- Mingle2.com is a free site which seems to be paid for by advertisements versus memberships. There is a premium membership option known as MinglePlus which will allow you to use features such as video chat or raise your profile ranking. Unfortunately, even by taking out a premium membership you cannot get rid of the ads.
- Mingle2 is not like a matchmaker like eHarmony but rather a search profile based dating site. Mingle2 can suggest local singles that are female but thats as far as it gets. You are going to need to know which mingle2 user type you are looking for and filter based on your preferences. Mingle2 Bulk approach: You create a generic introduction.
A new site can be intimidating, but Mingle2 is fairly easy to navigate. In the header (at the top of the page), there are several options for you to click. We'll go from the right to the left:
First, let's take a look at the Community tab. When you click it, you are taken to the page where the various forums are listed. From there, just click a forum name which intrigues you. Once inside the forum, click a topic title which seems interesting. The Community rules and any forum-specific rules can be found near the top of a forum, by the way, so be sure to peruse all rules. Finally, you can adjust the time zone on the page below.
http://mingle2.com/forum/settings (or here for the mobile site: http://m.mingle2.com/users/show_settings)
Next, we come to the Match tab. In short, this is our match-making tool. It can be useful for supplementing traditional searching and sending messages. You can read the specifics about how this tool works on this page:
Third, let's examine the Search tab. Upon clicking it, you are given a number of search options. These are fairly straightforward, but you'll want to keep in mind that the 'Advanced Search' does not become the default option after using it. Instead, you have to click the 'Find Matches' button at the bottom of the 'Advanced Search' page each time you search, in order for your chosen criteria to be used. It's also worth noting that you won't see your own account in a Search, unless you are using the 'Search by Username' option or possibly the 'Who's Online' search.
This brings us to the Mail tab. As you might imagine, this is where you read and reply to emails. The 'Inbox' section is where you find any incoming emails AND outgoing messages. We have combined the 'Inbox' and 'Sent' sections so that all messages to and from another member are found in one thread. It's important to keep in mind that any email is only kept in the system for 30 days. After that, it is automatically purged.
Finally, we come to the My Account tab. Clicking this tab takes you to your Mingle2 home page, more or less. This page is where you want to go in order to view your profile, edit your profile, and change various settings. Keeping your profile full with information and updated is a great idea. Generally speaking, this is the area where you manage your account.
Here are the general DOs of the Community and site:
-- Upload a photo of yourself. People want to put a face to a name and see the 'real' you.
-- For questions about site functions, please post in the Help section:
-- For questions about how the forums function, feel free to email a moderator. A list of current moderators can be found here:
-- Invite your friends. This helps grow the Community. If everyone invites one friend, the site doubles in size.
There are also some DON'Ts, of course:
- Don't give out any personal information to another person without taking the time to get to know him or her.
- Never, ever give money to a person you meet on Mingle2. People are here to meet and date, not solicit funds.
-- Do not use more than one account. Using multiple accounts M2 rules and will ultimately undermine your credibility.
Be sure to double check your information on the following page:
This is to make sure that your location, gender, and age are accurate.
If you decide to utilize this community, please give yourself time to get acclimated to the forums. There are many regulars here, and the camaraderie between them can be misinterpreted. However, if you use respect in the forums you should be shown respect in return.
Finally, here are a couple of advice topics from regulars which you may find helpful:
We hope this guide proves useful during your Mingle2 experience. If you're at all curious about the forums, don't hesitate to join in. Have fun with the site and, once again, welcome to Mingle2!
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