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Is Dating.com a legit and safe dating site?

8.9

Dating.com (Perfect-Dating.com)

With a name as clean and simple as dating.com, the hopes were high for this one. The main page immediately stands out – no cheesy images of two models pretending to be in love here. Just some heart shaped balloons, a super short registration form and some images of real members below. A nice start, even if the “Take a Chance” button does make us feel a bit like we're playing a slot machine, but maybe that'e the point – no promises here, just a chance at finding love.

As it turns, out, the registration process isn't quite as quick as the front page made us think, but that's forgivable. After all, the best way to attract members of the opposite (or same) sex is to provide information on your dating profile. And so it is that after the initial short form we're urged to provide some more information about ourselves as the main dating site waits for us tantalizingly in the background.

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One we reach the main promised land of the main dating.com member home page, our reviewers were asked to indicate how they feel today – flirty, bored, etc – in order to better help them search for the right singles. And this unusual question isn't the only difference that dating.com has compared to typical online dating sites. In fact, everything about this love search site feels new at first, from layout to everything else.

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In terms of features, there are a good variety of options on dating.com. They offer standard messaging (either email style or instant chat for when you're both online at the same time), video / web cam chat, a “Let's Mingle” button that allows you to send out an intro message to multiple targeted singles at once and more.

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In terms of the cost to use the site, it's free to join and search for local singles as you'd probably expect if you're well versed in the dating scene like we are. Sending messages require credits, which can be purchased in bulk once you've decided you'd like to start contacting other single members. Sending ice-breakers like emoticons and stickers are free and act as a good way to let somebody you know you're interested in them on dating.com. When you take the plunge and splash the cash on some credits, you do receive a bunch of free chats and intro messages as part of the deal, which helps get you started.

It has to be said that by the end of our reviewing period we had enjoyed some chats, but were still dateless. For all of the style and freshness, dating.com – for the area we were in at least – didn't quite live up to our admittedly high expectations. It's possible that a few more weeks of messaging (or moving to a major city) would be far more fruitful and could bring a serious chance of true love, but it's something that will greatly depend on the member number for the area you are based.

All in all, this site has shown plenty of promise. We feel that dating.com is a few tweaks away from being a major player but urge our readers not to be won over by the modern interface. Dating sites; old, new, beautiful, outdated, stylish, ugly – they should all be judged on one thing. Interaction. And this will depend on member numbers. We'd recommend you check it out, run some searches and decide if it's the site for you to find your soulmate, or just another pretty ballon that will eventually deflate your hopes. We hope it's the former!

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As always, remember to sign up to at least three sites any any one time. This will help your dating efforts immensely by giving you variety, increased interaction and a chance to compare like for like. A lot of things in life don't come easy, but if anything is worth a little effort, then it's love.

Dating.com (Perfect-Dating.com) reviews:

  • Apr 3, Jason Pervola (Man, 45)

    5/10 Meh

    Review:

    Everything about dating.com is meh. Nothing special. As we say in my town, all fur coat and no knickers. Don't pay until you've done a proper search and made sure it's busy near you.
  • Apr 9, Michael (Man, 41)

    My Dating.com review

    Review:

    It's not the worst site out there but I expected a bit better I guess with a company name like dating.com. Ive spoken to a few members and tried to set up a few dates but nothing yet. Some really nice people but they will need to start putting the 'dating' in to 'dating.com' soon or ill have to go somewhere else.
  • Apr 16, Alan (Man, 46)

    Like it

    Review:

    Not been a member long but giving it a shot. Nice looking site and some really nice looking women on there. Some even have their emails. Not decided if it's all to good too be true yet but hoping for the best and so far quite happy with it overall.
  • Apr 17, Chris (Man, 46)

    Not a bad option

    Review:

    Been using this in london and must say it's a bit better than some of the other sites ive been using to try and find the woman or me lol. I like the way its set up and it's got a nice mobile app too so I can use it like all the cool kids do when im on the bus to work. Split with my long term gf last christmas so hoping this is the site to get me back on track on the relationship front. Fingers sand toes crossed anyway.
  • Jul 9, James (Man, 18)

    Dating.com

    Review:

    If there were an awsrd given for the Greatest Scammer, Dating.com would win it.
  • Jul 13, jayme (Woman, 18)

    bogus site.. all fake..

    Review:

    it took me awhile to entertain the thought that all men there are fake.. was still taking chances and choosing what seemed like a real convo.. turns out, still a fake profile.. they lure u with pictures of good looking men, too good to be true profiles.. then u'll notice the pattern.. the whole site is fake itself.. unlike other sites, some members are fake but not the site itself... this site really has no intentions of pairing couples.. their intentions are to rip u off through credits to communicate.. cruel intentions...
  • Jul 13, Peter Edward Chubbock (Man, 59)

    Check before you join

    Review:

    Have been on this site since March and meet a beautiful lady,but be warned once you get connected by getting credits 160 will cost you £86.00 that is for 2hrs chat if you talk every day your money will soon vanish.That is for just talking if you need extras you will have to pay more money / like sending photo's or animations , have asked the lady i have meet can I fly to her she said no, can I have your address she said no to that.There are companies out there that use women to keep men on line as long as possible to make money,so please be careful everyone.
  • Jul 23, Michael K (Man, 43)

    Not as easy as they make out but still worth running a search

    Review:

    I think this is one of these love search sites that depend on where you live. If you're in big cities or towns you probably have a much better shot than those of us out in the sticks! I've been searching and considering theres not too many people within 20 miles ive still had some nice talks over the past few weeks. I don't drive so im restricted but would be willing to take a train for the right lady.
  • Jul 23, Don't Fool Me (Man, 44)

    Poor not impressed at all

    Review:

    Site looks good to start of but then wen your inside the grls r 2 pretty n unrealistic 4 me. Left strate away. Avoid.
  • Aug 25, Margaret (Woman, 54)

    Dating.com - Fake

    Review:

    First dating website I have ever registered with and I am suspicious already. With exception of one, I feel like I am receiving messages from automated robots in order for the site to prompt exchanges and gain money for extra credits to work out if the person is real or not. Great business drenched in fraudulent behaviour.

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