Mingle2 Review

Rating:
( 3.5 / 5.0 )
  • MEMBERSHIP
    ( 3.0 )
  • PROFILING
    ( 4.0 )
  • FEATURES
    ( 3.5 )
  • FUNCTIONALITY
    ( 3.0 )

Mingle 2 is a free dating site that has members all over the world, although the majority of them come from the United States. The site is suitable for those looking for love, dating or simply friendship; although there are a higher percentage of members interested in casual dating. It is not one of the largest dating sites around, but it is pretty popular with a diverse range of people. The membership base increased significantly when it merged with another site, JustSayHi, in 2008. To find out more about what Mingle 2 is all about, please see below.

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Mingle 2 Overview

We should point out that Mingle 2 is neither the largest or most advanced dating site around. There is certainly room for improvement in some areas; in particular the way the advertisements are displayed can be very confusing as it is easy to mistake them for profiles. Despite this, Mingle 2 does have plenty to offer and it is completely free to use.

With a free membership you can create your profile, search for others, and communicate with all other members at the site. A lot of sites require a paid subscription before you can initiate communication, but that is not the case at Mingle 2 which is a big advantage.

Even though it is not the biggest of dating sites, there are still lots of singles at Mingle 2 and you do stand a good chance of finding someone that you will be interested in. One great thing about this site is that they only display fully completed profiles in your searches. This can save you a lot of time filtering out profiles that have very little information and also means the profiles that you do see are likely to belong to active members that are serious about meeting new people. The site is really easy to navigate and all the features are very user-friendly.

Features & Functionality

All the online dating tools you would expect to find at a dating site are here at Mingle 2, and as we just mentioned the site is easy to use. The sign up process is straightforward enough and it doesn’t take a great deal of time to complete your profile.

The usual basic information is required and you have to provide some details about your lifestyle and your interests. You can also create a headline to give others a quick summary of who you are. You can upload photos and add them to your profile too.

The search functionality is flexible and versatile, and you can choose to do either a basic search or an advanced search to find the kind of person you are looking for. Search results can be shown either in a list view or as a gallery depending on which you prefer. You can add profiles that interest you to your favorite list, or you can go right ahead and contact them. You can send nudges as a quick way to break the ice or you can send mail messages. There is also an instant messaging feature and a selection of forums where you can get involved with discussions on a range of subjects.

Paid Options

At Mingle 2 you can do everything that you need to do with a free membership, and the paid upgrade just gives you a few additional benefits. As a paid member you will be able to see who has viewed your profile and your profile will be highlighted in other members’ searches. You have to sign up for a minimum of three months, but the costs are pretty low. The three month membership works out at $9.95 per month and if you go for an annual membership it is just $5.95 per month.

Why We Recommend Mingle 2

We recommend Mingle 2 for a number of reasons, even though it doesn’t have the massive membership numbers that some dating sites do. We particularly like the fact that all the main functionality is available with a free membership, even being able to send the first message.

Another nice feature is the ability to adjust the settings about who can contact you, so you can limit who can send you messages based on factors such as age range of certain interests. The busy forums also encourage people to be active at the site. Overall, we just feel that Mingle 2 has a lot to offer and is well worth trying out.