WHAT IS A GUEST AND PREMIUM MEMBER?
Once you register, you are considered a Guest. Guests can create a profile and enjoy the Unlimited Trial Membership which includes Searching and Viewing Profiles but Chat, Emails and uploading Videos require a Subscription. Also, there is no expiration with Unlimited Trial Memberships.
IMPORTANT: The username you choose can’t be changed. Be creative and choose wisely!
WHAT ARE YOUR MEMBERSHIP PLANS? HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?
There are four plans to choose from and can be purchased through the Upgrade Account tab under Settings:
Premium Members have access to the following features regardless of the plan they select:
Send/Accept Friend Requests
Search Functions (Basic, Advanced, Zip Code, Distance)
WHAT FEATURES ARE ON THE HOME PAGE?
Home Page – The area you are directed to when you first login.
There is a menu bar above a user’s Profile picture:
A Member can add the User as a friend, favorite their profile, message, wink, and send a virtual gift using this feature.
Each of the other tabs, Messages, Edit Profile, Media, etc., are intuitive or you can read more here.
View Winks received, Friends, Favorites, Virtual Gifts, Matches and Match Alerts are directly under your Profile picture. Be sure to set your Match Alert settings!
Located on the Home page is a box for updating your status:
A status is a feature that allows you to share your online availability, thoughts, and other information. It is like a Facebook status update.
You can also view the status of your membership plan on the Home Page:
WHAT IS EDIT PROFILE?
Edit Profile – This lets you edit your profile and upload a default photo. A profile picture of yourself is REQUIRED. YOU CAN’T BYPASS THIS STEP! A frontal shot of your face is a must. Objects, characters, animals, flowers, scenery or memes of any kind are NOT ACCEPTABLE as a profile photo. Please be aware that your account WILL BE BLOCKED or DELETED if you do not comply. If you don’t have a nice photo of yourself, take one or have someone do it for you! Don’t forget to smile!
All drop down and multiple-choice questions must be completed except for city and zip code in your profile. Providing your city and Zip Code will enable members to find you in searches. If you do not want to share this information, keep in mind that you will not be located by users looking in your area.
All of the Profile “essay” Questions must be answered as well!
Edit Current Location – This is very important when completing your profile. This tab is located under Edit Profile.
WHAT IS MEDIA?
This is where you add photos, audio and video files. You can upload up to 12 photos, 5 audio files, and 3 videos. Creating a short introduction video of yourself is encouraged! All media files must be approved by an administrator. NOTHING vulgar or suggestive in nature will be tolerated.
HOW DO I VIEW USERS PHOTOS?
Click on the second menu bar next to the Member’s Username.
WHAT IS SEARCH & HOW DOES IT WORK?
Basic Search – Members can be found with a Username. This is the only search where this is possible.
Advanced Search – Extend the search function by seeking for specific things in a profile. Keep in mind that when using this feature you can only select multiple options from each category and options across categories.
For example, you can select to search for a user who is looking for “Marriage Minded” OR “Potential Courtship” OR “Blended Family”. This is how the search functions for any selection WITHIN a category.
Like-wise if you search across categories, the search engine performs the following: Looking for is “Marriage Minded” AND Marital Status is “Single – Never Married”. This is how the search functions for selections ACROSS categories.
You can combine these to search for multiple selections within a category and selections across categories:
Example: Looking for is “Marriage Minded” OR “Potential Courtship” AND Marital Status is “Single – Never Married”
Zip Code Search – Search for profiles from any number of miles from a given zip code.
Distance Search – Locate members using miles or kilometers.
Near Me Search – Members found in your area.
Saved Searches – Save your searches by name so you can access them quickly.
WHAT ARE SETTINGS?
Account – Change your email address and your password here.
Match Alerts – These are profile matches that you can have sent to your email automatically. You turn it on and set the criteria.
Blocked – These are profiles that you have blocked from contacting you. You can block a user from their profile and report them as well.
Privacy – This is where you set who can contact you.
IMPORTANT: Check your Contact Permissions at the bottom of the Privacy page. Make sure they are checked off. This will ensure that you receive private messages from the gender specified.
Upgrade Account – Upgrade your account to premium membership to get access to features like Message and Chat. You can filter these results as well.