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iDates in Review

iDates is one of the dating apps developed by Boranu Online, an Android developer and online dating service portfolio based in the Netherlands that has been active since 2016. Handling iDates is pleasantly easy because of its clear and user-friendly interface. iDates was created to aim for users in quickly finding and meeting singles as well as interesting people nearby and surrounding areas. 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 contacts they want whether it is friendly chats, flirts or even dates.

Signing up

iDates Registration
  • Free registration
  • Only basic information is needed when signing up
  • iDates uses information from Facebook when used to sign up
  • 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 or Facebook or Google Plus. By signing up using e-mail, the person will provide basic information like gender, birthday and e-mail address. Moreover, the new user will also set a username and password. When a user signs up with Facebook or Google Plus, personal information from those website are automatically imported onto iDates.

Profile information

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

Once registration is complete, the user can then fill out the key information in the profile. For this the personal profile has three parts - short profile description about me, the interests and the photo gallery. For the short profile description, there is a text field available for filling out. For the interests, that part only extends the application taken from the Facebook profile. If a user is not logged in using Facebook, this part cannot be filled out. 

Contacting members

iDates Messaging
  • 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 difficult 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, basic 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 which 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.

Special Features

iDates City Search

MatchMe

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

City Search

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

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

The app looks simple as it convenient since you can use it wherever you are. You will also get notifications if a member viewed, liked your profile or wishes to chat with you. The only downside is when you're inactive on the app, it logs out which will require you to log in again. 

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 is still works. It is also interesting and you can meet tons of new people everyday whether it's around your area or other places. I'm just not keen with the amount I have to pay in order 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." - Male Chef (28)

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Costs and Prices

Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
Coins
?
Allow you to send messages to other users
220 Coins0.02 Euro / Coin4.99 Euro
500 Coins0.02 Euro / Coin9.99 Euro
1,270 Coins0.02 Euro / Coin24.99 Euro
2,640 Coins0.02 Euro / Coin49.99 Euro
5,500 Coins0.02 Euro / Coin99.99 Euro
iDates HK
Free Services
  • Registration and profile creation
  • 100 coins upon registration
    ?
    To use for direct messaging
  • Live notifications
    ?
    Who's liked your profile, who's nearby and who's chatting with you
Fee based Services
  • Unlimited chat
  • See who likes you immediately
  • Become top profile
  • Highlight messages
  • Get top matches
Payment Options
  • Bank Transfer
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Via Mobile Phone

Coins allow you to send messages to other users. Initial free are 100 coins provided upon sign up and 50 coins are required for you to send a message. Prices for members in Hong Kong are reflected in Euro.

Summary

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 usedfor casual dating and hook-ups,so if you're looking for more sites that offers casual affairs, then check out our Casual Dating category.

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, authenticity of the member profiles are 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. 

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. 

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Infos

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