Online market research firms such as HitWise, Jupiter Research and Comscore have consistently listed Mingle2 as one of the most popular dating sites today, although popular does not necessarily mean recommended. As several readers have pointed out to me and from my own personal experiences, Mingle2 is one of the those dating sites that seems to have a lot going for it on paper, but in reality has little to offer.
Add their conspicuously absent fine print and terms of service and Mingle2 becomes a dating site that isn't recommended.
Overview from Mingle2
"Online dating made easy."
Guide note: usually there is more from the dating site posted here, but at the time of publication, no other content related to what makes Mingle2 special or unique was posted on their website that could be easily found. If you find something that has been missed, please email me with a link to the content.
What a Mingle2 Membership Includes
Mingle2 has, for several years, had a disclaimer on its front page stating in one way or another that membership is free for a limited time only. Trying to discern the differences between a paid and free membership at Mingle2 isn't clear however. For instance, the Mingle2 billing page states that paid users get first listing on search results - yet when viewing a search, the results are a mix of paid and free members across the board. The billing page also states:
"Once you upgrade the compatibility matching system, we will recognize you as a featured member and will work harder to find you that perfect match."
However, what the "working harder" refers to isn't apparent, as most of the site's matching system seems automated. For instance, within seconds of signing up, three matches showed up in this reviewer's inbox.
Free members seem to have access to all of the normal Mingle2 features, with a limit on how many people they can initiate contact with for free. Alternatively, paid Mingle2 members can initiate contact with as many people as they like, and in turn can allow non-paying members to contact them for free. Phone support and a money-back guarantee are also offered to paid Mingle2 members.
Unique Features of Mingle2
Mingle2 has an extremely quick sign up process - about two minutes in total (although the site says it'll only take 30 seconds, that wasn't this Guide's experience).
As well, Mingle2 caters not only to heterosexuals, but also gays and lesbians.
Mingle2 Membership Costs
Currently free "for a limited time only", but the site has stated it is either free or is offering a free 7-day trial for several years.
A full membership to Mingle2 costs $24.95 a month USD, with discounts if you pay for three months at a time ($19.95 a month USD) or a full year ($7.49 a month USD). A no-questions asked refund is available, but nowhere on the site does it state how long the refund is valid for. Payments can be made by credit card or PayPal.
found my best friend here
I found that if you read the profiles, you do get what your looking for.. Although, there are some great liars out there. I went through alot of ladies here, till i found the right one. She is honest, hard working, and beautiful. We've been together now 5 years, 2 of which are married.
Ease of Use
It is easy to use, but seriously folks, read the profiles. Get to know them before you venture out. I had 2 bad encounters that i remember.Yes, you do get alot of notifications and wink/flirts, not all generated by another dater.
if folks would read the profiles, it would be alot easier to navagate the mine fields of this site. I simply mean, for instance, just reading what is written would be alot more helpful than looking at pics. I put, first line, that i don't date outside my race, but was bogged down by requests from ladies of another race. I also asked that if you didn't have a profile pic not to contact me, but here again i was bogged down. That said, one has to wonder if people merely look at the pics and jump, rather than read and see if they actually have anything in common with the intended person of interest.
Mingle2..enter at your own risk!!!
I commented on Michangelo's (?) review of Mingle2 so therefore, I decided to write my own seeing how I once was a member and made great friends. I am now dating a guy that I met on Mingle2 and he is a nice guy. For me...I'm pretty picky!!!
I recommend Mingle2 for a brief visit if you go into their chat rooms because if you stay too long in the chat rooms they get boring and out of control. The people tend to start cursing and talking about sex all the time and that gets sickening, the way they talk!!! The site instructs you to report a person if they are out of control ( my own words) but they don't do anything and I feel it is because they want the people to become paying members and if they do boot someone it may give them a bad name...yeah right.
Now for the site itself, it is good and there is wide option of people to meet. You have to be on your guard at all times though because there is a lot of players on the site that lie about everything. That isn't the sites fault!! They do offer free ways to communicate with someone you find interesting to a degree because as I said above they do want you to become a paying member.
Over all, if you are interested in trying the site I say go for it. To each his own!!
Nice website, worth a try.
This website has two different levels of membership. A free one that allows a member to send a "flirt" message to a member, whether they are a free member or have a paid membership. A paid membership allows someone to send an e-mail via the website's mail server to another member, regardless of whether or not the other person is a free or paid member.
Additionally, you can opt to have a free 30 day, money back trial period of the paid membership.
But, sometimes, i get profiles for the same women, despite having not contacted them in the past, and they don't meet my specific search requirements.