There is no instant messaging feature on Date Hookup.
If for whatever reason you decide to take a break from the site, you'll be asked to reset your password once you sign in again.
An interesting feature that works surprisingly well is the interests portion of one's profile; when you sign up, you're asked to make a comma-delineated list of the things that you enjoy.
Whether you list one item or many, every person that shows up in your search results later will then have your common interests listed below their profile.
I first found Date Hookup in 2008 via HItwise, a statistical aggregator that looks at the top websites in a variety of categories and niches.
At the time, the site created quite a stir by ousting some of the long-standing, top dating sites in the US in this highly-regarded ranking, so I had to check it out and see what the hubbub was. Well, besides the obvious benefit of being free for everything, we can have a lot of great features that pay sites don't have.
Even now more than a handful of years later, it's still a free, easy-to-use and well-populated dating site, and I'm surprised it doesn't come up more often in the top free dating site lists."Date is a 100% free dating site (you knew that already right? Pay sites are only concerned with one thing, getting you to pay.
All we care about is you having a good experience using this site so you can tell your single friends to join!
" Date Hookup tries to keep their website simple, straightforward and without too many bells and whistles to confuse users.
With this in mind, the site provides exactly what it attempts to: a place for singles to meet other singles without having to pay a membership fee.
It isn't pretty, and it looks almost identical to how it did when I first reviewed it in 2008, but, it works.
All users have access to the same features: blog, customizable profile, forums, send and receive emails, custom search saving and a simple social networking option to 'friend' other users.