Being a curious person who likes to explore new exciting things, I have some experience in online dating. I’d registered on such sites in the early 2010s but didn’t succeed in finding any serious love there. Instead I met a girlfriend at a party and deleted all my dating accounts (perhaps foolishly!). Six months ago, we decided that after five years of being together, neither of us wanted to marry and broke up. So I was suddenly a single 35-year-old man out of the dating scene for a long time.
This time around, online dating seemed to be the best option for a guy like me. As I had a negative experience of being a member of some free dating sites, I decided to find other options. After several hours of reading articles about premium dating platforms, this Victoria Dates review had caught my attention, and I decided to register there. The reason is that VictoriaDates has a customer-focused approach and a large database of some of the most beautiful women you’ll find on the Internet. So now I am sharing my impressions of this dating site.
What is VictoriaDates.com?
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VictoriaDates is a dating site for people who:
- Are single now;
- Want to build a meaningful relationship;
- Are family-oriented;
- Are ready to invest in their relationship.
- Are tired of boring local dating;
- Don’t consider language and cultural barriers to be obstacles;
Ideally, all these points should apply to you. VictoriaDates.com is an international dating platform that has gathered people who want to start a serious relationship from around the world. Here you can meet men and women from western and eastern Europe, Canada and the U.S. So you should be ready for a long distance relationship, as there is almost no chance to find someone who lives down the block on this site. During my experience, I found only two women from my state, and both weren’t my type.
VictoriaDates is a premium dating site. That means that you can create an account and view the profiles of other members for free, but you’ll have to pay to interact with someone.
Good news: you don’t have to start spending immediately after registration as each user gets free trial credits to test some of the site’s paid features.
Bad news: this amount of credits is not enough to build a relationship if you decide to stay on Victoria Dates.
Paying for premium services
There are two levels of paid services on this site. The first involves paying $9.99 by upgrading your account to premium, which gives you the ability to read incoming messages and access to all your statistical info such as who liked you, visited your profile or added your page to their favorites.
This is what Facebook, Instagram, and most free communication platforms and social networks can’t give you. This info helped me start some interesting chats with women who I’d assumed, rather wrongly, weren’t right for me after they didn’t meet some of my dating criteria.
The second round of paid services includes those available at an additional cost. To take advantage of them, you need to acquire the site’s currency – credits, with which you can enjoy communication in live chat, write another member an e-mail, send them a real bouquet of flowers or just a virtual gift. In the advanced stages of a relationship, you can use credits to exchange contact info or arrange a real meeting with your partner.
So if you want to feel comfortable on this site, you’ll need to acquire a good amount of credits on your account right from the start. Otherwise, you’ll get annoying payment notification pop ups each time you run out. Automated charges from your credit card will help avoid that.
Frankly, being a member of a premium dating site is an expensive pleasure. And after a while, I started to doubt whether it was worth the money until I met a special woman on VictoriaDates. Only with these first concrete results did I begin to truly appreciate the benefits of a paid platform. You can waste months on free dating sites in hopes of meeting a person who shares your views of love and wants to build a mature relationship, only to fall complete flat. But results are far more likely on a site like victoriadates.com, where all members are serious about love.
5 minutes to become a member of Victoria Dates
The sign-up procedure is fast and simple. You need to enter your log-in information into the sign-up form and activate your account by clicking on a button in the confirmation email you receive.
The site allows you to keep your confidentiality. You don’t need to enter your last name, phone number or address until you decide to verify your account (a step necessary to take your relationship off the website).
After registering, VictoriaDates asks you to answer several questions about your personality and ideal partner, a process that’s not longer than 15 minutes. This is how the site’s matching algorithms collect information about you to find your matches. So if you want them to be effective, try to be as sincere and realistic with your answers. The more relevant information you provide – the better matches you will receive. On the screenshots, you can see some examples of these questions.
- About your goal on the site:
- About your ideal partner:
- About you:
Also, you have the chance to write whatever you’d like in the Describe Yourself form and upload a photo, which is a must if you’re going to get serious results. Once you’re done, other members will see your profile in their matches and search results. If you do everything right, you’ll be rewarded with a tidal wave of messages from attractive ladies in your first hours on VictoriaDates.com.
Flirty chats and intimate letters
So, here we are. You have already created an account, built your profile, and uploaded a photo. Your personal page is now visible to other members and starts getting a lot of messages. Then you take the next step of premium membership, which is upgrading your account to start messaging and chatting. That’s done by clicking on the big orange button in the top right corner of the screen.
Now you can start responding to Likes, messages and chat requests. But if you find that your dream woman hasn’t written you yet, the site even offers several search tools to help you find her. Using the search engine, Victoria Dates members can filter profiles based on the age of their ideal partners. An extended search tool introduces new categories. For example, I was able to narrow my search to 25-30 year-old women without children, with a college degree, never smokes, but can have a couple of drinks in good company.
But, unfortunately, I couldn’t choose her eyes, hair color, and body type. For me, these criteria are more important than my potential partner’s religion, which is a search engine option that VictoriaDates does offer for those who do care.
If you enjoy being playful, there is a fun search tool called Faces on VictoriaDates. Using this type of search, you are presented with only the main profile photo of the site’s wide array of unbelievably hot ladies. If you want to indicate your interest, you can give her your Like. If you don’t want to give her a chance, you can skip and go to the next. As yet another utterly unique feature of this site, I particularly liked this tool as it allowed me to reach many beauties and start conversations with them.
If you want to start chatting with a girl you’ve found using the various search options, all you do is visit her profile, write your message in a Chat form and wait for her answer. Women, as well as men, have to pay for communication, so an answer from her practically guarantees that your attraction is mutual.
Unfortunately, VictoriaDates doesn’t have a mobile application that you can install on your smartphone yet. But you can freely communicate with other members from your device using a fast mobile version of the site.
VictoriaDates.com delivers to you constant notifications and pop-ups so you will never miss a new guest, a new message, or a new match.
Another positive feature of the site is your ability not only to start but also to develop a long-lasting relationship. If you have started dating someone on Victoria Dates, you also can order real flowers or a nice gift to surprise her right from the site. And if you want to meet in person, the VictoriaDates team will help you organize your trip and date. You will need to pass the verification (by submitting photo ID) and have enough credits to afford it.
The positive and negative of VictoriaDates.com
Positive features: VictoriaDates is a good choice for those who seek a meaningful, long-term relationship. Here you can find a huge community of people who believe in love and dream of starting their own families. The site is fast, has a nice design and intuitive interface. Constant notifications don’t allow you to miss anything. And many interesting filtering tools and dating services will help you find your dream mate and make them yours.
Negative features: you have nothing to do here if you are not ready to pay for communication with other members. Some members (especially women from Eastern Europe) cannot speak English well, so it’s could be hard to communicate with them and you’ll need to afford additional translator services.
I hope this Victoria Dates review improved your understanding of premium online dating. But the best advice I can give you is to try it out for yourself.