Let's Talk About Video Dating

Have you considered the benefits of seeing and hearing a potential partner before an in-person meeting? Western Match provides this functionality, allowing members to use live video webcams. This feature not only offers convenience but also enhances safety, as explained below. Additionally, video dates are becoming increasingly popular, saving time and money, whether dating locally or pursuing a long-distance relationship.

Video Date Statistics

71% of singles say video chats helped determine if they wanted to meet in person.

47% think chatting helps avoid a bad date.

63% of singles say they would be more comfortable if they video chatted before the first date. 

72% older generations feel this the most strongly.


How to start a video date.

1. Suggest a video date while you’re chatting over an audio call. After the call, you might shoot your date a text saying, “It was so nice talking with you! Wanna try a video date for our next chat?”

2. While messaging, suggest your idea before the conversation really gets going. Shoot them a brief message and see if they’d be interested in switching to video chat.

Many dating sites allow only contact through email messaging, which is pretty limited. Often times you have no idea who the other person is on the other side, other than through what they write in the profile and their photos - both of which could be fake. It becomes an even bigger problem (and potential risk) when you arrange a meet up to go on a first date, you never know what to expect.

How to prepare for your video date.

Set up virtual dates

Dress up and cleanup

Set the stage

Prepare yourself

By a click of a button, you will be able to start a fun virtual date and stay on Western Match at the same time.

Just because you're not meeting someone in person doesn't mean you shouldn't look presentable. Look as though you are meeting in person.

Choose a space that’s clean, well-decorated and most importantly, well-lit. Loosen up! Make your favorite drink so it feels like a real date. 

Have some questions ready and don't feel like you have to be on the virtual date all night. 15 minutes is a good start. If it goes well schedule a real traditional date