IWantU Review

IWantU is primarily a casual dating site aimed at fast matches and sexy hookups - so our review will explore whether it's worth your subscription dollars.
Reviewed by
Fiona Eckersley
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Cost & Prices

Pros and Cons

Three-day low-cost premium trial available.
Incognito browsing for privacy.
Lots of features and apps.
No cost to register and create a profile.
Lots of fake accounts and spammers.
Upgraded account required to read messages.
No dedicated mobile app.

About IWantU

IWantU is run by Nelfor Services, registered in the British Virgin Islands. You can contact the company via email at support@iwantu.com.
In 2007, IWantU added a free dating number service, whereby members can talk directly through CallDigits, which may be one of the reasons for its rapid growth!

Membership Base

While there aren't verified numbers of members, IWantU users run into the millions, with the most significant user base in the US.
Most members fall into the 25-34 age group. It's a fairly even split between men and women, although worth being aware that most of the spam profiles are female and tend to use stock photos or downloaded images, usually relatively easy to spot.

IWantU App Review

There isn't yet an app on Android or iOS, but the IWantU website works fine on any mobile device and is optimized for mobile use on the go.
You can access all of the same features as on the desktop, with a user-friendly toolbar and relatively fast loading times.

Costs and Prices

Premium dating membership is required for most of the top features on IWantU; upgrade costs are as below:
Membership Monthly Cost Total Cost
One day N/A $0.99
One week N/A $5.00
One month $29.98 $29.98
Three months $21.63 $64.90

IWantU Special Features

Features available on a free IWantU dating account include:
  • Free registration and profile to show your personality.
  • Searches by age, gender, and location.
  • Like Gallery Matching game.
  • Recommended matches are displayed in a grid.


As we've discovered, the ease of registering on IWantU and the lack of mandatory profile fields do make it vulnerable to spammers, so it's advisable to be cautious about why you are chatting with.
Your dating profile information is secure and cannot be seen by anybody who is not a registered user - although you cannot hide your profile without deleting it altogether.

Real Life Experiences of IWantU

IWantU is a chilled out, fun hookup dating platform. While there are some dodgy profiles, most seem genuine, and there were a surprising number of compatible matches in my nearby area!

Sign up Process

Sign up Process
Registering with IWantU dating is very simple. You do not need to upload a profile photo or fill in your personal details unless you decide. Note that blank profiles rarely attract any authentic messages, so it's well worth taking the time to do so!
You need to provide an email address, location, gender, and age. IWantU will send a verification email with a link or a four-digit code to confirm your account, and that's it!

Profile Creation

If you want to attract better dating matches, you'll need to provide some basic details on your profile. Options include adding information about your appearance and ethnicity and choosing a profile status.
The site admin moderates profile photos, so we'd recommend using a clear, recent facial image rather than risk having your profile photo banned or removed.

Searching and Matchmaking

Searches on IWantU are quite basic and allow you to screen and filter through users based on location, age, and gender.
For more advanced filtering and more specific dating match recommendations, it's worth trying out a low-cost free trial or taking the plunge and subscribing for access to VIP features.

Contacting Other Members

Most dating users on IWantU use direct messages to chat. You get up to five free chats as a new member, but a premium user can send unlimited direct messages if you subscribe.
Otherwise, you can send likes for free to get attention or play the Like Gallery game to see if you can discover a mutual like.
Experts Conclusion
IWantU dating is very easy to sign up for, relatively low cost, and simple to navigate - but you will need to commit to a paid subscription for access to the premium features which are required if you're serious about finding hookups and casual dates.
Members vary significantly in age and location but can be quickly filtered through with the basic search features.


Let's answer some of the most popular dating questions about how IWantU membership works!

Can I Send as Many Messages as I Like on IWantU?

If you're a premium member, yes, you can send as many messages as you like. For a free account, you have up to five complimentary direct messages - and after that will need to pay to read the notices you receive from other members.

Can I Start Dating Right Away on IWantU?

You can, yes! Your email verification takes a minute or two to arrive, and you need to either click on the link or enter a four-digit security code to get started.

Is IWantU a Safe Hookup Site?

Like all the best dating sites with free online registration, there are spam profiles to be mindful of. Most are easily spotted, and it's recommended to be cautious about who you chat with and avoid disclosing private information.