I honestly believed that writing an Amigos review would mean I would just regurgitate the other dating sites in the same networks’ reviews (like Adult Friend Finder). Luckily, thankfully, they’re completely different. Here are all the lovely details to help you decide if you want to sign up or not.
I thought I was signing up for the service to write this Amigos review, but really, I was just getting a list of users near me that fit my age criteria. Of the results, most were either 3 or over 2,000 kilometers away, and many of the profiles were in Spanish only. If you click on a users’ picture or details, you’re prompted to sign up.
Five steps of basic information (along with a reminder that there are 10,816 singles “near me” – on a different continent) and you’re done signing up. It took me about three minutes (with a copy/pate for a profile) to fill everything out, and a few seconds to go confirm my email address.
The messaging center resembles an old school email program, and the rest of the site is about the same. There’s an older, yet solid feel to the site, with lots of smiling faces from different profile photos. Sadly/perhaps just honestly, most of the smiling profile pictures are very much real. No fake photos here.
The search (for women, anyway) defaults to 800km away (?), 5 years younger and 10 years older, so I changed everything. +/- 5 years, 20km, online within the last month, and with a photo.
One result. Just one. He definitely was not Hispanic.
If I expanded my age range (to much older) there were significantly more members. Still, none were Hispanic – although that could just be the demographics of the area I searched from.
Note: being able to see how recently members have visited the website is an amazing free feature. I highly recommend using it to determine if you want to pay or not, when available. It’s rare that it is, and I was thrilled to see this when writing this Amigos review. Awesome!
Of course you read the fine print for every single dating site you’ve ever signed up for… but just in case… here’s what you need to know.
Oh, also? “Persons appearing in photographs may not be actual members.” Not sure what to do with that one, other than just to leave it here.
According to FindTheData in late 2016, Amigos gets 340,000 page views a month, which puts it at 60th on the top dating sites for traffic in the world. 68% of its members are male, 88% are under 44, 54% are Hispanic, and 84% earn less than $49,999 a year.
You can choose Silver or Gold membership levels if you decide to sign up with Amigos.
You can remain a free member without paying, however, you won’t be able to contact other members. Paying members will have to contact you.
If you’re Hispanic, Latin, or want to meet someone that is, I highly recommend signing up with Amigos. Sign up, and then use their great search features to see if there’s anyone near you that interests you. Yes? Then, definitely sign up – it’s one of the cheaper, major dating sites out there.
Have you used the site? Good? Bad? Indifferent? I’d love to hear about your experiences, just scroll down to add your own Amigos review in the comments.