Who do you like? That’s what a dating site named DoULike is trying to find out. With members from all over the world, DoULike has a large user base for you to peruse and answer the “who do you like?” question for yourself.
We were intrigued to find out what there is to like about DoULike. This is why we conducted a review of the site.
What did we find? Well, it’s probably better for you to read our review for yourself. That way you can make your own determination as to whether or not you will like DoULike.
DoULike Review Results
Final Word on DoULike
So. did we like DoULike? No, not really.
In our opinion, it lacks originality, the user base is not as engaging as we would like, and its lack of a proper search engine makes finding truly compatible matches difficult. Perhaps if it was a free platform we might be more tolerant of it. The fact that a paid subscription is required just to have a shallow user experience did not earn DoULike any points in our book.
We rate it as BELOW AVERAGE.
— Pros and Cons —
- Available for desktop, iOS, and Android
- Easy registration process
- Simple navigation
- Ability to automate messages when liking profiles
- Requires a paid subscription for real functionality
- Desktop version lacks a contemporary look
- Some fake profiles and chatbots
- Numerous inactive profiles
- Lack of a dedicated search function
— In-Depth DoULike Review —
DoULike can be accessed via a desktop browser or through native mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. This range of accessibility is not uncommon with modern online dating platforms. DoULike, however, does have one key distinction. The first impression that people will get from the platform’s design and overall aesthetic will depend immensely on which version of the platform they see.
Both mobile apps have a modern looking interface. Navigation is smooth and intuitive. When you visit the desktop platform, however, the look is radically different. The desktop aesthetic is archaic. It lacks the contemporary visual appeal of the mobile version.
It should be noted, that even though the desktop version may not look as crisp as its mobile cousin, in terms of performance they are equals.
— Registration Process —
There are two methods for new users to register on DoULike. One involves linking your Facebook account to the platform. This imports your profile pictures as well as your basic personal information.
You’re also given the option to register manually. This requires you to enter some rudimentary information such as a valid email address, your location, name, and date of birth.
Once you do that, a pop-up window will appear informing you to check your email’s inbox for a message containing a confirmation link. Once you click on that link, you are redirected back to DoULike.
At that stage, you are given the option to upload a profile image.
This is not obligatory — you can choose to skip this step. However, if you don’t upload a profile picture you will encounter nag screens reminding you to do so when you navigate on the site.
The registration process does not require adding any detailed information to your profile. Building out your profile page can be done at your leisure by accessing the settings of your account.
— Features —
We were disappointed by the lack of innovation in the features offered by DoULike. In terms of discovering potential matches, it only provides its users with two options. One is their flagship feature called “Meet People.” This is nothing more than a swipe-style method of either liking or passing on the profile pictures of other users that are presented to you. If you’ve been on other online dating platforms you will realize that there is absolutely no originality in that feature.
The second discovery feature is called “Matches.” This consists of a simplified listing of other DoULike members that the platform presents to you based primarily on your geographic location.
Incredibly, DoULike lacks a dedicated search function. There is no way to actively seek out and filter other users based on their attributes.
The communication features on DoULike are limited to email and instant chat. There is no video chat functionality.
If you want to find out who has viewed your profile or who has liked you, there are two tabs in the menu bar named appropriately “who viewed me” and “like me.” By clicking on them you can consult that information.
A feature that we did like on DoULike was the ability that it gives you to send an automated message whenever you like a member’s profile. It works by allowing you to draft the message once and save it. From that point forward, every time you like someone they will receive that message. We suggest that you keep it witty but generic.
— User Experience —
Obviously, we were not thrilled by the less than original set of features on DoULike. Neither were we happy about the lack of a proper search function. Our testers reported their user experience as less than satisfactory. Their points of contention were the following.
Even though DoULike does not use aggressive upselling tactics, you will receive notifications every few minutes informing you that another member has either liked your profile or wishes to chat with you. We suspect that most of those messages are automated and come from chatbots and fake profiles.
When you click on these notifications, a pop-up window opens indicating that you need to be a paid member to read the message.
Free members are limited not only in the number of views that their profile receives on the platform but also in their use of communication features. In order to have a chance at a mildly decent user experience on DoULike, a paid membership is required.
In terms of the quality of engagement on DoULike, our users found it to be less than stellar. Many of the profiles on the platform have been inactive for significant periods of time. This makes genuine engagement a hit or miss affair.
— Cost —
A one-month subscription costs $29.99, three-months $44.99, and six-months $59.99.