Registration on this online dating portal is free. Both women and men can join this site without any risk as far as costs are concerned. Plus, the process of registration is simple and completed quickly. On the landing page we see the screen to create a new profile. We enter our full name. We have to provide our real name here and not any kind of nickname. Then we have to provide a valid e-mail address and password and agree to the terms and conditions.
Regarding the terms and conditions, we have to mention one important point. The site’s legal information is very cursory. We did find the operator’s name there but not the vital full contact details. We know the company that operates this site is located in the UK. However, we don’t feel this is enough. Even worse, the statement of terms and conditions is very brief. This does of course mean they’re easy to read and understand. But this brevity doesn’t leave us feeling confident. Our experience tells us this website doesn’t seem very trustworthy.
In the next step, we have to provide more information about ourselves. We indicate our gender and sexual orientation. This website allows registration as a female or male. You can select a straight, gay or bisexual orientation here. We also have to provide our location. We also have the opportunity to impose some settings determining e-mail and privacy options. Plus, we have to enter our date of birth and describe ourselves.
At first, we appreciated the fact that uploading a self-description is obligatory. But only 50 characters are needed to fill in the relevant box. So just one extended sentence inserted here is enough for us to proceed to the next step. As we see it, this is too little. However, the sparse information we do provide in the self-description might be helpful to others.
In the last step of the registration process, we can upload images. It is recommended that we upload a profile picture. But this is optional: a point we regard as negative. If uploading just one image were obligatory, the quality of the whole website would increase.
Anyway, registration is over quickly. The whole process is very simple since only minimal data are required. In just one minute, we can enter the website. Incidentally, verification is not needed. Again, this makes registration smooth and fast. But we see the absence of a verification process negatively. This omission allows the creation of fake profiles and carries a high risk for your personal data.
After registration was completed, we checked out the members´ area. We wanted to form an impression of the people who join this site. One good aspect is that the members´ pool shows a lot of profiles. But we soon noticed that this area displayed users from all over the world. Luckily, this website offers a search function to filter the members´ area. We selected all members from the US for our viewing. Well, this dramatically lowered the number of profiles on display. But at least those we did see were real. Or at least, this is what we assumed.
So this website does offer you a real opportunity for actual matchmaking. But we believe your chances of meeting your soulmate on this site seem low. This website is not very popular. Plus, it goes for a certain target group. This narrow focus has both good and bad aspects. The good thing is that you will mostly find like-minded people. However, going for a certain specific type of interest also lowers the number of members. After filtering the members´ area, we still see a lot of profiles.
In the members´ area, we see 48 profiles per page. We tried to get to the end of the list. In the end, we made it to page 50, when we stopped searching for more. One reason for this is that the site loads quite slowly. Plus, we saw enough to form the following impression. This portal seems to have a lot of members. But most are single males. Female members appear to be clearly in a minority.
Again, the portal is reliable and offers the prospect of finding a soulmate. But the chances of meeting the love of your life appear to be quite low. In addition to this, we have to make further criticisms. The portal’s design is not very appealing. Well, this might suit the target group. Mostly goths and punks register here. However, we know similar portals with the same target group that have much better design.
This site’s design does not really fit its target group. As we see it, it is simply outdated. Generally speaking, this is a common disadvantage of free dating sites. Free portal operators tend not to have the financial wherewithal to afford the latest design solutions. This comment applies to their design and software. While using this website, we spent a lot of time waiting till it loaded fully. We weren’t alone in this view. On the internet we found reviews from various former users who recorded the same experience.
Moreover, the operator has to generate an income somehow. As this portal is free for all, there has to be a different funding source somewhere. This became obvious while we were using this website. The online dating portal is full of advertisements. We see ads from other dating sites and for special offers from various online shops. Now these ads are not misleading or irritating. And what they offer sounds quite legit. But the ads clearly interfere with the use of the site.
As far as using the portal is concerned, we have to mention a negative point. If you don’t mind seeing a lot of ads while using the site, this might not be a disadvantage. But ultimately, we do feel obliged to reiterate an important warning. This portal does not require verification. It doesn’t create fake profiles managed by fake chat operators. But there might be other scammers looking for victims to subject to their love scams. Beware of this danger and stay safe while using this site.