It seems very suiting that Date.com would make its debute as a premier love connection site on Valentine's Day, 1997. Date.com boasts an enormous dating community with over two million members, of course not all of these members are active. The ages of the members on Date.com are predominantly between 20 - 50 years young. There is also a community of active dating 50+ people that accounts for about 10% of Date.com's members. Men account for approximately 60% of Date.com's membership. Date.com offers matching for all sexual orientations, and for those looking for friendship, casual dating, a serious relationship or marriage.
The signup process with Date.com is thorough, but at the same time will help you be better matched with other people. If you are eager to dive into dating, then you will find it simple to start viewing the profiles of all the other members on Dating.com following the signup process. The site offers a terrific searching tool that really can help narrow your soulmate search down to some of your important preferences, such as location, interests, hobbies, age, etc. With a premium membership, called a Gold Membership, you will also have access to Date.com's praised online dating magazine, Date.info. This magazine has been heralded as the best online dating magazine, that is full of useful dating advice from dating professionals, as well as stories and articles written by Date.com members.
One of the major drawbacks of Date.com, that seems common with the other large dating sites, is that it doesn’t let non-members reply to a members email for free. There is a large number of people registered with Date.com who don't, or can't, commit to the paid membership. For this reason, members are increasingly frustrated that their messages to non-members cannot be returned, even though they are paying for the Date.com's dating services.
A free membership with Date.com will allow you to build your profile and search for matches, but you will not be able to communicate with anyone via email or instant messaging. For the ability to communicate and access to the online dating magazine, you will need to upgrade to the Gold Membership that costs $24.95 USD for 1 month, $74.95 USD for 6 months or $99.95 USD for 1 year. Date.com accepts snail mail payments as well as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, JCB and American Express.