Metro Date is a free online dating site that offers a way for singles to connect in the Newark, New Jersey area.
It has a lot to offer and little bad about it. Signing up is easy, using it is easy and best of all it is one of the few “free” dating sites that really is completely free. Here is a more in-depth look at what Metro Date has to offer.
Metro Date is very upfront that this site is made for Newark singles. It is a basic template dating site, although one that is a little more up to date than most. You won’t find a lot of bells and whistles feature, which does have its good points.
- Lack of features means more focus on profiles
- Ads are not intrusive but stay on the side of the page
- There are few surprises on the site.
Registering is free and easy to do. Once you are in, you can do a simple search to see what types of people are in the Newark area that might appeal to you. There is the obvious number of fake profiles, which may not be fake depending on how you look at them – escorts would appear to be well represented on the site. There are also a fair amount of profiles that are of real people who are online looking for connections.
Making a connection with a person does require that you have a paid membership. There isn’t a lot to choose from on Metro Date and it is definitely geared to heterosexuals who are single and looking for casual dating, although you can be more expansive in your profile text and messaging content.
Another thing that supports the perception that this is a good free dating site to use is its Alexa score. Metro Date scores 13, 272 in India – which is funny as this site is aimed at singles in the Newark NJ area and has a global score of 65,456. In the past six months, it has climbed in its ranking by over 5, 432 places in the ranking. It has also dropped in its bounce rate and the average fewer sticks around to at least look at 4 pages a day.
The basics of Metro Date features are nothing surprising at all. You can IM and message, like profiles and do searches. You also get to do a few things that most sites reserve for paid membership or “upgrade” token purchases. That is refreshing. You can do things like –
- View a list of who visited your profile
- Message without any limits or extra charges
All of that with no extra or hidden charges! The search options are basic, but complete. You can search for specific interests as well as by details about appearance. Messaging on the site is fast and hassle free as well. There are a few glitches, mostly stemming from this not being a very up to date platform but overall the site works very well. Everyone is definitely there for the purpose of meeting someone else, but it has an overall friendly feel to it and it definitely reflects the spirit of Newark. Metro Date does not have a dedicated mobile app, but the site will function on most mobile devices if you are patient with zooming and scrolling around.
Price and membership
Metro Date is completely free. There are no hidden charges or “advanced feature” options to pay for, what you see is really what you get. When you want to cancel your account the process is easy. Go under the settings option of your account and follow the billing options until you get to the choice to cancel.
Metro Date isn’t a flashy or full featured site; it is just a simple hometown site that is aimed at connecting singles in the Newark New Jersey area. It is odd that the majority of users that Alexa detects are from India, but that doesn’t represent the majority location of the online profiles. Most of the real profiles are from New Jersey. All in all, there are better choices to be had but this site is free and really trying to stay local.