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Meetic.com is an international dating site (with a membership encompassing almost 100 countries) with a European flavour, which is open to all. This is a place for people who are looking for singles in their locale or further from home. This could be an exciting opportunity to meet people from all walks of life.
Whenever we’ve logged on there are literally thousands of members online, chatting away and flirting in the various chatrooms and in private conversations. This is encouraging because, so often, dating sites seem to be abandoned, but we were pleased with how easy it was to strike up a conversation at any time of the day or night.
A basic search produced a pleasant number of results, many of whom matched the criteria we had set and our preferences as decided by our personal profiles. The system seems to work, then, meaning that you won’t be wasting your time raking through fake profiles and never getting any correspondence with others who are looking for love or just friendship.
Joining was an easy and most people have put in the desired information, yet we would have liked a few more details and the ability to express ourselves more fully as it was a little restrictive at times. Most people have made the effort to complete their profile and upload a photo, which also shows that they care about their dating experience. Quite a few people keep information to a minimum but the more information you provide the more likely you are to offer a genuine representation of yourself. That said, you can of course get yourself across in an actual conversation with another member.
You can talk in an email or instant messenger window, giving you a bit of choice. You can also request that members have to contact you, or that you will only contact them, meaning you have a good level of control over how much communication you have with ‘strangers’.
Costs vary on Meetic.com, the 1 month package being somewhat pricey and the 6 month deal being good value for the service on offer. If you’re feeling confident then perhaps one month is enough, otherwise it’s worth considering an extended period because the cost works out much better per month.
The real draw of Meetic is its international focus. Unlike other international dating sites it actually has the membership to back it up, meaning that you are likely to find a few members that fit your bill, wherever your search is based. It’s not an amazing site in every respect but it does a good job for a reasonable price, and the opportunity to travel and meet new people is always a lure for the adventurous dater!
We’d like to see a few more features, including video chats, perhaps some kind of magazine and travel advice centre, even a greater emphasis on forum discussions. This would all be of interest given that the people on the site are often interested in meeting people from abroad and talking about their country. For the most part though, if you think you’re of this ilk then Meetic.com could be a good site for you to explore. Bon voyage!
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