The Scoop: The ooOo dating platform is the passion project of David Minns, a U.K. developer who has been in the online dating industry since 2007. This independent site owner successfully competes with big-name dating sites and apps by offering free communication and top-notch privacy features that give online daters greater peace of mind. Thanks to his innovative work, singles of all gender identities, sexual orientations, racial ethnicities, and dating intentions can follow their hearts and find date prospects on ooOo.

I can still vividly recall the nerves I felt on the night I created my first dating profile — after being badgered for weeks by a friend. As soon as my profile went live, my inbox started filling up with notifications. This random guy viewed you. This stranger liked your profile. This creeper said “sup baby.”

My heart rate went up with each new ping, and I couldn’t even begin to sort through the onslaught of interest from guys who, in retrospect, probably weren’t nearly as dangerous and unsavory as I imagined at the time.

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ooOo is a free dating site where singles can meet authentic date prospects.

Nevertheless, I deleted my dating profile within a week because I was sick of being treated like bait in a sea of hungry fish. I wanted to start fresh on a more respectable dating platform that would support my romantic goals while allaying my safety and privacy concerns. Not every run-of-the-mill dating site and app can meet my standards, but ooOo sure can.

Since its launch in 2016, this independent dating site and mobile app has put users first and provided a safe space for matching, flirting, and picking up dates.

ooOo is a relatively new dating site on the scene, but its team has decades of experience in the industry. The ooOo site shares a network with SaucyDates, a casual dating platform that launched in 2007, and its user-friendly features have been perfected through years of updates and upgrades.

The ooOo team said, “Quality and stability are very important, and we trust you will find ooOo easy and quick to use.”

People of All Sexual Orientations Can Sign Up for Free

ooOo markets itself as a dating site for everyone. Its signup process is inclusive of people across the sexuality spectrum. When creating a dating profile, users can choose from 24 gender options (agender, gender questioning, transgender person, etc.) and nine sexuality options (gay, straight, lesbian, asexual, queer, etc.).

They’ll select their current age rather than inputting an exact date of birth. The developers chose to ask for a person’s age rather than his or her birthday out of respect for user privacy. The ooOo dating site doesn’t require members to submit a lot of personal information or undergo a lengthy personality test. It sticks to the basics so that singles can remain anonymous if they wish.

Members of the ooOoo site and app must browse under a first name, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be their real first name. The ooOo network has a list of 2,000 pre-approved names to choose from, and it doesn’t require a Facebook verification or social media link to check up on people. The ooOo site requires users to provide a valid email address, an age, and a first name, and that’s about it.

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It takes less than five minutes to set up a free ooOo membership and start viewing profiles.

Once a member has chosen a password and agreed to the terms of use, the account is created in the ooOo network. However, if the user doesn’t log in or use the account within 48 hours of its creation, it will be automatically deleted.

Many ooOo users are eager to get their profiles up and running, so they take the time to upload photos and complete profile sections about their dating preferences. The ooOo site asks new users to describe their ideal date in terms of age, appearance, background, relationship type, personality traits, and interests. This information helps the match algorithm identify compatibility, so it’s important to be honest.

If you really want to get into the dirty details, you can take the sex survey, which asks about your sexual experiences, preferences, and fantasies. Your answers will be confidential — nothing will show up on your dating profile — and the test is used strictly to match sexually compatible individuals.

Members can also choose to save pre-written flirts they can send as a first message to someone who catches their eye.

The ooOo dating platform puts the power in users’ hands and allows them to choose how they want to present themselves online, so they feel comfortable and safe every step of the way. Some singles choose to bare all in their dating profile picture, while others do some clever cropping to ensure that visitors can’t see a face but can see enough to spark interest.

The Mobile Version Has a Four-Star Rating in the App Store

The ooOo dating network currently has over 82,000 members, and it is growing rapidly in the U.S., the U.K., and other English-speaking countries.

Many singles have flocked to ooOo because it prioritizes online safety and gives users greater control over their profiles and matches.

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The ooOo dating service has free search and messaging features to facilitate instant connections.

Rather than throwing singles into a rapid-fire swiping scene, the ooOo site and app provides search tools based on common dealbreakers and deal-makers, and the most active users automatically appear higher in a user’s search list. This way, ooOo members can focus on viable local dates that meet all their standards.

The ooOo app has a 4-star rating in the App Store and a 3-star rating on Google Play with hundreds of people leaving positive messages about their dating experiences.

“Nice app. Really like the idea. It’s fresh and different to other dating apps,” said Paul in a 5-star review. “Haven’t found any issues with the app itself either.”

“This is a very good app,” said Tashi. “The design is nice and simple, the transition from page to page is quite smooth.”

In 2016, the U.K. Dating Awards named ooOo the Best New Dating Brand, and the team has also won accolades for its transparency, innovation, and sleek app design. Each award and recognition is a vote of confidence in this respectable dating site’s ability to satisfy the needs and wishes of online daters.

The ooOo team said, “We work hard to create a fun, fast, reliable, and secure dating environment, and it’s always encouraging when ooOo picks up some awards along the way.”

ooOo Offers a Safe & Engaging Dating Experience

I didn’t have the best start in the online dating scene, but I soon found my comfort zone by choosing sites and apps that gave me plenty of features, proactive safety measures, and lots of free features to help me reach out on my terms.

Singles shouldn’t be afraid to be choosy in the online dating scene, and an upstanding dating platform like ooOo can help. Since its launch in 2016, ooOo has offered completely free matching and completely anonymous profile browsing to make newcomers feel more at ease as they get to know new people.

Whether you’re looking for a new friend, a casual date, or a lasting love, you can rely on ooOo to make smart match suggestions and open you up to a world of romantic possibilities available on any desktop or mobile device. If you’re new to online dating, like I once was, then you can count on ooOo to be a caring wingman and get you where you want to be.