By Stephanie Reed
Featured in Time Magazine, USA Today, and People, SpeedDate is a place to test the theory that everything you need to know can be found out in those first few minutes. All you need is to be 18+ and up for a laugh and something new. Try SpeedDate today and see if love at first click will work for you!
As soon as you land on the dashboard you will be presented with your first set of matches. The way you respond to these will help the site work out who to suggest next. Chat to a few matches at once, and jump right in with questions and information about yourself too, there is no need to be shy here! Send a Speed Flirt, a wink, or chat directly with IM, and then move on to the next!
You will also be given daily matches, or you can use the search tool to take matters into your own hands.
We really like the connections tab, where you can see who has viewed your profile or expressed an interest in you. Boost your visibility on the site by verifying your profile.
It only takes a few moments to sign up to SpeedDate. Enter your name, email address and location and you’re now a member of the site. You will now be taken to a page where you can add a photo. Do this directly from your computer via drag and drop, or even through Facebook. You won't be matched with anyone until you have included a pic.
Although you can skip the profile building section, we recommend you don’t. You already only have a few minutes to catch your match's attention, why waste it filling them in on facts and figures which can be found in your profile first.
You can report members for inappropriate behavior or profiles on the site at the touch of a button. At sign up you are asked to tick a box that says you are over 18. You cannot fully access the site without a photo, and sexually explicit photos are not accepted on speeddate.com. To make your profile even safer for yourself and others, verify it for a one time cost of $0.99.
The price plans unlock far more options – you have unlimited speed dates and email access and that obviously makes it much easier to find someone.
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Simple in design and fun to use, we have to give SpeedDate 10/10 for ease of use. It’s impossible to get lost on the website, with everything easy to find from the home screen. There is also a direct email address and phone number for getting in touch if you have any problems or concerns, which isn’t common with online dating sites.
The search filters here follow suit with the rest of the website, and are simple and fun to use. Every user has one main saved search, which you can then edit. Choose a radius for location, the type of person you’re looking for, and lifestyle options like whether they have kids or want them. You can also choose religion, ethnicity, smoking/drinking habits and more. It can be tempting to narrow your search all the way down, but why not try dating outside of your comfort zone?
It couldn’t be easier to use SpeedDate to find likeminded Canadian singles, and it’s a lot of fun to try out too! Competitively prices and without a lot of the off-putting bells and whistles other online dating sites employ.
About Stephanie Reed
Stephanie is a Senior Editor and contributor. Wanna get in touch? Email her at Stephanie.Reed@DOMAIN_NAME.