Full review Dating Direct is an established dating site owned by the Meetic network, who also now own Match. As a result, both sites share many similarities, and they benefit from the branding and marketing that have made them two of best-known dating sites out there.
As most of the features are only available to subscribed members, we took a look to see if the subscription fees lead to a better quality experience. This consists of some standard questions concerning appearance, how you would describe yourself etc. There is also a very short survey regarding the type of person you are looking for, which is used to filter potential matches for you. There is a validation email used to verify your email account is genuine, and then you are set to go.
Search Dating Direct uses your location and sign-up info to find a number of suitable profiles in your area, but this info can be altered easily by changing the search area or criteria. The website offers a good advance search facility where you can filter potential matches using a number of different parameters, such as physical traits, personality traits and distance from your area etc.
You can also search for people born on the same day as you, or for users whose birthday it is on the day you are online. There is also the option to browse through online members, but this can be an arduous process, for example when we were online there was over 28, other members online at the same time, so you are much more likely to find a potential match using the search functions. Communication Communication is limited unless you are a subscribed member on Dating Direct, as both emails and Instant Messages require a subscription fee to use.
For subscribers, you can send a wink or email to other users to let them know you are interested in them, or you can use the live chat to start a conversation with people online. You can also see which users have added you to their favourites list. As the majority of members will be subscribers, people tend to take dating more seriously than on other sites.
A result of this is we found people to be polite and friendly, making for a pleasant experience online. Safety Profiles are checked for inappropriate content and the website is well moderated, and as a result there are very few fake profiles and scammers that you might find on some of the free sites. All information is encrypted to a high level, so you can be confident about your personal details remaining secure on the site.
Ease of use Dating Direct is very easy to navigate and use, with a simple interface that is straightforward and nicely designed, although it could be slightly more refined as there is a bit of advertising cluttering up the homepage though this is mainly for Dating Direct Affinity.
Overall Dating Direct, like its partner site Match. Add your review You've heard our opinion. Now we're keen to hear your personal experience of using this software.