No way you will remain alone tonight. Just opening up the Internet and looking for a “dating app” would be an excellent starting point for your new night and sexual adventure. Or for a friendly chat, open-minded friendship, and a million other options.
Today we are going to talk about iLove, another dating up that can allow you to take a glimpse of the online mating worlds. There’s not much more to say about iLove, as it is as plain as needed.
Let us dive into the parallel universe of dating websites. With this review, we hope to give you the accurate perception and feeling you would have by using the browser version or the mobile app.
We hope you will find it helpful. Let’s get started.
Let us explain this latter point: right now, while we are writing this review, there are only 21 women in Los Angeles who are active and online. Maybe this website is not so good if you are a guy living in a massive megalopolis like Los Angeles is!
It’s not possible to evaluate a website community and how it’s composed through time. Given that, the percentage of new users who keep on subscribing and unsubscribing, like maybe you, it’s still low.
As to be honest, we can never say never, and we hope iLove will rise one day. Right now, the users are still not a very big number. So, if you are looking for a large lake for fishing, pick up your rod and chair, and go somewhere else.
About the actors on the website—well, we understand that some very good profiles may be a good starting point for a website that is not so famous in the US. More than that, we can’t judge a user who would like to pay another user for services.
Still, the overall feeling is that the environment is not real. At least, if you are a man looking for a woman.
The opposite case looked to us a little frustrating as well because even if we selected a female profile, interested in men, we got in our feed a lot of other females. We tried the same research for a man between 18 to 65 years old, in Los Angeles, within 62 miles from us. The only filter was “online now.” The result was “no one.”
So, if you don’t wait for online users, it looks like there’s plenty of them. If you are expecting them to be online or to answer your messages, you may be disappointed by the result.
Using iLove is a piece of cake. On a plain white main page, you will see all the profiles of people next to you. You can “like” them or chat with them, and you won’t need to swipe or to see only a bunch of them.
You can see and check them all with a free membership. The people you liked are safe and sound in a “hot list” that you will easily find in the top toolbar.
That’s it. The only complicated part is the pricing, as it’s different from Web browser version to mobile apps (yes! There is both an Apple Store and an Android App). We will talk about them later in this review.
This dating website is lumped with profiles of both females ad males. The average age is from 18 to 40, but there are some over 60, too. As said in the “con” paragraph, it was quite hard for us to track the real audience down, as almost no one is online.
What we could say is that there are more females than males, and more straight people, and once in a blue moon, a homosexual person.
As said, the features are very basic. There’s a vast main page with a lot of profiles. Here you can either “like” or “chat” with a person. You can take a look at his/her profile as well as scroll down to find the pictures you like the most.
We need to warn you that these functionalities are fully available only when you will have paid for your membership. It’s quite usual to get free users until the point they care about their presence on the website, and they decide to pay for it.
You will just have a taste of iLove’s features, but you will get into a real-life and mating experience only by paying for your membership.
Another useful feature: the browser page, where you can select some research parameters and look for your perfect match online.
The website automatically selects some profiles you may like and calls them “matches.” You can receive weekly notification of all your matches even though there might be a bug in the matching process.
You can also save some users as “friends,” just by chatting with them.
As we said in the pros and cons part, iLove keeps on telling our straight female profile that we have a match with another female. We will update this review as soon as the Customer Service answers to us about this matter.
iLove should be on the manuals of computer science students. It’s highly usable and straightforward to understand. A prevalent feature of dating websites is the old-fashioned style.
We still haven’t understood why it is so, but iLove proudly stands for usability and clearness above many others. So usable it’s almost minimal, even in its features. After all, it’s always a choice between having different functions and making them work better at once.
Plus, iLove is very light, and you can use a Web browser version even from your mobile phone or tablet without noticing a slow-down. Well, there’s no need for it, as iLove actually has a mobile App version.
The design is modern and minimalistic—a white field behind, and the humble profiles, like small squares on a chessboard, right in front of you.
There’s the upper toolbar, with white tabs on it. Here you can navigate the website and go to the dashboard, to your inbox, to your hot list, notification ad to the people you interacted with. You can access your profile or to the settings, for example, to disable your notifications.
On the left, you can find an easy way to upgrade your profile. The banner is not screaming at you nor popping up in a pushy way. Just a kind reminder of the benefits you will get by buying an upgrade.
Below this banner, another ad telling you how much useful the mobile version would be. You chat while you are queuing at the mall, or waiting for the train, without any extra cost and without overloading data that would consume all your data plan and battery.
On the right, a blank column and two small tags: again, the Apple Store link and the Google Play Store link. This is a huge plus of iLove, and they smartly keep on letting you know that.
The main difference from the Web browser app is the pricing, but we will say more about it in the “pricing” paragraph. As said before, iLove had both Apple and Android mobile apps.
It also has a mobile version, so if you already have a paid membership for the Web browser version, you won’t need to upgrade it to the full Web browser + mobile: as the website is very light, you can use just the mobile browser version, without any need of downloading the app.
There are no live cams in iLove, so the amount of connection you will consume is still lower than other dating mobile versions.
I wonder if you know how it feels to be left outside alone. Not only a beautiful song from Anastacia but also the synthesis of a customer service’s mission.
iLove cares about your opinion or feedback, and if you go to the settings section in the upper toolbar, you will easily find on the right a menu asking you if you need any help. Your message will be forwarded to the Customer Service, and you will be receiving an answer in usually less than 24 hours.
If you were not satisfied with the help they gave you, you are free to leave them feedback or to ask for more help.
Still, we think that all the features in iLove are so easy to use that you won’t need customer service for how to use the website, at least.
The sign-up process is as user friendly as the rest of the website. The website will require you to verify your email address. So you will need to give them your age, sexual preference, and email address—you can change your taste and sexual identity later on. Don’t overthink it.
You will not be asked to provide your credit card details yet. As a free user, you can take a look at the website and understand how it works before buying.
Just type “iLove” without any spacing in the middle on a common search engine. Now ignore all the promotional websites that your browser will suggest to you. “I love” is a quite common phrase, luckily.
From the website, there’s actually no other way: you can sign in by giving all the information needed. Then you will be automatically redirected to the free version of iLove. No pop-ups will try to distract you.
At some point in the sign-up process, you will be asked to upload your profile picture if you have uploaded it already, very good! Users tend to feel more comfortable about sharing personal details with users who have a clear, smiling picture on their profile.
Write something down under the photo, as well. A lot of users on iLove talk about their hobbies and work, and that’s usually a sign of the audience overall tendency: here in iLove the audience is generally more relationship-oriented and less hookup-style.
The search engine is straightforward to use, and it will allow you to look for specific features of other users, whoever they may be.
You can select an age range, who you are and whether you would like to meet a man or a woman, or both. Then you will need to type your postal code and the distance of your most far match. The range spans from the “same city” filter to 155 miles away.
Then there are four ticks: you can pick only online users, which we did for our Los Angeles experiment we were telling you at the beginning of this review. Then you can select only new or most active users or only people who have a profile picture.
The chat process does not necessarily require a matching process. Of course, it can be more welcoming to put a “like” under a profile before approaching that girl/guy.
You can chat with whoever you like, and there’s no firewall for incoming messages. They can still give you the cold shoulder, like in real life, but we guess there’s nothing we can do about that.
If you are a free member, you can only see a limited number of things. For example, you will only see a bunch of photos uploaded by other users. There’s a limit to the incoming and sent messages, as well.
Let’s make a brief summary of the functions to which you will have access by not paying the registration fee.
You can see all the profiles on the website, but not exactly all the photos. That’s a very common way to manage dating apps and websites. They generally allow you to see how it works and what you can get. But to take advantage of it, you will need to pay for it.
You can like some profiles as well, receive some messages and send some others out.
A paying member is allowed to see as many profile photos as he pleases. Also, you can use the mobile app, and by paying for a specific membership, you can also disclose all the mobile app features.
You will also use the chat without any limitations. Most important, you will become an iLove Big Brother: you will see who saw your profile.
There’s only one membership. You can pay for it for one month, three months, or one year. We understand that a whole year is a thing, but sometimes cutting corners will only lead you to bad business decisions.
Here’s the pricelist: For 1 year you will pay 49,99$. For 3 months, 19,99$. For 1 month, 9,99$.
It’s quite cheap if you compare it to other dating apps.
The way of canceling your profile is very easy: you can just go to the settings and select “cancel my personal profile,” and it’s done.
You can pay using your credit card or your PayPal account. Nothing to worry about payment security, as they are encrypted payments. PayPal can offer you coverage of every extra protection need you may have.
It’s safe. Just be careful when subscribing and read all the ticks and small boxes, so you won’t find hidden fees in your credit card bills.
iLove is a popular dating website or app for straight men or women. It works like Tinder, Match Ocean, Badoo, eHarmony, OK Cupid, Elite Singles, and so on. These are websites that represent the main competition for iLove.
Now that we have told you everything we know about hidden iLove secrets, we hope you can make your decision from a wiser point of view.
A massive plus of iLove is, of course, its usability and minimalism. Given that, we found some flakes in the users, but everyone has his/her own perception of online communities.
We think iLove might be a good starting point if you would like to get into the vast world of dating apps. We wish you good luck, and have a blast with iLove!