The first is "The Party", an advanced chat room that allows you to post a picture and self-description than talk to other online members of the party.The second is "Entertainment" where you'll find all manner of distractions.There's Lavalife's "Click Magazine", chock full of articles on dating-related issues that are actually useful and frequently irreverently funny, Web horoscopes, member blogs, and urban city guides for daters.
Even though the service is available to single worldwide, many of its members are from Canada, Australia, and the United States.
A recent change was made to the Lavalife homepage, no longer does it radiate a cool and sultry lounge atmosphere, instead the service opted for a more conventional look with pictures of beautiful people surrounded by cheeky and stylish text that is fun to read.
One thing that sets this dating site apart from the competition is that they allow free members to respond to messages FREE, that means you'll receive more responses than you would at other subscription dating sites.
After all, the important stuff is the visual evidence, and by that we mean pictures.
The site makes using pictures easy - you can have your simple profile picture, add several pictures that are easily viewable in a "picture gallery" by other members, or set up a "backstage" that you can let certain people see but hide from others.
It's also quite easy to add videos of yourself to this section, and with every digital camera out there having a simple video function, why the heck not?
From "My Home", you can get to your various profiles, search in each category using 9 different methods including video and gallery, and also access two truly useful tools.
Designed to help people connect on their own terms, the Lava Life dating site offers 3 communities of personals in which you can post your profile and search: Adult Dating(casual stuff), Relationship (serious stuff), and Intimate Encounters (naughty stuff).
When you sign up for the first time you'll be entered into both of the first two, but Lavalife wisely gets you to tweak that profile for the intimate area.
Move from one community to another with one simple Creating a personal profile is surprisingly quick, as those in the know have clearly wanted to make it easy for new members to get started quickly and not have to fumble with page after page of lists and menus.
If you wish, you can fill out a section of "interests", but it's not necessary and who reads those things anyhow?