LatinaRomance – Dating Website Review

LatinaRomance is an online community for Latin single men and women to connect and network, whether for dating, romance or simply friendship. Although the site is designed on a Latin concept, the site accepts all members regardless of their ethnicity, who appreciate the Latin culture and all it has to offer.

The site primarily functions in the USA, although will no doubt soon venture into a larger target audience range, by accepting members from other countries. At present however a US zip/postal code must be submitted when registering. The design is quite feisty and spicy, and represents the idea of a Latin dating site very well. Although it is easy to become accustomed to the layout, it is not the easiest site to navigate on first glance as the main home page is bombarded with featured profiles (‘fresh’ profiles), as well as a ‘take a gamble’ profile, which features a random individual who you can read a bit about, before deciding whether to contact them.

There are different membership levels, however unlike many leading competitors where you can create a free profile with no time expiration, LatinaRomance instead offers a three day trial whereby you receive unlimited use of the entire premium features the site offers. This gives you a great look at what the site can provide you with, however it is imperative to cancel the trial membership as soon as the three days is almost over, in order to avoid a monthly member’s fee. Should you choose to remain a member, the site gives you a few options when purchasing a subscription. You can purchase membership every month if you wish, which allows you the control over when you want to use the site to your advantage. Or the cheaper option is to purchase subscription in bulk, in increments of 3 months. Registration does require credit card details in order to join, which may perturb a number of prospective users.

However, a fee will only be deducted should you choose to remain a member on LatinaRomance once your free three day trial has expired. Although not compulsory, there are a number of detailed sections that are useful to fill out, as they help your profile stand out amongst thousands of others. Information regarding your education and occupation, lifestyle and background and physical appearance can all be submitted, as well as the ability to select preferences about your ideal match, whether you require them to be educated to degree level, or have brown hair, or simply to want children in the future. By selecting your preferences on criteria you deem a priority you will receive automatic notifications by email whenever a new member joins who is compatible with your ‘ideal match’ details.

Once your profile has been created you may then begin to search, using one of the few options available to you. Quick searches allow you to browse randomly rather than be specific, so you can view all members currently online or only users new to the site, or view only profiles with photographs uploaded. You can also browse by location and distance, specific categories or keywords. Basic searches allow you to be slightly more specific, by submitting an age range, location, gender and the type of relationship they must be seeking (i. e friendship, relationship, dating etc).

The final, but most useful search is an advanced search, which has an extensive range of parameters so you can prioritize the things the feel are important in a potential match by specifically searching for users who match this information. You, as a user, dictate the type of match you wish to find. Once a search query has loaded you will then be able to browse and display user profiles, in order to get a general feel for the types of members available, as well as finding out some more information about them, to help you decide whether to start communicating.

Members you like can be added to your list of favorites, so you will know when that member is online, whether they have been viewing your profile and also you will not have to perform a search every time you want to view their profile. On the opposite end of the spectrum is your ability to block or report users, who you feel are abusing the site, or you do not wish to be able to view or contact you. There are a few different contact options, depending whether you wish to gradually initiate conversation with a member, or want to get to know them immediately. Taking the less confident approach you may send virtual kisses to another user, which sends an automatic alert to their inbox that someone is interested in getting to know them.

However if you prefer to delve straight in, in addition to receiving an onsite email inbox with the capacity to send and receive unlimited messages you may instead choose to chat in real time via instant messaging, or live chat in one of the numerous private and public rooms available. Other features of the site include the usual suspects such as a discussion and message board, member blogs, relevant site links, dating safety and advice tips, and also an events area to update users of any upcoming meetings or socials taking place courtesy of the site. Latina Romance has a couple of high tech additions that other competitors lack, although it doesn’t particularly offer a greater service in terms of its search and communication options.

What is does offer however is the chance to actively utilize an easy to navigate site interface, which adds a little bit extra to its features and functions, at no extra cost. The sense of community spirit is friendly and warm, and is bustling with regular site visitors whether they are looking for love or someone to pass some time chatting with. But if your heart is set on a Latino/ Latina lover then this should definitely be the site you join.