– Building a C-Date Profile –
When you first access the members’ area of C-Date you will be prompted to build a personal profile. This starts by stating your profession, level of education, whether you have any body art, as well as your drinking and smoking habits. For all of these questions, you have the option to select “ask me personally” as a response. You must also choose a nickname that will be used to identify your profile to other members. Following this step, you will be prompted to upload a profile image.
C-Date does a poor job of informing its members how to expand their profiles. There is a way to add information, such as your astrological sign, erotic type, and sexual preferences – as well as adding personality attributes. This, unfortunately, requires you to hunt around for the link to update your profile. It is buried within the “My Profile” section of the site – which in turn isn’t even properly labeled. You must hover your mouse over your account nickname in the upper right-hand corner of the page to see it. By clicking on it, you will be taken to the section for editing your profile. In our opinion, profile updates should be made intuitive and easy to access.
This aggravation is compounded by the fact that the section for fine tuning your search criteria for matches is also hidden in the same manner. If members were not aware of this function, they would easily overlook it and just accept the default search values. C-Date fails massively in this regard.
The main page to your account will always list the newest members that match your search criteria – the same search criteria that required a team of scouts and explorers to find in the first place. On the right-hand column is a simple list of members that are currently online, irrespective of your search preferences. Up to that point, all looks in order, until you notice that your “mailbox” icon on the upper navigation bar starts indicating that you are receiving messages – likewise, with the icon that represents your profile “views.” You might think, wow, cool! Unfortunately, when you click to open your messages you will realize that you must have a paid membership in order to reply or send messages.
The cost for a one-month membership on C-Date is $ per month, with a three-month commitment required up front for a grand total of $. If you are a woman, however, no need to worry – women get full membership benefits for free.
– Fake Profiles? –
Due to the fact that membership is free for women, there is a decent balance in the gender ratio on C-Date. It is roughly 60 percent men to 40 percent women. However, of those 40 percent, we’d venture to say that half are from inactive profiles and that one-quarter of them belong to “facilitator” profiles. That is a fancy way to say bots and fake profiles.
These facilitator profiles are not as numerous, nor as bothersome as those found on other hookup sites, but they are present nonetheless. In https://hookupdate.net/es/filipinocupid-review/ our testing, we only received responses to less than five percent of our outgoing messages and less than 10 percent of our replying messages.
The first time you access the site after registering, you will be reminded to check the email address that you used to sign up. You must click on a link that was sent to that email to validate your account. Failure to do so will result in your account being closed within 72 hours.