Q. The badge says it's free. Is it really?
A. It's free to join dateginger, create a detailed photo profile, search through our database of ginger singles and send hundreds of "ice breaker" messages. If you want to remain a basic member you're free to do so for as long as you wish - however there are many more features available to premium members and it costs just pennies a day.
Q. Is this site for real or a joke?
A. Dateginger is a genuine dating site for ginger and redhead singles. Most of us are ginger or "into" gingers and we felt it was about time ginger singles and lonely hearts were catered for!
Q. Are the gingers real or is their hair dyed?
A. We have no idea. If you like gingers for their aesthetic appeal you probably don't care if it's real or from a bottle. If you're a true-ginger genetic fanatic the best we can guess is 60%? Many people you think are genuine gingers aren't. Alyson Hannigan anyone?
Q. Is dateginger only for people in the UK?
A. No! - In early 2011 we entered the USA, late 2011 Ireland and we have plans on Australia making the ginger dating phenomenon international! Watch this space.
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Q. What to pick - free or premium?
A. When you first join dateginger, you automatically become a free member. As a free member you can create a profile, add a photo, search for people by county, create your favourites list and send unlimited "winks" - this gives you a chance to get to know us and our members. You'll also receive an email if someone adds you as one of their favourites, winks at you, or sends you a message.
However to get maximum benefit from your time at date ginger you can decide to become a full member or premium member, which means you can also:
* Send and receive private messages
* Chat online with instant messenger
* See who's looked at your profile
* Search by post code
* Browse profiles privately
* Add multiple photos to your profile
* Video chat
* Create and read dating diaries
* Create and watch video profiles
Full membership costs as little as £7.50 a month. You can upgrade from free to full membership by accessing 'My Account' when you login. There are lots of payment options and you can even pay using your mobile phone account.
If you have any questions about your membership, or have any trouble using dateginger, our UK based dedicated support team are on hand Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (UK time) and will be happy to help you.
Q. Is there a dateblonde or datebrunette?
A. No. We have no interest in blondes or brunettes unless they're big fans of gingers. We're all ginger, about ginger and for gingers! If you're wanting to date blondes surely you've realised by now we're aimed more at redheads?
Q. Is on-line dating safe?
A. Reputable online dating sites such as ours are very safe to use as your personal details are rigorously protected so they remain confidential. You can only contact other members through our messaging systems and your personal contact details will never be revealed unless you give them out yourself. You have control over who you contact and talk to on the sites.
When it comes to meeting someone in real-life you should use common sense, always meet in a public place and make sure that a friend or relative knows where you're going to be. We have full guides to safely meeting your match off-line and they are worth reading.
Q. Does on-line dating work?
A. The simple answer is yes. Multiple millions of people use on-line dating sites worldwide, as a way to meet new singles through on-line personals and maybe find their perfect match. You only have to look at the success stories nearly all sites have on their websites to see that it can and does work. However it still takes a little work to create a good profile and contact people - but its much much faster than going on blind-dates or hoping to somehow meet the right person someday.
Q. Is on-line dating for me?
A. Online dating sites provide a great way to meet people you may never meet in the normal course of your life. It is extremely easy to get started and you can be much more thorough in your search for a partner as you can search through thousands of profiles to find the one you want. You can scan - quickly deciding who takes your fancy and who doesn't - without hurting anyones feelings. With 13,000+ UK gingers that's a lot of choice! While you still need to put effort in to get to know people it doesn't have the fear factor that going up to someone in a bar or club may have. You can get to know potential dates quite well online before meeting in person and your first date will be so much easier because you'll already know plenty about each other.
Why use dateginger?
Free to join
Send a free "Ice Breaker" message
.......to hundreds of local gingers
Personalised recommended members
All members' profiles checked
UK-based customer support line
Easy to use