Published on March 4th, 2014 | by Veryflirt2
ProjectEvoLove.com review – MBTI dating site
MBTI or in full Myers-Briggs Temperament Inventory tests are a staple on both the internet and in human resource departments the world over. They are able to put people into 16 basic personality tests based on your relationship between Extroversion and Introversion, Intuition vs Sensing, Thinking vs Feeling and Perception vs Judging. The result is a 4 letter code that comes with a personality description that is often strikingly accurate. Most who discover MBTI are astonished at how close to home the test hits and they convince friends and family to take the test and yet again are astonished at how well it describes different personalities.
For that reason the MBTI test has achieved somewhat of a cult following in recent years, with many sites and forums dedicated to figuring out how to make the most of your given MBTI type. Now, the interesting part is that the inventors of MBTI themselves had ideas about which romantic partners would go together with different types. Wouldn’t that be awesome, if we could date based on those we know we fit together with? Some people think so and thus ProjectEvoLove.com has been born, the first serious dating site based on the MBTI test. There’s more to making a great dating site, than having a great concept though and does Project Evolove deliver? Read the rest of the review and find out.
ProjectEvoLove.com is free at the moment and may stay that way since they are a non-profit. Despite that the first impression is that the site is actually very good looking and with a pretty good user interface, which fully matches a lot of the bigger paid dating sites like Match.com and others.
Where this site differs is in its focus on determining your personality type according to Myers Briggs before you start dating. Upon signing up, you are asked to choose which dominant function you have of the three: Sexual, Social, Secure. These are not meant quite literally though, but that is well explained. These dominant functions are explained as being our ‘instincts’. After choosing your dominant function, you choose a secondary from the same, so the result will be for example Sexual-Secure, which is used for matching with others with the same or combinations of the same basic instincts. Next up is a brief, and I mean very brief, MBTI test. The test isn’t so much a test as you just choosing between Extroversion-Introversion, Intuitive-Sensing, Thinking-Feeling, Perceiving-Judgning to form your MBTI character type. I guess this makes sense, since most people who will find the site, at least at the moment, will already know their MBTI type.
Nice features and functions, but..
Ok, so we have determined our basic instincts and our MBTI type and now it is time to use those tools to find a suitable match. Of course, you can also fill out your profile with pictures, some text, answer some questions and so on – this is a dating site after all. I was very pleasently surprised at how well the site worked and how nice the design is, considering it is a non-profit project. I can say with good confidence that this site has some of the better user interface that I’ve seen among free sites and even several paid sites.
There is a bunch of features, from searching with a lot of parameters, including of course MBTI type, to microblogging shoutouts, to forums, to match functions and all the normal stuff. It works well and is very intuitive.
There is a problem though.
The site is almost dead at the moment. There are definitely active members there, but the site hasn’t reached critical mass yet at all. Which is a problem since what good is a dating site without members. The site seems to only get a couple of members every day, which isn’t enough to gain enough traction. Hopefully, the site will pick up and maybe this review can inspire someone to sign up, but at the moment, to be honest, there simply are not enough members.
ProjectEvoLove.com is an innovative and very interesting new take on online dating. It is well thought out, it is free, well designed and easy to use, lots of good stuff going on there, however at the moment there simply aren’t enough members. We will have to check in with them in a year or so to see what has happened.