Easy to Use
The site is straightforward and easy to use. The screens take you through step by step, starting off with the name, email, age, location, etc. before going on to browse your matches. Because of the fact that you can use FirstMet on Facebook, you can actually keep all of your socializing in one place and meet people who are connected to mutual friends. The messaging is straightforward. Paid members can contact non-paid members. However, for those that don’t have a premium account, contact is more limited. The Facebook app and website are considered more user friendly than the mobile app.
Choose to either have FirstMet match you based on friends of friends or by interests or browse the profiles yourself and carry out a more advanced search where you choose by using the site filters – age, gender, location, and other aspects of their profile. There is the ability to use a Facebook app to use the FirstMet, a mobile app, or the desktop version of the site. Using the mobile app gives a more limited search functionality than using either Facebook or the website. The advanced search, where you can choose from anything in a member’s profile, is the best way to find what you are seeking. However, you can only choose “interested in men or women,” not both, and you are also limited by describing the kind of partner or date you are seeking.
Safety & Security
To begin using FirstMet effectively, every user must upload a profile picture and have the photo verified by the site. We tested out this feature by uploading a landscape instead of a portrait, and the photo was denied. FirstMet believes in offering a service that is genuine, and with so many members and fans on Facebook, it is a lot more authentic than other dating apps. Your information and payment details are safe, and major forms of paymen like credit cards and PayPal are accepted with encryption using secure servers. You are asked to opt out of future marketing communications should you wish not to receive further promotions from the company.
FirstMet can be viewed as more of a casual dating site rather than somewhere to find true love. If you want a bit of fun and want to find dates with things in common, it is great for meeting people of a specific age, in a certain location with shared interests and friends. The fact that you can use it with Facebook makes everything seem more familiar and trusted. The site is intuitive to use, and the payment plans make it competitive with other dating apps and websites. Using it from Facebook or the website gives you access to more search functionality, and therefore these particular interfaces are the preferred choice.