MateLocal is a dating website aggregator with a good reputation (something that’s rare in this industry). The service helps pair you up with other singles who are right in your area, guaranteeing a greater level of success, both in finding matches and getting dates set up. The rest is up to you! MateLocal even has an offline matchmaking option, and if you qualify, you’ll be able to sit with a professional to increase your odds of finding love.
|Best for||Singles who want to meet other singles in their area|
|User base||Males, females, heterosexuals, bisexuals, homosexuals|
|Number of members||N/A|
|Favorite features||Dating site matchmaking|
MateLocal operates out of the United States, Canada, and Australia. The goal is simple: help singles find suitable matches in their area using a sophisticated matchmaking algorithm.
Sounds pretty good, right? Online dating is definitely making the most of technology to help people find romance, companionship, and even marriage, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. One thing to be aware of is the fact that MateLocal is not an actual online dating service. Rather, MateLocal is a service that connects users to its network of online dating services. After filling out a short form, MateLocal will choose a suitable site for you and redirect you to this online dating service. From there, you can start searching for love. Here's how our experience with signing up for MateLocal worked out.
When all this is done, MateLocal will connect you with one of its top dating site partners. So, signing up with MateLocal is really easy and takes 30 seconds. Unfortunately, this doesn’t really get you anywhere because, as we mentioned, MateLocal is not an actual online dating service. If you want to get set up with other singles in your area, you’ll have to sign up for one of the partner sites that has thousands or millions of other members you can date.
We tried the process and were suggested to sign up for 50more.com. Once we signed up for a 50more.com account, things finally started to happen. You're directed to a screen that tells you that you're about to start the "getting to know you" stage. This is where 50more asks you questions about yourself, your preferences, and your lifestyle. The whole thing takes roughly 5 minutes. Not bad. Questions include things like:
The idea is that 50more wants to build a personality profile that the algorithm can then use to find the most fitting matches for you. The search engine uses all of your answers to paint an accurate picture of who you are and which members in its database would make a suitable partner for you. So, it really benefits you to fill out your profile as fully, as honestly, and as thoughtfully as you possibly can. It won’t do you much good to lie about your height, age, weight, pastimes, etc. because once you go out with the other person, your date will quickly learn the truth.
MateLocal isn’t a dating site, remember? As such, there are no search functions for you to use. In fact, there isn’t even a database of users to search through! But don’t worry about that because as soon as you sign up for one of the partner sites, you’ll be able to search through the entire database of singles that the partner site has. This can include thousands of singles in your area that you never even knew existed. So, this is a great place to start.
There is one feature that is worth mentioning, though. The site has professional matchmakers that you can meet with if you prefer a more hands-on approach to dating.
As with the search functions, MateLocal has no communication tools or features of its own. Instead, you can avail yourself of the features put forth by the websites that MateLocal partners with. These can range considerably depending on the dating service, but you can expect online messaging, emailing, video chat, or audio calls to be included. You may also be able to buy gifts for other members or send flirts to get things moving in the right direction.
MateLocal scores a 100% trust score from Scamadviser.com. Additionally, the site was found to have zero risk issues when tested by both Google Safe Browsing and SiteAdvisor. Plus, MateLocal has got an Alexa ranking, something many other dating site aggregators don’t even aspire to.
In addition to all these online trust symbols MateLocal has built up, the site also implements its own onsite security measures to maintain the privacy and safety of its members. Some security measures include industry-standard encryption and physical and policy protocols both on and offline.
More good news! MateLocal won’t cost you a thing to use. That’s because this dating site aggregator doesn’t charge its members to make use of these services. Instead, MateLocal makes its money by charging online dating services to partner with them. So, the sites in the network are paying your monthly subscription for you in essence.
Of course, if you sign up for one of the online dating sites within the MateLocal network, you will be charged the signup fees as per that website’s terms and conditions.
MateLocal offers an email contact form to its customers who are looking for more information. This is the best (and only) way to get in touch with MateLocal if you want to find out more about the offline professional matchmakers as well.
MateLocal has been pairing up dating sites and singles for nearly ten years now, so the service must be doing something right! It’s got close to a thousand unique visitors each day, and twice that many views. It's free to sign up and there is a paid premium product for better results , and while it doesn’t do very much in terms of style and functionality, it is a good portal for finding online dating sites.