Going online and finding someone interesting for a potential date is now a commonplace, thanks to a large number of dating sites. DateMe is yet another dating service that helps bring people from around the world together and help each find matches within close proximity.
When the DateMe website first launched almost a decade ago, there weren’t many users on the platform, but now, DateMe boasts millions of members. Hence, you can find people nearby and get to know them for casual, serious relationships, friendship, one-night stands, etc. The possibilities are endless.
If you’ve tried other dating sites without successfully getting a match, you might want to join DateMe; but the question is, does it really work? We’ve taken out a lot of time to have the first-hand experience with the DateMe website, and we will be clarifying everything about it in this article. We will also answer some of the frequently asked questions to give a soft landing when entering the website for the first time.
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DateMe supports a total of 20 languages, some of which are English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, etc. We reckon the languages are made available according to the regions of members. The developers can decide to add more options as their membership grows.
However, if your preferred language isn’t available, you can use Chrome to translate words displayed on the site.
DateMe was created by CareerJet Limited, and they currently manage and maintain the DateMe website.
The owners have their office in London, United Kingdom.
DateMe was launched much earlier than 2012, but a few technical issues with the website prompted the developers to work on it more and, subsequently, come up with a mobile app. All in all, DateMe became fully available and functional in 2012.
Yes, DateMe is available worldwide; however, there are a few exceptions for security concerns. Hence, the DateMe website may not be available in certain countries. We couldn’t access it with accounts from certain West-African and Middle-Eastern Asian countries.
Except for a few exceptions, DateMe is available worldwide.
When it comes to special features, DateMe doesn’t boast many bells and whistles to keep you glued to the site and maximize your fun time. However, this helps the developers to focus on the nitty-gritties to find you the best match.
Be that as it may, special features on DateMe are as follows:
This is more like the “flirtchat” feature we’ve seen on other dating sites, with the difference being that this one has a less flirtatious tone and is just a way to help you kick-start a conversation easily. ChatStarter is a pre-written message that you can send to a member instantly. There are many of them, and you can choose the one that best suits the person you’re messaging.
You can see the ChatStarter the moment you click on the message icon under someone’s profile.
*Note that this feature is only available when you’re texting a person for the first time.
This is a tab where people you like and those you share interests with are kept. Thus, you can connect with them easier, and it saves you the stress of having to search them up again. We hint that you can also harness this if you’re busy and don’t have time to chat up a DateMe member at any given moment.
You can always look them up in your “Mutual Attractions” tab later and engage them in a chat.
The “Last Visitors” tab records the number of times your profile was viewed, as well as who viewed it. This is a very helpful feature, considering that it gives you an idea of how well you are performing on DateMe. You get to know if your page is being discovered by others and the kind of people visiting your profile.
For someone to click with you in the first place, something must have caught their attention, probably your display picture or name. The “Last Visitors” tab gives you that sweet feeling that a particular person is looking you up.
There are as many females as male users on DateMe. There is no statistical data to back this up, but we found the gender ratio to be pretty much balanced during our time on the platform. However, the female audience leaves room for questions, as we found out that there are many fake women’s profiles on DateMe.
While some are not fake, they are redundant profiles of female members who have left the DateMe website while their pages are still being displayed.
Talking about members’ locations, we couldn’t collect enough information to help us determine the countries represented most. This is because DateMe doesn’t display users’ location on their profiles; neither does it ask you to indicate it when signing up. Nonetheless, the site measures the distance between members by kilometers and displays it under their profile. This helps in identifying people nearby.
We had to chat with random users and ask their locations, which is every shade of awkwardness. With this, we discovered many people come from the United States, some Latin-American and European countries.
Furthermore, as we suggested earlier in this article, many people on DateMe are interested in friendships or relationships that could lead to something serious. There are also a few looking for casual sex and one-night stands, but the filtering-out of pictures that denote nudity makes it difficult to find them on DateMe.
Lastly, the languages used on DateMe differ depending on your location. For example, you will get matched with members who speak German more if you live in Munich. Many of the users we chatted with had no difficulty communicating in English with us.
Overall, the audience quality on DateMe is varying, and your location plays a major role when you’re finding a match.
The minimum age allowed on DateMe is 18. Thus, we found that many members are between 18 to 35, although there were instances when we came across members as old as 60. We came to the conclusion that there were more young females than young males. Taking a guess, the average age of women is 30, while that of men is 41.
Yes, there are fake accounts, as well as scammers, on the DateMe website. In the real sense, some of these supposedly fake profiles aren’t really so; they just belong to people who are no longer using the service. We emailed the admins on DateMe and urged them to delete any account that has not been used during the last six months; this would help a lot.
On the other hand, there are some scammers who operate female accounts and try to swindle male members out of valuables. Hopefully, there are ways to detect them, and we will deliberate on it later in this article, as well as give you a little information on how to stay safe on DateMe.
We were impressed by the fact that the website version of DateMe and the mobile app have so many similarities. This makes it easy to switch between both platforms, unlike some dating sites that offer very disparate features on their sites and mobile applications.
Interface-wise, the website and mobile app for DateMe look very similar; however, the latter offers more fluidity, thus making switching tabs and opening pages seamless.
The website is more recommended if you’re on a desktop computer. On the flip side, the mobile app provides more mobility and doesn’t require a very strong internet connection to be able to run smoothly.
The features listed earlier in this article are available on both the mobile app and the DateMe website.
The mobile app for DateMe is available on both Android and iOS operating systems. The Android version gets regular support and updates more often than that of iOS.
Some iOS users complained about how the app kept freezing and subsequently crashing on their devices in their DateMe reviews. We do hope that a future update will fix this soon.
The Android app for DateMe is the more downloaded one of the two versions, and it has all the features of the site. You can get it from the Google Play Store, while that for iOS is available on the Apple App Store.
Again, you can do pretty much everything on the DateMe mobile app. As a matter of interest, it sends push notifications to your device whenever you have a message, when someone likes your profile, when you’ve found a match, etc. You won’t miss anything important with push notifications turned on.
In the web version of DateMe, you won’t be notified via a push notification when you have any important message. You will always have to log in to be able to see whatever is going on in your account.
Also, switching between tabs and opening pages is less intuitive compared to the mobile version. For this reason, we recommend using the web version only if you’re browsing with a Windows device.
Save for the few exceptions and differences, the web version and mobile app of DateMe are pretty much the same.
No, you can’t install or use mobile apps for DateMe on your computer. However, if you want to enjoy the fluidity that the mobile apps offer on your computer, install an Android emulator to enable you to run the Android app for DateMe on the PC.
BlueStacks is an emulator that we recommend for that.
DateMe should work on any browser, provided you have a stable internet connection. Be that as it may, if you want to enjoy a seamless browsing experience, you should stick to Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.
It may happen because of the following reasons:
Your Location Is Banned From Using the Site
For security concerns, especially when it involves countries that are infamous for carrying out fraudulent activities, DateMe may restrict access to its services. You can’t use it from Pakistan, Nigeria, India, and a few others.
Poor Internet Connection
You need a strong and stable internet connection to access DateMe, especially if you’re on the web version, which obviously refreshes at short intervals to synch your inputs and navigations to their servers. For this reason, ensure that you have stable Wi-Fi before trying to use the site.
DateMe can’t differentiate between a wrong username error and a wrong password error. Given this, you should ensure that you enter both correctly because it won’t be able to tell if it’s your password or your username/email that is wrong.
If the admins on DateMe ban your account, you won’t be able to access the site pending when the time of the ban elapses. A ban could occur as a result of your abusing a member, using curse words, or getting reported by more than two members.
DateMe will go down as one of the dating websites with a very simple and intuitive user interface. The main page isn’t cluttered with too many icons and buttons, which can be potentially annoying.
The essential things, which are potential matches’ profiles, are kept on the homepage, while the rest of the tools are pushed to a dashboard on the left. It can be accessed through the hamburger button in the top-left corner, and it houses all the features on DateMe.
At the top of the homepage, there is a search button that packs a handful of filters to narrow down your search. The bottom of the homepage houses two arrow icons, which indicate “next” and “previous” for your profile search.
The interface is themed with a color that sits between purple and pink — all overlayed on a white background.
Albeit that we have many good things to say about DateMe’s user interface, we find it annoying that ads pop up on virtually every page. The ads are not obtrusive; neither do they affect navigation negatively. But, all in all, we find it annoying that they are there in the first place, even though many users wouldn’t mind them.
In general, the user interface on DateMe is simple, responsive, eye-catchy, and easily navigable. Besides the ads, it is virtually excellent.
According to many DateMe reviews, registering an account is pretty straightforward, depending on the signup process you follow. The options available are:
Although the option to sign up with a Facebook account is available, you can’t really use it to register; this is because Facebook has banned DateMe from directly accessing any information on their platform. We can’t really confirm what the reason for this may be.
This option works, and all you have to do is confirm which Google account you want to use. The information on your Google account will be automatically imported afterward.
We recommend this option, as it enables you to carefully fill in the information you want to include on your DateMe profile. After indicating your name and date of birth, you’ll be asked if you’re a man looking for a woman or vice versa, after which you’ll be prompted to choose the age bracket you’ll like your matches to belong. You’ll also need to provide a profile picture.
The following pages require you to specify your attributes and lifestyle, and then on the Interview page, you are to answer a series of questions about yourself.
Yes, simply head to the “Mutual Attractions” tab and unmatch them.
Minimum of 18 years.
DateMe doesn’t require you to verify your account.
There is no email verification form on DateMe, even if you’re signing up for the first time.
Registering with your Facebook is supposed to automatically help you import your profile photo, name, and date of birth, but it doesn’t work on DateMe.
No, you can’t.
Taking out time to indicate necessary information on your profile increases your chances of finding a match. This is mainly because other members will easily overlook a page with not enough details.
DateMe places the percentage of your account completion on your page, so you can scroll down and add the parts you haven’t provided yet.
Other than your lifestyle and appearance, you can fill in your educational background and habits (smoking, drinking, etc.)
Yes, you can. The photos you upload are accessible under your profile page. You can click on any and select “Delete.”
Click on the hamburger icon and then on “Settings” to edit your username.
Yes, there is. To do this, tap the hamburger icon and head to the Settings. Therein, you’ll find the “Delete My Account” option; click on it and follow the instructions.
There is no such option on DateMe. However, you can block a member from viewing your profile.
Yes, you can.
There is a search button at the top of the homepage; you can use it to search for members in order to get your exact specifications. On the flip side, you can land in the search results of others if they use certain search filters to find matches.
Yes, you can see members you liked and who share the same interests under the “Mutual Attractions.”
DateMe has a variety of search filters to help you narrow down the results. The filters include body type, ethnicity, eye color, sexuality, etc.
Please note that using too many of these filters could limit your search or lead to you not getting any results at all; hence, we recommend that you use them wisely.
Yes, you can.
A message icon is placed right under each member’s profile. By clicking on it, a ton of “ChatStarters” will become available. Choosing one or typing your preferred text will take you to the message page. Chatting on DateMe is based on text alone; you can’t share images, videos, or documents.
Go to their profile and click on the message icon.
You use the pre-written texts or type one yourself.
It’s completely free.
Go to the messages page from the dashboard on the left.
You can only use your camera when uploading a picture, and the option is only available on the mobile app.
There is no provision for that.
Membership is free on DateMe.
There are no premium features.
No, it doesn’t.
Simply delete your account.
No, it isn’t.
There is no refund system since membership is free.
No, it isn’t.
Again, there is no such thing, given that membership is free.
You won’t need to use your credit card information on DateMe.
No, you can’t.
No, you can’t.
DateMe is safe to a large extent, but given the number of fake profiles, we advise that you communicate carefully with members and don’t give out sensitive info.
There are no privacy options, like the safe mode that we see on other dating platforms.
Your chats on DateMe are end-to-end encrypted and can’t be accessed by third parties.
They are not obligated to, but they can help the police when they have any information that can help the government nab you, should you be involved in a fraud case.
Yes, they are a company, and the police can track them down to their office in London.
The support team, you can reach them through the “About Us” page on the dashboard.
The admins monitor the site regularly to make it free of scammers and fakers.
There are no forums on DateMe.
DateMe can only ban such members, but reporting them to the police will come with even greater consequences.
Your account can get banned if you:
This could be the result of a ban, login error, or poor internet connection.
It depends on the stated offense.
Contact the support team.
To be safe on DateMe, we advise that you scrutinize profiles carefully. Avoid members without a complete profile. Also, do not share sensitive information.
Go under their profile and click “Problem With This User?” Then follow the instructions.
Any information you deem inappropriate or that pose risks to your privacy.
There is a support team, and you can contact them from the “About Us” section.
DateMe isn’t targeted at any specific region. The site is open to anybody from anywhere in the world. However, it caters to people looking for someone to share interests and then, subsequently, start a relationship if things go smoothly.
This doesn’t mean you can’t get members who are interested in one-night stands, but there are limited options for this, and, again, DateMe frowns against images that portray nudity, thus making it difficult to find anyone who markets themselves open for flings.
Notwithstanding, many DateMe users are more interested in serious relationships, so you should narrow your search down to this set of people.
It depends on one’s preferences and goals, but it does help in finding a match completely free of charge.
It is to some extent.
No, it isn’t.
Find someone of shared interests, engage them in a chat, and set up a meeting place if you both get along well.
Yes, and you should be careful when dealing with strangers online.
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If you’re looking for a potential date and aren’t willing to part with a few bucks to do that, you might want to try out DateMe. It gives you almost equally great opportunities of finding the love of your life — all without spending a dime.
Except for some fake profiles littered about the site that you need to be wary of, DateMe is a free dating platform worth giving a try.