Chat and Date Review October 2022

Chat and Date is an online dating platform where singles can chat, meet, and have fun dates.

164,000 Members
 47% ♀ 
 53% ♂ 
Good For:
4 / 5
3 / 5
3 / 5
Success Rate:
37 / 10
30 / 10
31 / 10
Compare Chat and Date
Age Distribution:
18-24
25-34
35-49
50+

Chat and Date in 10 seconds

  • Chat and Date (formerly known as Hot or Not) is an online dating platform for singles who want to have casual dates and fun chats with strangers
  • The website was rebranded after it was acquired by Bumble Inc, the same company that operates Badoo
  • The website verifies its members through its two-way authentication process
  • Works by suggesting potential matches based on location and compatibility
  • Chat and Date welcomes all genders and sexualities and are open to same-sex relationships
  • Has a smaller member base compared to similar dating websites - Learn more about the members here
  • Available for iOS and Android users
  • Offers general free services and options to upgrade - Learn more here
  • You can use Chat and Date for free
  • Pricing starts at US$1.99 / Day - More Information
Datingscout.sg Author Chris Pleines
Chris Pleines
Founder of Datingscout and Author of Online Dating for Dummies
Chat and Date is a classic type of dating website that still incorporates the swiping feature in matchmaking. It is generally a good dating platform, but there are other better ones that use more interesting and innovative dating functions.

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Who is Chat and Date for and not for?

  • Singles who are into casual flirting
  • People who like to chat and meet strangers online
  • If you are looking for casual dating with no strings attached
  • For people looking for serious relationships and deep commitments
  • For singles who are looking for love and possibly marriage
  • People who are not comfortable meeting strangers online
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What we like and don’t like on Chat and Date

  • Fake profiles are rare due to the website's strict verification
  • Although the website is made for casual dates, some members report that they found their forever matches on Chat and Date
  • The app is available in over 40 languages
  • The app has bugs and occasional glitches especially when used simultaneously with other applications
  • Chat and Date has an outdated design
  • Customer Support is hard to reach

How does Chat and Date work?

howitworks
  • Get matches based on your dating preferences and personal information
  • Send and receive messages for free
  • Special feature called Encounters lets you swipe right to profiles you are interested in
  • Get a chance to undo your swipes by upgrading to premium
  • Like and Favorite profiles

Chat and Date works by providing compatible matches based on your personal information and dating preferences. The good thing about Chat and Date is that sending and receiving messages are free for all users. 

The website lets you browse through hundreds of profiles where you can swipe right to show if you are interested. If you upgrade to premium, you can undo your swipes and go back to previously shown profiles. Free members can like and favourite profiles.

Pricing

Can you try Chat and Date for free?

  • You can use or try the service for free.
  • All members can send messages for free
  • You can read at least the first messages which you have in your mailbox for free

Is Chat and Date expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers Chat and Date is average.

Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
Premium
1 Day1.99 USD / Day1.99 USD
1 Week7.99 USD / Week7.99 USD
1 Month25.99 USD / Month25.99 USD
3 Months10.66 USD / Month31.99 USD
6 Months8.00 USD / Month47.99 USD
1 Lifetime159.99 USD / Lifetime159.99 USD
Cost
Free Services
  • Registration
  • Profile creation
  • Sending and receiving messages
  • Get matches
Fee-Based Services
  • Find out who added you to their favourites
  • See who liked your profile
  • Get your messages read first
  • Undo swipes
  • Spotlight
  • Rise up
  • Blur photos

You can also purchase Chat and Date credits for additional features such as Spotlight and Rise Up. 

100 credits= 1.99 USD        550 credits= 9.99 USD 

1,250 credits= 19.99 USD   2,750 credits= 39.99 USD

Take note:

Your subscription to Chat & Date’s premium services will automatically renew until you decide to cancel, and if you have enabled the auto top-up feature, your account will automatically be topped up until you decide to disable this feature.

How can I delete my Chat and Date account and cancel my subscription?

Please find more information here

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Who is really signed up here?

Members
164,000 from Singapore
Members activity
150,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
47 %
52 %
  • Members are looking for chatmates and potential dates
  • Most members are in their early 20s and 30s
  • The platform is dominated by male members
  • Has a smaller member base compared to similar dating websites
  • Low member activity

Since the website's rebranding in 2008, the platform's member base has significantly lessened from millions to thousands. Still, Chat and Date has a growing and thriving community from all over the globe. Members are looking for chatmates and potential dates.

There is a small percentage of members who are looking for their forever partners on the site, but they are generally overthrown by members who are looking for casual dates only. Most members are in their early 20s and 30s and the platform is dominated by male members. 

Females
Males

Chat and Date Age Range and Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+
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Chat and Date in Detail

  • Reading time 16 minutes
  • Lots of insider information for more success

Signing Up at Chat and Date

Signup
  • Registration is free
  • Quick and easy signup
  • Has a variety of registration options
  • Welcomes all gender and sexuality
  • All accounts are required for a selfie-verification

Joining Chat and Date is quick and easy, and it's free! There are many ways to register on Chat and Date, you can sign up via Google, Facebook, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, Yandex, and even using Mail.ru. The website only 

Chat and Date is highly inclusive of gender and sexuality. They welcome everyone from the LGBTQ+ community. The website implements a two-way verification system to check for profile authenticity and to filter suspicious profiles. 

Once you passed the selfie-verification, you may now enjoy the website's free services or you may opt to upgrade to premium plans.

Making Contact on Chat and Date

Contact
  • Dating Nearby
  • Encounters
  • Video Chat
  • Add profiles to your Favourites List
  • Undo swipes
  • Sending messages to other users is free for everyone
  • There is a chatroom

Sending and receiving messages on Chat and Date is free, as long as two members are matched by the website. Members can meet positive singles around their area and are given suggested profiles to swipe left or right. 

The website has text chat and video chat features that are accessible by all members. Members can add profiles to their favourites list and can even send cute stickers to initiate flirting.

With a premium subscription, members can undo swipes and get message read receipts. They can also see who added them on favourite lists as well as who liked their profiles. They can also purchase credits to avail themselves of add-on features such as Spotlight and Rise Up.

Chat and Date Profile Quality

Profile
  • Profiles don't have much information
  • Profile information can be added or updated later on
  • Contains basic information such as name, location, and age
  • Fake profiles are rare due to the site's strict verification
  • Site moderators are actively checking for suspicious accounts
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

Profiles on Chat and Date don't contain much information, unlike other dating apps. It only shows basic information such as name, location, age, and a few photos for the swiping function.

Fake profiles are a rare sight on this website because of its two-way verification system. Even if fake profiles get past the verification stage, the site moderators are constantly checking accounts to filter suspicious activities. Once tagged as suspicious, your account will be suspended or even terminated.

Chat and Date App

App
  • Free to download
  • Available for iOS and Android users
  • Has reports of minor glitches
  • Easy to use
  • Can be used simulataneously with other applications

Special Features

Check out Chat and Date's special features here:

Dating Nearby

Meet eligible singles around you and make meaningful connections based on location.

Encounters

Swipe right to show you're interested and left to keep swiping.

Verified Profiles

 Chat safer and choose to only interact with verified profiles.

Blur explicit photos

The website automatically detects explicit photos and warn users before they open them.

Spotlight

Have your profile highlighted when you upgrade to premium. A highlighted profile increases your chances of having more and better matches.

Rise Up

When you upgrade to premium, your profile rises up to the top search results making you meet more singles and get better matches in the future.

How can I delete my Chat and Date account and cancel my subscription?

Uninstalling the app will not cancel your subscription.

How can you cancel your Subscription?

  • You can cancel with customer support

Will your subscription automatically renew?

  • Yes, your Chat and Date subscription will automatically renew. The notice period for opting out of automatic renewal is 1 Day.

Is there a money back guarantee and do you get refunded the full amount?

  • Yes, usually you will receive the full amount back.

How much time do you have to undo Chat and Date purchases?

  • You have 14 Days to refund your Chat and Date purchase if you don't like it.

Will your credits expire?

  • No, your credits do not expire.

Chat and Date FAQ

Facts

What is Chat and Date?

Chat & Date is an online dating app where singles can connect and find casual dates with like-minded individuals.

Is Chat and Date the same with Hot or Not?

Hot or Not was rebranded to Chat and Date in 2008. 

Who owns Chat and Date?

Since its rebranding, Chat and Date is now operated by Badoo which is owned by Bumble Inc.

What is the average age on Chat and Date?

The average age is 29-37 years. You can find more information here

Usability

How does Chat and Date work?

As soon as you have created your profile you can check out Encounters, which is at the very heart of Chat & Date. Simply vote Yes and No for other members and should both of you like each other you will have a match and you can start chatting!

How can I change my location on Chat and Date?

In your profile, just click your current location and either enter a new one or select one from the dropdown menu.

How can I reactivate my deleted profile on Chat and Date?

If you deleted your profile less than 28 days ago, you should have a confirmation email from the website that includes a reactivation link. Click that and you’ll be able to jump right back in.

If it’s been longer, you’ll need to create a new profile.

How is my popularity calculated on Chat and Date?

Your average popularity is calculated daily based on your new visitors, new matches and the number of people who like your profile.

How can I hide my profile on Chat and Date?

To hide your account simply go to your settings, select 'Delete account' at the bottom of the page and select the option 'Hide your account'. As soon as you confirm this you will be logged out automatically. To read your messages, get seen in People nearby and Encounters again, simply log back in and unhide your profile.

How can I access my profile if I can't see the captcha symbols?

If you need to enter captcha symbols but you are not able to see them, it may be due to some plugins or antivirus software installed on your computer. Try turning them off or deinstall them and you will see the symbols.

What are Chat and Date credits?

Chat and Date credits help you get attention, simple as that. With credits, you can Rise Up in search results, use our 'Spotlight' service, get more displays in Encounters and more. You can also enable Auto Top-up to make sure you never run out of credits.

How many credits can I buy on Chat and Date?

You can buy 100, 550, 1250 or 2750 credits at a time.

How can I turn off the automatic renewal of credits?

If you want to turn off Auto-Top up for your credits go to your profile, open your settings, go to your Payment Settings section and turn Auto-Top up off.

Security

How can I report an inappropriate photo?

Site moderators are active in monitoring all photos uploaded to Chat & Date, but very occasionally the wrong images slip through. If you spot an inappropriate or fake image in Encounters, please notify the website by clicking on the flag icon, which you can find at the bottom of each photo and select the reason why you are reporting this photo. 

Where can I report an abusive behavior on Chat and Date?

If you find someone’s behaviour towards you or their language abusive, please let the website know by clicking on the icon in the top right corner on their profile page, select 'Block or report' and choose the reason.

How can I report a stolen photo?

If your photo is being used without your consent and you’re not a Chat & Date member, please the website's customer support and send them a link to the account that is using your photo.

Does Chat and Date sell your data?

No, Chat and Date does not sell your data.

Was Chat and Date hacked in the past?

No, Chat and Date was never hacked.

How precisely does Chat and Date track your location?

Chat and Date tracks your approximate location.

Do your Chat and Date profile pictures and/or profile information show up in Google Search Results?

No, your Chat and Date photos and personal information won’t show up in Google Search Results.

Who can view your pictures on Chat and Date?

All Chat and Date members.

Is your phone number required for signing up at Chat and Date?

Yes, a phone number is required for signing up at Chat and Date.

Can you erase your personal data on Chat and Date?

Yes, you can erase your data on Chat and Date.

How can I delete my Chat and Date account and cancel my subscription?

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Final Results table

Signing Up: 2.5 / 5
Making Contact: 2.5 / 5
Profile Quality: 3.5 / 5

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