How About We (HowAboutWe.com) Review
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HowAboutWe.com is a relatively new dating site that approaches online dating from a different perspective. Instead of focusing on communicating with other singles online through chats/messaging/email, HowAboutWe encourages you to get offline, meet new people, and go on more dates. Their philosophy focuses on “we” rather than “me,” which translates into a more natural and fun dating process. Even though it’s a relatively new site, HowAboutWe has already attracted millions of singles through its clean, sleek interface, its excellent dating advice and content, and its novel approach to dating.
HowAboutWe’s basic mission is to get you on dates with other singles. As soon as you sign up, you’re prompted to suggest a date idea – “How About We… get funnel cake and go on a ferris wheel!” Don’t worry if you can’t come up with any great ideas right off the bat – you can always check out other people’s ideas and come back to this later. Your date suggestions are one of the main things someone will see when they view your profile though so it’s definitely worth it to put some time and thought into your suggestions.
If you see a date idea you are interested in, you can hit “I’m Intrigued” and it’ll notify the other user. Or, you can click “message” and start the conversation right away.
Another unique feature is the “Play” tab, which includes Speed Date and Daily Dates. These basically allow you to browse through hundreds of date idea/picture combinations and lets you save the ones that you are interested in.
HowAboutWe also focuses heavily on the social aspect of dating. As soon as you finish creating your profile, you can start to browse other people’s date suggestions. The suggestions are ranked by time posted, so you’re always browsing recent, active users. You have the option to switch your view to “People” which is a newsfeed of sorts and lets you see recent changes and profile activity for users near you. “Trending” shows popular date ideas that other people have “liked.”
On top of that, you can get more views on your profile by becoming a featured member – either by inviting friends or upgrading to a subscription.
HowAboutWe doesn’t really have a traditional search or matching system – you search for dates, not people. However the advanced search does give you the option to add several filters to your search, including sexual preference, age, location, height, political views, education, faith, race/ethnicity, body type, as well as drinking/smoking preferences.
HowAboutWe’s users tend to be young professionals who are tech savvy. There’s definitely a community of older singles, but the demographics overall tend to skew towards the younger side. HowAboutWe caters to people of all ethnicities , sexual preferences, and ages, so you’ll find a wide range of singles for you to connect with.
HowAboutWe reviews each profile as it’s created for authenticity. In addition, your personal information is always withheld from other users. You can also have your profile blocked from public view under the settings tab.
A free membership lets you to post and view date ideas, as well as send messages and mark that you’re intrigued. Upgrading your membership allows you to see when your messages have been opened, have your account featured at the top of the search page, send unlimited messages, and respond to intrigues.
HowAboutWe has the 100% Offline Guarantee – if during the period of your membership you don’t go on any dates, you can get a full refund. It’s also very easy to turn off billing renewal to avoid unwanted payments and their customer service is top notch.
|Subscription Plan||Total Cost||Cost Per Month||Savings|
|Month by Month||$28.00||$28.00||None|
|3 Months||$54.00||$18.00||30% Off|
|6 Months||$72.00||$12.00||50% Off|
|1 Year||$96.00||$8.00||70% Off|
HowAboutWe’s unique approach to online dating definitely makes it stand out in the world of online dating. Their philosophy makes it easier and faster to get offline and go on dates with other singles in your area. I was able to go on my first date within days of signing up. If you’re interested in meeting more people instead of spending your time messaging and chatting online, I’d definitely recommend that you give HowAboutWe a try. Sign up for HowAboutWe and upload your date ideas to get started today!