Tagged Review January 2022

Tagged is an online platform that connects millions of people for the purpose of dating and friendship.

120,000,000 Members
 36% ♀ 
 64% ♂ 
Good For:
4 / 5
3 / 5
3 / 5
Success Rate:
48 / 10
30 / 10
31 / 10
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Age Distribution:
18-24
25-34
35-49
50+

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  • Tagged was created in 2004 by entrepreneurs Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith
  • The purpose of the social networking service is to connect people for the purpose of friendship or dating
  • Has active engagements among the African American community in the US
  • App available for iOS and Android users
  • Available in 24 languages
  • The site is heavily dominated by male users
  • Offers general free services and options to upgrade - Learn more here
  • You can use Tagged for free
  • Pricing starts at $4.99 / Month - More Information

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Who is Tagged for and not for?

  • For people looking for serious relationships and deep commitments
  • For singles who want to fall in love
  • Singles seeking friendships and connections
  • If you're searching for erotic adventures and casual encounters
  • Not for people who have BDSM lifestyles
  • Not for cheating individuals looking for affairs
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What we like and don’t like on Tagged

  • Has many interesting features that can be accessed for free
  • Has an active pool of users
  • Free users can watch and broadcast live stream videos
  • Tagged's geolocation feature has occasional glitches
  • Tagged seems more of a social networking platform rather than a dating site
  • The web version seems outdated

Pricing

Can you try Tagged for free?

  • You can use or try the service for free.
  • All members can send messages for free
  • You can read at least the first messages which you have in your mailbox for free

Is Tagged expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers Tagged is average.

Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
Premium
1 Month9.99 USD / Month9.99 USD
3 Months6.99 USD / Month20.97 USD
6 Months4.99 USD / Month29.94 USD
Gold
2,500 Credits0.01 USD / Credit5.00 USD
10,000 Credits0.01 USD / Credit10.00 USD
25,000 Credits0.01 USD / Credit20.00 USD
75,000 Credits0.01 USD / Credit50.00 USD
200,000 Credits0.01 USD / Credit100.00 USD
400,000 Credits0.01 USD / Credit200.00 USD
Tagged Premium
Free Services
  • Profile creation
  • Browse profiles
  • Get matches in Meet me
  • Send messages
  • Like and comment on posts
  • Play Pets
Fee-Based Services
  • "Likes you" list
    ?
    View who said "yes" on your profile in Meet Me
  • Who viewed my profile
  • Access popular people
  • Read receipts
  • Contact new users
    ?
    Gain access to the newest members before anyone else
  • Prioritized email support

Take note:

You can cancel your subscription through the website itself (under "Account") or through the iOS and Android app stores. The premium subscription lets you see who viewed your profile, when your message was read, and get priority customer service report. You can buy Gold (the in-app currency) to access more features in the Pets game.

How can I delete my Tagged account and cancel my subscription?

Please find more information here

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Who is really signed up here?

Members
120,000,000 from USA
Members activity
172,000 daily logins
Gender Proportion
17 %
83 %
  • 230 million users combined
  • Has strong retention and engagement among the African American community in the US
  • More members in the 35-54 age group than others
  • 400,000 weekly active users from all over the world
  • The site is highly dominated by men

Tagged has absorbed over 230 million members of Hi5–an online network for flirts and dates, in 2011. Since then, it has continued to garner more members from all over the globe. Tagged has an active pool of members with over 400,000 weekly logins worldwide.

African-Americans dominate the site, making up 42% of the members, followed by Caucasians at 41%, then Hispanics by 12%. Tagged was initially a teen-only site and surprisingly, they stuck around. 11% of all Tagged users are teens. The site is heavily dominated by male users. Most members are in their early 30s and late 40s. Tagged members are looking for friends and hopefully love.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

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

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Latest Tagged Experiences

  • Cor**** 49 years
    27.03.2021

    NOTHING!!The site is full of profiles looking to exchange money for sex, drugs and pornographic content. Many of the profiles are fake offshore scamm... ers, looking to take advantage of other users. And the site administration does nothing to curb any of this activity. Only relying on site AI to make incorrect judgements on average users looking to have a normal, and legal experience on the platform. «»

  • Er***** 44 years
    21.03.2021

    Most sites charge for messaging Tagged is free and most paid permium offerings are things you really don't need anywayIf I could give this a negative... star review I would. This app is completely unsafe for women. They do not remove profiles of men that are harassing. Who send unsolicited sexual pictures. I have one person he's created about 10 different profiles to stalk me and I've reported all of them they're all nothing has been done to stop him... the devs do not respond to requests... There is no geo filtering... I get messages from all over the world when I am only looking for local guys... When I send a polite not interested 75% of the time the messages do not stop after I send not interested I usally will recieve threats or more unsolicited nudes/dick pics... constant demands of why? Transphobic threats, transphobic speech, endless begging to talk or to see my nudes or accusations of being racist when I am in Canada looking for someone in Toronto area and get a message from someone in The Gambia or UAE and say a polite not interested but thank you, but good luck and stay safe... I get accused of being anti-black or islamaphobic...Men play the meet me and like you without even reading your profile (where I layout that I am transgender and where I am in my journey I am open and frank about the fact that I just began to transition have only socially done so have not started HRT nor had sex reassignment sugery and that I at this point in my life due to an extreme fear of surguy in general do not intend to... and am living with at body parts I was born with..." When I either as them if they read my profile or disclose my gender identity and status they get pissed off and accuse me of misleading them and start with the transphobic comments and threats «»

  • Debr*** 56 years
    12.11.2020

    I just found out I was being scammed by Demetrius posing as a active duty IS Military stationed in Afghanistan. He said he has served in the Ary fo... r 27 years and that he was fixing to leave Afghanistan and retire in less than 2 months. He asked me to talk to him on Google Hangouts. There he won my heart love and trust until he stated asking about my income and then finally asking me to send him an iphone 11. «»

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Tagged in Detail

  • Reading time 16 minutes
  • Lots of insider information for more success

Signing Up at Tagged

Tagged Registration
  • Registration is free
  • Signup via Facebook or Google account
  • Gives you an option to find email contacts who already have Tagged accounts
  • Email verification required
  • Only one photo needs to be uploaded

The registration is relatively quick and easy, plus it's free! You only have to provide your name, gender, location, email address, and upload a photo. Accounts are verified via email. Tagged gives you an option to check familiar people who are already on the platform by syncing your email contacts. This way, you would have a headstart at Tagged.

After that, your account is already created. You can browse your feed for posts, play the games, and message other members. You may edit your profile later to provide more insight into who you are.

Making Contact on Tagged

Tagged Messaging
  • Get matches
  • Like and comment on posts
  • Add friends
  • Play pets
  • Send virtual gifts
  • Block and report
  • Sending messages to other users is free for everyone

Tagged offers a variety of free services to standard members. Sending and receiving messages is free for all users, as well as liking and commenting on posts. Everyone can 'add friends' on their lists and get matches based on location and preferences.

Tagged users can play pets. The Pets game is a unique feature that allows users to 'own', 'buy' and 'sell' other members like a fantasy team. Users can also send virtual gifts to profiles that they are interested in.

Users can block or report profiles that they don't want to see or continue communicating with anymore.

Tagged Profile Quality

Tagged Profile
  • Profile photo can be an animated GIF
  • Profiles can have YouTube videos displayed on the side
  • The theme of your profile can be modified (by choosing a "skin")
  • There are several actions you can do on a profile to interact with that user
  • The profiles are not very detailed
  • The profile information can be changed later
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

The profile pictures can be animated GIFs which you can download anywhere on the internet. You can set a theme for your profile through the Skins feature. The Skins, available within the website (or you can create your own), can change your header, background, font, paragraph headings, and more. The skins have categories of

  • Basic colors
  • Girly
  • Nature/scenic
  • Sports
  • Themes

The premise of this feature is unique, but that's because no one has utilized this style since the downfall of Friendster many years ago. Moving GIFs as backgrounds look distracting, and brightly-colored fonts are just downright tacky. 

Tagged App

Tagged App Profile
  • Available for iOS and Android users
  • Free to download
  • More members prefer using the app
  • The app's geolocation feature has occasional glitches
  • Mobile and tablet compatible

The app is available for iOS and Android users, for free. The app has had over ten million downloads since its release and most members prefer using it more than the web version.

However, the app's geolocation feature sometimes glitches and provides inaccurate locations. But overall, the app is good and can be used simultaneously with other applications.

Special Features

Pets

The Pets game is a unique feature that allows you to 'own', 'buy' and 'sell' other members like a fantasy team. You can compete with all your friends to see who can gain the highest value or just buy and sell Pets as you meet cool new people in the game!

LUV

LUV are "gifts" that you can give and receive from someone. Each user gets 10 LUV every day. Every time you give and receive LUV, you'll earn points. Also, if you give someone LUV, they'll get additional LUV to give to someone else. For each LUV you receive, the bar underneath your photo in your profile increases. The fuller the bar, the more LUV you've received from various members. You get bragging rights and show everyone else how popular and loved you are in Tagged.

How can I delete my Tagged account and cancel my subscription?

Uninstalling the app will not cancel your subscription.

How can you cancel your Subscription?

  • You can cancel via profile settings
  • You can cancel by managing your app store subscription

Will your subscription automatically renew?

  • Yes, your Tagged subscription will automatically renew. The notice period for opting out of automatic renewal is 1 Day.

Is there a money back guarantee and do you get refunded the full amount?

  • Yes, usually you will receive the full amount back.

How much time do you have to undo Tagged purchases?

  • You have 2 weeks to refund your Tagged purchase if you don't like it.

To request a refund for unspent Gold or your newly purchased Premium subscription, please contact support@tagged.com.

Will your credits expire?

  • No, your credits do not expire.

Editor's Conclusion

DatingScout.com Author Chris Pleines
Chris Pleines
Author of "Online-Dating for Dummies"
Tagged started out as a "social discovery website" but eventually tried to step into the online dating industry. The transition wasn't done properly and the website is now an awkward mix of a dating service with underage members and a gaming website with adult members looking for love. 

Tagged FAQ

Facts

Who created Tagged?

Tagged was created in 2004 by entrepreneurs Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith.

What is the Tagged website used for?

Tagged is a social network for meeting new people, making new friends, and finding dates.

Are Tagged and Hi5 the same site?

Tagged acquired Hi5 in 2011. The two sites are separate platforms, but they share the same features and users.

Where is the Tagged headquarters?

Tagged is based in San Francisco, California.

Usability

How do I sign up?

You can sign up through the desktop website, iOS app, or Android app.

Why does Tagged cancel accounts?

There are various reasons: drug use, bigotry, sexually explicit, spam, and more. And Tagged cancels these accounts based on their sole and exclusive discretion.

Why is my email blocked?

You might have violated their Terms of Services. Contact their customer service team or create a new account entirely.

How do I deactivate my Tagged account?

On the top menu, select Account, then click on Settings. On that page you'll find "Cancel Account"; follow the instructions, provide your password, and you're done.

How do I change my name?

Go to your profile page. To the left of your profile photo, select Edit Profile. Select Basic Info, then change your display name.

How does Pets work on Tagged?

Pets is a game that lets you "own", "buy", and "sell" other members. The fun lies in competing with your friends to see who can gain the highest value. Read more about it in our Special Features.

How do I unblock someone?

Go to your Blocked Users list, find the user, and click "Unblock".

How do I change my location?

Go to your profile page. To the left of your profile photo, select Edit Profile. Select Basic Info, then change your location.

How do I reactivate my Tagged account?

You can easily reactivate your account just by logging back in to Tagged with your old email and password. You will receive an email titled "Reactivate Your Tagged Account". Follow the instructions, and your account will be reactivated in no time.

How can I contact Tagged?

You can go to their support page or contact them on their very active Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Security

Is Tagged safe?

Tagged is safe and secured. The site continuously monitors potential sex offenders and scammers.

Does Tagged sell your data?

No, Tagged does not sell your data.

Was Tagged hacked in the past?

No, Tagged was never hacked.

How precisely does Tagged track your location?

Tagged tracks your approximate location.

Do your Tagged profile pictures and/or profile information show up in Google Search Results?

No, your Tagged photos and personal information won’t show up in Google Search Results.

Who can view your pictures on Tagged?

All Tagged members.

Is your phone number required for signing up at Tagged?

No, a phone number is not required for signing up at Tagged.

Can you erase your personal data on Tagged?

Yes, you can erase your data on Tagged.

How can I delete my Tagged account and cancel my subscription?

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Final Results table

Signing Up: 3.5 / 5
Making Contact: 4.0 / 5
Profile Quality: 3.0 / 5
App: 3.5 / 5
Real Life Review: 3.0 / 5

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Contact details

Address:848 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone-Hotline:415-956-1377
E-Mail:support@tagged.com