AlbanianPersonals is an ethnic dating site designed for Albanian men and women who are seeking love, romance and a potential relationship, with individuals from a similar background and culture.
The by-line ‘Connecting Albanians Worldwide’ when you enter the site home page is a reminder that you are welcome to this site whether you simply wish to meet new people for friendship, or you desire much more. The site is popular amongst the Albanian community, and has listings from members all over the world – giving each of its users the opportunity to find somebody to connect with.
The site itself it part of the ‘Dating Personals’ network, and is designed as such, in a professional and attractive manner. It is incredibly easy to navigate, and doesn’t take much time to familiarize yourself with the sites features and services, as all are clearly marked.
Before even making a decision about whether to register there are a number of options to help you make up your mind. There is a large testimonial section, complete with success stories from a number of Albanian couples who have met via the website. You may also perform a preliminary search, to see how many members are matched with you in your area, so you know whether the site has something to personally offer you.
A great advantage to the ‘Personals’ network is the ‘5-star safety program’ each of their dating sites offer. This program ensures each of their members security is paramount, and provides a safe and welcoming environment. This program offers its members the chance to control the information they wish to share with members, and also all users have a responsibility to report or block any member they feel is violating their safety or the sites terms and conditions. Profile screening ensures no prohibited or offensive content is put on the website, and any members who attempt to have their account suspended. Mandatory registration ensures no non registered members can view profiles before signing up to the website, and lastly there are sections for member education, to keep users up to date with dating safety tips and advice, as well as an extensive FAQ section.
Once you are ready you may register to the site with a free membership. There are two different levels on AlbanianPersonals – free and premium. Free offers limited use of the sites features and services, whereas premium is unlimited usability including all communication options. At any point during free membership (which has no time expiration) you may upgrade, either by purchasing premium membership in bulk (3, 6, 12 months) or on a monthly basis, depending how much you want to commit to the site.
Registration is fairly quick, depending how much information you wish to initially put on your profile. There are three separate sections, which require different amounts of detail. The first section requires contact details, and basic information including date of birth, location, the type of relationship you wish to find on the site etc. The second and third sections allow you to input more detail about yourself and your ideal match, so you can select preferences such as your perfect matches body type, physical appearance, education level etc. This helps the website sent automatic notifications when new members register to the site if they match your selected preferences.
You may begin searching once your account has been created. Free members are able to use the quick and basic search features. Quick searches narrow down matches by a large field, such as all users currently online, or those new to the website. Basic searches are slightly narrower, as you may then input an age range, and location.
Premium members have the added bonus of searching by exact zip/postal code, or performing an advanced search, which allows you to specify a number of preferences such as body type, religion, whether you wish the user to be a non smoker etc, so you can control exactly the type of matches you will find.
Once a search query has loaded you will then be able to sort through the profiles and choose who you are interested in finding out more about.
Both free and premium members can display entire profiles, and also view the photographs which are uploaded to that account. Communication is limited for free members, however they can add users to their hot list, as well as send ‘interests’ which quite simply alert the user who the notification was sent to that another user is interested in getting to know them. Reading and replying to messages sent by premium members is also an option.
As a premium member there are numerous other options, in addition to sending email messages, including instant messages, video and audio chat and participating in private and public chat rooms.
Other site features include dating safety articles and FAQ pages, message boards and forums, member blogs, and specific Albanian news and support pages.
Albanian Personals is a niche website that offers services to a large population of people that have not been specifically catered to until now. Although free membership is limited, it offers a great deal more than many leading dating websites, and thus allows a member to make up their own mind before upgrading, without false pretence. If you wish to meet your perfect match from a similar background and culture as yourself, then this website is definitely a step in the right direction.