Dating Services Reviews

American Singles

As one of the most affordable dating sites in the industry now, AmericanSingles.com provides quality online dating tools for a reasonable price. Compared to their common competitors, their rates for very similar services are much less per month.

American Singles does not have the massive database profiles that their competitors can boast, but their lack of variety is counteracted by the well-built features and affordable price. However, you should browse their profiles before you join and make sure there are interesting singles in your area. If not, why bother? This is where a massive member database is helpful, but AmericanSingles.com can truly give you the tools you need to find the love of your life.

Signing Up
As at most dating sites, entering into a basic free membership is quite simple and only requires an email address, a zip code, and a password. The features you receive for free on AmericanSingles.com are basically useless, but they will allow you to explore the available singles to find out if there are any located close enough to your area.

When signing up at American Singles, you will have the option to choose the type of relationship you are looking for. You can choose from options such as long-term, marriage, activity partner, or even just email/chat. The point is, instead of forcing you to seek a certain type of relationship, AmericanSingles.com is open to people looking for anything from simple friendship to a lifelong romantic partner.

Profile
The profile at AmericanSingles.com is broken up into four main parts: Basic, Lifestyle, Interests, and Relationship. Each section will represent part of who you are and what the other members will see when they come upon your profile. The profile also includes space for you to upload photographs, but the is the extent of the profile features. If you are seeking a dating service that provides tons of extra entertaining and helpful features that can take up some of your extra time or help you find your true love, don't join AmericanSingles.com. At American Singles, you get what you pay for.

Features
The services at AmericanSingles.com are quite basic, but the professional presentation and affordable cost keep members coming back. One unique feature the site does offer is a toolbar. This American Singles toolbar will be integrated into your web browser and will allow you to email other users, read incoming messages, and see when people are viewing your profile, all without opening AmericanSingles.com. You can also enjoy instant messaging while utilizing the American Singles Toolbar.

The site features a basic search function that allows you to sift through the available profiles and narrow your search for a strong relationship. You can continue to narrow down your search with extra search options like newest, most active, and closest to you.

AmericanSingles.com includes a system of communication that involves email as well as instant messaging. Once you join the site as a paid member, you will have the ability to send messages to other users in both email and instant message format. You can also participate in ongoing chat rooms about topics ranging from dating to recreation. They also provide message boards to keep the feeling of community alive within the site. These extra features may seem useless, but they provide the members with yet another way to connect and learn about each other in a non-threatening environment.

The "Click!" feature at AmericanSingles.com is a way for you to see if someone likes you without letting them know you are interested. You simply choose the Click! option within their profile and AmericanSingles.com will find out if that person is interested in you. If you see someone who has activated the Click! option on their profile, simply choose "Y", "N", or "M." If both of you have clicked "Y," meaning yes, you will be introduced. Although this feature is unique, it also seems gimmicky and unhelpful.

Although AmericanSingles.com doesn't explode with excellent features, it does provide a lot of small options and features that help its users in the long run. A hot list allows you to keep a public list of all the other members you have found interest in. Free e-cards allow you to customize and send thoughtful cards for holidays, special events, or even just to say hello. You can also view the other members who have looked at your profile and even look at people who have put you on their Hotlist.

Pricing
The pricing structure at AmericanSingles.com is unclear and hidden until you join for a free membership. Once you have joined, you will be able to view their price chart. Again, this is one of the most affordable dating sites offering paid memberships.

American Singles offers two different levels of membership, premium and standard. With the standard membership, you will be able to send and receive email messages, talk through the instant messaging system, and access e-cards and message boards. The premium membership includes all of these features, plus you will receive a "Member Spotlight" as well as a highlighted profile on search results and emails.

A one-month standard membership at AmericanSingles.com runs at $$24.99. For a three-month standard membership they will charge you $13.33 per month. For a six-month membership, you will be charged $9.99 each month.

A premium membership obviously costs a bit more than the standard membership. A one-month premium membership at AmericanSingles.com will run at $29.99. For a three-month commitment, American Singles will charge you $17.33 each month. Finally, for a six-month premium membership, it will cost $12.99 per month.

Other Reviews
American Singles has very consistent reviews, usually landing somewhere around average. While most sites compliment its clarity and low cost, some criticize its smaller member database and missing features.

At 100BestDatingSites.com, American Singles received a 4 out of 5 and is ranked number eighteen. It also received a 3 out of 5 from DateShowcase.com and No1Reviews.com. The site received a 3.5 out of 5 from DatingSitesReviews.com, About.com, DatingSites.org and from LoveRow.com.

Conclusion
AmericanSingles.com is a medium quality dating site that offers most of the basic features available at other dating sites. The affordable prices make up for the lower amount of members, but again, be sure to search within the service for someone in your area before joining any dating service. The site offers web chat, email, and other extra features like a toolbar and a quickmatch feature. Overall, AmericanSingles.com is a decent website for online daters who are new to the whole process, want a casual dating experience, or want to spend less money on membership fees.

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