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Imagine yourself on a distant beach, the waves lapping at your toes and your new partner by your side. Sounds idyllic doesn't it? Well it could become a possibility. Why stick to the people you know, have you ever thought about meeting a date from another town or even another country? With Continental Romance that's possible, it provides an online forum for meeting other like-minded singles who want to explore the world and meet people a bit different from themselves.
We'll work through the process of using ContinentalRomance, from beginning to end, in the hope that it will highlight the potential advantages and drawbacks of this site over its competitors. First of all you'll need to sign up. Initially this is free to do and very quick, although you will need a valid email address. Don't get too excited though because upgrading is a real chore. Once your initial sign up is done you need to create a profile. The information you can include is somewhat limited, but tends to inform others as to your passions and lifestyle, as well as the languages you can speak. Of course, your spoken languages can be important on a site such as this one, where people are hoping to meet dates from other cultures. All members can upload photos, although the quality of the photos on the site isn't always great. That said, some of them are pretty good and even look professionally shot.
So your profile is now built, how to do you go about meeting someone? Well the first thing you need to do is perform a search. Unfortunately this is one of the weakest sections of the site, with very limited search options indeed. The only details you can search for are gender, age range and location. In fact the locations are as broad as “United States”, which really doesn't help to narrow things down, after all that's quite a big place! Let's assume you're not too picky then, how are the results presented? You'll find that the site has quite a simple design but this works fine for sorting through search results. You'll see a photo and some basic information for each member. You can then click on a member to see more personal details. One of the advantages of Continental Romance is that users can include their contact details (email addresses, instant messenger names or cell phone numbers) in their profile without issue, so you can send them a message outside of the site without needing to pay for membership. This is also risky, though, and we don't really recommend doing it, especially putting up your phone number. You never know who might contact you! So, something to be cautious about there.
If you wish to exchange messages then you'll need to upgrade your membership to a paid profile. Unfortunately our profiles never got approved and you can't request payment details until they have been, making the whole process much more complex than it ought to be. If ContinentalRomance want members to sign up then it would help if they provided a quick turnaround time for their approvals, and provided clear pricing guidelines beforehand.
It's easy to look at the limitations of this site, but if you're interested in starting friendships or romances with people from around the world then ContinentalRomance.com might offer a space for your dreams to come true.
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