What is Date Player 2?
I had no idea about this site so here’s a quickie on some stuff. Date Player 2
was launched in 2021, so it’s def a much younger company than most, which is
The nice thing is, there’s no bias here. It doesn’t matter if you’re a console
player, PC gamer, mobile gaming enthusiast… or, if you prefer RPG over ARG, big
dream worlds over 8-bit… there’s something for everyone in the Date Player 2
dating community. (Also, I don’t think you’ll be judged for liking Tetris or
some old school games. Not saying that’s me but also…)
Another thing to note that was confusing is while it’s DatePlayerTwo.com and
some places (like the title of the site) called it Date Player Two, it’s
actually Date Player 2.
The TLDR; on Date Player 2
First off, I loved that the language is all tailored to gamers. It sounds
insignificant, but when you’re using more generalized dating sites that just
have a gamer category instead of a niche site like Date Player 2, they can’t
cater to the language that attracts that type of person. This went all in. LOVE.
What I noticed immediately was…
- They do manual profile/photo verification. With ~15k members, it’s nice to
have that personal touch.
- They mention having 24/7 customer support.
- Date Player 2 frames itself not just as a dating site, but a community and
social network to find others who share your passion. No casual hookups here (or
at least, it’s not highlighted as such.)
- They seem super focused on safety and privacy, including an anti-slavery
Some other stuff I was curious about:
How to cancel Date Player 2 account: Canceling is actually more
complicated than other sites. You have to submit a request to customer service
to cancel the recurring billing. This still leaves your profile up and available
though. If you want to completely delete your profile and remove your data,
you’ll have to do that afterwards on your Membership Status page.
Is there a way to deactivate your Date Player 2 account? Nope,
you can’t. I wasn’t really a fan of this since I like to deactivate and then
reactivate at a later time. You either have to cancel and leave your membership
up, or cancel & delete your account fully which removes your messages, history,
Does Date Player 2 have a trial? Nah, no trial BUT they did
give me a 10% off voucher that I had 2 days to use if I wanted to upgrade.
You’re prolly wondering is Date Player Two legit?
So, is Date Player 2 legit? It’s two legit to quit ;) Kidding. From my
experience on the site, it seems pretty legit. I noticed a few things out there
talking about fake profiles or fake chat bots, but I can’t say that I ran into
any of those things. Maybe it’s more apparent to guys looking for gals. Even
though I’m seeking both, I just didn’t see many fake profiles.
The gamers I connected with all seemed like real people, and being able to have
the activity feed and the community aspect allowed me to connect with those who
are more active.
As usual, everyone’s experience is unique so exercise the usual caution required
as a gal trying to navigate the online dating world safely.
Date Player 2 review of the signup process (it was fun)
K, onto the actual Date Player 2 review once I got in.
Signing up was pretty fun because it was aesthetically pleasing and essentially
helped me fill out and level up my profile as I was going through it. The sign
up process went like this,
First up, the usual stuff – click on the "Sign Up" or "Join Now" button to
get started. You’ll then have to select who you’re looking for (male, female,
other – and there’s an extensive list of for ‘other’)
From there you’ll have more screens to choose your location, add date of
birth, and email.
Then it asks you for the types of games you like and want to play together.
Once that’s done, it asks you to choose what kind of relationship you’re
looking for, and the specific age range (which is nice right off the bat to get
with the algo).
…aaaand voila. I was all signed up. Things I appreciated? It gave me a username
suggestion, allowed me to verify my profile with an ID check, and also
had “online only” as one of the options for who I was looking for, which takes
away some of the stress of IRL if you wanna just be online buds.
From there, I got to add in profile photos and more of the usual profile
information. Then I was dropped into something called “The Lobby” which is your
homebase and activity feed. This makes it feel more like an approachable social
network rather than just a dating site. You’ll see recommended matches
for you, blog posts/content that has recently been written, and up on the top
right you’ll be able to click “Vs” to use Date Player 2 in more of a
Tinder-swipey type way.
Finding gamers to hookup with on Date Player 2
So knowing that this is super niche and the dating pool is smaller, how easy is
it to find people to hookup with in the gaming space on Date Player 2? Search
functionality seems to work like this:
- Game matching: Date Player 2 seems to use an algo that
matches you with potential partners based on your gaming preferences. It’ll
consider the games you enjoy, the platforms you use, and other gaming-related
factors to suggest compatible matches.
- Gamer tags and interests: You can search for potential
matches based on specific gamer tags, gaming interests, or the type of games
they enjoy. This feature lets you find individuals who share your favorite
gaming genres or have similar gaming backgrounds. Your interests can be things
that intersect with gaming, such as cosplay, conventions, anime, etc.
- Compatibility filters: Date Player 2 provides various
filters like other dating sites to refine your searches, such as age range,
location, and preferred gaming platforms.
I was really happy with who I connected with on here! I didn’t get a huge flood
of messages like usual (or pics that were… unwelcome…) and for the most part,
everyone was respectful.
Does Date Player 2 have an app?
Ah, one of my most important questions. It’s complicated, Well, not
really. Date Player 2 does have an app but only for Android at the time of me
Sorry blue bubble baddies, looks like this is another dating site that has the
one up on you if you’re looking for a mobile experience.
Is Date Player 2 Free?
Yup, there are certain things you can do on Date Player 2 if you wanna join and
see if it’s right for you without ponying up the benjamins.
What’s up with the Date Player 2 free membership?
When I initially signed up, I was able to create my profile, showcase my
gaming interests in my profile and browse through matches – the usual. While the
free membership offers limited messaging capabilities, I was still able to
initiate convos and explore the community.
I was essentially able to do the following..
- Create a profile: A given, but worth pointing out. As a
free member, you can create a profile and showcase your gaming interests,
platforms, and other relevant information.
- Messaging, but limited: Like I mentioned, free members can
send limited messages to other users. To do anything more extensive, seems I
needed to pony up for the paid membership.
- Incognito mode: This seemed to be free for me when I signed
up, but essentially you can hide your profile and only be visible to friends or
Date Player 2 paid membership
I got frustrated with only being able to have limited messaging so I tried
out the paid membership.
Upgrading to a paid membership on Date Player 2 unlocked a whole host
of features I couldn’t get with the free one, and seemed to fall in line with
the typical monthly membership costs of other dating sites I’ve used and
Some of the stuff I noticed in the paid plan were…
- Unlimited messaging, matches and swipes: Yup, I could
message, swipe and match with as many guys as I wanted to without restriction.
Usually there are multiple tiers for dating sites where the most expensive one
allows this but you get this in the one-and-only tier.
- See who likes you and anything you post: No super secret
admirers here. I could see people that were checking me out.
- Advanced filters: You can dig down a lot more into
potential matches this way.
- Rewind: I’ve seen other dating sites with this, but
basically if you have regret over not swiping on someone, you can go back and
- Priority placement: This wasn’t as important to me because
it’s obviously “pay to play” and I won’t swipe on someone I’m not attracted to
anyway, but it’s a good paid feature nonetheless.
All in all, the paid membership seemed worth it.
How is Date Player 2 different from other
Some things I personally thought stood out as I used it were…
- Profile ratings! I haven’t seen this on many other dating
sites but every profile (or at least, the ones I was looking at) had an average
(1-5 stars) so you could see what other people’s experiences were. Pretty damn
- Game-focused profiles: Think of it like a Steam profile
meets Tinder. It’s a place where your bio can be your favorite games and pics of
you playing games without normies calling you a loser.
- Gaming events and community: Think EVO but without the BO.
You can join virtual gaming tournaments, discuss games, and more.
- Gamer-oriented matchmaking: Gamers can be picky about who they date, and
someone who only plays CoD may not be compatible with a mobile gamer. This site
uses a complex algo for gamers who have similar tastes. While I do believe that
an Xbox boy and a Nintendo girl can work, this is a good feature.
- “The Lobby”: The custom home screen and activity feed makes
it feel more like a social network, which I didn’t think I’d love at first, but
it grew on me.
- Premium content in the app: It’s really like being dropped
into your own little community, which takes the weight off finding someone ASAP.
Even if I hadn’t found connections fairly quickly, I’d still be immersed in a
passion of mine and seeing what other gamers are up to.
- Safety first: I talk about safety in a lot of my dating
site reviews. One thing I noticed down in the footer was their “anti-slavery”
policy which is pretty fantastic. They focus on making their platform, company,
and anyone who does business with them as safe as possible, which also makes me
feel good about who is behind the company.
So yes, if you haven’t had experience on other dating sites, Date Player 2 might
be the option for you. Gamers of all types flock to this platform, so it opens
Plus let’s face it, having a common interest like gaming was a way better
icebreaker than the simple “hey how are you” OR some of the more… colorful…
messages I got on other dating sites.
The good and bad of Date Player 2
Using dating sites is like playing a game cause you keep trying the same level
over and over after you die hoping to find another way to win. I’d say Date
Player 2 is like that. I really loved the experience of using it, but
there were also some things I didn’t like and tried to avoid the more I used it.
Sooooo let’s get into it.
The Good Stuff
Ok so, some of the things I liked about Date Player 2:
- Niche: It really is a platform for gamers. How many other
dating platforms can you list your favorite games and that is a vital part of
the algorithm? Not too many.
- Social and community: It’s more than just a dating app; you
can find gaming events and play in virtual tournaments. Much more fun than 20
- Super Easy Chatting: You can create video chats easily. The
creators know that this platform is built for the multi-taskers who want to bond
while playing a game.
The Meh Stuff
Just like a video game, there are some glitches that I hope an update irons out:
- It is a Little Too Niche: If you’re looking to
date locally, and you like a diverse dating pool, you may want to look
- Paid Features: Like DLC, nothing comes free, and that
includes Date Player 2.
So, Final Thoughts on Date Player 2?
Overall, I found Date Player 2 a refreshing way to explore the dating world.
I’ve never fully understood dating sites that also say they double as ways to
make friends, but this changed my mind. Being able to connect with potential
dates who shared the same passion as I do (and maybe even use the same gaming
console… because that makes spending time together more fun) while utilizing the
activity feed made it more like logging onto a social network than logging on to
The potential downside of this type of niche dating site that has more of a
social flavor is some people prefer dating in a bit more incognito and quiet
manner. Plus, with (currently) ~15k users, I did tend to run into the same
people. The pool wasn’t exactly large.
All in all though, I really enjoyed what I experienced of Date Player 2, and I’m
still continuing to use it to see what’s out there. 10/10 would play again!