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HowAboutWe Review

Overview

If you’re fed up with swiping left and right on Tinder, then look at How About We—instead of the typical back-and-forth messaging and choosing whether you like someone’s profile picture or not, How About We is all about finding love through dating.

It gets its name through the key phrase “How about we…”, which its members use to fill out information about their perfect date.

And that’s where you find your matches – you choose whether you’d want to go on that date. It’s successful – many matches end in marriage, but how does it rate? Let’s find out…

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HowAboutWe member structure

The membership base is pretty small – there are around 500,000 users worldwide.

How does HowAboutWe work?

How About We aim to make dating fun and easy. There are three critical parts to using the site:

  1. Post your favorite date ideas.
  2. Check out dates and profiles.
  3. Make plans and go out.

In a nutshell, members write about their perfect date, which other singles can look at. If they like it, you can connect and go out on the date—you’re essentially rating them based on their date ideas.

How to sign up and join

You firstly create your profile, doing the usual stuff like choosing a username and entering your email address. You’re then asked a few questions about yourself, like your educational background, appearance, etc.

Once you’ve uploaded a photo (which is required), you can start using the site. You can also answer some optional questions to help people better understand who you are.

They’re not your typical questions – you might get asked things like ‘What’s your perfect Sunday?’ and ‘What would you do if you won the lottery?’.

Signing up overall is really quick, especially since there’s no personality questionnaire to fill out—or at least, it should be…

We found it really difficult to sign up. How About Weuses, a recommendation engine that helps you find the best dating sites? But all this meant was that we kept being redirected to other dating sites we weren’t interested in.

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Ease of use

The site is really easy to use, which suggests that they want you to get out there and go dating rather than sit on their dating site. The premise is also easy to understand, so it’s perfect for setting up a series of actual dates.

Making contact, chatting, and messages

If you like someone’s look and sound, you can click the ‘I’m intrigued’ button on their profile to learn more. There’s also a messaging function, but you’re more encouraged to go out and meet rather than send too many messages. You can also only message with a paid subscription.

Profile quality

Profile quality is pretty decent. Everyone has to upload at least one picture and there’s plenty of opportunity to add more details about yourself. The “How about we…” feature is excellent for getting an exciting and unique feel for the person behind the profile.

HowAboutWe app for mobile

 

Real life reviews

[su_quote]
Howaboutwe has a wonderful idea of letting people share great dates. I read some dates guys wanted to create for a girl, and they sounded delightful. The problem was that nobody lived near me. There are not enough people on this website for it to work, as well as match.com. I do like the idea and will check back later on to see if they have more men in my zipcode.[/su_quote]

From sitejabber.com

Key features

  • Date Ideas. This is the site’s main feature; users can post their date ideas. Users can then browse through the dates posted and choose the one they’d like to do. You then go on that date!
  • Link your profile to Facebook. This will allow you to read your messages, see who’s viewed your profile, and check out other members.
  • Instant Chat. This lets you chat with other members quickly and in real-time.

Special features

  • Speed Dates. This is a fun feature that allows you to scroll through profiles (giving them a yes or no). It’s different from other sites, though—you mark the person based on their date ideas.
  • Tonight. With this, you can choose dates you can do there and then (in real-time).

Is How About We safe?

You have to look out for yourself with How About We, as you’re encouraged to meet outside the site. Always meet in a public place and let someone you trust know where you’re going to be.

How About? We don’t do any checks on members, so be very careful with who you’re talking to.

Membership cost and prices

You can become a fully-fledged member for the following prices:

All payments are made in one lump sum rather than monthly.

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Discounts, offers, and promo codes

We did a quick search of the site and Google, but we couldn’t find any offers or discounts. However, we always encourage you to search before signing up.

Is HowAboutWe free to use?

Are there free trials available? Your profile is free to look around, and there’s no time limit, so it’s perfect for trying before you buy. However, you can’t contact anyone for dates until you sign up, so activity is limited.

Pros and Cons

Pros of HowAboutWe

  • Easy interface and simple, sleek website.
  •  There’s a money back guarantee if you don’t get a least one date.

X Cons of HowAboutWe

  • Lots of ads.
  • It can be a bit risky meeting people for dates offline, so make sure you look after yourself.
  • We struggled to start the signup process, but this might not be a common problem.

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Our recommendation

The premise of How About We are absorbing. It’s refreshing to see a site that encourages its users to get out there, as nothing beats connecting with someone face-to-face. This does mean that it’s not the best online dating site, though.

While the features are pretty fun, they’re nothing new. And once you’ve used them a couple of times, the site can get a little boring.

However, the ‘How About We…’ phrase feature is great and offers so many unique dating ideas—so get out there and try some! 3.1 / 5.

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The team at MyDatingAdviser.com are relationship science experts, writers and dating coaches. They understand that human connection is the motive and result of a meaningful life. They believe the purpose of relationships is not to have another who might complete you but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.