Mingle2
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Our Review

Developed in 2008, Mingle2 is a completely free dating site which was previously known as JustSayHi. With over 3 million site visitors daily, Mingle2 is a growing online dating community.

Registration can take as little as 30 seconds without tedious steps and different personality tests. The interface is simple enough that people of any age can grow accustomed to it in no time and lets them quickly meet other users. True to its promise, most of the features are free (which is increasingly rare in online dating sites nowadays).

Member Structure

Members
50,000 from Singapore
Members activity
25,450 daily logins
Gender Proportion
40 %
60 %
  • There are approximately 12 million members worldwide
  • 370,000 site visits from the UK each month

It's difficult to pinpoint and know the membership base of the dating site since profiles in Mingle2 are not as detailed as those in other dating sites. Although 12 million is a big number, Mingle2 still has quite some catching up to the loyalty of singles to more popular online dating behemoths.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up

Mingle2 signup
  • Only basic information is required; there are no personality tests
  • Registration can be as quick as 30 seconds
  • One photo is uploaded during registration and more can be added later
  • Match suggestions are automatically shown on your account page once you've signed up
  • There is no form of authenticity verification besides your email; thus, fake profiles are easy to create

Registration was straightforward, user-friendly, can really take less than a minute. It would be difficult to get the process wrong as most of the personal information is presented in multiple-choice form. Compared to other dating websites, lesser personal information is needed. You have to fill out your entire profile immediately before you can use Mingle2, but photos can be added later. All of your basic information can be viewed by other members. Besides the headline, blurb, and photo, there is no leeway to creatively present your profile and be able to stand out. One star is taken from the rating because there seems to be no form of verification and users can upload any type of information and photos they want. As a result, fake profiles can be easily created.

Making Contact

Mingle2 matches
  • Communication is unlimited between all members
  • The forums are very active, with over six million messages to date
  • Members will be notified if you view their profile, add them as a friend, or as a favourite contact
  • Sending messages to other users is free for everyone
  • There is a chatroom

Messaging, which is the most important aspect in dating websites, is fortunately free on Mingle2. Most messaging features can be accessed by all the members. Besides the recommendations shown on the user's account page, the user would have to manually search for the profiles they want to chat. Only completed profiles are shown in the search results and recommendations, so there is a guarantee that only the members who are serious about finding a date are shown. The user has an option to only be shown profiles that have pictures. If the user is shy or self-conscious, they can choose the other alternatives offered by Mingle2. The user can send nudges, kisses, winks, hugs, or kicks in the butt to other singles for free.

As a precaution against spammers, free users have first-contact limits and their messages get automatically deleted after 30 days. However, if a member has reached the first-contact limit, they can still send unlimited messages to those they already know and chatted with. To be exempted from these, one would have to upgrade to MinglePlus.

Profile Quality

Mingle2 Profile
  • Usernames are used instead of real names
  • All of the personal information can be modified later
  • Setting up the profile is easy and quick; it can be done in 4 simple steps
  • Other members can see all of your photos for free, and vice versa
  • Mingle2 does not check or verify the members' profiles through any type of profile testing
  • The profiles are not very detailed
  • The profile information can be changed later
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

The user profile is very easy to set-up. The information required from you is direct to the point and in less than a minute you can already start messaging other people. Headlines, a short blurb about yourself, and your interests (separated by commas) can be added to your profile at the end of the registration. Due to the unlimited photo uploads allowed, you can maximise your exposure to the others viewing your profile. Some have noted that the profiles are more focused on the photos of the user and not so much on the personal information. Hence, there could be difficulty in deciding whether that user is a compatible match for you. Completely deleting/deactivating profiles on demand is not possible on Mingle2. When the user deactivates their account, it will only become inactive.

However, the ease of the process does come with advantages. The simplicity you experienced during registration is also experienced by people who have fraudulent or ill intentions. Therefore, fake profiles can be created simply through different email accounts. The only way to minimise fake profiles is to report them manually, since there are no countermeasures during registration.

App

Mingle2 app
  • The app is completely free like the website
  • Registration can be done through an email address or a Facebook account
  • The chat system is easier to navigate compared to the website
  • Ads are just as rampant in the mobile app

The mobile app delivers most of the same services the website does. The interface looks more updated and modern compared to the website. The app is simple and easy to use. Although it still has many ads, the app is easier to navigate than the site. However, the pages take quite a while to load.

Real Life Review

"Mingle2 was simple to navigate and it was easy to go straight to messaging other singles. The advanced search option was especially convenient, as I could find matches not just in the same location, but with the same interests as me. There was a bit of a challenge in messaging other singles as a considerable amount of them never replied even though I really wanted to meet them. The accounts seemed to be inactive. I also found a few profiles who had photos of celebrities in use." - Female barista (29)

Design and Usability

The design is quite unoriginal as you can easily know that it was clearly taken from a simple default website template. However, this also made the dating site easily accessible and all the necessary functions are straightforward. The numerous advertisements scattered around the page can make for a distracting browsing experience. Some of the ads are for other dating sites, and people might mistakenly click on them and be led to a different website.

Mingle2 Costs and Prices

Free Services
  • Profile creation
  • Unlimited searching of profiles
  • Seeing who viewed your profile
  • Using MutualMatch
  • Sending and receiving messages
Fee based Services
  • Seeing who likes you on MutualMatch
  • Browsing other profiles invisibly
  • Seeing if your message is already read
  • Storing messages forever (instead of getting deleted after a month)
  • Getting your profile listed earlier in search
Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
MinglePlus Subscription
3 Months13.66 SGD / Month40.98 SGD
6 Months10.83 SGD / Month64.98 SGD
12 Months7.92 SGD / Month94.98 SGD

Is Mingle2 expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers Mingle2 is average.

Payment Options
  • PayPal

Before getting to the prices of MinglePlus, a disclaimer pop-up is shown to say that upgrading is merely an add-on if the user wants to stand out over millions of others on the site. It is not required, and Mingle2 will always be free for you to chat and meet with any user any time you want.

Special Features

In Mingle2, users are not forced to make a match with users before they can communicate. Users either go through the manual search route or use this special feature, a simple but fun way to bring users who are mutually interested together.

Mutual Match

Mutual Match is a basic matching system where you are presented with random profile recommendations. You can choose either Yes, No, or Maybe. If you choose "yes" on someone's profile, they will be notified that someone is interested in them but your identity will not be revealed. Only when he/she "likes" you back (meaning, they also chose "Yes" on your profile), your usernames will be revealed and a "match" notification will be sent to each party. However, this is only a fun little "hot or not" game, as you can still message others regardless if you matched or not.

Our rating

Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
Making Contact: 3.5 / 5
Profile Quality: 3.0 / 5
App: 4.0 / 5
Real Life Review: 3.0 / 5

Editors Conclusion

Photo Chris
Mingle2 has been around for quite some time but it has been left in the dust by its competitors. The webpage is outdated and scattered with ads which makes the browsing experience difficult. The biggest issue is the quality of the users on the site. Many profiles appear to be fake or inactive and there is no management action taken against it, leading to some people getting scammed. If you are looking to meet singles for serious relationships, check out our Matchmaker for more legitimate dating sites.

FAQ

Facts

Who owns Mingle2?

Mingle2 operates under their parent company Minglenet.

How to join Mingle2?

Registration can be done on the welcome page of the website.

Usability

How to download Mingle2?

For desktop, only the website is available. For smartphones, the mobile app is available on both the App store and Google Play.

How to contact Mingle2?

You may contact them at accounts@mingle.com or through their Contact page. If they do not respond quickly, you may check the Frequently Asked Questions page and the Help Forum.

Cost

How much does Mingle2 cost?

The website is completely free, but special features can be accessed either for $9.95/mo. for 3 months, $7.95/mo. for 6 months, or $5.95/mo. for 12 months.

Cancel

How to deactivate Mingle2?

For desktop users, go to your profile -> under "Your Account", click "Settings" -> click "De-Activate Account - Remove Profile"

For mobile app users, click Menu on the bottom right of your screen -> click "Settings" -> click "Deactivate your Account" (on the bottom of the list)

How to unsubscribe from Mingle2?

For desktop users, go to your profile -> under "Your Account", click "Settings" -> click "Mail Settings" -> un-check the e-mails you want to unsubscribe from.

For mobile app users, click Menu on the bottom right of your screen -> click "Settings" -> click "Email Address" -> un-check the e-mails you want to unsubscribe from.

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Infos

Company:NextC LLC
E-Mail:accounts@mingle.com
Adress:350 Sansome Street, Suite 925 San Francisco, California 94105 United States
Phone-Hotline:(415) 373-4066