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DateHookup.com Review (datehookup)

October 31st, 2008 · 9 Comments

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Site Name: DateHookup.com
Member Size: 877,00 Members
Description: DateHookup is a free dating site for singles.

Site Review

There are plenty of free dating services online now with the introduction of social networks a few years back and the low barrier of entrance on building web dating application software. Most of the free dating services are run as “Mom & Pop” shop type sites and typically you’ll see the software developer also doing the graphics for the site as well as answering all of the customer service inquiries.

DateHookup.com is owned and operated by an acquaintance of mine in the industry, Dustin W. He runs the website out of Sacramento, CA and manages a few other properties outside of online dating as well. It is pretty impressive that he has built this dating community and software with very limited resources and it has become a top 5,000 site that reaches over 877,000 U.S. monthly people according to Quantcast.com. The site is popular among a 35-49, slightly male slanted following. I have seen a few reviews where people have posted negative comments about his service saying that it was ridden with spammers and that he ignored customer service emails, etc. Well, this is one of the pitfalls of using a free dating service online. They are usually a 1-2 person operation so you can’t really blame them for anything when they are working around the clock to keep the spam out and trust me the Nigerian spammers are aggressive and dealing with people logging in from proxy’s around the world and copying profiles from other dating site can get tedious to police especially when they know your service is free to use for sending users messages. The best bet is to keep your guard up when getting contacted by someone on a free dating service and to make sure you never fall for the send me gifts and money scams ever. Ask for multiple photos of the person to ensure they are who they say they are. You can even ask them to take a picture with a sign that has your name on it if you are at all suspicious of a scammer.

DateHookup.com has a great dating forum community that is pretty active but you’ll need to sift your way through some of the garbage topics that people talk about. It can get a little smutty at times but aren’t all bulletin boards like that. Dustin usually has about 8,000 – 10,000 singles online at any given time and the site is very easy to use and search for singles in your area by proximity and age.

Like all free dating sites, he makes money on his advertising with Google AdSense and with other premium dating services. He does really well with the search engines for organic results (non-paid) and also buys keyword advertising on sites like Google, Yahoo and MSN. This helps keep his community very active so you can always be assured that new members are joining daily.

Date Hookup is a great place to start your online dating adventure and explore how dating sites work and how to maximize your experience on them. I see that many people use free dating services as a stepping stone before they join and pay for the premium dating sites like: Match.com, Perfectmatch.com, eHarmony and Lavalife.

If you are looking for other recommended free dating services then give these a try as well: Meeta.com, PlentyofFish.com, OKCupid.com, NetClub.com and Webdate.com.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lostabet // Jun 18, 2009 at 8:32 AM

    Site is a scam, even dustin himself has fake profiles on it that he uses to generate hits to the site.

  • 2 1pissedmomma // Jul 9, 2009 at 6:08 AM

    A lot of vulgar harrassment by a person or persons allowed to create multiple profiles each day making death threats towards women and children and nothing being done about keeping them from the site.

  • 3 ROSE // Oct 16, 2009 at 9:15 AM

    you are right about that i caught my husband recently on that, he posted himself as 10 years younger etc……

  • 4 Brian // Feb 10, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    I sent a lot of friend requests to a lot of girls on there and none of them read the request it’s been 3 days now something isn’t right

  • 5 rosy // Feb 28, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Hi I just wanted to say that I’ve met someone on datehook up who was not at all fake. I would actually like to thank datehook up for the experience.

  • 6 anonymous // May 13, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    met a girl on there..dated her long distance for a few months…it was great but the distance bein too much resulted in her cheating on me..but yea..the site is legit..

  • 7 Antoinette // May 16, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    After 4 days of being on this site, I had more male profiles who posted no picture, same characteristics, changle location frequently, and the profiles themselves questionable in respect ot how they presented themselve. I deleted my profile. I did recognize some people I knew from other sites who were legit, but the site itself left me with a creepy feeling and the scammers seemed to be persistant even if there emails were deleted.

  • 8 Valerie and Ken // May 19, 2010 at 7:51 AM

    Ken and i met on Date hook up and so far it’s been the best experience of our lives ! He was recently divorced and i just got out of surgery..major surgery. Date hook up has brought us together…Thank you !!

  • 9 Jason // Oct 28, 2010 at 12:37 AM

    Yea well beatrix_kiddo tried to scam me out of my money and identity. First she wanted me to pay for a “ticket” so we coudl meet and get married. Then, when I didn’t feel comfortable, she made up tons of stuff that wasn’t true. So, I tried to explain that I wasn’t who she thought I was. She calmed down and went back to “hinting” she needed money for us to fall in love and be married before this thanksgiving.

    It was crazy, and she even wanted my address after knowing her for two days! Then, when I didn’t send her money (I quit talking to her) she tried to get people from my state to hunt me down.

    These facts can be found in her posts. What a crazy place. I never would have thought an American woman would do it (I guess I would have known had it been the russian bride scam).

    She has a felony in NC and I checked it out. She is a child abductor, so adios to “Sharon Elizabeth Whitfield”.

    Crazy, borderline, woman!

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