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We have awarded Shaadi our prestigious Gold Award in this category, having reviewed 13 Indian Dating and Matrimonial Websites. Read our review below to find out why...
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Shaadi.com is one of the largest and most loved Indian matrimonial websites. It has millions of users from around the globe, allowing you to search for very particular traits which will suit your lifestyle and beliefs. There are several packages to choose from, including a high-end service which includes 1 on 1 support to help you find your ideal matrimonial match.
Finding a date, let alone a life partner, can be hard. If you’re very busy, a little shy, or just not that confident with dating, this can make your love life (or lack, thereof) even more difficult. Shaadi understands this and has a long and successful history of matching members who go on to live happy lives together.
Signing up won’t take long and you can include as little or as much information as you prefer. The more information you provide, the better, because the site uses your preferences to match you with other members. If you’d rather meet vegetarians, for example, it will exclude all non-veggies from your results.
Matches are sent directly to you, and you can choose how often you’re provided with new matches. Each profile includes plenty of information when complete, plus photos. The site is quite particular about the angles and lighting in photos, so you should always get a good view of the person you’re interested in.
If you’re not looking for a date for yourself, you can also create a profile for your child or friend. This allows you to really sell their positive qualities and produce a list of potential matches which they can consider.
Members are encouraged to verify their accounts with a selection of documents. This could be a passport or pay slip, or another document entirely, which helps to prove that you are genuine. With large dating sites such as this one, it’s almost impossible to prevent fake profile creations or to stop people from using the site to try and scam people, but Shaadi.com is clearly doing everything it can to give its members peace of mind.
If you have the money and are dedicated to finding your perfect partner, you can pay for the Personalized Plan.
Search parameters are extensive so you can really home in on your ideal partner. If you like a certain attribute, such as hair color, you can narrow your search to find people who match that preference. You can also save your search preferences so you don’t need to keep inputting the same information each time you wish to perform a search.
You can become a basic member for free. This allows you to check your matches and perform searches. However, to unlock all of the site’s features you will need to upgrade to a Premium or Premium+ account. There are different packages available for different lengths of time, but essentially Premium allows you to communicate with members and Premium+ allows communication plus a few extras to help you stand out from the crowd. More could be made of these differences, but if you want a simple upgrade system, this works fine.
If you have the money and are dedicated to finding your perfect partner, you can pay for the Personalized Plan. This plan is considerably more expensive but you get the support of the team, who will work on your behalf to seek out your ideal partner. They will contact you with updates and can even arrange your introductions and meetings.
Since our last review, we’re happy to see that Shaadi have lowered their prices. This means it’s more affordable and therefore offers even better value for money. They also provide a money back guarantee, which assures you’ll get a full refund if you have sent at least 10 “interests” and received nothing back within the first 30 days.
If you want to find out whether this website really works, check the True Stories section, where you can read about romantic connections which occurred through using the site. There are also tips on keeping a happy marriage, good news posts and more.
Shaadi.com offers plenty of versatility when it comes to communicating with members, as you can send emails, instant messages or talk using your telephone. However, we do feel that the site could benefit from including a few more fun features and we’d especially like to see webcam options made available. A blog or forum would also allow a bit of a community vibe to emerge, helping members to meet in different ways and based on different interests.
With an in depth search engine which takes your personal preferences into account, a really impressive roster of members, a variety of communication tools and lower prices, Shaadi.com has a lot to offer. This is primarily a matrimonial site for within India, but you can also use it to find dates and friends from around the world. Whoever you’re looking for, it seems likely that you’ll find someone who ticks your boxes at Shaadi.
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