Are you single and ready to mingle? This site could be just what you're looking for...
Mingle2Day.com is part of a larger network of sites that cater for singles from all different walks of life and helps them to find companionship, love or whatever else they're searching for. This site is their flagship brand, and although it isn't as 'niche' as some of the partner dating sites, it's a popular site for serious daters that merits a closer look.
Is Mingle2Day Worth Joining?
You can access Mingle2Day via desktop, laptop, tablet or via their mobile site on any kind of phone. There's a lot of content on their front page about meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds, which is always nice of course, but made us wonder if this was an internet dating site that might not have too many people close by. Our concerns were quickly put to bed once we logged on and ran our first search, which found plenty of people in each of the cities we tested it in (in both the UK and USA).
The members area itself isn't the most stylish we've reviewed, but again the number of single people looking for love on the site is high enough that its a vibrant, hub of activity, making any complaints about the layout or colours seem like pointless nitpicking.
Features And Functionality Of Mingle2Day
The site has several different features and overall functionality is fine. You can perform 'quick' searches for singles as part of the free trial but have to upgrade in order to run an advanced searches (where you filter by city or postcode rather than geographical area). Moreover, you can wink at your matches but to send or read messages from potential dates you need to upgrade to the full version. There's an instant chat option available for when your matches are online at the same time as you, along with a “flirt” area, accessible from the main navigation, that let's you flick through local members using a Tinder style search, sending one click “flirts” out to break the ice with people you'd like to get to know better.
One feature that we don't often see in these reviews (and that we feel would be great on all dating sites) is the built in video and voice chat feature. This is good for so many things, but most importantly it let's you see and speak to the person you're thinking of dating before you actually meet together. It's party safety – part let's see if there's a spark face to face and can all be done from the comfort of your own home. Sure, there will be guys using the site in the hope of getting a naughty peek at women, but used sensibly and correctly this really is a great tool for an online dating company to have on their singles site.
Conclusion: Is Mingle2Day Worth Joining?
If you're looking for singles in your area online and thinking of trying Mingle2Day, don't be fooled by the dull grey interior. If you're willing to invest a little time and effort you'll soon find out that this is a site that can be both exciting and eye opening. With pinpoint precision search functionality and features like web cam integration, the technology is there. The members are there too – the site has a lot of single people, most of whom seem fairly active.
All in all we'd say this site is worth checking out, if only to give it a test run for a while. If you're in a city we tested in, then you'll see genuine members looking for relationships. And as any serious daters know, that's half the battle.
As always at the end of our reviews, we'd like to point out that it's good practice to test a few dating sites at once in order to boost your chances of setting up local dates as well as getting a feel for the site that suits you best. We'd recommend 2-3 sites at any given time, ditching the ones that don't work for you every couple of months. It takes commitment to find commitment, but with effort, time and a little luck, you'll find your special someone before long! Good luck!