Successfully Dating WHAT THEY SAY: Join Successfully Dating Personals to contact other members, join the live 1 on 1 chat, upload and watch video messages, and more. Post your profile and you'll receive a 3 day full access free trial!TheDateZone.com
WHAT WE FOUND: Successfully Dating is an easy to use site that offers plenty of dating fun along with your membership. We like the profile form, it allows you plenty of room to describe yourself and what you'd like in a match, but we didn't like all the profile simple answers to the regular search-type questions. Be sure to use the open text areas by describing yourself more that can be seen through the preset questions. You'll have fun, once your profile is verified, by using the fast searches and the chat system. You can send members 'smiles' to show your interest, we like that easy introduction feature. The search methods are well throughout including simple and advanced searches as well as instant matching based on your preferences and searching for members that are online when you are, which can lead to meeting in the chat room. The video messaging is easy to use and fun.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND: Free trial includes access to all features for 3 days. Messaging, video messages and live chat are fun things to do at this site. Lots of advice articles and movie and book reviews.
CHANGES WE'D LIKE TO SEE: (Suggested October 2004) Video profiles first in search results and saving different searches by category would be helpful.
RELATED CATEGORIES: America - Canada - International - Free Trial - Video
Pal Talk Video Chat WHAT THEY SAY: Paltalk x-Treme is the next wave in Internet chat. Chat with pals from AOL, Yahoo!, MSN and ICQ Messengers! Over 4000 live chat rooms. Start your no charge free trial now.
WHAT WE FOUND: Paltalk is the best chat/messenger system we've tried so far to connect all your friends together and to make new friends easily in any chat room that fits your mood, hobbies and lifestyle. The chat interface was easy to download and install and the connection and configuration to a webcam worked seamlessly. We really liked that you weren't limited to just one video window, so you can chat, and watch, anyone and everyone at the same time. The hardest part we found, as a new member, was which chat rooms to hang out at regularly and which categories to roam through.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Chat rooms for people using any of the main messenger programs, including video. 14 day free trial requires credit card which won't be charged if you cancel before the trial membership ends. Connects easily with your own webcam.
RELATED CATEGORIES: Chat - Free Trial - Video
LoveAccess.com WHAT THEY SAY: You're one click away from the easiest and safest way to your perfect match. Sign up for FREE to view profiles on all our members. LoveAccess offers customized search features, email, chat and instant messaging. If you're curious try the Quick Search as our guest. Join LoveAccess Now. We'll make your heart go click, click ... click, click ... click, click ..
WHAT WE FOUND: Our LoveAccess initial visit began with looking at the chatting members first, available from the home page, and we saw a few hundred members that had their LoveAccess Instant Messenger active and ready to chat. Membership signup is the next step, 3 pages of an easy to complete basic profile that includes two essay areas for describing yourself and the type of person you want to meet. Your essay answers should be well thought out so that your profile stands out when someone looks you up. Be sure to include your picture and a video message so your profile stands out above other members. The free membership allows you to complete your profile and use most of the main features including replying to IM, reading messages sent to you by other members, sending “I’m Interested” notes and access to the lobby of the chat area, but you’ll need to upgrade to be able to send unlimited messages, have unlimited Instant Messenger use, reply to messages and be able to use LoveAccess.com to the best potential of meeting people. Searches were fast and in the areas we searched there were always plenty of members which looks good for anyone joining in the main service areas, America, Canada and Britain. Other international areas may not have as much success, but that does depend on your actual search. We like the features of the ‘Dating Dashboard’ that lets you see who has looked at your profile, and who is interested in you. LoveAccess passed our review with flying colors. Easy to use, lots of features for free members that include talking with others and upgrade members have full freedom of the service that includes initiating contact. You can add pictures to your profile, add a video message and the IM feature includes webcam chat.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND: Free membership offers complete profile access including adding pictures and video to your profile, sending messages to others and includes use of the Instant Messenger that includes your webcam. Upgraded members have unlimited use of LoveAccess including starting conversations. Lots of members in all areas, an easy to follow navigation system and fun features. Straight and same sex profiles available.
RELATED CATEGORIES: America - Britain - Canada - International - Video
H2H Personals WHAT THEY SAY: Whether you're looking for a date, looking to meet new friends, or searching for your soul mate, Heart2Heart Personals is the best way to meet other eligible singles in your area. Free & Easy to create your profile! Add a picture, video greeting & voice greeting too. We have more ways to make contact safely & anonymously– including our instant text and video chat messenger.
WHAT WE FOUND: We started our visit with the tour at Heart2Heart Personals and liked what we saw. This is a full featured online service that provides interactive features that can have you meeting local singles within minutes of your joining. Free to join and complete your online profile in full includes adding a picture to your profile, uploading a video and a voice greeting. H2H Personals is also integrated with many local newspapers. You can upgrade your membership and have your online ad included in an available local newspapers and telephone personal ad systems. We like the easy navigation and understandable member profile area that makes H2H Personals fun to use. Chat areas are busiest at night, so be prepared to login and hang out in the evenings. Free members can send ‘winks’ to other members as well as reply to mail messages including replying to instant messages and video messages. Become a full member to use all of the 5 features that include the telepersonals and local newspaper personal ad options and starting contact with other members. You can even have messages sent to your cell phone (SMS) when another member is trying to contact you. If you’re looking for a dating service that really helps you meet others, using all available features at H2H is the way to start.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND: Free to join and post a descriptive profile including picture, video and voice messages. Reply to all messages you receive. Your upgraded membership includes local options including telepersonals and local newspaper personal ads in available areas. Personal ads include straight and same sex profiles.
RELATED CATEGORIES: America - Canada - Free Services - Phone - Video - Wireless
iFriends WHAT THEY SAY: Why iFriends? Because a live picture -- with sound -- is worth more than a thousand words. And what's more fun than Live VideoChat?
WHAT WE FOUND: The iFriends webcam community offers free webcam voyeurism for any subject you can imagine, going well beyond the usual sex channels to offer one on one interactions in such subjects as Health and Wellness, Personal Finance, Car Maintenance and hundreds of other subjects. You can even become an iFriends chathost and offer your advice/expertise to other members. Membership is free and allows you access to chathost’s that do not charge for their webcam show, but a credit card is required if you want access to all areas (including adult areas) for age verification. No credit card for mainstream only area membership provided the chathost does not charge for admission. Whichever membership you select, the video archives of previous shows are free, when available. You pay no fees unless you expressly enter a room that charges for admission, mostly adult rooms. More than 3 million members and an opportunity to earn money as a chathost of your own chat show.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Free membership, hundreds of subjects and chathosts. Paid memberships for adult areas and some video chat rooms.
CupidCams WHAT THEY SAY: Post your unique profile and photos completely free. Browse the profiles of thousands of singles for free. Video chat live with your favorite singles. Get to know them before you meet them!
WHAT WE FOUND: CupidCams is the online place to start meeting face to face before you start dating. We really like the ease of use the service has, the fun features that include an easy to complete profile, local searches and video chat possibilities with every member. You’ll need a webcam and microphone to participate fully, signup is free and includes a free trial membership so you can try out CupidCams. We like the one on one chat’s that are available, being able to search for matches and setup future webcam chat sessions with other members using the easy messaging feature.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND: Different categories for meeting friends and looking for dates help to make CupidCams a fun place to login. Straight and same sex profiles available.
CHANGES WE'D LIKE TO SEE: (Suggested July 2004) A tour that allows for a preview of the features, for now you have to sign up and use the free trial offer.
RELATED CATEGORIES: America - Canada - International - Chat - Video Dating
DateCam WHAT THEY SAY: Don’t just meet your match. See them too. This premier online dating site offers the ability to connect with other site members via live video by means of special interest and lifestyle channels. DateCam's website allows users to seek out and meet potential matches in a casual environment with the benefit of real-time live video and chat.
WHAT WE FOUND: DateCam is a very unique online dating service. Never before have we reviewed an online service that has minimum computer requirements that you have to meet before you can join. But here it is: Internet Explorer or Netscape versions 4+; 400 mhz; 64 megs RAM; Flash Player 6. You’ll also want to have a web camera and a microphone hooked up. You will be using the chat and live video features quite a bit, either in one of the many chat rooms, or while watching/broadcasting video streams of other members and the minimum requirements are suggestions to make the experience more enjoyable for everyone involved. (No one wants your computer locking up, do they?) Begin your visit by signing up for the free trial, since you really can’t do much more that check out a random cam or look at the newest members (Fresh Faces) and checking that you have the correct version of Flash Player installed (it’s a free viewing program that will install automatically if you don’t have it yet). Free membership allows you to post your profile, text and video, and join in at the chat rooms as well as broadcast live video to other members. If you want to have private video rooms, private chats or send and reply to messages, you’ll need to become a premium member. You need to have a webcam to make the most of DateCam, and since you have a camera (or can get one here) your profile requires you to also include a picture of yourself. Up to 8 pictures and one 30 second video can be included in your profile and you will have many questions to answer about yourself that will allow others to effectively search for you and get to know you by what information you have revealed. They will also be able to view your profile through links in the chat rooms, so be sure that you do complete the profile questions. Through the use of Flash MX, you are very easily broadcasting to any of the general chat rooms (we were broadcasting and chatting within 5 seconds of entering one of the chat rooms), the drawback here is that chatting is typing chats, audio is not yet available due to bandwidth concerns. As a paid premium member you will have 15 hours per month of video watching time to allow you to meet other members and view their posted video profile. Features include plenty of chat rooms that include video streams and hosted (moderated) chat themes on a regular basis, E-Notes (how you communicate with other members), DateMail (how you receive messages), your DateBook (where you can keep notes on other members, who’s profile you’ve visited, who has visited yours, etc.). People that have high speed internet connections will find this service easy to use, although with the use of Flash MX anyone using at least a 56K modem should have no problems getting full use of the DateCam service.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND: Free to join, post your profile with picture and video, and join the live chats. Become a premium member to send and reply to messages and watch other member’s video profiles. Straight and same sex personal ads available.
RELATED CATEGORIES: America - International - Chat - Free Trial
WHAT THEY SAY: With over 10 years of experience in online dating and relationships, Match.com is the worldwide leader in online dating and relationships. Where else can you find millions of singles looking for love, just like you? We don't offer just online personals, we are personal in our offerings - to help you find a date, a relationship, a marriage. Join now for your 3 day full access free trial.
WHAT WE FOUND: Match.com has become one of the 'must join' online dating destinations. Your visit begin with an invite to post your profile, add a picture or two, upload a video and even browse the personals from your wireless phone. There is a free trial, credit card required, that gives you 3 days full access. Take advantage of the offer and you'll be sending messages to other members almost immediately. We found one of the most comprehensive questionnaires for the members ever right here. If you are a "serious single" this is the place for you. Even a quick search will reveal to you plenty of single men and women in your area, events (when listed) and a great on-site singles magazine "MatchScene". Realistic advice by Coco and Ron is always fun and informative to read. There is a really good reason why this is a top service for Internet Dating, it's because of Match.com's success rate in bringing people together, higher than most other services. Start with placing your own personal ad online and be sure to complete all areas of the profile questionnaire. Membership required to reply to messages. The wireless service, Match Mobile, provides dating and matching for AT&T Wireless customers via their mobile phones. Special features include a free guide “How to meet your match in 90 days” and “Who’s looked at you” option for subscribers that let’s you see who’s seen your profile and exclusive “Dr. Phil’s MindFindBind” insights and strategies presented in online videos and workbook activities for finding and maintaining the relationships that mean the most to you.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND: 3 day full access free trial. Picture ads, advice columns and help, e-mail ad match service, free E-zine, this is a serious singles and a causal dating, dating service. Available in 18 languages, straight and same sex personals.
RELATED CATEGORIES: America - Canada - International - Biggest - Free Trial
Great Expectations WHAT THEY SAY: Great Expectations members are intelligent, attractive professionals in search of meaningful relationships. And unlike many on-line dating services, Great Expectations members are pre-screened and qualified, so you can enjoy a safe and enjoyable dating experience. For almost three decades, Great Expectations has helped thousands of singles all over the country meet that someone special and they'd like to help you find that relationship too.
WHAT WE FOUND: Great Expectations Merges the online and offline dating worlds into a very successful place to begin your serious search for a compatible girlfriend or boyfriend, future husband or wife. The website offers you a starting point for becoming a member. Complete the free profile review and you'll soon be contacted and have an appointment with a professional at Great Expectations to discuss your options for meeting other eligible and compatible singles. The face-to-face approach will help you really understand your needs in a relationship and offers full profile selection of professional members that have been pre-screened for compatibility to you.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND: Complete the Great Expectations online confidential profile and you'll soon be contacted to discuss your matchmaking options. Once you become a member you'll provide a more complete profile, have at least one interview with a relationship counselor and make a video recording profile. Currently available in the USA only, in these cities: Atlanta GA, Baltimore MD, Birmingham AL, Boston MA, Cherry Hill NJ, Chicago IL, Chicago Suburbs IL, Cincinnati OH, Cleveland OH, Columbus OH, Dallas TX, DC VA, Denver CO, Detroit MI, Englewood NJ, Fort Myers FL, Ft Worth TX, Ft. Laud/Palm Beach FL, Grand Rapids MI, Hartford CT, Houston TX, Indianapolis IN, Irvine CA, Jacksonville FL, Kansas City KS, Las Vegas NV, Long Island NY, Los Angeles CA, Manhattan NY, Miami FL, Milwaukee WI, Minneapolis MN, Nashville TN, Omaha NE, Orlando FL, Palo Alto CA, Philadelphia PA, Phoenix AZ, Pittsburgh PA, Portland OR, Providence RI, Richmond VA, Sacramento CA, San Diego CA, San Francisco CA, Sarasota FL, Seattle WA, St. Louis MO, Stamford CT, Stuart/Treasure Coast FL, Tampa FL, Upland CA, Virginia Beach VA, Walnut Creek CA, Wichita KS. Visit the website to see any new areas that Great Expectations has opened a new office.
CHANGES WE'D LIKE TO SEE: (Suggested August 2004) More information about the online component that is available to members.
RELATED CATEGORIES: America - Professionals - Straight - Video Dating
Lemontonic WHAT THEY SAY: Ready for a fresh approach to online dating? Powered by Microsoft® Instant Messenger, lemontonic is the most realistic, exciting and enjoyable way to meet new people online! Lemontonic is revolutionizing online dating by making it completely free. Communicate, exchange ideas and share information freely with hundreds of thousands of other members right now, without ever having to pay. With Lemontonic you can build meaningful relationships with real people online for FREE right away!
WHAT WE FOUND: Lemontonic is a dating service who's time has finally arrived. Using technology to the advantage of the single person, you'll love the integrated features this service offers. Built using Microsoft's Passport and Instant Messenger technology as the ground floor, Lemontonic brings together the best of the online world's fun activities using video, audio, webcam chat tied with an impressive match technology and a layout that allows you full control over who contacts you. We are very impressed with the way the service is designed. Once you are a member, which takes a Passport sign-in (info) and the latest Microsoft Instant Messenger (info), you must complete the profile and optionally, add pictures, video messages and audio messages. When you are contacting someone, you can send them a text message, and after contact has been agreed on, you can send audio and video messages. You will be notified of matches to your profile using your selected choices as the match criteria. Searches are fast and can be set for an area around your zip/postal code (for American and Canadian members). Using IM technology helps to keep the file sizes of audio and video messages low so there is rarely any slowness of the system or bandwidth issues even for members on a dialup connection. The outstanding feature of this service is that as long as your Microsoft Instant Messenger is running, you are able to be contacted by another member of Lemontonic that you have previously agreed to contact you. We suggest you edit the information on your IM so that you don't reveal any personal information or alternatively, signing up for a second Passport and Instant Messenger sign in to be used with Lemontonic.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND: Free to join, post your profile, add pictures and video and audio messages. Effective December 12 2005 all memberships are free including full use of the service. No limitations. No fees, no credit cards needed to join. 100% free. Unknown at this time how long the offer will last, but it should be a long time, the service tells us 'never'! Straight and same sex personals available.
RELATED CATEGORIES: America - Canada - International - Chat - Video - Free Services
AmorMatch WHAT THEY SAY: Amormatch offers the highest quality online dating, matchmaking and personal ads services. Post your own free photo & Video profile, free live chat, free instant messaging and much more!
WHAT WE FOUND: Amormatch offers a great way to date online. We like the easy signup, the profile form is quite complete and the navigation is very easy to use, you’ll never get lost or confused about how to get to a feature at this site. When you sign up as a free member you can add photos to your profile, add a video message using your webcam, have use of Instant Messaging between members that are online and join in or open chat rooms to talk with other members. Contact between members requires contact tokens or a subscription membership to be purchased at very reasonable rates. We like the easy to find navigation links, the fast search feature and the match system works well in the test searches we conducted. There are lots of members in many locations so you’ll have fun here introducing yourself to other members.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND: Plenty of free features including Instant Messaging, chat rooms, browsing and searching the profiles and an email notification service that lets you know of matches to your profile as new members sign up. Full and private contact between members requires contact tokens or subscription membership to be purchased.
CHANGES WE'D LIKE TO SEE: (Suggested August 2004) The Who’s Online feature requires you to search for a male or female within an age range and area to see if anyone is online, we’d like to see a link that shows all members that are currently logged inl. The sidebar text should be usable links. The top navigation graphic spelling error should be corrected.
RELATED CATEGORIES: International - Video Dating
LetsMeetUp WHAT THEY SAY: Join LetsMeetUp to meet singles for flirting and dating online! Use the latest video streaming technology to watch video profiles of other members and record your own profile instantly using a web cam. LetsMeetUp is the first matchmaking service of its kind, with fantastic competitions and features in The Lounge.
WHAT WE FOUND: LetsMeetUp is an online video community that is great for people that own a webcam and want to meet other singles through video profiles and for people that want to see more than just a picture. Currently LetsMeetUp is free to join, post your profile and contact other members, so join now because soon it will be changed to a paid membership. (No date is available for this change.) The profile form is basic and will only take a minute to complete, the real fun here is the video profiles that are available. Be sure you have a webcam ready to place your own video ad or join the competitions to win one. Creating your video profile is easy but does require a software download (automatically installed, don’t worry about being a technical person). “The Lounge” is an online magazine that has plenty of fun articles, advice, contests and things to do. Searches are fast and browsing the profiles is easy to do and quick to find the type of profiles you’re interested in. They really made a site worth hanging out at when they decided on the features to be made available at LetsMeetUp. (Note: Internet Explorer is required to access the features of this service, other browsers are not currently supported.)
WHAT YOU'LL FIND: Currently free to join (may change soon to paid memberships), post your profile and contact other members. Chat room and online magazine. Be sure to have a webcam ready to create your video profile.
RELATED CATEGORIES: Britain - Canada - Free Dating - Video Dating
LIvVe.com WHAT THEY SAY: Welcome to the future of Internet communication and entertainment. At LIvVE.com, people from all corners of the world meet online, but not in the usual fashion. Through LIvVE's audio and video features, you can actually SEE and HEAR the people you are communicating with. Experience the fun and excitement of Internet technology's next step today!
WHAT WE FOUND: Begin by joining for the free trial and installing the free download of LIvVe's software and you are ready for the regular text chat as well as voice and video chat, instant buddy list messaging, exchanging files with other members and a lot more. LIvVe bills itself as an exclusive interactive community and it really is. Most areas are rated suitable for general audiences but some areas do allow adult images and language. Be sure to check out the events guide and find chat rooms to join that have common themes, contests, music events and more.
Video Date USA WHAT THEY SAY: This is the web site where you can view video personal ads of men and women who are looking to meet someone for dating, romance, and a lasting relationship. Video Date USA features "Video Streaming" Personal Ads". You can click on video personal ads and immediately see and hear what that person is all about for dating! (There is no waiting time) We welcome everyone to enter their FREE personal ad online, so the available selections will grow and offer the most dating variety on the net! Improve your dating odds, send a video or photo for your personal ad by e-mail. All areas of this Personal Ad site are FREE to view, so click on the buttons below and have fun dating!
WHAT WE FOUND: This is the site that will work well with all your computer has to offer. Should not be missed.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND: Free personal ads, can include picture and video, chat room, meet a celebrity, this is a featured WebTV site, paid members can respond to ads.
RELATED CATEGORIES: North America
Yahoo Personals WHAT THEY SAY: Yahoo! Personals gives Yahoo! users a way to find and interact with other people who may share their interests and goals. Just like a real community, different people may have different opinions and personalities in Yahoo! Personals
WHAT WE FOUND: The Yahoo Personals service is only for people that live in America or Canada (currently) although we do expect international versions to come out soon. To post an ad you’ll need to be a Yahoo member so you’ll be prompted to do that first before you join to post your profile. There are 7 steps to posting your profile but they don’t take very long to complete. Begin with the type of ad you want to post, or not post. What this means is that you can keep your profile private so it is not included in the general search results, but if you answer an ad that person can read it. Next give yourself a name for your ad. We recommend that you do not use your Yahoo username, but use something else for your ad. This will keep your privacy intact in that people won’t be able to easily guess your Yahoo email address. The next steps will allow you to post information about yourself, about the type of person you are looking for and the type of relationship you are interested in beginning as well as upload pictures and become a subscribing member. Posting your profile is free but to be able to send and reply to messages you must be a subscribed member. Once your profile is approved, this takes about 24 hours, you can also add a voice message and a video message to your profile. The search system is fast and easily customizable using zip codes, city names and “Importance Levels”, so you can narrow down your search and find the singles that you really want to meet. You can also “Be a matchmaker” and search for a match for a friend. The friend will then have to become a member, but it’s a start to not being single anymore. The “Mutual Match” system allows you to easily be matched with people that have the same likes and dislikes as you and will automatically alert you so you can send them a message (once you’re subscribed to send messages). And don’t forget about the Yahoo Instant Messenger chat program: once you have subscribed you can instantly chat with other subscribed members when they are showing as being online. With Yahoo being one of the largest web destinations, you should become a member to see all of the profiles of people that are in your area. You’ll be surprised there are so many singles so close to where you live.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND: You’ll need to be a member of Yahoo to join and it’s free to post your profile. Add voice and video messages to your profile. Chat using Yahoo IM. Add up to 5 pictures with your profile. Become a subscribing member to send and reply to messages. Straight and same sex personals available.
RELATED CATEGORIES: America - Canada - Free Services