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Social networking or online dating???
Member Name: gorgeousamanda
Date: 22/02/10, updated on 22/02/10 (595 review reads)
Advantages: Meet new poeple, make new friends, easy to use and free
Disadvantages: Some illicit pics and comments slip through the net
I have been a member of this social networking site for a little over a year now, it was recommended to me from a friend when I became single after several years of marriage. She stated that the site was 'full of men' and the best dating site she had used.
I thought I would see just what she was so hyped about. So I carried out a search for 'Tagged' and found the site immediately, I completed the basic questions which enabled me to sign up and began to explore the site.
I am not sure it was just what i was expecting, it is not as big as other social networking sites and not quite a dating site, I suppose the best description would be a cross between the 2.
You have your own profile page which contians personal information, you can add vids from 'utube' and music to your page as well as change the overall appearance, you can upload pictures and these can then be commented upon (there is a no illicit photos policy but I have seen that some slip through the net) and you can have 'comments' sent to you some of which contain pictures which could be deemed as offensive, pornographic and illicit.
The site has special features which allow you to play games. including the well known mafia wars (which is not as big as that on facebook), poker and some quest games which I have not tried, you can buy other members in their 'pets' game and compare friends you have added, you can send private messages, tags (little captions and pictures) to other members and wink at other members if you want them to notice you.
There are different groups which you can join and recieve bullitins from and all new updates from your friends and groups appear on your home page, there is a feature which they call 'meet me' where you can search members on age, sex, location etc and then click on yes/no if you like them or not, they will then be informed if you click yes.
Overall I am actually not that impressed as a social networking site, it seems to me that a lot of people on the site are interested in meeting for casual sex or dirty chat but in the last year of being a member I have made a few good friends (well 4 anyway). I also find that as this is a world wide site, I get quite a few unwanted messages from men in the middle eastern sector of the world who are too forwards in asking me to marry them (I cannot think why!).
I never use this site while my children are around as it is somewhat unpredicable with its contents and I would class this as more of a dating site then anything else, it is free to use but paying members get extra benefits such as being able to see when messages they have sent have been readand 'gold' which has numerous benefits such as placing yourself on the home page, using it to transer into tokens to buy more 'pets' and to buy gifts for other members.
If you are single and looking for friends or a bit of fun, if you are over 18 and do not mind the odd rude picture which some might find offensive, if you just want to pass some time or are looking for a dating site which is free and easy to use, i would recommend this site. I personally have meet (in person)some men from this site after careful deliberation who have turned out to be nice people but I would not recommend anyone arranging to meet someone from this site (or any other site) until they are sure about the persons intentions, remember safety is first and foremost with internet dating!
Summary: A good site for dating not so good for networking.