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Chat and Date is an online dating platform where singles can chat, meet, and have fun dates.

Chat and Date Member Structure

Members
50,000 from Hong Kong
Members activity
45,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
47 %
53 %
  • Members are looking for chatmates and potential dates
  • Most members are in their early 20s and 30s
  • The platform is dominated by male members
  • Has a smaller member base compared to similar dating websites
  • Low member activity

Since the website's rebranding in 2008, the platform's member base has significantly lessened from millions to thousands. Still, Chat and Date has a growing and thriving community from all over the globe. Members are looking for chatmates and potential dates.

There is a small percentage of members who are looking for their forever partners on the site, but they are generally overthrown by members who are looking for casual dates only. Most members are in their early 20s and 30s and the platform is dominated by male members. 

Females
Males

Chat and Date Age Range and Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up at Chat and Date

Signup
  • Registration is free
  • Quick and easy signup
  • Has a variety of registration options
  • Welcomes all gender and sexuality
  • All accounts are required for a selfie-verification

Joining Chat and Date is quick and easy, and it's free! There are many ways to register on Chat and Date, you can sign up via Google, Facebook, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, Yandex, and even using Mail.ru. The website only 

Chat and Date is highly inclusive of gender and sexuality. They welcome everyone from the LGBTQ+ community. The website implements a two-way verification system to check for profile authenticity and to filter suspicious profiles. 

Once you passed the selfie-verification, you may now enjoy the website's free services or you may opt to upgrade to premium plans.

Making Contact on Chat and Date

Contact
  • Dating Nearby
  • Encounters
  • Video Chat
  • Add profiles to your Favourites List
  • Undo swipes
  • Sending messages to other users is free for everyone
  • There is a chatroom

Sending and receiving messages on Chat and Date is free, as long as two members are matched by the website. Members can meet positive singles around their area and are given suggested profiles to swipe left or right. 

The website has text chat and video chat features that are accessible by all members. Members can add profiles to their favourites list and can even send cute stickers to initiate flirting.

With a premium subscription, members can undo swipes and get message read receipts. They can also see who added them on favourite lists as well as who liked their profiles. They can also purchase credits to avail themselves of add-on features such as Spotlight and Rise Up.

Chat and Date Profile Quality

Profile
  • Profiles don't have much information
  • Profile information can be added or updated later on
  • Contains basic information such as name, location, and age
  • Fake profiles are rare due to the site's strict verification
  • Site moderators are actively checking for suspicious accounts

    Profiles on Chat and Date don't contain much information, unlike other dating apps. It only shows basic information such as name, location, age, and a few photos for the swiping function.

    Fake profiles are a rare sight on this website because of its two-way verification system. Even if fake profiles get past the verification stage, the site moderators are constantly checking accounts to filter suspicious activities. Once tagged as suspicious, your account will be suspended or even terminated.

    Chat and Date App

    App
    • Free to download
    • Available for iOS and Android users
    • Has reports of minor glitches
    • Easy to use
    • Can be used simulataneously with other applications

    Chat and Date is available as a web version and as an application. The mobile app is free to download and is available for iOs and Android users. 

    The app is easy to use, however, there are several reports of it having minor bugs and glitches. Either way, the app still works and can be used simultaneously with other applications.

    Chat and Date Real Life Review

    Design and Usability

    Chat and Date might seem a bit outdated for the new generation of daters, considering there are more advanced and interesting dating platforms out there in the market. Chat and Date uses plain colours of blue and red without incorporating any advanced graphics. The website is easy to use, as well as its mobile applications. 

    Chat and Date Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Registration
    • Profile creation
    • Sending and receiving messages
    • Get matches
    Fee-Based Services
    • Find out who added you to their favorites
    • See who liked your profile
    • Get your messages read first
    • Undo swipes
    • Spotlight
    • Rise up

    Is Chat and Date expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Chat and Date is average.

    Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
    Premium
    1 Day1.99 USD / Day1.99 USD
    1 Week7.99 USD / Week7.99 USD
    1 Month25.99 USD / Month25.99 USD
    3 Months10.66 USD / Month31.99 USD
    6 Months8.00 USD / Month47.99 USD
    1 Lifetime159.99 USD / Lifetime159.99 USD
    Cost
    Payment Options
    • Credit Card
    • PayPal

    You can also purchase Chat and Date credits for additional features such as Spotlight and Rise Up. 

    100 credits= 1.99 USD        550 credits= 9.99 USD 

    1,250 credits= 19.99 USD   2,750 credits= 39.99 USD

    Take note:

    Your subscription to Chat & Date’s premium services will automatically renew until you decide to cancel, and if you have enabled the auto top-up feature, your account will automatically be topped up until you decide to disable this feature.

    Special Features

    Check out Chat and Date's special features here:

    Dating Nearby

    Meet eligible singles around you and make meaningful connections based on location.

    Encounters

    Swipe right to show you're interested and left to keep swiping.

    Verified Profiles

     Chat safer and choose to only interact with verified profiles.

    Blur explicit photos

    The website automatically detects explicit photos and warn users before they open them.

    Spotlight

    Have your profile highlighted when you upgrade to premium. A highlighted profile increases your chances of having more and better matches.

    Rise Up

    When you upgrade to premium, your profile rises up to the top search results making you meet more singles and get better matches in the future.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 2.5 / 5
    Making Contact: 2.5 / 5
    Profile Quality: 3.5 / 5
    App: 3.5 / 5

    Editor's Conclusion

    DatingsScout.hk Author Chris Pleines
    Chat and Date is a classic type of dating website that still incorporates the swiping feature in matchmaking. It is generally a good dating platform, but there are other better ones that use more interesting and innovative dating functions.

    Chat and Date FAQ

    Facts

    What is Chat and Date?

    Chat & Date is an online dating app where singles can connect and find casual dates with like-minded individuals.

    Is Chat and Date the same with Hot or Not?

    Hot or Not was rebranded to Chat and Date in 2008. 

    Who owns Chat and Date?

    Since its rebranding, Chat and Date is now operated by Badoo which is owned by Bumble Inc.

    Usability

    How does Chat and Date work?

    As soon as you have created your profile you can check out Encounters, which is at the very heart of Chat & Date. Simply vote Yes and No for other members and should both of you like each other you will have a match and you can start chatting!

    How can I change my location on Chat and Date?

    In your profile, just click your current location and either enter a new one or select one from the dropdown menu.

    How can I reactivate my deleted profile on Chat and Date?

    If you deleted your profile less than 28 days ago, you should have a confirmation email from the website that includes a reactivation link. Click that and you’ll be able to jump right back in.

    If it’s been longer, you’ll need to create a new profile.

    How is my popularity calculated on Chat and Date?

    Your average popularity is calculated daily based on your new visitors, new matches and the number of people who like your profile.

    How can I hide my profile on Chat and Date?

    To hide your account simply go to your settings, select 'Delete account' at the bottom of the page and select the option 'Hide your account'. As soon as you confirm this you will be logged out automatically. To read your messages, get seen in People nearby and Encounters again, simply log back in and unhide your profile.

    How can I access my profile if I can't see the captcha symbols?

    If you need to enter captcha symbols but you are not able to see them, it may be due to some plugins or antivirus software installed on your computer. Try turning them off or deinstall them and you will see the symbols.

    What are Chat and Date credits?

    Chat and Date credits help you get attention, simple as that. With credits, you can Rise Up in search results, use our 'Spotlight' service, get more displays in Encounters and more. You can also enable Auto Top-up to make sure you never run out of credits.

    How many credits can I buy on Chat and Date?

    You can buy 100, 550, 1250 or 2750 credits at a time.

    How can I turn off the automatic renewal of credits?

    If you want to turn off Auto-Top up for your credits go to your profile, open your settings, go to your Payment Settings section and turn Auto-Top up off.

    Security

    How can I report an inappropriate photo?

    Site moderators are active in monitoring all photos uploaded to Chat & Date, but very occasionally the wrong images slip through. If you spot an inappropriate or fake image in Encounters, please notify the website by clicking on the flag icon, which you can find at the bottom of each photo and select the reason why you are reporting this photo. 

    Where can I report an abusive behavior on Chat and Date?

    If you find someone’s behaviour towards you or their language abusive, please let the website know by clicking on the icon in the top right corner on their profile page, select 'Block or report' and choose the reason.

    How can I report a stolen photo?

    If your photo is being used without your consent and you’re not a Chat & Date member, please the website's customer support and send them a link to the account that is using your photo.

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    Company:Bumble Inc.
    Address:1105 West 41st Street Austin, TX 78756 USA