By Stephanie Reed
Mate1 has literally millions of members and daily users, making it one of the top5 dating websites on the internet today. Offering innovative features like a profile voice recording, and fun dating tools including live chat and mobile apps, as well as matchmaking tools without the added hassle of lengthy compatibility tests, we can see why it’s so popular. Try the no-risk 3 day trial, and then sign up for 6 months for the best value option, and sit back and enjoy the fun on Mate1!
We like to see an extensive profile on an online dating website, and Mate1 certainly offers a lot of information at a glance. The mini profile you complete on sign up includes options for education and occupation, as well as income and extensive religious choices. Physical appearance includes body type, eye color, hair color and ethnicity, and lifestyle choices to pick from include how much you smoke and drink. Upload as many as 20 photos to show potential matches what you really look like in different situations.
We love originality, and Mate1 are the only dating website to offer a voice recording addition to your profile, allowing you to hear what your match sounds like! Simply call a Toll-free number and record your message, and it will be uploaded to your profile directly. Cool!
Mate1 also offers some great dating tools to help you find what you’re looking for. One click browsing allows you to see in seconds who is currently online. Send and receive email with their functional inbox tool, see who’s viewed your profile and who has marked you onto their ‘hotlist’. Chat live with text, audio and video capabilities, and highlight yourself in the search results. Best of all, access everything on the Mate1 mobile apps across all devices, so you can date on the go.
Signing up to Mate1 takes a few minutes, and is extremely easy to do. Simply enter your gender and the age range you’re looking for, and include your location, and the sign up page will show you how many potential matches there are near you. To view the matches, complete the sign up page by choosing a username, including your date of birth and email address, and entering a safe password. Once you hit continue, you have agreed to the terms and conditions of the website and are a fully fledged member!
You will immediately be prompted to fill in a mini profile, which you can use to tell other members of the website a little about yourself, including your location and physical appearance. We love the addition of a catchy headline, to grab member’s attention while browsing. To get even more attention from potential matches, be sure to upload a photo as soon as you can.
Mate1 knows that safety is paramount when online dating, and as such they offer a dedicated safety tips page which provides everything you need to know to keep yourself protected when using the website and online dating as a whole. With categories such as how to speak to new people, how to spot scams, what questions to ask a potential match and how to watch out for signs of trouble, reading this document which is found at the bottom of every screen is a great way to prepare yourself for using the website and meeting someone from online. A good extra would be an email verification before you can enter the site itself and speak to other users.
To unlock full functionality of Mate1 you will need to sign up to one of their competitive price plans. If you’re not sure you’re ready to make that kind of commitment, Mate1 feel confident enough about their service that they offer a 3-day trial for $1.95. With no strings attached, and no risk at all, you can take advantage of everything they have to offer. Once you’ve given it a whirl, you can sign up for 1 month or 3 months for $44.95/month and $24.99/month respectively, or to get the most value for money, 6 months is a reasonable $19.99 per month.
There’s a lot about Mate1 which makes it easier to use. We love the helpful tips which come in the form of popups on the screen. One great example is being warned that the email notifications may be going to your spam folder, with a direct link to your Gmail account.
We found the website slightly harder to use than some others, with quite a cluttered home page, and some of the functions difficult to find, such as your own profile. Having said that, the main functionality is in built to be 1-click, so you can search singles, see who’s online, check locations of potential matches etc at the click of your mouse, or a tap of your screen.
Mate1 is more than just your average search tool. As well as being able to search by mini profile info, they favor those who have taken the time to fill in more information too. This means you can search by extended advanced filters like whether you like to travel for fun or are used to traveling for work, what your work habits or food preferences are, and even your exercise regime. Have something in particular you want to search for?
We adore the keyword search, which narrows the hunt down to the exact personality traits or hobbies you’re looking for. You can also search via nickname if there’s someone in particular you’ve lost track of.
Boasting hundreds of success stories every day, Mate1 is one of the top 5 dating websites out there today. With great matchmaking and search tools, as well as dating extras like voice messages and the fun ‘hotlist’ feature, this is a great choice whether you’re looking for long term or casual relationships.
About Stephanie Reed
Stephanie is a Senior Editor and contributor. Wanna get in touch? Email her at Stephanie.Reed@DOMAIN_NAME.