DateMeFree - 100% Free Online Dating
DateMeFree is an online dating website that offers 100% free dating for its members. So is this site too good to be true, or is it worth a look?
Sign up to the site and you can search for men, women and (unusually) couples. There are galleries showing men and women in specific age groups, and also a fairly comprehensive search engine.
Annoyingly, a lot of members have hidden their photos, and you have to request them. China Love Match has a similar option and I'm not sure what the point of it is because members without photos are often scammers, and there are too many members on most sites for a busy person to be bothered to request photos of a person they might be interested in.
I'm not sure why they included couples in the site's search facility. I could only find a few couples listed, and it tends to suggest the site is full of players and swingers rather than sensible marriage minded people. There is a big market for flirting and other activities, but it's best if these are separated from sites aimed at men and women searching for life partners. Sadly most free dating sites attract a lot of players, simply because they feel safer not using a site that requires credit card payment for membership fees.
Another huge omission is the fact that you can't search for people in your local area. And when I did look for women in the UK, the quality of search results was very poor. Some of the women had male photos, and some of the profiles looked so suspicious that I can only assume they were scammers.
Other facilities on DateMeFree include a free chat facility. You can also rate the members' photos in a kind of Hot or Not interactive feature.
DateMeFree prides itself on being relatively scammer free, and they claim to go out of their way in order to keep scammers off the site.
Anyone found to be a scammer on the site is added to the scam list. While this is useful, just bear in mind that once somebody has been identified as a scammer then it's already too late for their victims if they've already fallen for a scam.
Even though the site prides itself on it's anti-scam activities, just don't let your own guard down. A quick look at the scammer profiles on the site will show you that scammers can be male, female and any age.
Another good thing is that the site does tell members not to send money to members. And hats off to them for telling men that women who are really interested in you won't ask you for money.
Beyond this though, remember that scammers love free dating sites. It doesn't cost them a dime to register and start looking for victims. And free sites can't offer the sophisticated anti-fraud measures that the larger sites employ to keep their members safe.
DateMeFree - Good for International Dating?
I found out about DateMeFree on a forum that was focussed on providing help for men seeking Asian mail order brides. A member mentioned that this site went out of its way to keep scammers off the sites. Plenty of men seem to end up sending their life savings to Russian or Asian women they meet online, so the idea of a scammer free international dating site seemed a good idea.
Free dating sites are often good for flirting or a fling, but they're not always the best places to find everlasting love...
Sadly DateMeFree has some way to go before it can challenge the largest free international personals sites. For example, the leading 100% free Asian dating website Date In Asia claims to have over one million members. Whether you're looking for a partner in China, Thailand, the Philippines or another Asian country then you'll not have too many problems finding people to chat to on Date In Asia.
By contrast, DateMeFree has a very limited number of members that would be of interest to men seeking mail order brides. I counted just 17 Thai women in my age range. Even Filipinas (who are extremely numerous on most Asian dating websites) weren't too numerous, and I only counted 170. By contrast, Filipina Heart claims to have somewhere in the region of one million women registered on the site (and only half as many men!). Looking at Eastern Europe, I only found 120 Russian ladies on the site - by contrast, Elena's Models has tens of thousands.
So DateMeFree might be worth a look, but don't expect too much. This is most definitely not the best free dating site around. Bear in mind that free dating sites don't attract such high quality members as you will find on a subscription dating site. And dating sites tend to have a much lower quality member base than an introduction agency. As with everything in life, you get what you pay for.