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Our Review

iDates is one of the dating apps developed by Boranu Online, an Android developer and online dating service portfolio based in the Netherlands. The app was created in 2016 and it also has a website version. It is available in more than 60 countries and languages.

Handling iDates is pleasantly easy because of its clear and user-friendly interface. iDates was created to aid users in quickly finding and meeting singles as well as interesting people in nearby and surrounding areas. It dubbed itself as the "TV famous" dating site

Members can also search for other contacts across the globe. The app is open not only for singles but also for other users determined to find the connections they want, whether it is friendly chats, flirts, or even dates.

It claims that it doesn't have premium membership packages, but you have to use coins in order for you to use some additional features. iDates offers free coins that you can use as you test the waters in iDates. There's seems nothing to lose if you sign up for free. 

Check out our in-depth review and learn more about the app and site.

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iDates Member Structure

Members
35,600 from Hong Kong
Members activity
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Gender Proportion
31 %
68 %
  • Members are looking for both flings
  • iDates is dominated by males
  • Highest percentage of members are young adults
  • Users are not very responsive
  • Members are from all over the world

iDates has millions of members internationally who are looking for flings and hookups. 

Females
Males

Age Distribution

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

Signing Up at iDates

iDates Sign up
  • Free registration
  • Create an account in less than 2 minutes
  • Only basic information is needed when signing up
  • iDates uses information from Facebook when used to sign up
  • Uploading a profile picture is suggested immediately after signing up

The registration process is free and simple and would only take a minute. Anyone can sign up using three options: via personal e-mail, Facebook, or Google+.

By signing up using e-mail, you have to provide the necessary information. The first step is to choose your gender. You may click on female or a male gender on the choices. Then you have to chose the gender of the person that you are looking for. It's not necessary to make it heterosexual. Women can choose women, while men can choose men as well. Next step is to input the username and password of your preference. You cannot have the username that has already been registered. The third and last step is to declare your age and type your email address on the last field.

Once you acknowledge the Terms and Condition, Communication Guidelines, and Privacy Policy, you will be redirected to your profile. You will be notified that iDates has sent you an email. However, you can already use the site or the app even without verification. 

When a user signs up with Facebook or Google+, personal details lifted from those websites are automatically imported onto iDates.

Making Contact on iDates

iDates Chats
  • Sending messages to other members requires coins which can be purchased inside the app or on the website
  • You can filter out desired age and location when finding new friends
  • You can search for other members nearby your area or different parts of the world
  • Live notifications will be displayed when a member likes or visited your profile

Finding a chat mate is not tricky because lots of members of the opposite gender would fill your inbox with messages. Searching for members is easy, and there's no need to be a paid member to avail of the feature.

For the search function, essential information can be filled in like gender, age, and location. Matches are not suggested, so most of the browsing is done by the user. However, there are live notifications that display any member who is around the area or willing to chat.

There is a "call-to-action" button in a sticker form on the contact for direct messages. However, direct messages can also be sent through coins.

For every new sign up, a member is given 100 coins, and a direct message would cost 50 coins. Once coins have run out, you need to purchase it again in the app or on the website.

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iDates Profile Quality

iDates Profile
  • Creating the profile is also free, and uses basic information
  • Interests are only incorporated automatically into the database when using Facebook to register
  • Organised profile section which can be updated anytime

    Once registration is complete, the user can then fill out the information form to complete his/ her in the profile.

    A user's profile page has four parts—short profile description or "About Me," Facts, Personal Information, and photo gallery.

    For the short profile description, there is a text field available for filling out. You can find it on the top part. The username, age and the narrative part about yourself are editable. You have to follow some guidelines so your username will not be red-flagged. Sexual meanings, violence, racism, religion, and words that are insulting will be removed. Advertisement and contact details are also not allowed to be a member's username. For the About Me part, you have to make sure not to post inappropriate details just like for the username, to avoid other members from being offended. Although you signed up to flirt with other members, it is greatly discouraged that you type sexual terms and texts with pornographic implications. 

    For the "Facts", you'll find the details about interests, relationship status, physical characteristics, habits, education, work, and language/s spoken. 

    Personal Information can only be seen by the member. It is not published on his/her page. It contains the birthdate and email address.

    Lastly, you can upload a profile photo, provided that you will not upload photos with the following content:

    • Multiple People
    • Blurred or unrecognizable face
    • Minors
    • Pornography and Explicit images
    • Advertisements and Contact Information
    • Drugs
    • Anything but you

    iDates App

    iDates App
    • App is both available for iOS and Android
    • Both the app and the website are fairly easy to use
    • A support chat will provide you suggestions with chat for both app and website
    • You instantly get live notifications of people who viewed and liked your profile or want to chat with you
    • Pay directly for coins using you app store account

    The app looks simple and is also convenient since you can use it wherever you are. It has a chat function which is a good feature for people who are always on-the-go.

    You will receive notifications when a member viewed, liked your profile, or wishes to chat with you as long as you are active on the app. For security purposes, it logs out automatically, thus requiring you to log in repeatedly when you want to use it again.

    Almost 90% of the total users of iDates prefer using the app that the website. Nonetheless, the features that it offers are almost the same.

    One big difference is the payment terms when buying coins. When you are using the app, you only have one option to pay for the coins. It's through the Apple or Google Play Store. I short, you need to have a linked credit or debit card to your account so you can buy coins directly from your service provider.

    iDates Real Life Review

    "I've tried many different dating sites. iDates are a lot more costly for a simple dating app or site, but it helps in finding friends. You need to invest a lot to meet friends, but it still works. It is also interesting, and you can meet tons of new people every day, whether it's around your area or other places. I'm just not keen on the amount I have to pay to send another member a message, but I like how instantly female members send me chats.  Overall, it is not extraordinary, but it is good."  -Maki, 28

    Found this app because of my friend. I got curious about how she talks about it. iDates make her boring life fun. I wanted that too. She was not wrong, this app is good. Not the best, but made me have nice conversation with sensible people. It's not all about sex and hookups. I found few friends just by using the site. -Alex, 23

    Design and Usability

    The web and app design of iDates are both pleasing to the eyes. With its white background and grey and pink accents, the users will find it clean and nice. You cannot call it minimalist since you can find everything on one page, but it can be considered as organised. Even technologically-challenged people will not be having a hard time navigating the site.

    Accessing the site is convenient in terms of its loading speed. You'll find easy-to-understand icons on the site, but most of the links are spelt out so you won't have to click back once you have a mistake because of vague links.

    For most parts that you have to answer, there is a guidelines link so that you won't be answering inappropriately.

    iDates Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Registration and profile creation
    • 100 coins upon registration
      ?
      Use for direct messaging
    • Live notifications
      ?
      Who's liked your profile, who's nearby, who's chatting with you
    • Visitors
      ?
      Check who visited your profile
    • "Liking" profiles
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    Fee based Services
    • Unlimited chat
    • See who likes you immediately
    • Become top profile
    • Highlight messages
    • Get top matches
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
    Coins
    ?
    Allow you to send messages to other users
    220 Coins0.02 EUR / Coin4.99 EUR
    500 Coins0.02 EUR / Coin9.99 EUR
    1,270 Coins0.02 EUR / Coin24.99 EUR
    2,640 Coins0.02 EUR / Coin49.99 EUR
    5,500 Coins0.02 EUR / Coin99.99 EUR

    Is iDates expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers iDates is average.
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    Payment Options
    • Bank Transfer
    • Credit Card
    • Direct Debit
    • PayPal
    • Via Mobile Phone
    • Amazon Pay

    Coins allow you to send messages to other users. One message will cost you 50 coins. Once you finish signing up, you are entitled to 100 free coins so you can start messaging right away. After that, you can purchase additional coins. 

    You are also entitled to a 10% coin bonus for every package that you choose. You may opt to pay using your credit or debit card, Google Pay, Paypal and Amazon Pay.

    If you are using the site, you can easily find the Buy Coins icon at the top of the page. You just have to choose the package that you would like to avail and the payment option.

    To purchase coins using the app, you have to link a credit card or other payment options through your App Store or Play Store Account.

    Special Features

    iDates' special features get your online dating journey more fun and effective.

    City Search

    Get to find friends using this feature by specifying which city you are in or are interested in. You can also find out what's happening in any city across the globe.

    MatchMe

    Live notifications will be sent to you if a person likes or wants to chat with you.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 3.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 3.0 / 5
    App: 3.0 / 5
    Real Life Review: 3.5 / 5

    Editors Conclusion

    DatingsScout.hk Author Chris Pleines
    iDates is a dating app created for the appeal to both men and women generally between ages 20 and 35 who are fond of meeting new people. You can flirt, and use the entertainment factors on the app with matching functions as well. Registration and profile creation is free and you can instantly know when someone likes your profile or wishes to connect with you. iDates is best used for casual dating and hook-ups, so if you're looking for more sites that offer casual affairs, then check out our Casual Dating category.
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    iDates FAQ

    Facts

    When was iDates developed?

    iDates was created as an online dating service under Boranu online, an Android app developerand has been active since 2016. It was made for individuals who are looking for friendships by sharing common interests or finding dates from different areas. 

    What is iDates?

    iDates is a dating app for both men and women and also an app for finding new friends. It uses the same function as any dating app available where a user can like another member, chat, meet, flirt with people around the area or across the globe.

    How does iDates work?

    Like any other dating site or app, a member simply registers for free and instantly connect with other members by simply liking their profile on their page. Personality tests are not available on the app so it is not a requirement. Only interests, photo gallery and profile description is displayed on the user's page. 

    Who can use iDates?

    Men and women who are open to new friendships, casual dating and romances below 35 years old but also is open for older generations who seek companionship.The app is also open for people who are into same sex relationships. 

    Is iDates safe?

    Although iDates is a convenient app for meeting new friends, the authenticity of the member profiles is not thoroughly checked. Fake profiles can be created which would question the integrity of members on the site or app. Picture uploads are also not monitored by the administrator. 

    Usability

    How do you contact an iDates member?

    Once you click on their profile and liked their page, there is a call-to-action button that is in a form of stickers for you to click and instantly chat with other members.

    What to do if you get spammed on iDates?

    Fake profile can be created on iDates. If you feel you have been scammed by a user, you can report the user by emailing their customer support at support@idates.com

    How can I register to iDates?

    You can register to iDates using your email address and a password. Log-in with Facebook or Google+ account are also possible.

    Payment

    Is iDates free?

    Registration and profile creation is free. Chat features are free as well. However, there are options to subscribe as VIP member where your profiles get noticed more which have their own respective prices. Coins are also needed if you want to send another member a direct message which can be purchased online. 

    How do you avail the paid subscriptions?

    You can purchase through mobile where it is charged through iTunes or Google Play. If you purchase online you can pay via credit card, Paypal or money transfer. 

    Can you cancel the paid subscription anytime?

    Once you purchase the paid items, you cannot cancel anytime. It is important to manually change the auto-renewal function by going to the settings

    Account

    What are the guidelines in uploading photos?

    Before you upload a photo, make sure your photo must not contain:

    Multiple People
    Children in the picture
    Pornography - nudity
    Violence, Insults, racism
    Telephone numbers, advestising of other services

    How to delete my account?

    To delete you your account, you need send an email  including your account data (your emali address and username) to their customer service: support@idates.com.

    Is it possible to edit or update my profile section?

    Editing and updating your profile details can be done anytime.

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    Infos

    Company:Boranu Online
    Address:Boranu Online B.V. Frans Erenstraat 14A 5921VG Venlo, Netherlands
    Phone-Hotline:+31 (0)772061024
    Fax:+31 (0)772061309
    E-Mail:support@idates.com