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HiMeets Review

In a Nutshell

HiMeets is an online dating service under the NSI Holdings Ltd umbrella. NSI is responsible for running a tremendous network of dating and other consumer-centric services online, offering a wide range of helpful options for singles to explore. HiMeets caters to singles looking for love, friendships, relationships, and even one-night stands based on open communication. HiMeets makes this possible via video profiles, live chat, and chat rooms. 

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Pros

  • Safe Mode for safer dating
  • Video profile pages
  • No profile questions upfront
  • Free for females

Cons

  • Can’t read responses unless you upgrade your account
  • No video chatting
  • As yet, no testimonials
 Best for Getting to know the real people before you chat
 User base Singles looking for homo-, hetero-, or bi-sexual relationships, friendships, or flings
 Number of members N/A
 Recommended age 25–55
 Favorite features Public chat rooms, video profiles, and live chat features

Signup Process

Signing up with HiMeets took about 4 seconds, seriously. We entered our sexual preferences, age, and email address, chose a password, and added a photo. HiMeets asked if we wanted to fill out our profile or do it later. This is a big plus in the online dating world, since most sites require that you fill out a long, detailed profile questionnaire before you can even start looking at other members.

Now we’re all for filling out those questionnaires. In fact, the more info you give them, the more accurate your matches are likely to be. So, by all means, Q&A away. We simply like the fact that HiMeets allows you to do it at your own pace, rather than forcing you into an on-the-spot process you might not have the time or headspace for.

Once signed up, you can browse, chat, and enjoy other HiMeets actions. You can also opt to sign up for a paid membership. This is recommended since you can’t do very much with a freemium account (true story). You’re limited to one message per member per day, and you can send to a maximum of 5 members each day. On top of that, you can’t actually read the responses other members send you unless you have a paid-for account. This limits your ability to carry on a real conversation, so upgrading is recommended.

Matchmaking & Search Functions

HiMeets doesn’t have a smart algorithm like some online dating sites. It’s more generic, the results are based on your profile answers. This is why it’s so important to fill out the questionnaire honestly and fully. Once you’ve done that, HiMeets can set you up with potential matches that meet your requirements and preferences. 

In terms of search functionality, we like that HiMeets offers multiple filters to help you narrow down the search results. You can search for specific features such as sexual orientation, ethnicity, body type, and tattoos or piercings. You can also run a selective search for profiles with video or photos included.

Features & Communication Tools

One annoying aspect of HiMeets’ communication process is how limited the freemium accounts are. As mentioned, you can only send out 5 messages a day, and you can’t read responses. This means you can’t do much with a freemium account other than browse profiles. 

Of course, if you are a female, well that’s a whole different ball game. Female members can reply to members’ messages and send out messages to all male members for free without limitations. Sometimes it feels like the world is biased in ways you’ll never understand. Truthfully though if you want to get the full extent of the services available, even gals will have to sign up for a premium membership.

Once you sign up for a premium account the options really open up though. At this point you’re free to message and respond to other members limitlessly. You can also take part in the public chat rooms—one of our favorite features. Public chat rooms offer singles a safe and fun way to meet other singles without the commitment or fear of one-on-one messaging. 

The best feature of all though is the video profile. You can upload a short video on your profile page to tell a little about yourself. This is great on both ends because it gives you the opportunity to present yourself on video, making your profile more attractive, and it also allows you to check out potential matches more authentically and get a better sense of who they are before you even make the first move.

Safety & Security

For one thing, HiMeets provides a Safe Mode. This allows users to browse the network of singles without the fear of being harassed by predators or perverts. Using this feature, you can limit the types of actions that can be taken (such as sending flirts) and what information can be seen by other members (photos, profile info, etc.). For example, you can ensure that members only see your basic profile info like status and location, and have to ask permission to see specific details like eye color and lifestyle preferences.

HiMeets also helps keep users safer by requiring an email verification in order to register for an account. When a member validates their account by connecting a valid phone number, the member will receive a Verified Member badge. This lets other users know that you’re not dealing with a scammer hiding behind a phony profile. HiMeets also stores all sensitive data on secure servers.

Pricing

HiMeets has several pricing options if you want to upgrade from the freemium account. What’s really neat about this service is that it offers 1-day and 1-week trials, so you can get a feel for the service and how it works without making a major investment. If you like what you see, you can sign up for a longer subscription.

 US pricing 1 Day 1 Week 1 Month 3 Months
 Price per day $0.99  $1 $1.50 $0.54

 

 AUS pricing 1 Day 3 Days 1 Month 3 Months 6 Months
 Price per day A$1.69 A$1.99 A$1.12 A$0.75 A$0.54

 

 CA pricing1 Day1 Week1 Month3 Months
 Price per dayC$1.49C$1C$1.00C$0.68

Free accounts let you register a profile, browse the profile gallery, search, “like” other members, create a Like Gallery of your own, and visit the public chat rooms. Full membership gives you unlimited messaging and responding, live chat features, and any upcoming new features that are rolled out. You get to view all profiles, see unmetered search results, and full-size profile photos.

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Help & Support 

HiMeets doesn’t have live chat support—bummer. But it does have email and phone support. Plus, HiMeets has an excellent Help Center with tons of useful information. You can browse the FAQs on topics that vary from successful dating tips to using the messenger feature, and get helpful answers without having to wait on hold.

Phone Support:

18009484215

Email Support:

Online contact form or support@HiMeets.com

Find Love on HiMeets

HiMeets is an online dating site that makes finding other singles like you more convenient. The public chat rooms help bashful singles get into the conversation without having to feel the pressure of a one-on-one chat. HiMeets also has flirtcasts (an easy way to send out multiple icebreaker messages simultaneously), Safe Mode, and fun extras like an activity page and a “like” feature. 

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