationship status
  • Locals
    • View users near you
    • Online now
    • Filter by:location, age range, gender, show online members only, don’t show existing friends
    • Sort by:distance, recently active
  • Blind Date
    • Find a Date
    • Blind Date Games
    • My Dates
    • My Questions
    • Browse
  • Owned
    • People I Own
    • My Bidders
    • My Owners
    • My Rank
  • Mobile applications
    • Locals
    • Match
    • Friends
    • Photoboard
    • View Live Feed by:Near Me, Friends, Everyone
    • Filter Live Feed by:age range, gender, location

Other MeetMe Information

  • Your MeetMe.com member account will also work with the mobile apps – no need to sign up separately
  • MeetMe has been featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, The Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, CNET, and more

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