Meetic Review

Features available to all subscribers:

  • Meetic is subscribed by 6 million members throughout Europe
  • For free, members can make a profile and also upload for free their photos.
  • Images of up to 5 MB can be uploaded.
  • Members have to option to create a five- to 20-item questionnaire to be included in their respective profiles.
  • Meetic sends members six matches per day based on members’ preferences.
  • Members can create a ‘Favorites List’ to keep in touch with favored members
  • Members can rate their matches. If the latter feels the same about the former, Meetic will put the members in touch with one another.
  • Members receive profile alerts via email to be updated with what is going on.
  • A member can see who is logged online and instantly get connected to that person.
  • Meetic sends recommended matches and cut out the hours spent searching for that match.
  • Members take an affinity exam to determine who the person can be matched with.
  • Members can block unwanted attention from other members.
  • Members can use winks for flirting.
  • Members can access to site to read stories of success.

Available features for paying members:

While paying members get the same perks as the members subscribing for free, the paying ones get to enjoy more features including:

  • Availing of priority customer service
  • Get to be able to see other members viewing a certain member’s profile
  • “Hide” from profiles a member one is not interested in
  • Able to access the ‘Similar Profiles’ item
  • Browsing the site – minus the ads
  • Accessing chat rooms and being able to send private messages to other members in the chat rooms
  • Able to IM (instant message) other Meetic members
  • Emailing other Meetic members with the site e-mail system

Pros:

  • All one requires is a computer.
  • One can meet people all over Europe and around the world with the same goal – to find friendship and eventually love.
  • Members can meet when they are ready.
  • There’s no need to dress to impress.
  • One can save a lot of money on ‘online dates.’

Cons:

  • There may be members using fake identities.
  • Profile pics of members may not be similar to the real member – there are photogenic ones and there are some who are not.
  • ‘Chemistry’ may be different offline than online.

Search Parameters:

One may search for members by using the following parameters: location, age, keyword, birthdays, distance from member, reverse and mutual matches, languages, relationship status, education, occupation, religion, nationality, physical attributes, and personality, among other parameters.

Costs:

While membership is free and members can use most features, members can upgrade for:

  • GBP 29.99 – 1 month
  • GBP 59.97 – 3 months (equivalent to GBP 19.99 a month)
  • GBP 77.94 – 6 months (equivalent to GBP 12.99 a month)

Why choose Meetic.com?

With members from over 100 countries worldwide, Meetic.com started out within Europe, which is why the website has a continental flavor. Meetic.com is the place for singles from all walks of life to find love. What is encouraging about the website is that (whenever a member logs on) there are thousands of members online, while other online dating websites seem abandoned. Striking up a conversation at any time of the day in Meetic.com is also easy.

It is easy for one to register at the site. It would also be an advantage for a member to complete their profiles as it means that they are sincere about dating. There are some individuals who keep minimal information; however, the more information is given, to more one is likely to represent himself. One can get an actual conversation with a fellow Meetic.com member. While members registering for free will not gain full access to the site, they can still be able to browse the site and its members’ database, but these free members cannot get in touch with other members. Thus, they have to register for one or a few months.

The website gives members various ways to communicate with other members. This can be via instant messaging or email. One can also request another member to contact him or her or vice versa. This means one has easy control over how much he communicates with ‘strangers.’

Costs vary on the website. The one-month package is expensive. The six-month package offers great value on the provided service. If one feels confident of finding in a short amount of time, the one-month package is ideal. If one needs more than a month, it is better if one gets the three-month or six-month package.

What makes Meetic.com so appealing is its worldwide focus. Unlike other sites that claim to operate on an international level, the website boasts of a lot of members. Meetic.com is not the best online dating site. However, it works for a reasonable rate and the travel opportunity to see new friends is a big determining factor for the dater.

While the site has a wide international membership base, it is more established Europe. Thus, most of the members come from European countries like Belgium, Italy, Spain, and France, among other countries. While Meetic.com is a great place to find love, its downside is not easy to be overlooked. Its membership base is somewhat exclusive. For members outside an area or for members who don’t speak a Romance language, there may be a barrier of sorts.

Is Meetic.com worth it? Just like any other online dating site, the website also has its share of missed opportunities, bad dates, and people who are different offline as they are online. The website is generally one of the better online dating sites that provides direct and no-nonsense service that members can use to find the people they seek to be with.

A few more features would be appreciated. These include video chats, more emphasis on forum discussions, and a travel and magazine advice section. Such added features would be appreciated as members do want to meet international dates. These members would also want to talk about the countries their ‘love interests’ live in. Meetic.com is a great place to go on a dating adventure. One may not find his or her true love, but members would love the ease of access the site offers.