Parents' Guide to

MeetMe - Chat and Meet New People

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Creepy social network features racy photos, suggestive talk.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 37 parent reviews

age 18+

A Terrible Company

The meetme support team is a joke. Meetme will offer you no support if you're banned for no reason, meetme will not help you if you're hacked, meetme will not help you if you're verbally harassed and meetme will not help you if you're sexually harassed. Meetme simply will not help you because they do not have a support team. They want you to think they have a support team. They want you to email meetme for support at [email protected] or [email protected], you will get absolutely no response at any point. I tried reaching out to them on social media to ask questions. I posted a comment asking "why doesn't the meetme support team help anybody?" They did not respond to my comment but instead blocked me from commenting on their posts all together. This is basically how meetme deals with real issues. My personal situation started a few months ago when I was banned for the first time. I was completely confused, I couldn't figure out where the ban came from. The pop up on my screen read "sexual content" however there has never been any sort of sexual content on my stream. So, I emailed the support team simply asking to investigate the ban and let me know what rule it is that I broke. Because, if i just knew what got me banned, I can continue streaming and just make sure not to do it again. Instead they left me in the dark completely and did not respond at all. A few months later, the ban happens again. also, once again it was for "sexual content". So I tried sending an email to the support team again. But, of course, no response. Then, I got banned every single night for the next week, leading up to a 3 day ban. I could not figure out what was happening and honestly, I was worried I was going to lose my account for no reason at all. I have yet to figure out how to fix my situation, meetme has yet to respond to any of my emails and I'm left frustrated. However, my situation is pretty mild compared to others. Think about the perverts praying on people, stalking people, sending unsolicited dick pics and getting away with it because there is no meetme support team. What about people with a lot of money in diamonds/coins and they get their account hacked? They'll get no help either. Maybe someone is verbally harassing you and you go to the platform's support team for help? Just to find out there is no help for you. Imagine someone creepy is aggressively hitting on you in your stream trying to get your attention, so you ban them. Then they come back on another account and verbally harass you. So, you block them again, frustrated the issue is continuing. Then that person hacks your account and takes away all that progress you built up. Think about how helpless you would feel. This is completely meetme's fault. Meetme has a complete disregard for the people on their platform. Recently, on meetme's social media and press releases, they celebrate the new gifts they're coming out with, referring to a new range of holiday themed gifts. Meanwhile you're needing help from the app that promised to help, only to get absolutely no response. Not only will you get no response, but meetme will actually do it's best to get rid of your negative reviews or pleads for help.
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age 18+

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (37 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This social networking site and app says it's the place for "flirting, making friends, and even falling in love," but many parents would beg to differ. You have to be over 13 to register, but teens can easily contact, and be contacted by, users in their 20s, 30s and beyond; and there's definitely more emphasis on dating than making friends. The tools that MeetMe - Chat and Meet New People and its corresponding website use to help teens meet people often go against best practices for internet safety and privacy. You can find other users within a few miles of where you live or secretly admire other users. A blind date game measures your compatibility with other players and gives you an option to e-mail them at the end. Members can chat, e-mail and video chat each other through the site. All members can also see your profile, and unless you purchase the stealth browsing option, they'll be able to see that you've viewed theirs. The developers say they've handed out safety education information to high schools and there are "report abuse" and "block profile" features; yet, the overall tone of this social network -- whether on the website or the app -- doesn't encourage positive online choices for teens.

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