You can sign up for Your Travel Mates using your email or Facebook account. You’ll enter your gender, the gender you are looking for, your birth date, and the age range you are interested in. You’ll be asked about your education, occupation, languages, and your relationship status. You’ll also write an About Me.
You’ll also be asked if you have children, your smoking and drinking status, and your physical attributes. You’ll also add interests from a provided list. You can select all that apply.
You can also add photos and videos to your profiles.
As soon as I logged in to the site, I started receiving messages. Many of them were sexually suggestive and creepy. Not the type of people I would dream of traveling with. Either there are lots of desperate men on the site or they are fake profiles. I didn’t even have a picture posted.
It seems that these messages were likely sent using the Let’s Mingle feature. You’ll pay 5 credits to have a message you compose sent to everyone who meets your gender and age requirements.
You can conduct a search. Unfortunately, your search options are limited. You can choose gender, age range, location, and interests. You can also filter by online now or available for video chat.
When you find someone that you like, you can view their profile. You can send them a chat or email message, or add them to your favorites.
When you sign for a membership, you’ll receive a trial membership. This includes 20 welcome credits. After 30 days, you’ll pay $9.99 a month to use the site. This includes 10 live chat sessions up to 3 minutes each, and introductory first offline messages to any member for free.
In addition to the monthly fee, you’ll have to pay for communication on the site with credits. Prices include:
- Offline messages – 1 credit per minute
- 2 way video chat – 6 credits per minute
- Sending/receiving video/photos -15 credits each
Credits begin at $2.99 for 20 credits, so communicating on the site can add up very quickly.
Your Travel Mates seems much more like an overpriced dating site than a travel dating site. There are much better options out there when it comes to travel dating.