- The site is absolutely free
- Video chat option
- You can record video introductions
- You can send winks to show your interest in members you like
- Advanced search feature
- You can block members you don’t want to hear from
- Members verification
When you first land on the homepage of LoveAwake.com, the first thing that strikes you is how you can combine the site name and its logo of a cup of coffee with the heart shaped froth to arrive at the popular chat up like “How do you like your coffee in the morning?”. Once you get part the superficial and look into substance of the site, you will find it to be a very interesting dating website.
One one the features of the site that I find remarkable is the fact that unlike most online datin sites that quite segmented into countries and regions, LoveAwake.com does not seem to do that as at the time of writing this, it allows you to see the full website. Though I was visiting from UK, it displayed the profile of a member from Poland, another from USA and yet another from Australia and Philippines. What that tells me is that its a truly international website, what it does not tell me is that I may find a date in UK given that I was visiting the site from UK. But looking at the part of their homepage that displays the map of the world with markers on the countries the site draws most of its members from you will be able to see at a glance if a significant portion of the 1,121,099 registered members the site claims to have are from your country.
Signing Up to LoveAwake.com
When an account was created for the purpose of this blog post, initially it was surprising that the site does not provide the option to sign up using your Facebook or Twitter account like many dating sites do these days but after starting the sign up process, I could see the reason why: their sign up process is extremely useful, straight forward and does not even require you to confirm your email address (This could lead to the site database containing loads of spammers though). It takes less than a minute to sign up to the site and another few minutes to populate your account with your personal details. The registration and uploading your personal profile is divided into very easy to follow steps with tips that could help make your profile interesting provided every step of the way. I did not want to upload a picture and I was gently informed that my chances of getting contacted without my picture is almost zero.
For potential members, one of the most attractive things about LoveAwake.com is that the site cost nothing, you can register free of charge, use the site free of charge but you will probably not get a date if you do not verify you profile. It cost 5 Euros to verify you profile. Once the details on your payment information is compared with the details you provided during registration, you are then upgraded to a verified status. The site said you do not have to be a verified members however it strongly encourages its members to be verified, here is the reason the site states for encouraging you to become verified:
Why Does LoveAwake encourage its members to become verified?
LoveAwake encourages members to become Verified to increase trust and safety in our community. Because dating sites full of dating scammers from Africa, Asia and other regions who use fake personal information, LoveAwake’s Verification process increases security when you contact people you do not know.
Is it all sweetness and light at LoveAwake.com?
The site is a brilliant site, its even more so because its free. Almost every features of the site is brilliant apart from its search. The basic search allows you to search by Country. For someone who live in London, being show a profile of potential partners who lives in Scotland is of little use. You can refine your search but the refinement for is a very big, long and ugly form that makes you not want to bother about refining your search.