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Mate1 seems a bit old-fashioned compared to the other online dating sites we’ve tested, but there’s definitely the potential to find a match, and that’s what matters most. Our test profile has been matched with the Mate1 system with over 1,000 potential dates. However, many of the matches we found during our search were spammers, so you have to be sure you are matching the actual profiles.
This is one of the dating sites for singles that is trying to keep up with Tinder, the most influential digital dating tool in recent years, offering something like a sliding option. You do not literally pass, of course, the way you do on the Tinder app, but you can sort through mate1 matches by clicking on a no, interested or skip the button under their photos.
With this site, there are no compatibility tests as there are with most online dating services. Your personality is not defined by a color and there are no pages and pages of questions about your emotions. Mate1 just asks a few basic questions about your appearance, education and employment before being registered and ready to go. There are only a handful of essay questions that you can choose to fill out as part of your profile later. For casual daters this may be right, but this website does not attempt to match you with compatible people. If you are looking for highly personalized recommendations, Elite Singles has one of the most in-depth questionnaires of all the sites we have searched for.
This dating site offers a fair amount of control in your searches, although there are sites that have more ways to filter. Basic filters include age, geographical location, and whether or not profiles have a photo. Advanced search options include things like eating preferences, drinking habits, working habits, and income. Other sites also offer other ways to filter, including keyword filters.
This company offers an email address only if you have questions about your account. There were no articles or other information about dating on the site. Not everyone wants instructions on dating from a website, but it represents a lack of depth and a orientation to casual dating with Mate1, which can be perfect for some daters.
The lack of compatibility tests and informative articles indicates more of a trend towards casual dating on this site, so Mate1 is not for everyone. However, there are many essentials to find a great date. Some other search tool would make it even more competitive with the other sites we reviewed. At this point it may be worth looking for matching on the most basic levels of compatibility.