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ArabMatchmaking.com has been touted as the fastest growing website for Arab Online dating, with member numbers reaching well into the thousands. Boasting a wide variety of women and men, it allows you access to like-minded people all over the world on your quest to find that special someone. In our ever quickening and fast paced world, we are all looking for ways to simplify our lives. Although love is never simple, this user-friendly website makes it easier to find that special someone.
ArabMatchmaking.com offers many conveniences that are near mandatory when seeking relationships online: clear, good-sized photos, detailed profiles offering a wide variety of preferences and personal details, "wink" capabilities for the times you're feeling a bit shy but want someone to know you're interested, notices on your member page when someone has viewed your profile or winked at you, a constant update of online members so you can catch that special someone you've been eyeing for a while!
Two features that stood out for us, were the options to keep your profile either "offline" or "hidden", while searching singles from the privacy of your home. Offline means that your profile is still visible to those searching for their perfect match, whereas hidden means that your profile cannot be viewed, though your membership is still active. It can be a convenient way to search and read up on all the fascinating profiles you are sure to find without the interruption of Instant Messages that can pop up at any time. It can be useful at times when you've found a special someone and therefore don't want to appear as online or come up in others' search results. If you find your natural curiosity of "who else might be out there" hard to control, these "offline" or "hidden" features can also be useful if you feel the need to be discreet, as they allow you to continue browsing without others knowing you're there.
The membership options provide a decent amount of choice. Starting with the free Basic membership, you can familiarize yourself with the site, how it works, begin contacting other singles, and make use of the advanced search capabilities, which is a rare offering with a Basic membership.
You can upgrade to Platinum membership if you feel the need to broaden the range of ways to contact other singles, such as by Instant Messenger or in the Chat Lounge. From time to time ArabMatchmaking.com randomly select users with Basic memberships and upgrade them to Platinum membership for free! The only requirement is that you must upload a photo. The free upgrade doesn't appear to have time limit placed upon it.
ArabMatchmaking's FAQ section offers answers to most of the questions you can imagine, from how to use a particular feature to what to say when contacting another member. For example, you receive tips on: how to interact via email message, what type of information is most helpful to include in your profile, and how quickly you should reply to someone's message based on your interest.
As we all know, online dating has quickened the pace of the dating scene, so when you see someone you like, it is usually wise to make contact as quickly as possible. These helpful tips can help you make a good first impression with someone. If your question is not addressed in the FAQ section, there is a Contact Us link at the bottom of every page, which opens an easy to use online form.
When you have found a true match, there are a few options for adapting or ending your use of ArabMatchmaking.com. As mentioned above, you can choose to hide your profile thereby omitting it from search results, while maintaining your profile should you want to become active on the site again.
The site isn’t perfect, though, and there are a few reasons why you may wish to be a little cautious when using it. Although we had no issues on our trials, some users have reported fake profiles being used to spam you or try to get money out of you. Others have suggested that beautiful members will encourage you to upgrade your membership, and then disappear. This is something to be wary of on all dating sites, but we thought it was worth flagging up with ArabMatchMaking simply because several users had issued it as a concern.
Meanwhile signing up for the free service is easy, but upgrading to platinum can cause problems if you haven’t had your account confirmed, and you’re essentially left to the will of the admin staff as to when that happens. For cancellation, click on the Cancel Membership link in the website's footer.
Be aware of the difference between membership cancellation and deletion of a profile. To completely delete your profile you must click on the Contact Us link, which appears at the bottom of each page of ArabMatchmaking.com, and fill out the online form with your request. Arab Matchmaking's customer service will then contact you to finalize the process.
They've also put their prices up recently and, whilst they still offer decent value for money, it isn't as great as it once was.
All in all, ArabMatchmaking is a user-friendly, to the point site, offering you access to one of the largest online databases of eligible Arabs looking for their perfect match. Prices are competitive but we recommend trying the free service to check whether or not anyone lights your fire. If you find yourself receiving dodgy messages asking for donations or upgrades, you’ll probably wish to look elsewhere, but otherwise there’s plenty to enjoy on this website.
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