Mingle2.com, previously known as JustSayHi.com is a dating service where you can sign up, create a profile, and start meeting single people looking for a date. Access is free but extra privileges can be gained for those willing to pay - an upgrade to MinglePlus increases visibility on the site.
Mingle2 is equally suited to those seeking romantic connections as well as platonic relationships such as pen pals. It has international reach and as such you may come across people located in almost any country. Users can keep in touch either online or use the easy zip code search option to locate singles in their own vicinity.
Signing up and creating a member profile is a straightforward, hassle free process. After creating a profile one can head over to the forums or use the site's Mutual Match feature to discreetly view profiles of those that have similar interests. An online meeting can be decided simply clicking the Yes, No or Maybe button. To use the Mutual Match tool, your profile will need a photo.
The site also offers simple features and a format that is easy to navigate. An email filter allows one to restrict contact based on age range, proximity and even smoking or drinking preferences. Stealth Mode is a sneaky way to take a look at other people's profiles without letting them know you are interested in them.
While Mingle2.com is a free site, additional premium services can be obtained by upgrading to a paid account (known as MinglePlus). The main benefits of upgrading are that it offers you the chance to have your profile highlighted, and to have it appear before free members in searches, it will also highlight your profile in certain pages, such as who is online, and enables you to see who thinks you are hot in the Mutual Match tool.
In Summary, Mingle2 is a good, honest all-round dating site that you can use for free. While it doesn't have a huge pool of members to choose from (as does OkCupid or PoF), it does have some nice matchmaking features such as Mutual Match, and the Interest Locator.
By Tara Miller
- Simple layout, easy to navigate
- Communication and all other essentials are free of charge
- MinglePlus is there for those willing to pay extra to have their profile highlighted
- Privacy settings keep you fully in control of who can make contact
- Nice matching tools
- It's significantly smaller than other free sites out there
- No option to use the site without ads