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We have awarded Interracial Match our prestigious Gold Award in this category, having reviewed 11 Interracial Dating Websites. Read our review below to find out why...
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InterracialMatch.com is a website that has been designed to help you find an interracial relationship. Whether it's friendship, love, marriage or just dating you're after, we think that Interracial Match has the tools and membership numbers to help you find it. Finding a date, or even love, can be a tricky old game. The world's a challenging place, few people meet their partner in the same street they grew up on and live happily ever after. It can seem like love is never around the corner, but this isn't true and advancements in technology only serve to help the search efforts.
So how does it all work? The first thing you do is sign up. This is painless and takes a matter of minutes. You can spend as long as you want to, adding information such as your likes and dislikes, hobbies and more, or you can simply skip through that and leave it for later. This information is used to build your profile, a unique page that acts as a sort of advert, selling you and telling everyone what you're interested in. You can add photos too, so that others can get an idea of how you look, if you like.
Once your profile has been completed you can begin searching for other members who suit your tastes. Up to this point the services are free, but if you want to communicate with another member then you'll need to pay for membership. This is pretty standard practice, but we'll come to the prices and packages in a moment. The rest of this review will be based on what you have access to as a paying member.
Searching for members is simple, you just choose the gender, age range and area that you'd like to explore. Alternatively, if you're looking for someone with a particular interest or quality, you can specify this in an advanced search. Results are shown in a gallery, where you can view a small picture of each match. From there you can choose to either “flirt” with them (which lets them know you like what you see), send them an email message or add them to your list of favorites. This list is a quick way to build up a sense of who's around and to make contact with them easily at a later date. There's plenty of information on each profile and generally we felt that you could get a good sense of each person before sending them a message.
Whilst you'll find a lot of dating sites have dead profiles (ones that have gone unused and haven't been deleted) this wasn't really an issue for us on Interracial Match. The number of results we received from a basic search was very impressive and we are sure there's someone to match any sort of criteria you might have.
Paying members also get to take advantage of a number of unique features on the site. “Take me out”, for example, lets you put up a special advert of yourself. Other members then look at your ad and decide if they'd like to take you out. They can recommend what they'd like to do and when, turning your hunt on its head.
The website also promotes community chats through a range of forum pages and “hot topics” where you can share your views with others. This can be a good way to get talking to members based on your opinions and not just profile views. In terms of getting advice, InterracialMatch offers plenty of opportunity to understand the world of dating. There are articles on dating, sections on recommended places to visit with a date, videos and a blog. We found the forums to be particularly useful, and at times lively. These offer a chance to get some real life feedback from regular people. The FAQ is also useful for technical problems, and there's 24/7 support when you need it.
This website isn't perfect, and we feel there are a few areas which could be enhanced. Primarily we felt that it lacked a web cam chat option, which can be a great idea for talking face to face with other members. We did quite like the idea of hosting a few games and competitions, as well as social events which members can attend in their locale. You sometimes find these features on mainstream dating sites, although admittedly they are much rarer on specialist dating sites such as this one.
That considered, the great benefit to a specialized site such as Interracial Match is that everyone on there is signed up because they're looking to be involved in an interracial relationship. This means you won't receive loads of messages and flirts from people who aren't interested in an interracial date.
And so we come to the price. Well, this website isn't the cheapest around. In fact it's one of the more expensive interracial dating websites we've reviewed. However, we feel that your chances of getting a date are a lot higher than you'll find on many sites, partly because of its membership numbers but also because many of its members have paid to upgrade to gold membership. It also offers a few special features that you won't see elsewhere, each of which acts as a useful tool to get conversations flowing.
Interracial Match is well designed, fairly priced and lively. Although it might not have all the features we could hope for, we think it offers a good opportunity to help its members find interracial dates.
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