Italiano Singles brings together Italian singles from around the world, which you’ll discover is about as close to home as you’re going to get unless you pay to use this site. Although it looks the same as it did before, it seems that it has done a restructuring of its services as far as what you can experience for free on the site before signing up to a premium membership. In the end, you’re mostly going in blind when it comes to upgrading, since you’ll have such a limited access to searches on the site before paying.
Its biggest drawback is the lack of localized searches until you upgrade your membership. You can supposedly search by country and state or province. However, my test search results ended up being all over the place rather than within my selected area. It’s impossible to know what’s going on in your neck of the woods with such random results returned from a search. The profiles do list last login time, at least, so if you can find some more local members it’ll help you know whether they’re active on Italiano Singles.
“One good thing about ItalianoSingles is that it’s free to reply either on instant messaging or by email.”
Nevertheless, profile creation is certainly one of the stronger areas of ItalianoSingles.com. Sites generally try to get you in as quickly as they can. Many don’t require answers to very many questions. Italian singles looking to find dates on this website must put in a little effort. On average, they ask more questions than most other dating sites. You can easily pick random answers to speed up the process of getting inside for your tour, but, in the end, the extra details they ask for go a long was to ensuring better profiles.
Generally, I expect a site with a specific cultural group in mind to make some effort to create a sense of online community, or even offer tailored information and news stories from outside the site that relate to its specific niche. You won’t find anything like that on this site. At least there’s an advice column where someone named Keeley answers members’ questions about dating and relationships. I’m not quite sure what her qualifications are, but from what I read she gives frank, commonsense advice.
One good thing about ItalianoSingles is that it’s free to reply either on instant messaging or by email. You can only respond once to each message you receive, but, obviously, as long as the paid member continues with his/her end of the conversation, you can continue a dialogue. That’s good, since there’s limited traffic to the site, despite a slight increase in visitors to its pages. The best part of Italiano Singles is the price, which remains highly competitive.