In today’s dating site review, we are going to be looking at a website that does things a little differently.
And from the name, Girls Date for Free, it’s easy to see what that difference is.
Yes, if you are a female, you get to use the site and all the key features it offers, for free.
Of course, there’s much more to this dating site than what some people would see as a gimmick to pull in female users.
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Girls Date For Free Review in Video Form
Audio (podcast) form for those of you on the go
But first, the ratings.
Ease of Use – 4/5
Effectiveness – 3/5
Key Features – 3/5
Pricing – 5/5
- Females use the site for free
- Well-priced membership packages with one-day and one-week options
- A well-designed site that’s easy to find your way around
- No app
- You need a membership to communicate effectively
- Despite needing a valid email, there are still fake profiles on the site
Who Is It For/Demographics?
So who is Girls Date For Free for?
Well, it’s a regular dating site aimed not only at males looking for females and vice versa but also at the gay and lesbian community, making it similar to sites (like BeNaughty or Ashley Madison).
But obviously, no matter the type of matchup you are looking for, if you are a female, then the site is for free.
And it’s not the first online dating site to take this approach.
But how has that influenced user numbers?
Are there more women than men using the site because of the fact that they can do so without paying a dime?
Girls Date For Free user breakdown
Despite some in-depth research, finding out how many users are part of Girls Date for Free proved to be a tough task.
The site doesn’t even have an app on either the Google Play Store or the Apple iStore to help give an indication by looking at how many times it’s been downloaded.
But during that research and on the Girls Date for Free website, I did come across a figure that can provide us with an idea of the overall activity on the site.
And that’s 350 000 visitors per month who use the site.
Now that’s not an indication of people that have signed up for the site.
Well, if it was 350 000 users, they’d only would have each logged in once that month to produce that total, right?
So the overall user numbers for Girls Date for Free would be significantly lower, that’s for sure.
It’s difficult to put an estimation on just what the number could be.
In fact, if anyone tried, it would be total guesswork.
Luckily, all that detective work finally paid off.
I eventually found out that Girls Date for Free has less than 100 000 users.
- Of those, around 36 000 are from the United States
- Around 5 000 are active each week
So even though females can use the site without paying a site, it’s not the busiest general dating site on the net, that’s for sure.
Now let’s see the user breakdown.
Surely, with the way the site operates, there have to be more females online than males.
Gender breakdown and ages ranges
Well, you’d think that and so did I, but in reality, it’s the opposite.
Yes, men dominate this site.
- 80% of the users are male
- 20% of the users are female
Despite the site offering females premium membership, they are still outnumbered by a ratio of four to one.
Now, why would that be?
Well, let’s look at it from a male perspective.
If you were searching for dating sites and you came across one that allowed women to date for free, you’d jump at the chance to make your own profile.
That’s because you’d naturally expect there to be so many women making use of the site because it’s free.
It makes sense when you think of it like that, doesn’t it?
But what about the age ranges of users?
Well, let’s take a quick look.
The biggest user age group on the site is from 25-34 years old.
It’s here you will also find the largest amount of female users.
The 25-34-year-old group makes up almost a third (32%) of the user base of Girls Date for Free.
That group is split as follows: 20% men and 12% women.
The next largest group is the 35-44-year-olds.
They make up 31% of those who frequent the site and are split as follows: 25% men and 6% women.
Here’s a full breakdown of the age groups, from most popular to least popular.
Ease of Use
To start this section, I am going to take you through the process of signing up and registering for a profile on Girls Date for Free.
If you’ve used a dating site before, there’s nothing that’s going to be any different from what you have experienced.
Remember, if you prefer to sign up using an app, well you can’t because there is no app available on any platform for Girls Date for Free.
The website is optimized for mobile use, so you could still go about it that way if you’d prefer to use your smartphone.
When you go to the Girls Date for Free website to start the signing up process, there are few initials entries you have to make.
- Your gender and what you are looking for
- Your age
- Your email address
- Your password
- Your location
The email needs to be a valid one because you will only gain access to the site once you reply to the mail that the admin team at Girls Date for Free send you.
Setting up your profile
Although you can skip it, the site encourages you to set up your profile in full before doing anything else.
As always, that starts with a profile picture but you will also need to provide the following:
- A status (this you can change but it acts as a profile header)
- Your ethnicity
- Your body type
- Your hair color
Other information that you can also include:
- What you are looking for (gender, age range, location)
- Appearance (height and weight, eye color, tattoos, piercing and more)
- Lifestyle (do you drink or smoke)
It’s standard fare, to be honest.
Filling in your profile is quick, nothing more than 10 minutes of your time.
Finding your way around
Girls Date for Free provides you with your first matchups based on your location.
While it’s fun looking through these, you might not meet their requirements and you will also notice that they are age ranges are across the board.
You can toggle the way these are presented to you with the sort option on the right-hand side.
This allows you to sort by:
- Last activity
But before you launch a search of your own, let’s take a little about the site.
It features an uncluttered design, which I like.
There are a few menus that you will use to navigate your way around.
- Search: Here you can launch your own searches
- Like Gallery: This is a roulette-style game where you can like or move on to the next person. If you like a profile and the person likes you back, then that’s a mutual match and you should follow up on it.
Underneath those two menus, you will find the quick-search bar.
You can also add parameters to your search from here but more on that later.
Below that are more clickable options.
- All members near your location
- New users online now
- New members who have joined up for the site
Lastly, on the left-hand side of the page, you will notice a status updater.
Here you can change your status for others to see as well as seeing the status updates made by other users.
It’s a fun way to scroll through other users and see what they are up to.
So it seems like Girls Date for Free has you covered in terms of giving you all the tools you need to find that perfect matchup.
They even provide you with a few matchups to browse through from the moment you log in.
Of course, although these are near to your location, as I have already mentioned, they are not all perfect in terms of what you may be looking for.
Making your own searches
A dating site without an effective search engine is never going to flourish.
So how does Girls Date For Free’s offering work out?
Well, you have two ways to launch your searches.
First, you can click the search button at the top of the screen or you can use the quick search bar that you find on the homepage.
I like using the quick bar because all you need is right there in front of you.
For example, you can quickly change the gender, age ranges and location.
But if you’d like you can add more filters that are related to each user’s profile.
It’s not all the parameters from their profile, mind you but just a few including:
- Body type
- Hair color
- Eye color
Now some may feel like they need more parameters than the above but I can see what the designers of the site had in mind.
Sometimes too many parameters can narrow down your search options so they’ve included only a few.
Once that turns up results, then you can go into each individual profile to find out more about them.
Reaching out on Girls Date for Free
As a female user on the site, you get to send all your messages for free, no problem there then.
But what if you are a male user?
Where do you stand then?
Well, first up, unlike other sites that take you straight to the upgrade page when you want to send your first message, Girls Date for Free at least gives you a chance.
In fact, five chances.
Yes, you get five free messages that you can send to one person or perhaps even five different people.
Once those messages are used up, however, you have no real way of continuing the conversation unless you decide to join up as a member of the site.
But there is an issue.
I could only send one message before I was whisked away to the upgrade to the membership page.
And that was the end of messaging for free as a male user.
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Nothing new here, I suppose, that’s how dating sites operate.
They know that communication is key and that’s why they put messaging behind paywalls.
Of course, membership to a site like this will bring you other key features, so that’s what we are going to take a look at now.
So what does membership bring if that’s the route you opt to take for Girls Date for Free as a male user.
Also, you need to remember that these key features are available to all female users on the site.
1. Unlimited messaging
No matter what the dating site or if there are what seem to be far better features, the most critical thing membership can offer is unlimited messaging.
It’s the core aspect of any dating site because without out, you cannot get to know a potential matchup better.
The ability to send messages to a number of people or just to that someone you think could lead to something more is invaluable, that’s for sure.
And if you become a member of Girls Date for Free or if you are a female user, that door is opened for you.
2. See larger photographs
While you are able to see the photos of other users, if you are a female user or you sign up for a membership, you now can see them in all their glory!
3. More search options
If you are one of those people that like to fine-tune searches while looking for love, this feature becomes available to paying members and female users.
What is does is use parameters from profiles, for example, weight and height to allow you to try to search for that perfect potential date.
But there’s another advantage to membership when it comes to searching.
All profiles that are now returned in your searches will include the “looking for” information so you can quickly tell if they are the match you want or not.
So if you are wanting a long-term partner you can brush off those profiles returned that are just looking to hook up, for example.
4. Sharing of photos and videos
As a member of the site, you are able to share photos and videos with other users.
This relates specifically while you are chatting to them.
5. Premium support
If you have any issues whatsoever on the site, as a member or female user of Girls Date for Free you can call on premium support to help you sort them out.
So we’ve covered the key features you can expect to see if you are a paying member or female user on Girls Date for Free.
But what’s it going to cost you and are they various package options available?
Well, Girls Date for Free offers a day, one-week, one-month or three-month options.
A day membership and a week membership?
Now that’s clever thinking in my book.
Sometimes, people don’t want to commit for a month or don’t have the money to buy into a longer package that’s cost-effective.
By offering a day membership and a week membership, you give users the chance to try out the key features on offer to members, without breaking the bank.
It’s something that not many other datings sites offer and I’ve always wondered why they wouldn’t.
But now let’s look at the different pricing options on these packages.
- 1-day membership – $0.99 per day
- 1-week membership – $7.00
- 1-month membership – $30.00
- 3-month membership – $65.70 ($21.90 per month)
While I still don’t think that Girls Date for Free has the best features I’ve ever seen, at least they haven’t tried to squeeze too much out of their membership packages.
The pricing here is reasonable and the options give you a chance to try out the site and see if it is going to work for you or not.
I mean, you could try it out day by day but I would initially start with a one-week membership option.
Once you’ve used the site for that week – and make sure you do use it properly – then you will have gained enough knowledge to make an informed decision as to whether it can help you in your relationship quest, whatever that is.
If you are going to continue and you have the money, it makes sense then to jump to a three-month option that gives the most value for money.
Conclusion and Overall Rating
So let’s jump straight into my overall rating for Girls Date For Free.
I am giving the site a very solid 3.75 out of 5.
There are somethings that I love about the site and others that are less than impressive.
So let’s start with what I really think is one of the best things about Girls Date For Free.
And that’s the membership options.
Far too many other dating sites don’t seem to care when it comes to the duration of membership options they offer.
Often, the shortest package is a month-to-month option.
I’ve never quite understood why there are shorter packages, like day-by-day or week package that would encourage people to try out the site and see what’s going on.
Luckily, Girls Date for Free has and I am so glad that they do.
On the whole, even though I stay in a small town, I had plenty of returns when it came to making searches on the site.
Contacting them, however, obviously needs membership, although you do get one message a day that you can send for free.
When it comes to key features, perhaps Girls Date for Free can do a little better, but then again, the membership options are priced accordingly.
If I was a female, I would definitely give the site a try in whatever your dating quest is.
And if you are a male, yes you have to pay, but it’s not too hard on the pocket.
What do you think about Girls Date for Free?
Is it fair that only men pay for membership?
Let us know in the comments below.