What it costs: OurTime is completely free to use, though there are paid memberships beginning at $ per month for a one-month subscription and dropping to $15 per month with a six-month commitment.
In the standard search, the basic search filters are age range, location, and photos, although you can add advanced search features to find others based on height, what type of relationship they are looking for, status (online or not), ethnicity, smoking habits, body build, children, religion, and zodiac sign
The main sections of OurTime consist of an Inbox, Connections, Who I like, and Search, each of which contain various subsections to discover and communicate with others.
The home page is easy to navigate and understand from the moment you first log in, with clearly labeled areas to explore. The homepage itself is basically a massive feed of potential matches you can quickly scroll through. These potential matches are showcased with a large profile picture along with a username and location. Directly from the homepage you can view profiles, send flirts, or send messages. The default list of users displayed on your homepage are presented in order of best match to your basic “wants” — sexual orientation, age range, and location — but you can choose to change your preferences, or get more detailed, such as filtering by ethnicity, children, Zodiac sign, and more. The Inbox section contains your email inbox, holds any gifts you have received, and allows you to access ConnectMe, a secure text message feature that allows you to communicate with others via SMS through a secure, protected number. The connection section shows who has shown interest in you. It contains subsections of those who have viewed you, those who have favorited you, those who have flirted with you (by sending a flirt), those who have liked your photo(s), and today’s matches.
Each day you receive around handpicked matches based on your profile, preferences, and behavior on the site. From each match shown you have many options to show interest and connect. Every profile displayed contains the user’s main profile picture, age, location, and tagline on the top section, and the user’s full profile, along with any history you have interacting with that user beneath the fold. From this information you select yes or no to move on to the next match. In addition, you have the option to send an email, send a flirt, save that profile to your favorites, ask to connect through the ConnectMe service, send a virtual gift, or select NotifyMe, which is a paid service that will notify you every time that user logs on for the next 7 days.
The Who I Like section is appropriately named, and displays subsection lists of members you have shown interest in. The section contains four lists consisting of the profiles of all of your flirts you’ve sent, profiles you’ve favorited, profiles with photos you’ve liked, and profiles you’ve viewed. From each profile on a list you can continue to show more interest by favoriting the profile or sending a flirt (if you haven’t already) or sending a message.
The dating site also makes it easy to keep this section clean and orderly, as it allows you to select profiles to delete from your lists at any time
Lastly the Search section contains both a standard site search and a “hot or not”-style swiping game that takes you through profiles one by one craigslist hookup ads. Search results are displayed by showing a member’s main profile picture, age, location and online or offline status. Other relevant information, such as if they have additional profiles or if it is her birthday today, is also displayed in search results. Click to open up any profile preview from the results page to the member’s full profile, which then gives you the same options as showing interest as you see in the daily match section (send an email, send a flirt, save that profile to your favorites, ask to connect through the ConnectMe service, send a virtual gift, or select NotifyMe).