How Does It Work?FirstMet.com is actually a new and improved version of an older, already established dating site called Are You Interested?, or AYI.com. This website claimed, and still claims, to be one of the largest online dating sites currently in operation, with more than 3 million fans and more than 70 million installed users.
When their partner company, Snap Interactive, decided to make the change from AYI.com to FirstMet.com, they still stayed true to the main goal and mission of their original dating site: making it easy for people to connect through mutual friends and interests. New users are asked to pick at least three interests from a selection of images, so the website can match you with other members based on your shared hobbies and passions. Once you are presented with your matches, you get to choose “Yes” or “Skip.”
Users can also exercise more control over the matching process if they choose, by conducting searches for potential matches by age, ethnicity, marital status, education, income, and more.
But FirstMet.com has made some improvements over its older version, with many added and enhanced features being available, and providing their customers with brand new mobile applications that are more stream lined and convenient to use. The owners of this website truly believe they have improved on an already successful product and service.
Mobile OptionsAt this time, this mobile application is available for both iOS and Android mobile devices, with no information on whether these offerings will be expanded in the future.
Cost/Price PlansFirstMet.com is similar to many other dating websites and applications, as it is completely free to sign up for their service and to begin initially using it – filling out your profile, looking through and selecting potential matches. One of the changes that they have made from their original website is actually the addition of “First Enounters,” which allows members to send one single initial message to other members they are interested in meeting, however, if you would like to continue communicating beyond that, you will need to upgrade to a paid membership.
At this time, there is no information on what the cost of this website is. The price of online dating memberships change based how many features you want access to, how long you would like your membership to last, and what kind of price promotions they are running at any one time.
Refund PolicyGenerally speaking, dating websites and applications do not offer refunds of their services. The best they can offer is that customers are allowed to cancel their membership at any time and still take advantage of all their services until the end of their original subscription term. If you do choose to cancel you membership and you would like your account completely deleted from their database, you will need to contact their Customer Service team in writing and request that action take place – dating sites do not always automatically delete inactive accounts.
Customer Service Contact InfoCustomers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at Help@FirstMet.com or by submitting them directly to their website using the Contact Us link. Unfortunately this website does not provide a published phone number for their customers at this time.
ReputationThe transition of AYI.com to its new incarnation as FirstMet.com seems to still be in the earlier stages, and as such there are not many reviews available, making it difficult to determine if they have lived up to all their promises of how they have improved the service with its re-launch.
That being said, even when it was AYI.com, it seemed to be a very normal, straightforward, and typical online dating website and mobile application. Some people didn’t like that it was advertised as free when it actually requires a paid membership to meet people, but they do like that it connects to Facebook, shows you people with whom you have friends and interests in common, and that it has a very simple user interface.
One thing to consider, however, is that most reviewers did say that they felt like AYI was more of a site intended for people who were looking for casual dating and interactions , rather than for people who were genuinely looking for a relationship, so this is something to consider when checking out their newest version.
Competitors and Alternatives?There are almost innumerable online dating websites, but there are also very many online dating applications being marketed to people these days, with other well known options like Tinder, Happn Dating App, Twoo.com, the Match.com app, the FlirtsNFriends.com app, and others.
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