By descrete, March 16th, 2010
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Overall rating by descrete
Ease of use100%
Mate1.com is an excellent site! I have been using and loving the site for almost 2 years now. I am an avid dater, since I am in a long term open relationship that allows both partners to explore other people. I have tried many online dating sites, but none have been so successful as Mate1. The other users on Mate1 are fun and smart. Not to mention, good looking! I have had many satisfying experiences using Mate1.
Mate1 is really well designed. It is easy to use, safe, and enjoyable. Mate1 also has high quality features, like voice recording. I love voice recording! I can also upload 20 pictures of myself, so I can be seen in many different ways. Furthermore, I can view other people in many different ways. Mate1 has chat, email (for sending personal pictures!), and a great matching methodology. Instead of endless personality questions, Mate1 lets you fill out only as many aspects of your profile as you want. Also, the questions asked are pertinent! The questions are everyday-life preference questions that are easy to answer.
Overall, I have been greatly impressed by the site and continue to enjoy using the site. It is improving my life. You can't say that about everything.
Mate1SupportDecember 8th, 2011
We do our very best to prevent people from misrepresenting themselves in their descriptions as well. However, because we have millions of profiles on our site, with thousands more being created on a daily basis, from time to time you will encounter a profile which is not honestly representing that member's true status, age, location, etc. For that and other reasons, we have provided a "Report a Problem" link at the bottom of a member's profile. If you suspect someone of being flagrantly dishonest about something important in their profile/photos/description, or of otherwise violating our Terms of Service, please report that to us so we can investigate further as needed.
You can also turn off our Chat feature by clicking on the "Options" button in the chat window if you feel you are receiving too many requests.
Please get in touch with our Mate1 Customer Support team regarding any issues you are experiencing, or any technical difficulties you have encountered and we'll be happy to try and resolve them with you. That's what we're here for!
For your convenience, here is a direct link to our site's Help/Contact Us page, which contains most of our contact options.
JanetUMay 11th, 2010
GargamelMay 11th, 2010
You should focus on the positives too. Like the fact that Mate1 doesn't censor their users like other sites do. That makes a huge difference!
I think Mate1 is a good site and they've been there for a long time and since it's one of the bigger and more professional sites, definitely worth it.
DavidPetrieMay 10th, 2010
Also, when I am composing an E-mail to a user on the site, I frequently get a pop-up window saying "so-and-so would like to chat with you." A few vital statistics are given in this window, one of which is not so-and-so's ethnicity. In almost all cases, it turns out that the person requesting chat is 1) a West African (largely Ghana, but sometimes Nigeria) scammer, or 2) a webcam stripper soliciting business. The scammers are pretty easy to detect, as they do not post a photo in their profile, and answer the questions in their profile with "Rather Not Say". The other day, I was on the computer in the afternoon and evening, and accumulated 18 reports to Mate1 of abuse by users initiating chat requests. You always get an automated acknowledgement from Mate1 when you submit an abuse report, and in the beginning, I would get a follow-up from someone in Mate1's Customer Service department. But lately, I've been getting no follow-ups.
In summary, Mate1 is a swamp of West African scammers and webcam strippers trolling for business. I'd have to say that fewer than 10% of the contacts I have made on this site are actually legitimate users in search of a date/relationship.