Review overall

Credibility: 4

Usability: 4

Features: 6

Support: 1

eye   At a glance

Regions: Global

Languages: English

Cost per Month: From $35.00 for 1 month to $156.00 for 1 year

Membership Types: Free and paid

Real or Fake?

At a first glance, looks like a standard dating site for people over 40 years old. We did some research on the site, and are happy to announce it is indeed a real dating site, as we couldn’t find any complaints about a fake chat. Members are mostly from the UK, but some also come from other English speaking countries. If you are looking for someone you will be able to take on a date this may be a good choice for you. However, you should keep reading for more information, as the site has its problems.

Free vs Paid

The homepage of Encountersdating highlights the fact that your profile is free. This is true in the sense that the site indeed does not charge creating a profile. However, you will have to become a paying member if you want to actually talk to people. The paid features include sending and receiving audio recordings, email messaging and accessing other members’ photo galleries. The biggest issue many former users have mentioned is the fact that it is extremely difficult to cancel a subscription, and thus, avoid being charged for a service you are not using anymore. The design of the site is quite dated and the lack of features like instant messaging is a problem for many as well. We believe that even though you are on a site catering to people over 40 you should still have a modern and pleasant online dating experience when it comes to design and usability.

Relationship Types Allowed

checked Straight

checked Gay

checked Lesbian

checked Bisexual

checked Pros

The site has real users and it is possible to meet someone you like

Some interesting features

Easy to use

unchecked Cons

Relatively small user base

Dated design

Possible subscription trap

Paid plan

Email messaging

Sending and receiving audio files

Seeing users’ private photos

Free plan

Creating a profile

Adding photos

Seeing other members’ profiles

Costs (in USD):

Membership costs

1 month for $35.00

3 months for $69.00

6 months for $96.00

1 year for $156.00

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