Online dating portals are a big business these days since so many singles find it quicker and easier to land partners through websites rather than doing the bar-and-nightclub routine. However it is best to go through reviews before you subscribe to any of these dating websites and here is one on Be2.com.
Be2.com appears to target those on the look-out for long term relationships rather than fling or casual dating. The absence of adult content on the site also indicates that this is hardly the right place if you are looking for purely sexual or alternative relationships. Though Be2.com was originally directed to users in United Kingdom, recently the site seems to have launched an international section too where people from any part of the world are welcome to join in. The site claims to have more than a million active members and even though the only language option on the site is English, people of any ethnicity can sign up.
Signing up at Be2.com
Like all other dating websites, you are not required to pay anything to register yourself with Be2.com. While signing up, you will be asked to disclose a valid email address, your age, gender and the type of partner you are looking for. Once your password verification process in complete, you can log in to create your profile, the most significant aspect of which completing a pretty elaborate questionnaire to determine your personality and hence the kind of partner who would be most compatible with you. The site also allows you the option of creating a video profile which makes your introductions to potential matches much more appealing.
The special thing about joining Be2.com is its matchmaking feature which sends you a list of profiles who would be best suited to your personality and preferences. This feature is based on your responses to the questionnaire you are required to fill while creating your profile. After you have finished with the questionnaire, you have the option of completing a brief review profile of yourself. The results of the questionnaire are processed by the site to create a personality picture of the member which is then emailed to the member’s inbox together with a brief description of an ideal partner for that member. From then on a member can wait for the site to send a list of potential matches into his/her inbox. The biggest advantage of this matchmaking feature is that it increases your chances of finding a partner most suited to your tastes and personality. Besides this you don’t have to perform endless number of searches and keep browsing profiles to find the guy or girl of your dreams since the basic sifting is being done by the site. And if you happen to like a recommendation, you merely have to click on a link on the mail and you will at once be able to view a detailed profile as well as have the option of getting in touch with the prospective match.
According to the site developers at Be2.com, the matchmaking feature is based on the results of sixty years of relationship research and in fact just the initial questionnaire took over a year to develop. While the matchmaking feature at Be2.com is not very different from those at other websites geared to long term relationships and some may even say not as sophisticated as the one on eHarmony.com, any tool which prepares the ground work by weeding out incompatible or unlikely matches goes a long way in making online dating a positive experience.
Other features of Be2.com are more or less similar to those at all major dating sites. Even as a free user, you can view profiles as well as pictures of other members but you need to subscribe to the site if you want to be able to communicate with them. The communication options include email, instant messaging as well as chatting but it is not clear whether the last covers various media like audio and video other than text.
On the plus side, the site interface is quite easy to use and even members who are not adept with technology can navigate through the site with relative speed. There is a news feature which keeps members up to date with what is happening at the site, like new members or success stories. Other than these, you can have your own ‘Favorites’ list of profiles you have happened to like and may return to in future. There are also Friendship Circles which will put you in touch with groups of people with similar interests. Be2 dating has local directories for countries around the world. Finally the ability to flag up suspicious users as well as block unwanted communication goes a long way in giving members a sense of security, not always present in other dating websites.
Registration with Be2.com is free for a trial period over which you can explore the site. Paid members on the other hand have access to the full range of site features like all communication options as well as the ability to all photos and videos of other members.
However there have been some complaints among users regarding the membership cancellation policy of Be2.com. According to some of these, the site requires you to go through a complicated procedure should you wish to terminate your membership and this includes sending a fax with several details about your membership as well as your signature. While many other dating sites automatically renew a member’s subscription, in most of them the default feature can be changed through the account settings once a member signs in. But in case of Be2.com this does not appear to work all the time. However the customer support at the site promises to take care of all such complaints which is a good thing if the website wants to be known as a trusted online dating portal.
Billed as the website which helps you to ‘find the love of your life’, Be2.com appears to be a cross between compatibility matching sites like eHarmony.com and regular dating sites like Match.com.