WannaMeet App Review — Well Designed But is it Effective?

Using the tagline, “dating, chat, and love,” WannaMeet presents itself as an all-in-one solution for young singles who are interested in casual hookups as well as long-term dating. Before you go running off and hunting down and installing WannaMeet, take a moment to read our Wannameet app review. It will provide you with a ground-level view of how WannaMeet really performs. That way, you’ll be able to better decide if it is a hit or a miss.

Wannameet App Review

WannaMeet App Review Results
  • Popularity - 61
  • Value - 74
  • Features - 71
  • Quality of Members - 68
  • Safety - 76
  • Customer Satisfaction - 72

Final Word on Wannameet

By no means would we classify WannaMeet as a top-echelon online dating app. As a mid-level or entry-level dating app, however, we find it to be decent in terms of performance. When you factor in its relatively low cost of membership, its value proposition becomes appealing.

Mind you, it is possible that in less densely populated areas there might not be many WannaMeet users to make it worthwhile, but if you live near large metropolitan areas — or even mid-sized cities — it should give you some decent results.

Overall, we would rate WannaMeet as GOOD.

— Pros and Cons —


  • Available for both Android and iOS devices
  • Familiar and intuitive user interface
  • Millions of registered users worldwide
  • Decent matchmaking algorithm
  • Suitable for casual as well as long-term


  • People discover feature may require manual adjustment of distance setting
  • No desktop version
  • Requires payment to activate full functionality
  • Less densely populated areas might have few members nearby

— In-Depth WannaMeet App Review—

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Are you interested in meeting other singles who live nearby?

Would you be interested in an online dating app that allows you to browse through millions of profiles worldwide and hundreds of locals who are interested in the same things that you are?

Would an app that streamlines the process of being able to chat with such people interest you?

If you answered “yes” to any or all of those questions, then you might find the app known as WannaMeet of some interest to you.

— Availability —

Wannameet Dating App on Android and iOS

WannaMeet is a mobile-only dating app. It is available for Android and iOS devices. Since it was first released in 2015, it has millions of downloads on both platforms.

During our Wannameet app review, we did not encounter any technical issues of note with either version of the app. In terms of technical performance, navigation, and speed — it performed quite well.

— Features —

WannaMeet works by using your device’s GPS function in order to determine your geographic location. It then suggests other users who you might find to be compatible who are nearby. WannaMeet also uses information collected from user profiles to determine who is more likely to be of interest to you.

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Some of the profile fields that WannaMeet uses for this purpose include your interests in sports and social activities, as well as the language or languages that you speak. Of course, WannaMeet also uses the traditional attributes of gender, sexual orientation, age range, height, weight, and ethnicity to further fine-tune your list of suggested matches.

Since WannaMeet weighs the details entered by users on their profile template so heavily into their matchmaking algorithm, it would be prudent of you to provide as much information as possible on your profile. This will improve your user experience on WannaMeet.

Before you start thinking that WannaMeet functions as some sort of control freak, be advised that you have the ability to filter the attributes that WannaMeet uses to create your suggested matches. You can be as hands-on or as hands-off in that process as you want to be.

When you click on the profile image of a suggested match you have the option of passing on them, sending them a virtual gift, or sending a WannaMeet request. When you choose the latter, that particular WannaMeet user will receive your WannaMeet request. If they respond in the affirmative, you will then be able to chat with them privately. If they pass, well… then you are just out of luck.

The chat feature on WannaMeet is fairly standard by contemporary online dating standards. However, it is functional and sufficient for what you would need to engage someone in a conversation and develop a feel for who they are.

— A Heads Up —

Before our testers began their multi-day evaluation to conduct our WannaMeet app review, we scoured the internet to find authentic comments and opinions from real users of the app. A reoccurring theme that we came across involved users complaining about the apparent lack of local match suggestions presented by WannaMeet.

Obviously, if that were substantiated, it would be a cause for great concern. During our testing, we were able to establish that in reality, WannaMeet is capable of providing suggested matches that are as close as one kilometer from you. However, you should be aware that this can be affected by where you find yourself when using the app.

If you are in a densely populated metropolitan area, you stand a pretty good chance of finding many WannaMeet suggested matches within a one-to-five kilometer range. If, however, you live in a more rural area, then the one-to-five kilometer range might not yield any suggested matches at all.

The WannaMeet match discovery feature appears to be designed so as to automatically adjust the distance of the “nearby” settings to accommodate for the density of registered users in any given area.

Based on our testers experience during this Wannameet app review, when the match discovery feature on WannaMeet defaults to 150, 50, or 15 kilometers, you can manually adjust that downward by as much as two-thirds and still find suggested matches. In other words, 50, 15, and 5 km respectively. Doing so will still present you with suggested matches, although the list will probably drop to less than 10 profiles compared to 25-plus. If you adjust the default distance to be any closer — in all probability you will receive zero results.

— Cost —

It is free to download, install, and create a profile on WannaMeet. However, if you want to have the ability to be able to click on the WannaMeet button on user profiles, you will need to have what the app refers to as “WannaPower.” This WannaPower can be obtained by paying $3.99 for one week, $9.99 for one month, or $24.99 for three months.

If you are willing to forego the WannaPower and lose your ability to send WannaMeet requests, you can choose to only have the power to respond to the incoming WannaMeet requests of others. This only requires you to pay $1.99 for one month of that limited privilege.

WannaMeet also sells virtual coins that you can use to purchase virtual gifts for other users. 100 of these virtual coins will cost you $0.99, 550 coins will cost you $3.99.