Salut, mon amies! Your loyal TheTravellingFrenchMan is here to share my new MySpecialDates review while I’m heading to the US. It’s the holiday season, and New York is magical during this time.
I’m writing the intro while waiting for my almost 8-hour flight and am so excited to share my experience using the MySpecialDates dating website, as I’ve noticed that it has quite mixed reviews online.
Negative reviews say that the site is a total scam, forcing emails on you, while positive reviews say it’s the best and fastest way to meet a potential match.
I feel confused 😵!
Is MySpecialDates legit? Is MySpecialDates a scam? That’s what we’re going to find out.
What’s the deal with MySpecialDates?
MySpecialDates is an international dating site that appeared in 2021 and is now a popular place with over 320K monthly visits (based on SimilarWeb stats). But let’s start my review with some basics:
- Free sign-up. MySpecialDates website is free to join, and the registration process takes less than 5 min.
- It’s global. There are many beautiful women from Eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America, and most guys come from the US, Canada, and the UK.
- MySpecialDates is mobile-friendly. It doesn’t have an app, but the majority of members (76.5%) use the mobile version.
- Convenient search. Finding a perfect match with 15+ filters or interactive matching is easy.
- Multiple communication ways. Members can chat, exchange photos/videos, send mail, and exchange audio messages with real girls and guys on the dating site.
- Reasonable pricing. MySpecialDates uses a credit system with the cost of credits ranging from $2.99 for 35 credits (discounted price) to $200 for 1,000 credits.
- Great perks for new members. Everyone gets 20 free credits after registration and 10 more credits after email confirmation.
- Positive and negative reviews. 3.5 stars (Astrasoft Projects LTD) from SiteJabber, 100% TrustScore from ScamAdviser, 2.5 stars from Trustpilot.
As you can see, the dating website has a lot to offer at first glance, but MySpecialDates reviews are quite mixed. And there are actually not that many of them.
So, let’s take a deep dive into the platform and find out if it deserves some TheTravellingFrenchMan’s 🥐 🥐 🥐.
How does the MySpecialDates dating site work?
MySpecialDates didn’t invent the wheel, and it operates like many other dating websites. Is it a horrible website for that? Definitely no.
All dating sites are very similar in their core. They offer the sign-up-search-chat-meet combo, which works like a charm.
Yes, it makes it hard to stand out among other sites, but why not benefit from the system and enhance the quality instead of just trying to invent something different (and not usually efficient)?
So, to start dating on MySpecialDates, I needed:
- Visit the site and create an attention-grabbing profile. To meet a special woman, you need to get noticed first. So, add hot photos and communicate your dating goals in your bio.
- Check out all the beautiful girls and attractive guys. Use those free search options, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how fast you’ll find hot Asian or Slavic girls you like.
- Don’t keep them waiting. I’ve noticed that users on MySpecialDates are quite active and like to message first, but that’s not the reason you sit and wait. Be active, chat with women and men you like, and see how it goes.
Though when you visit the site, you may think it’s just one of the similar dating websites, MySpecialDates is not as simple as it appears. But that’s what we’ll talk about a bit further on.
Who is MySpecialDates for?
During my review of the site, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to many beautiful women from around the world. Most of them were searching for love, true connections, and long-term relationships. I didn’t get to talk to male members, but chatting with girls, I’ve learned that the majority of guys on the website are searching for a foreign wife.
So, considering this, I’d say that you should visit the site if:
✅ You want to meet only real women who are ready for commitment
✅ If you are searching for a foreign wife or husband
✅ You look for a long-term relationship and don’t mind it starting on a distance
But I think that you should explore other options if:
❌ You seek girls or guys for casual encounters, hookups, or one-night stands
❌ You aren’t ready to commit
❌ If you don’t feel comfortable paying $20-$50 for premium features
MySpecialDates features: Are they the same as on other dating sites?
Testing MySpecialDates’ features and services was a key and most important point of my review. Well, to explore the potential of the platform, I needed to find someone to test all the services on.
So, I started with search options.
Search and matching tools reviewed
I always check how convenient the search is before testing communication features. I strongly believe that if you use search filters or other search methods offered by the site and invest some time in a proper search, you can significantly increase your chances of meeting the most compatible men or women.
Detailed search with 15+ filters
My Special Dates makes searching quite easy. Well, it’s a standard tool with filters, but there are over 15 detailed filters.
So, if you made a checklist of ideal partners, there are plenty of factors to pick to tailor the user base to your unique needs.
Oh, and every time I changed the filter, I was getting new suggestions for women’s profiles.
The Like feature for interactive matching
Another way of searching and also one of my favorite ways of searching—Like. I know that it’s not about compatibility and all that jazz, but I like to get excited by the first photo I see from the account of some girl and then learn more about her.
That’s the initial spark that made me fall for this service 🤩.
Ways to contact potential partners
After I found a few girls I liked, I started to test all the communication features I could access with my premium account. Other users with a standard membership can’t use most of the communication features.
Let’s see how it went!
This feature is not exactly a way of communicating but a service to show your interest in a particular member. When I clicked on “Say Hello” in the right corner of the user profile, I could:
- Send a wink—just a little flirty sign of admiration.
- Use a pre-written message—they are standard, like “Tell me more about yourself,” but when you send many messages to girls, it’s good to have a little helper.
I liked this feature and sent so many winks during the review that I lost count.
Sending messages is my go-to communication way, and I noticed that many of the people on the website feel the same. It’s convenient, as you can connect with users online right away. All of the women I approached were open to instant chat, and I had an over 95% reply rate (out of the 60 women I approached during the review).
Photo, Video, and Audio Messages
Oh, how cool is this service!
And all of you who like to spice things up in regular chat will be into photo, video, and audio attachments. From my experience, most women are up for it. But be aware that you need to spend extra money on it.
Write Love Letters
Mail service is another way of connecting with members you like. I’m a hopeless romantic and find it such a cool way to push people to make an effort a bit more online. We’re all used to the fast pace of short messages, and that’s a way to build a stronger bond as there is more room to open up.
Besides, it’s a savior when you are in different time zones, and you can add media files to your letters.
Convenience features that enhance the experience on MySpecialDates
From the first minutes of using My Special Dates, I noticed that the platform is very user-friendly and has an intuitive interface. So, I tried to pinpoint all the things that make it comfortable for me:
- Favorites. I like to have everything neat (that’s probably a Virgo in me 😉), and favorites are just a place to store all potential matches.
- Your likes. I find it very handy that everyone I liked on the site is just in one place.
- Online now. I don’t like to wait when I send messages, so I use this section very often.
- FAQ & Tutorial sections. It might seem minor, but I think that’s the perfect way to help new members adapt to the website. However, it’s already very intuitive.
- Notifications tracking. No activity will go unnoticed with this feature, which is why I’m so into it.
- Customer support. I’ve sent an email to customer service to ask what I should do if I notice fake profiles. I got a reply in a couple of hours, and I was told that I could report or block any user I found suspicious on the website.
I think all that added to my overall positive experience making this review.
Similar Ladies feature: Has the site suggested perfect ladies?
I can’t gatekeep this feature, as it works like magic!
Every time I opened a new profile with, let’s say, a hot Ukrainian blondie, I was recommended more ladies of a similar type!
How does the site do it?
That remains a mystery to me 🥰.
Pricing — Is MySpecialDates free?
MySpecialDates is a professional dating site of Astrasoft Projects LTD, not voluntary work. So, the platform doesn’t provide its services for free.
Well, some of them are free with a standard membership, but all advanced features require you to buy credits. My Special Dates runs on a credit system, which I, as a beaten online dater, like a lot.
If you only knew how many thousands I’ve lost because of the subscriptions, I always forget to cancel. And that’s the main trick of subscription-based dating sites: they have an auto-renewal of subscriptions.
So, let’s say you pay $50 a month and forget to cancel your subscription for a year and pay $600 🤬.
Unlike other sites, My Special Dates offers credits you can spend on text, audio, photo, and video chat. They come in packs of:
- 35 credits — $12.99
- 50 credits — $19
- 100 credits — $33
- 250 credits — $75
- 400 credits — $100
- 1,000 credits — $200
I think that the site deserves some 🥐 🥐 from me for:
- No requiring fees
- You know what you spend money on
- Secured payment gateways
Oh, I can’t forget all the perks new members get when they finish the registration process:
🔥 30 free credits after sign up and email confirmation
🔥 1st purchase discount, 35 credits for $2.99 instead of $12.99
MySpecialDates profile examples: You won’t see all the women, but a good sneak peek
If you can’t wait to see who you can meet on My Special Dates, here is a way to take a look at a member and also see what you can learn from a user profile.
Exploring the site, I stopped to review MySpecialDates profiles almost right away, as the quality of members is probably the most important thing of all the factors on any dating site.
As you can see from this example, a girl added a lot of different photos. They are of good quality but not made in the studio or over-photoshopped. I like that as it gives a clear picture of what the person looks like, and the variety of selfies and just photos from trips and just at home scream real.
Also, I appreciate that over 90% of the users of the site add more than 5 pics 🤩.
That’s not common for dating platforms!
I liked that you don’t pay a single penny to see personal information. I reviewed many dating services that ask members to pay to get access to the full info on a profile.
But that’s not the case.
And I didn’t notice any fake profiles; the moderation team is probably working non-stop. And that’s good, as when I chat with women, I can be sure that they are the same in real life and not some pervy guy scammer.
Wrap-up and tips on how to use MySpecialDates
Thankfully, joining MySpecialDates wasn’t a big mistake, as some of the reviews online warned me. The platform is a decent international dating site with a high reply rate, little to no fake profiles, and high-quality search and communication options.
The service worked well for me, and I think it would also be a go-to for many foreigners who want to connect with genuine women and men searching for potential foreign partners. However, I think there are also some things that the platform should work on, like a dedicated app for iOS and Android and some sort of video chat or streaming service to see potential matches live.
Overall, MySpecialDates is TheTravellingFrenchMan approved ❤️🔥.
And as always, with my reviews, I won’t leave you without some insider tips on how to use the platform to the fullest:
⚡ Don’t leave your profile empty; fill out all the fields and communicate what type of women or men you want to meet.
⚡ Add only photos in good lighting and with no other people, as users like to compare, and you don’t want that (BTW, 5–7 pics is an optimal range).
⚡ Benefit from all the free stuff and promo deals, and keep an eye out for seasonal discounts. This way, you get the most for your money.
⚡ Search for women or men you like with filters, as they show users with the highest compatibility. This way, you don’t waste time and money on users who are not on the same page as you.
⚡ Use chat first, as it’s way cheaper than exchanging photos or video shows.
I hope these tips will make your love journey even more exciting.
I’m passionate about exploring the world, enjoying the best of it, meeting new people, and falling in love. I believe that love and travel are what I was made for. And I’m here to share my story and honest opinions with you!