Dating Site Reviews - M*A*T*E*


Online dating sites are popping up everywhere these days.They offer just about any type of dating you could imagine and target people from all walks of life whether they are looking for a serious relationship or just a fling. Some sites are more specific than others in their dating niche while others are less exclusive in their offerings. Here we wish to provide information about some of the sites available and the services that they offer. Some of these sites are blanket sites and offer a selection of other sites under their name if you are looking for something more specific.

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Who is FriendFinder?:

FriendFinder pioneered and continues to innovate some of the most popular and widely-used dating and entertainment websites in the world. They run the world’s first and largest dating network with the intentions of : bringing in like-minded people together for fun, intimacy and love. Their daily goal is to continuously find new ways to help their members engage, communicate and connect with people who are looking for exciting experiences both online and offline. Today, FriendFinder’s services combines the technical and brand assets of online personals, social-networking, live video chat, recorded video, online chat rooms, webcams, instant messaging, photo and video sharing, and premium content.

From what I can tell about my research into friend finder they offer a variety of relationship types including friendships, platonic relationships, and dating relationships. The site gives the option to seek either heterosexual or homosexual relationships.They offer three profile types: single, divorced or widowed. They are definitely not as limited in their sign up of potential clients as some of the more popular relationship sites.

When you go to the site, provided you give them accurate information, you will be shown a list of people who live in your vicinity.You don’t have to sign up to view people in your area but you have to sign up to be able to send a message or contact them in any way. Your email address, a username and password are required to join the site. You will be asked about race, sexual orientation, body type and marital status, but those are optional.

They have three membership types: Standard, Silver and Gold.

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Gold members have full access to the site and all of its features. They can:

  • Can contact any members
  • Have full access to all profiles, photos and videos
  • Show up at the very TOP in searches
  • Be the FIRST to contact new members
  • Get FULL access to members’ recorded video intros
  • FULL access to blogs, groups, and magazine featuresFriendly
  • 24 hr Phone Support
  • Access to extra large photos and,
  • Access to ICQ, AIM, YIM & MSN ID’s of members in your network

Silver membership has limited access. Silver members can:

  • View and contact members
  • Show up after Gold members in searches
  • Contact new members
  • Access members’ recorded video intros
  • Partial access to blogs, groups, and magazine features
  • 24 hr phone support

The Standard membership is free and has very limited access. Standard members can:

  • Create a profile
  • Upload a photo
  • Keep a list of their favorite profiles
  • Search profile
  • They cannot communicate with other members
  • They cannot view full profiles or pictures of members

Membership fees are pretty standard compared with other dating sites. For the gold membership:

  • If you sign up for 6 months you pay $11.95/month, billed at $95.60 every 6 months. You also get 2 months free.
  • The 3 month membership costs $14.99/month and is billed at $59.94 every 3 months, you also get 1 free month
  • The monthly plan costs $34.95/month and is billed monthly at $34.95

Membership fees for the Silver membership are:

  • If you sign up for 6 months you pay $10.95/month, billed at $65.70 every 6 months you also get 2 months free.
  • The 3 month membership costs $13.95/month and is billed at $41.95 every 3 months, you also get 1 free month
  • The monthly plan costs $22.95/month and is billed monthly at $22.95

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I hope you enjoyed this review. Please feel free to leave your comments or questions below. You may also join our forum to discuss further with other members.


Christian Cafe

Single? Connect with other Christian singles! is not just a Christian Dating site. Members join to look for fellowship, support, advice and laughs through group conversation on the site. Their most popular feature is their Christian Forums which is useful in really getting to know other Christian singles and potential matches.

Christian Cafe has been around since 1999,  and it  has been the Christian dating site of choice for millions of Christian singles worldwide. ChristianCafe accommodates young singles as well as those who are divorced and widowed (yes, even seniors). Christians trust in helping them to meet others who share their faith and value system.

ChristianCafe allows potential members to experience their dating site before committing to a membership plan. During that trial period, they even allow you to to communicate for FREE. Once you create a dating profile, you can search for Christian singles who meet your specifications. Along with the normal search criteria such as age, and location, you can also specify church denomination, level of Christian faith, as well as amount of church involvement.
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To sign up your email address and a username are required. They only accept 3 profile types (single-never been married, divorced, widowed). You are advised to not join the site if you are still legally married.
The profile questions include general questions about your appearance, whether you have children or want children. They ask about educational background, employment status and salary range. They have a choice of several relationship types such as: friends, penpals, romance, marriage-minded, serious relationship only, and open to where ever God leads. They also ask if you are willing to relocate.

There are 4 membership options that range from 1 month to 1 year.

  • The cost for 1 month =$39.97
  • The cost for 3 months =$59.95 (19.98/month)
  • The cost for 6 months =$99.95 (16.65/month)
  • The cost for 1 year =$139.95 (11.66/month)
These charges are billed in single installments based on the one you select. They also run promotions from time to time so it is possible to get you membership at a discounted price.

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Paid membership includes exchanging  contact information. The membership options are not tiered like some other dating sites. All paid members have access to all of the sites features.
They also have a page dedicated to educating their members about online dating scams. Review

Online Dating sites have become immensely popular in the last 2 decades. The way we live is different and we aim for convenience is everything that we do and that includes the way we look for love. There are many different types of sites available based on the needs of the online dater. Online dating used to be for ‘young people’ however as our internet savvy population ages, internet/online dating is for anyone who can use their computer or smart phone. In this review, we will look at, an online dating site strictly geared towards individuals over 50 years old that are looking for love. allows you to sign-up independently, or if you have a facebook page, you may sign in with facebook. As stated previously, it is mainly for people who are 50 and older, however if a younger person is seeking an older partner, if they are at least 30 years old, they may join as well. The site offers a variety of relationship types such as dating and relationships, companionship, activity buddies, and travel mates, Therefore, you do not have to be looking love to join this site, you can simply be looking to establish friendly respectful relationships that will help to make your life fuller in areas such as travel, activities and companionship.

This site has some unique features for their daters. They have senior blogs/forums, date ideas for seniors, online senior chat, and a let’s meet feature.  Once you upload your profile, you have the ability to set your privacy levels , so you decide whether you want to share photos with everyone or only specific people. You also have the ability to block members who you do not want to contact you.

As with most, if not all, online dating sites, there is a fee for premium access. Upgrading to premium allows members to access over 30 features that are not available to standard members. premium members have full access to all the features of the site and they are also more successful in their quest because they are viewed and contacted 20 times more than standard members.

The cost for premium membership varies by the plan you choose. They have 3 plans:

6 month plan costs $95.95 and is billed in 1 installment every 6 months

3 months plan costs $59.95 and is billed in 1 installment every 3 months

1 month plan costs $ 29.95 and is billed monthly.

As you can see there are significant savings to be had by signing up for extended periods.

Overall, this is a great site for older daters. It separates the ages, so that people who are looking for other individuals within their age range do not have to comb through tons of profiles of younger people.  The cost and the features are similar to those of other online dating sites.