Canoodle
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Our Review

Canoodle’s founders knew firsthand how difficult it is to meet new people, find common ground, and develop strong relationships. With this problem in mind, they have launched hobbies or special interests-based social dating app that apparently makes the small talk for you. There’s no need to have those painful and awkward ice breakers anymore when Canoodle matches you with people who share your interests and hobbies.

The premise of Canoodle is quite simple: you register, input your hobbies and favorite activities, and then, the site’s algorithm matches you with the person who likes the same things that you do. You already have this common ground which makes talking to them easier and less awkward.

Sounds good but does Canoodle live up to its promises? We took on Canoodle and explored every feature it has to offer to see if it worth investing time and money on. Read on our review to see what we’ve found out!
 

Canoodle Member Structure

Members
30,000 from USA
Members activity
700 daily logins
Gender Proportion
50 %
50 %
  • Has over 20,000 monthly visits
  • Top visitors of this site are from France and followed by the United States
  • Equal distribution between male and female members
  • Most of the members are aged between 25-34
  • Members can be slow to respond

Canoodle receives over 20,000 monthly visits and 9,500 unique monthly visitors. The top visitors are from France, closely followed by the United States. There is no gender bias since there seems to be an equal divide between male and female members. Most of the members are young adults.

During our exploration of this site, we found mostly incomplete or bare profiles. We did receive two messages upon creating our account. However, we weren’t able to verify if these people are actual people or mere spambots. You also have to be a paying member to be able to read their messages. or view their photos.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up at Canoodle

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  • No personality test required
  • No Facebook signup available
  • Account activation email takes a while to arrive

Signing up on Canoodle is quite simple and straightforward. Upon landing on the registration page, you are required to fill out basic information such as your sexual orientation, age, email, and password. Your address is automatically detected via your IP address.

Then, you have to wait for your account activation email to arrive. It took more than 5 minutes for the email to arrive in our inbox, so you might have to wait a few minutes before you can activate your profile. You are given an activation code or a link you must click on to finish the registration process.

There is no Facebook registration available which is baffling since the dating site claims to look up your interests and pages you like on Facebook. The data you have on Facebook becomes the backbone of your profile. However, we didn’t find any way you can link your Facebook to Canoodle.

Lastly, there are no personality tests you must complete. You can only update your profile to reflect your interests and hobbies.
 

Making Contact on Canoodle

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  • Basic search criteria includes: gender, age, “with photo only”, and “online now”
  • You can chat live with other members
  • Provides location-based matching

In Canoodle, the matchmaking algorithm matches you with people who share your hobbies and are near your location. This makes it easy for you to set-up dates and meet with the people you like in real life. The dating site also features live chats where you can easily message people who caught your interest. However, only those who paid for premium services can send messages unlimited. You can invite or enter a private chat with other members.

Here’s a pro tip: create a profile video. Most of the profiles we’ve come across Canoodle are poorly filled out. They don’t provide substantial information. If you want to stand out and get more attention, personalize your profile, add complete details, show your personality. Post a video of yourself because that indicates you are serious about meeting potential matches.

Canoodle Profile Quality

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  • Member profiles are not detailed and completely filled out
  • Photos aren’t free for viewing
  • You can set your profile to only get messages from Verified Members

    We aren’t blown away by the profiles on Canoodle. Barely filled out and tells us nothing about the person, the profiles are underwhelming, to say the least. You also can’t view photos if you aren’t a paying member. Aside from the profile picture, you can’t see the other photos they have uploaded.

    Profiles can also be set up so that only verified members can send you a message. Other than that, there is nothing to write home about Canoodle members’ profiles. If you don’t have an account on Canoodle, you cannot view profiles. If there’s one thing Canoodle has going for itself, its data privacy and nothing more.

    Canoodle Real Life Review

    I tried Canoodle because it seemed interesting. A dating app that matches me with people who more or less have the same hobbies as me? Where do I sign up? However, the reality does not match the marketing. There’s nothing much to do if you aren’t subscribed to a weekly or monthly membership. I didn’t have a decent conversation with other people ever since I created my account weeks ago. I think people are better off with other sites than Canoodle.

    - Jim, 27

    Canoodle looks like your typical dating site with nothing remarkable or groundbreaking in its design or user experience. Using gold, dark, gray, and teal, the dating site uses these colors to an okay effect, keeping the design minimal and clean. Since the site does not offer extensive features, that also translates to the design and usability. Overall, it is easy to navigate and there are no learning curves since there aren’t many features to explore in the first place.

    What we like about Canoodle is how it feels nostalgic. While it does not provide a modern and sleek user interface, Canoodle’s design borders on traditional and provides us usability we already are familiar with through the dating apps of the old.

    Canoodle Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Registration and profile creation
    • Upload photos on your profile
    • Get matches
    Fee-Based Services
    • Unlimited chats
    • Big photos
    • Share photos and videos in chat

    Is Canoodle expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Canoodle is average.

    Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
    1 Day1.29 USD / Day1.29 USD
    7 Days1.19 USD / Day8.33 USD
    30 Days1.09 USD / Day32.70 USD
    90 Days0.99 USD / Day89.10 USD
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    Payment Options
    • Credit Card
    Payment discretion
    • Your payment will be shown on your card statement as www.canoodle.com.

    Is premium subscription on Canoodle worth it? It honestly depends. There is not enough functionality when it comes to free accounts. Photos aren’t free to view, you can’t use the live chat feature, and you are also shown limited search results. That might be a solid reason to purchase premium.

    Still, the premium services Canoodle offers isn’t compelling to begin with. With premium, you can view photos, send unlimited messages, and share photos and videos. However, these things do not seem to be worth it especially since you can get these perks for free on other dating sites.

    The upside is that Canoodle offers a one-day trial membership for just a dollar. You can gauge for yourself if you can fully maximize the services and if Canoodle works for you. You must take note that unless cancelled, your 1-day trial membership plan will automatically convert to our monthly package after the end of your 1-day trial period.

    The only available mode of payment is through credit card. The site also offers a limited 30% discount for every package.

    Special Features

    Canoodle offers special features that’ll make the dating experience better and more fun for you. Here are some of them:

    Like Gallery

    See the people you like, people who liked you, and your matches all in one neat gallery. This gallery makes it easy to keep track of all the people you’ve met so far on Canoodle.

    Flirtcasts

    This is Canoodle’s version of a group text. You can send out a flirty message to a bunch of people at the same time. This feature increases your chances of getting more matches.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 2.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 2.0 / 5
    Real Life Review: 2.0 / 5

    Editor's Conclusion

    DatingScout.com Author Chris Pleines
    Canoodle has a good premise. To get people to meet and create deeper romantic bonds, they match them according to their hobbies, interests, and personalities. However, the execution does not seem to hit the mark. First of all, personality tests are nonexistent. Second, the profiles are not detailed and tell us basically nothing. Lastly, the premium services do not feel premium. Overall, Canoodle is an okay (slightly old-fashioned) dating site that does not live to its promises. Check out other dating sites to find legit matches.

    Canoodle FAQ

    General

    What is Canoodle?

    Canoodle is a social dating app that matches you with people who share your interests. You sign up, and enter your favorite pastimes and meet likeminded people.

    Who is Canoodle for?

    Canoodle is for people looking to form strong bonds beyond looks. Most of the people found in this app are straight and looking for long-term relationships.

    Is there a gender bias on Canoodle?

    No, there seems to be an equal amount of men and women on this dating site.

    Is Canoodle popular?

    Unfortunately, no. It has only over 15,000 active members at the moment.

    Membership

    What are the free services of Canoodle?

    Canoodle’s free services include:

    • Registration and profile creation
    • Upload photos on your profile
    • Get matches
    • Send limited number of messages

    What are the paid services of Canoodle?

    Canoodle’s premium services include:

    • Unlimited messaging
    • View photos
    • Send flirtcasts
    • Share photos and videos on chat

    How do I upgrade on Canoodle?

    Click the green “Upgrade” button on the top right and follow the instructions.

    What are the modes of payment on Canoodle?

    Only credit card for now.

    Usability

    I haven’t received any activation email from Canoodle. What do I do?

    Sometimes, activation emails take a while to get there. Wait for five minutes. If the email still had not arrived, check your Spam folder.

    How can I check who has liked me on Canoodle?

    You can check the Like Gallery. You don’t have to be a paid member to access it. You can check who liked you, people you liked, and your previous matches.

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    Infos

    Company:NSI (Holdings) Limited
    Address:2, Angel Square, London, EC1V 1NY, England, United Kingdom
    Phone-Hotline:18009484215
    E-Mail:support@canoodle.com