Relationship seekers seem to be relying upon online dating websites more today than ever before. Dating online is typically a constant exchange of messages in which each party gets to know one another. While this is a good start to finding a boyfriend/girlfriend, it’s hard to know the person on the other side of the conversation without meeting them in person. It is easier for individuals to portray themselves as someone whom they are not but meeting in person makes it hard to hide behind the computer screen.
HowAboutWe is an internet dating website that focuses on introducing people to one another and facilitating the process of setting up a real date. By removing the constant messaging back and forth over the internet, with someone who you know only by their profile, they have made a step forward to creating a more natural dating progression.
The website name, HowAboutWe, describes exactly how a potential date is found based on the suggestion that comes after the phrase “How About We”. Members of the site fill in the blank with an activity or location for a date and then if anyone is interested they can respond to their date idea.
Members who want to join their site can do so for free; however, they have limited access to the site. As a non-paying member you can search profiles; however you are unable to message them. By upgrading your account, to a paying member status, you can exchange messages and actually make plans to go out. To upgrade your account it costs $8.33/month when you sign up for 12 months, $12.50/month for 6 month, $18.33/month for 3 months and $27.99 for 1 month. If you wish to cancel, your account will remain on their site and you will simply be an “inactive” member.
Even though getting out and going on a date is exciting, it can also be dangerous. Taking the necessary measures to avoid compromising your safety is the most important aspect to consider before meeting. Always meet in a public location and don’t divulge too much personal information on the date. HowAboutWe does not administer background checks; this means you don’t know if the person you are meeting has a clean record.
On the HowAboutWe site there are also numerous articles available as resources to help you through the dating scene. There are many topics to research; newcomers can check out articles to get suggestions for places to go and things to do. As daters get to know one another, they may have more interest in the articles related to the aspect of progressing relationship to a new level.
Most of the members’ complaints pertained to the lack of responses they received; they were mainly men who felt this way. It seems as if there are many more men than women on this site which is the cause of this issue.
There are tons of stories of people who have met their soul mates online, so the potential is there. Ultimately, your outcome depends on your willingness to be open to a new experience. It never hurts to give someone a chance as long as you proceed forward safely.
15 ‘HowAboutWe.com’ Reviews
Full of African scammers
I paid to sign up and most of the profiles are inactive and I keep getting contacted by women who can't speak to me on the phone because they are "fighter pilots" in Afghanistan. No, more likely dudes in Nigeria.
Unhappy former You&Me couple
When my boyfriend and I originally signed up for HowAboutWe before the broke off the couples portion to You&Me, we were satisfied. The dates were creative and unique and definitely helped us experience New York to the fullest. Once the site broke out into two basically different companies they no longer provided satisfactory customer service to the You&Me portion. Two times i had to ask for a refund as the date was invalid due to the vendor not showing up on Governor's Island. and the second one was a refund for them taking so long to respond. I have since suspended my membership as i moved away from New York and it is no longer convenient. Before i suspended my boyfriend purchased an at home date that was supposed to be mailed to us. He got charged but never received the package. After months passing by and numerous emails to their customer service we have received no answer. The thought of what they were trying to accomplish is a cool idea but extremely poorly executed and broke off into two separate companies way too prematurely. would not recommend this one bit. very disappointed in this company.
Don't sign up
Was billed for months without realizing, did not even know I was signed up for a subscription. Contacted support who took 8 days to respond and they did not fix the situation. The only way I finally found to unsubscribe was through the FAQ page. Bad experience.
80% of the profiles are no longer active
80% of the profiles are no longer active and many of the users have completely blank or spotty profiles and there are even no questions on the profile Q&A to determine if they are single. As a result, I would say about 75% of the people were already married and just there for hookups. It's basically a hookup site.
Bad Business Model and Scammers' Paradise
Zero stars if I could. I paid the one time $96/year to be able to exchange messages. Big mistake. Most dates that are posted are lame, and there are very few active users. If you do happen to get contacted by a user, and if they list their profession as an "Engineer" (or Civil Engineer or Construction Engineer) run - as fast as you can. I was contacted by two scammers that way.
When I deactivated my account about two months after I paid the one year fee, I forfeited what I had paid.