To join VeggieDate.Org, you’ll be required to provide your email address, birthday, username and your sexual orientation. You’ll also be asked for your location, but if you’re outside the US, the State list will not change. Don’t worry about it though, you can just skip the State step.
You’ll then be asked to provide more information to continue the registration. Specifics of your location, your phone area code, astrological sign, height, and relationship status will also be inquired. The level of your vegetarianism will be considered, as well as your other lifestyle preferences.
Physical attributes, interests and what you’re looking for in a partner will also be requested from you. And finally, your password, and a captcha math problem just to check if you’re not a robot — all in one page.
Once you’ve supplied all of these, you’ll get a message saying that you’re profile a.k.a ad will be subject to approval. The approval process takes around 36 hours, so it would be better to deal with your life in the meantime while you’re waiting for that approved email notification. They also remind you to keep track of your spam emails and if possible add their newsletter and verification email into your contacts to mark the sender as safe.
Within 12 hours, you’ll receive the verification code email providing you with your ad code and the link to login to your account.
At the upper portion of adding photos and payment method for premium subscription
Admin tab allows you to view your ad, edit it, as well as hide or delete it. You can also prevent people from contacting you through the block list, turn off notifications if you don’t want to be alerted with member matches. Newsletter subscription can also be controlled here.
Search tab allows you to search based on various factors as age, height, location, lifestyle, preferences, and interests. You can also indicate username and member number when using the Search facility.
My Hotlist and Winked me will provide the stats to matches you’ve bookmarked and exchanged winks with.
Messages will display the communications you’ve had with other users of the platform.
Premium membership allows the member to initiate contact and communication with other users on the platform. On top of this, they’ll also be able to upload more photos — and in the virtual dating world, having legit photos is one way of doing credibility checks.
Premium membership is available is 1 month-, 3 months-, 6 months-, and one-year subscription. The one-month subscription is for $19.95, but if a month isn’t sufficient to find the VeggieDate you’re looking for, you can purchase the plans that are valid for longer terms. The one year paid membership is for only $59.95, which is cheaper if you divide it by the number of months – coming out at around $5 a month only.
Payment method is either via credit card or PayPal account.
On top of this, they are also offering an add-on that allows you to give your personal contact information like website, mobile number, Facebook page, or email for $49.95.
The site feels more like Craig’s List than a dating site – with the use of the term ‘ad’ instead of profile. They likewise provide boosted ad options and banners – which evoke a very ad listing feel.
If you can get past the feeling of explicitly selling yourself because of the terminologies the platform used, it pretty much gets the job done. You get a channel to meet people, despite having to pay to talk to them.