Datehookup is a popular free dating site where singles get together. Despite the adult sounding name, it's a serious place with a growing number of users. You can search, send emails, flirt and rate other people's picture.
Is it Really Free?
Whereas other dating sites charge their members for the use of such things as chat and instant messaging, Datehookup.com relies on advertising revenue for its income and is able to provide these features at no cost. In addition to email, chat and instant messaging, you can also socialize in forums and online singles groups.
Most things are free but they have an upgrade option if you want "extras" that can be bought or earned.
The format of DateHookup is extremely simple. It is quite easy to navigate and get involved once you join. Once you have a profile you can customize it in a way that best expresses you personality. Other fun features include a friend customizer.
Datehookup.com has a screening system that puts each profile through an approval process. This cuts down on the amount of fake profiles. While this takes a bit longer it does give you some peace of mind that people there are more likely to be genuine and you'll have more opportunity to meet a like minded match. It's no guarantee of course but it is there.
While all of the basics services on DateHookup are free, there is an option to upgrade your membership to “Gold” status. This grants you certain extra privileges, such as priority customer support, profile highlighting in searches, and it allows you to send unlimited gifts.
An upgrade to gold membership requires a certain number of points. Points can be purchased directly, or they can be accumulated simply by logging on to the site regularly.
By Tara Miller