Overview: Date.com is often overlooked by singles seeking love online. With a modest membership size of around 8 million, don’t be fooled. They don’t use cheesy or elaborate marketing campaigns to lure in singles, they can largely rely on the amazing website address they possess to bring in traffic. But as we found, Date.com offers much more than a good URL. The dating service is simplistic yet offers those in US a more intimate experience than the other larger dating players like eHarmony or Match.com. We recommend this site for singles 30 years or older for the best experience. Matching System: You’ll find a very simple matching system at Date.com. Like other dating sites, it is based on characteristics such as age, ethnicity, faith, and so on. However, when signing up you are able to describe not only yourself but specifically what your perfect partner might be like. Quite often the dating surveys put a lot of emphasis on the individual signing up and not their desired partner. In order to find your match, you can do a lot of the searching yourself using the advanced search features such as by location and age. Features: What’s great about Date.com is you can actually see profile pictures and members full profiles without being a paid member. This is quite unique. This means you can do a lot of research before you feel the need to commit to a paid membership package. We found this to beat much of the competition; using the search functions to browse real members and their entires profiles. Of course paid membership is important because it enables instant messaging, email and full communication. However, you will be fully prepared having saved your ‘favorite’ profiles before hand. How much does Date.com Cost? If you’re ready to start communicating with members, you can expect to pay $35 for one month, $23.32 per month for 3 months, $16.66 per month for 6 months, or the cheapest per month of $11.66 if you buy a year long package. Our tip is to get the 3 month package as it provides ample time to try out the service for yourself but also the best savings over the month to month option. What are the payment options? One reason we really like Date.com is they offer credit card AND Paypal as payment options. This really opens the door to safe and diverse payments. You can pay direct from your bank account through Paypal if you wish, which often ads lots more protection. Customer Service: Customer service is accessible by online form or email. There doesn’t appear to be anything worth raving about or complaining about. It is a typical 24 hours (often much less) response time to inquiries. There is also a robust help index for common questions. In reality, it’s unlikely you’ll need much customer service unless you have a serious specific issue with a member or tech problem. Summary: We feel Date.com is one of the best online dating options for 3 reasons. 1) The sign-up process is easy, not complicated or time consuming. 2) You can search full profiles and view members’ photos before becoming a paid member. and 3) It is a reasonably priced site for premium membership, where you can pay by credit card or paypal.