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HowAboutWe.com is a dating site with a difference: it allows you to express yourself, your likes and dislikes by having you suggest ideal dates. It’s maybe a strange idea but it really works! It’s quite enjoyable to read through profiles and see what it is that people truly want to do, cutting out the ubiquitous “I like movies” statements and getting right to things that people would love to do. If you agree then the site allows you to say that you are “intrigued” by simply pressing a button on a member’s suggestion. This lets the member know that you’re interested in their idea and you can then try to set up that exact date! This turns theory into reality in a quick and simple way. Magic!
But is everything so fantastic on HowAboutWe.com? Well, not quite. That’s not to say that this is a poorly run site, but that there are some improvements that can be made. Let us go through our marking criteria as a jump off point...
The chances of getting a date on this site pretty much depend on how active and imaginative you are. The site offers some inspiration or even just challenges you with random suggestions from other users, but ultimately if you post an interesting date idea and get a few people interested then you’re in with a good chance of going on an actual date. There are plenty of ideas posted each day from most major cities, though it might be difficult to find dates in more remote places.
The features on this site primarily revolve around sharing dating ideas. Each member has a profile but communications are restricted to messages and posting on the blogs. So it’s limited in some sense, but HowAboutWe is more about going on real dates rather than talking about them. Still, it would be good to have a few more communication tools so that you could get a better sense of someone before deciding to meet them in person. The dating map is also a useful tool which allows you to look on a map of a town or city and to see whether any dates have been planned in that area. The dates available appear as blue speech bubbles which you simply click on to read the details.
The site is easy to navigate, generally quite colourful and fun. Members’ photos adorn much of it so you can see exactly who is promoting a particular date, though only members with their own photos are allowed to view full sized photos of other members, which seems a fair contract. Registration is pretty painless and is arranged in a series of questions and slide meters. It only takes a few minutes to complete and much of it is optional.
Essentially HowAboutWe is a site which lets people set up small events with a romantic edge. It doesn’t really get involved in the whole ‘matching’ phenomenon which is frequently seen elsewhere. Nor does it offer you a lot of different ways to approach people, such as flirts and winks. It’s probably best suited for more outgoing people who want to do something a little different and see where it takes them. A grand idea, in our opinion, and a great way to make friends in your local area, even if you don’t end up with sparks and wedding bells on the date itself.
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