They first started their service in 1997 and their website went online in 1998. They have many great features including mingling, anonymous email messaging, photo gallery, and Photochat.
Mingling shows you members that are looking for someone with your qualities, but don't necessarily meet your requirements, so it's like seeing who might like you. If you use the matching feature you will easily find other members that match well with you, and remember this is a two-way matching! You also have the option of searching for members based upon location and age, or an advanced search for even more specific criteria like religion and race.
With anonymous email it makes it easier to be yourself without any worries of giving out personal information. If you don't know what to say in an email, but still want to let someone know that you are interested, you can use the wink feature. The person can either wink back, or write you an email.
They have a photo gallery for your viewing, and even a Photochat where a person talks in the chat room, their picture appears next to their name. You also have the option of making a hot list of all the members that interest you.
Mingles features two types of membership. One is completely free; you will never have to pay for your membership. The other is a gold membership which costs $4.95 a month. The different aspects of membership are listed below.
FREE - with a free membership you can send and receive email with other members, post your profile, add your photos and a voice message, use the PhotoChat rooms and message boards, search for members, use the two- way matching system, and build a friends list.
GOLD - a Gold membership gives you a highlighted listing in their search results, keyword searching, access to mingle-matching (find members who are interested in you), access to private chat rooms and message boards, their profile makeover and photo enhancement service, priority support, and 100% advertising-free access to the entire site.
Our ratings are based on the following criteria:
If they run a background screening.
How long the free trial is for.
Our rating is from 1 to 5, 1 being the lowest and 5 the best.
We Gave Mingles a 2 Our Reason: Mingles.com is a pretty good free dating site, but they are not perfect. If you do not sign up for the gold membership there will be ads on every page which can get annoying. They also don’t have any kind of background to check for fraudulent members.