The TL;DR on GamerDating
GamerDating is kind of a hybrid between dating and a game-focused Letterboxd, where you can choose games you like, add them to your top 3, and rate them, all while connecting with others. If you’re looking for someone to casually hook up with, you may not find that here. “Fun” is an option, but I suspect it’s not as wild as some other dating sites.
It seems the age range is primarily from 18-34 with a nice balance of men and women, but it does skew a bit younger. If you’re an elder millennial gamer however don’t despair – there are users on there looking for matches outside of that age range! There’s also a global user base and isn’t just US focused for those that travel ( 👋)
Here’s a quickie TLDR; on some common questions around GamerDating that I ended up finding the answer to as I used it:
How do I delete profile on GamerDating?
You can do this by going to Account Settings, then click into the “other” tab where you’ll find the option to deactivate or delete.
What does it mean to deactivate GamerDating profile?
If you’re not sure whether or not you want to come back, you can deactivate it which keeps your account alive (kind of like deactivating Facebook for a bit) so you can activate it when you’re ready to get matched again.
Is there a Gamerdating.com trial? There isn’t really. The freebie account is considered their free trial, and if you want features beyond that you’ll have to pay for the subscription.
I heard there are free games with GamerDating?!
free games, but only for the paid Silver Quest and Gold Quest tiers.
Are there verified profiles on GamerDating?
I did not see the option to go through ID verification.
Can I message people with a free GamerDating account?
No, you can’t. BUT. If you look in your messages folder, there’s the option to tweet about GamerDating and you’ll get 1 day of free messages. Of course, this requires tweeting and confirming that you did, so if you’re seeking privacy this probably isn’t helpful.
Can I sell my GamerDating game keys? If you have a Silver Quest or Gold Quest subscription with a free game, I guess you could
sell it, but GamerDating frowns upon this and can deactivate it so… sell at your own risk.
Is GamerDating legit?
It seems so. Before I signed up and started working on my GamerDating review, I did some research to see when the company started and who the founders were. Back in 2019 I was able to see they had 350,000+ users and were on track to pass 1 million. It didn’t seem that active on the site while I was using it, and later numbers seem to hover around 5,000 so I’m not sure if the user base still stacks up.
Regardless, there’s a decent user base and the founders have actively posted about working to fight spam, so though small, it appears mighty.
As far as feeling safe? This felt like a troll-free zone and I didn’t run into anything that made me feel like I was being scammed or dealing with sketchy people. But as always, be vigilant even when a dating site seems safe.
Is there a GamerDating app?
I wasn’t able to locate one, and their FAQ doesn’t mention it. There is a “gamer dating” app in the Google Play store but it doesn’t seem to be made by the company that created Gamerdating.com
GamerDating review of the sign-up & registration process
Signing up for GamerDating was as exciting as diving into a new gaming world. Fair warning though, I wasn’t able to skip any of the screens so if you don’t have a few minutes to answer everything from the account sign up to setting up your profile, you may want to come back when you do.
I entered my info on the homepage (first name, email, password, my gender, gender of who I’m looking for) and clicked sign up. I was only able to pick on gender for who I was looking for, so you may have to adjust search preferences later if you’re open to different ones.
I was then taken to a screen to confirm my email.
After that, it had me add a profile picture. I couldn’t bypass this one to do it later, which is helpful to make sure people are joining with an anonymous pic.
From there it took me to a screen to choose my three top games. Again, I couldn’t bypass this but it was a nice addition. I also had to choose the platform I played the games on, presumably so it could match me a bit better.
The next step was setting up my profile and entering info that I already entered on the first screen… you also can’t bypass this.
Continue filling out profile info, including your eye color, what you’re looking for, what your feelings on having kids are, and religion.
And finally, I was able to fill in other details about my personal habits for drinking, smoking, partying, and so on. Also nice to see is that the GamerDating profiles ask for how frequently you game, and what kinds of games you like.
The next screen makes it seem like you need to pay for a subscription (I was confused for a hot minute there) but the free account is right in the center.
After that (somewhat extensive) sign up process, I was finally able to drop into my personal feed.
Search and match capabilities for GamerDating
Once I was in, there were 6 matches available for me on my personal feed, and a few search filters to use.
I could essentially search by…
- Who is “Most Active”
- Age range
- Gender (again, couldn’t choose multiple, but they do have a very inclusive list!)
- Education level
- What someone is looking for (love, fun or friends)
- What they look like (which only allows eye color and body art 🤔)
- Social habits (drinking, smoking, partying)
- Gamer habits
All in all, the search and match capabilities felt a little light. I see they’re trying to de-emphasize looks, but I wasn’t too fond of not being able to search by certain physical characteristics.
GamerDating features for free vs. paid accounts
You know me, I’ll always push the free features to the max before diving into the paid or credit based options. For Gamerdating.com, the free features were a bit limited.
Free GamerDating features
The free membership allowed me to create a profile, browse through potential matches, and explore the gaming community. While it was a good starting point, I felt the limitations of limited messaging capabilities. As a gamer serious about finding my Player Two, I knew I needed more.
As a quick hit list:
- Create a profile, and browse profiles of paid members (no free members are included here)
- Like (mushroom) or dislike (bomb) matches
- View algo matches, and search for my own using the search filters
- Access news and “advice” posts that are gamer related
- Update and maintain your own gaming center, where you can rate and display games you like so others know what you’re into
- Flag and block users
- No messaging features (!!)
- 6 matches per day
While I could browse and find potential matches, I wasn’t even able to message them, or receive messages either.
There is an option (at the time of this review) to tweet about them and get 1 day of free messages if you look in your “messages” folder though, which is a nice touch.
Paid GamerDating Tiers - Silver Quest and Gold Quest
GamerDating is quite affordable compared to some other dating sites and has two tiers, Silver and Gold.
- Silver Quest GamerDating Tier: $35 for 2 months
- Gold Quest GamerDating Tier: $70 for 4 months
With each of these tiers, you’ll be able to…
- Send and receive unlimited messages
- Browse ALL profiles (both paid and free)
- There are advanced search filters
- You get a free game!
So what’s the difference between the two? Not much. The Silver Quest membership allows you to choose one free game from that tier.
The Gold Quest membership allows you to to choose one game from the gold tier, or two from the silver tier.
All in all, if you really want to meet other gamers and find matches, you’ll want one of the paid memberships. If you don’t care about the free games, the Silver Quest tier works well and is what I ended up using, too.
What sets GamerDating apart?
What were some things I thought were unique when trying out the dating site for this GamerDating review?
Bringing games into the mix:
I really liked how it had me pick my top 3 games and the platforms I played on right off the bat when signing up. Having this available can help you see if you’ll be a good fit for someone or not. After all, if you’re a Grand Theft Auto queen, would you really have fun with someone who spends long hours playing RPGs? Maybe. Maybe not.
Clean, intuitive interface: This isn’t as cluttered as a lot of other dating sites, or even gamer dating sites.
Created by gamers:
The GamerDating site was created by those who game, so a lot of the design and features amplify that.
Fighting spam: The team seems to be fighting spam constantly and will provide updates to the community. This transparency is nice.
Just friends is an option:
If you’re not looking to date a gamer just yet and want someone to play games with, that option is here.
GamerDating review of pros and cons
I had mixed feelings on this one, but overall I leaned towards enjoying it. Let’s dive into some of the good and bad of the GamerDating site.
Pros of GamerDating
It’s gamer central, having tags, game matching, and much more.
They have rewards for using the platform, including gift cards for Steam, Nintendo eShop, Xbox Live, and much more.
Sadly, we all know how toxic some aspects of gamer culture can be, but this site seems to work well to keep the trolls out. Save that for a CoD lobby.
Inclusivity: The gender options were extensive, and it was great to see them bring inclusivity to the forefront.
Low spam: There doesn’t appear to be many fake accounts or spam on here. This could be due to the extensive sign up process.
Cons of GamerDating
Small user base:
While the community is nice, it is limited, which is expected for a gamer dating site. You may not be able to find player two without having to broaden your distance or ponying up for the paid account.
Like any site, you have to pay to get the most out of it. Not being able to send messages at all, or get credits for that particular feature, cramped my style.
Connections weren’t quick: With some other dating sites, I was able to get matches, messages, winks, likes and ALLTHETHINGS pretty fast, but my first day here, it was crickets. Of course, this could be because I didn’t get the paid account right away, so my profile likely wasn’t being served to other gamers.
Alright so, is this worth it for a gamer dating site?
Would I say this was one of the best gamer dating sites? You know, it ended up being decent, but only once I started using the paid account. I made a few good connections and even went on a few IRL dates. As far as connecting people in the gaming space, it definitely did its job! The only thing I was a bit confused about was the earlier reviews with the founder mentioned an extensive user base, but it
seem pretty small at only a few thousand.
But this is also on par with other dating sites for gamers like Date Player Two.
If you’re looking for a safe, inclusive, troll-free community, I’d say this is one you’ll have to try out for at least a few weeks.