The Scoop: The dating platform Vidamora can help singles with shared interests and passions find each other. Matched couples start off with a lot in common, so they have a good chance of building a long-term relationship. The Vidamora platform is committed to remaining free — as it has been for more than a decade — no matter how many new features it adds. The Vidamora team also continues to develop more sophisticated algorithms to match like-minded singles and weed out fake profiles.
Imagine a couple with a shared interest in old movies who picks an old film to watch each Friday night. Now, imagine another couple with one person who enjoys travel and another who prefers to stay close to home. Which couple is more likely to last?
According to therapist Stephen J. Betchen, D.S.W., the couple with the shared interest is more suitable for a lifelong match.
“The truth here is evident: When two partners have the same or similar interests, life is easier for the couple. Better yet, if they share a passion for the same interests, it can bond them for years,” he wrote.
Singles looking for romantic partners should focus on others who share their interests. That’s why the online dating platform Vidamora helps daters find partners who share their hobbies and values.
“For a promising first date, rather than trying to meet more people, you should focus on connecting with members who share your affinities,” the dating site recommends.
A shared connection can be related to values — including common religious beliefs — or interests, like hiking, playing a sport, or attending concerts. Even if a couple doesn’t have an existing shared hobby, one partner’s interest in exploring the other’s passion goes a long way. A strong disinterest in the other’s pursuit, on the other hand, can be a dealbreaker.
Vidamora’s Founder Pascal decided to launch the site after talking with two of his friends. Both were registered on a dating site they had paid for — but they didn’t think was worth the money.
“We talked about it a bit over the weekend, and the next week, I was working on creating my first dating site. In 2009, I created my first 100% free dating site,” Pascal told us.
Couples who have shared interests may have a better chance at relationship success. Vidamora helps singles connect over those common values to start their journeys off on the right path.
Singles Can Set Their Dating Preferences
When Pascal launched Vidamora, the platform was entirely in French. It took Pascal another 10 years to develop an English version of the site, which began operating in 2019. The site attracts users from English-speaking countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and elsewhere.
“We tend to think that all dating sites work the same, but this isn’t always the case. Vidamora is very easy to use, simple, and intuitive. Even singles new to the dating world tell us that the site is extremely easy to use,” Pascal said.
The average age of Vidamora users is around 40 years old, though the team is rolling out new features designed to appeal to a younger crowd.
Vidamora users can quickly find others who share their hobbies and interests.
The first step is customizing a profile with their favorite activities and passions. Then, users interested in finding someone like-minded search by keywords or phrases.
Users can also decide if they want to connect with someone who lives near them or if a potential partner’s location doesn’t matter. Some users search by age and relationship preferences — including marriage or friendship.
Verification & Security Features Offer Peace of Mind
Vidamora remains entirely free, so more users can sign up to find each other without worrying about subscription costs.
“One of the primary reasons I created a free dating site was to allow anyone the possibility of making real encounters. So, no way of making singles pay. It was clear from the start that the site will always be free,” Pascal said.
Users can also take advantage of Vidamora’s chat feature to connect with other users to determine compatibility. Those meaningful conversations online can lead to serious relationships in real life.
“Finding someone to form a serious and lasting friendship with is one thing, but meeting someone online to build a serious relationship is another. Still, not only is that completely possible in 2021, it will remain so in the future,” reads a post on how to find love.
The Vidamora team considers security one of the most essential facets of the platform. The team validates each user’s profile, so members don’t have to worry about connecting with someone who isn’t authentic.
“Everyone’s safety is important, and we are constantly working to improve our algorithm to detect fake profiles,” Pascal said.
Specifically, the team checks each user’s profile and photos below, allowing them to join the site. And if a user reports someone else on the site, the team reviews the report and investigates it.
“We have a team dedicated to moderation detection and customer service. We provide excellent customer service. We respond quickly to all serious messages, questions, reports, and comments. We answer everyone,” Pascal told us.
The team takes this verification process seriously so singles can make matches without having to worry. The platform also provides information and educational resources to help users stay safe online.
Vidamora: Upcoming Changes Will Attract More Users
Vidamora has been operational since 2009 and developed an English version in 2019. After attracting this much broader demographic of singles, the dating site’s team has big plans to enter more markets.
Pascal said the platform would prioritize adding a testimonial section to the site so new users can understand its value.
“In the new version of Vidamora, we would like to create a testimonial section to let other singles know about recent encounters on the site,” he said.
The team also plans to roll out a mobile version of the platform as soon as possible. That way, users who want to access the platform on their smartphones can do so through the iOS or Android store.
“As mentioned, there will be a lot of new things to come in the next few months and early in 2022. Our focus is to provide an even faster and more secure site. New features will emerge shortly, and I think they will be popular,” Pascal told us.
In addition to the new features, Vidamora will add an intuitive algorithm to help users meet similar partners more quickly.
Ultimately, Pascal said he and his team want to help Vidamora become the world’s largest free dating site. And they are working on plans to achieve that goal.
Even after many years of developing Vidamora, Pascal and his team are still enthusiastic about the platform and what it offers users.
“I also think Vidamora is changing lives for a lot of people. We want singles to know that, on Vidamora, it will always be free, and not just registration, but the entire site,” said Pascal.