FastMeet App Review — Something New or Just Another Retread?
Before you dive headfirst into the FastMeet dating pool, take a moment to read our review of this app. Does it really provide something new to the online dating scene? Is it worth your time? Or does it just offer its users the same old features found on a zillion other apps? Decide for yourself after reading our FastMeet app review.
FastMeet App Review Results
Final Word on FastMeet
We cannot fault Fast Meet in terms of its design, technical specs, navigation, or speed. In all of those categories, FastMeet performs quite well.
Where it does fail is in its inability to offer anything new to the user to provide a better online dating experience. All of its features — both free and premium — are nothing more than retreads of features that are found on nearly every other dating app that is out there.
That lack of originality impacts the size and quality of the user base. While the majority of the users on FastMeet are genuine, there is very little engagement and interaction. The majority of the user profiles appear to be inactive. This is not surprising given the site's lack of originality. It is as if people, enticed by FastMeet's marketing, join the site but soon become bored or disillusioned with it.
For those reasons, we rate Fast Meet as BELOW AVERAGE.
— Pros and Cons —
- Free version allows access to communication features
- Available for both Android and iOS devices
- Familiar and intuitive user interface
- Lack of desktop version
- Features are generic (same old, same old)
- Premium features are weak
- Low Engagement
- Weak Member Database
— In-Depth FastMeet App Review —
“Fast and fun way to singles. Exciting conversations — intriguing photos.”
If you came across a dating app that offered you all of those things, would you be enticed to join?
FastMeet presents itself as being that type of app. They describe themselves even more enticingly by stating that they are a “FREE dating app for your phone with full users profiles, voice and video messages, pictures and gifts, ratings and an Encounters game!
Wow! Sign me up now, right? Don’t get ahead of yourself, keep reading.
— Availability —
FastMeet is available exclusively as a mobile app. There is no desktop version. It can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.
Additionally, we also found multiple third-party sites from which the FastMeet APK could be downloaded and installed on your phone. However, using such a method to install FastMeet comes with a high level of risk for accidentally installing malware or viruses on your device. We would recommend sticking to the official repositories.
— Hype Versus Reality —
In its promotional material, FastMeet presents itself as an innovative and unique solution for helping single people meet interesting partners. Unfortunately, the reality is that there is nothing innovative about FastMeet. This does not mean that it does not offer a functional set of features. It only means that none of the features can be considered groundbreaking.
We would describe the feature set found on FastMeet as being generic. Basically, they are features that are commonly found on other websites renamed and stylized to suit the FastMeet branding.
Yes, there are plenty of other mobile dating apps that are guilty of the same thing. That, however, does not negate the fact that FastMeet is simply one more in a long list of unoriginal derivative apps.
In our opinion, if you already have a dating app that you are happy with, FastMeet does not offer anything that is interesting enough to warrant a change on your part.
— The Features —
Everything about the FastMeet platform has a feeling of familiarity — as if you have seen it before elsewhere. If you have spent even just a few minutes on another dating app, chances are that you have.
Registration on FastMeet requires you to simply enter an email address, a password, and your first name.
The search functionality on FastMeet allows for users to search for partners based on basic parameters such as gender, age range, and location.
There is nothing innovative about that.
When you click on an individual user’s profile, you have the option to send them a message, request an online conversation, or send them a flirt. Again, there is nothing Innovative here.
The FastMeet description in the online repositories refers to “cool portfolios full of intriguing photos.” For us, at least, that made us believe that there was going to be something special about the images that we would find on Fast Meet profiles. Unfortunately, this was yet another letdown. Just like on any other dating app, FastMeet allows you to upload multiple images of yourself. If this is what they meant by “intriguing photos,” we were not amused.
Even the much hyped “Adult Encounters” game isn’t nothing more than a swipe-based discovery feature. You know, swipe right to like, swipe left to pass. We’re telling you, we’ve seen all of this a million times before — where’s the originality?
— Cost —
One thing which we will say in favor of FastMeet is that its claim of being a free service does not take extreme liberties with the word “free.” All of the features — including those for communication, such as messaging, online chat, voice and video messages — are in fact free.
In our opinion, the majority of users can get the full FastMeet experience entirely from its free version. However, for those individuals who want to have additional functionality made available to them, a premium version is also available.
A 1-month subscription to the premium version of the Fastmeet app will cost you $12.99 a month. If you opt for the 3-month package, your total cost with be $34.99. The 6-month and 1-year subscriptions will set you back $59.99 and $74.99 respectiveley.
The additional features offered in this premium version, much as the free version, are short on originality. You will be able to see who has liked your profile, you are also given an additional number of winks that you can send to other members.
Interestingly, FastMeet does not inform you of the number of free winks that you can send with the free version. It was through trial and error on the part of our testers that we determined that you are able to send between 10 and 20 winks per day. With the premium plan, you have unlimited winks.
The cost for the premium version is $12.99 per month. You are also given the option of paying $34.99 for a three-month subscription, or $74.99 for one full year.
Based on the fact that the premium version is not that much of a step-up from the free version, we would advise that you stick to the free version.