Written by dating expert Jennifer Carter.
Last updated: February 18, 2021

Looking for a Tagged review that will let you into all the secrets of the platform? This is it! Tagged is a social discovery website that was launched back in 2004. Just as its name suggests, Tagged is a platform where members tag each other for different reasons, including playing games, sending virtual gifts, hooking up, and most importantly, creating love connections.

Boasting a membership of over 300 million users, Tagged has become a go-to place for friendship, chemistry, and a little bit of fun and love. Yes, despite being a portal used for easy hookups, the website has reported many successful love relationships, with a few that have ended up in marriage. There is no doubt that you will get what you need here.

  • Free to join
  • Members with free accounts can communicate through messaging
  • Many features for free members
  • Availability of customized tags
  • A simple matching and browsing system
  • Easy to view and broadcast live video streams
  • Way too many advertisements that clutter the website for those with free accounts
  • Some features on the website do not work on the app
  • Fake profiles due to lack of security checks

Member Information

The member activity on Tagged is quite moderate. With over 120 million members from the United States alone, and with millions of members from other parts of the world, you can always expect the member activity to be high. But I came to find out that many accounts are dormant and inactive. Most of the members are in the 35 to 43-year age group.

This lets you know that Tagged is not for the younger demographic because it is filled with middle-aged and mature adults. In fact, only 11% of users are teens. By taking a closer look at the website, I found that about 100 million users signed up to the platform through Hi5, a similar social network cum dating site.

42% of the members are African Americans, while 41% are Caucasians, and 12% are Hispanics. Most of the site members sign into Tagged using their mobile phones because the mobile app has more features than the desktop version of the site.

Sign Up Process


Signing up to Tagged was a breeze. The entire sign-up process took a total of five minutes. The site gives you two sign-up options: either by your Google or Facebook account.

I chose to sign up using my email account.

Signing up to Tagged

If you choose the email option as I did, the platform will allow you to find your email contacts who already have Tagged accounts. This way, you can easily sync them into your contact list. Before your profile is active, email verification is required. The site will send you a secret code to your email address, and you will be required to input it before accessing your profile.

Once you input the code, you can only upload a single photo. It is best to make this the best photo possible because as you know, first impressions matter. The vital information that you should provide during registration includes your name, email address, gender, and location. After this, your account is created. Once you verify your email, you can officially start using your free account. However, if you wish to access all the perks that come with Tagged accounts, you can upgrade it to a paid account.

Contacting People


This is where you will enjoy the simplicity that comes with Tagged. Contacting people is easy because it involves sending messages, virtual gifts, or winks. First, let’s point out that Tagged will tailor-make you a “people you should meet” list. This includes members on the platform who share similar interests with you or are in the same location.

If anyone catches your fancy on this list, you can send them a message. Remember, sending and receiving messages is free for all members of the platform, including those with a free account. This is how I was able to send messages to my contact:

Contacting people tagged

However, because Tagged is all about social networking, creating friendships, and even playing games, your matches are not the priority on your homepage. As you are interested in the dating section, you should explicitly look for the “dating” tab, as this is where you will find your matches.

Tagged does not create matches using a particular algorithm; instead, matches are based on your age, gender, country, city, and proximity.



The profiles on Tagged are not extensive. In fact, you may not necessarily get a good idea of who your potential match is by looking at their profile. Here is the basic information that is on my profile:

profiles on Tagged

Additionally, the site does not have any security measures in place that weed out fake profiles. Therefore, it is best to be careful with your interaction on the site. The last thing you will want to encounter is a fake profile.

I found that I could use an animated GIF that I downloaded on the internet for my profile picture as the site allows this. Your profile picture is visible to everyone. You can also add videos to your profile. There is also an “about me” section where you can write anything about yourself. You can also choose not to fill out this section.

It is easy to edit and change the information on your profile.

Mobile App


The Tagged mobile app has an average rating of 4.2 stars on the Google Play Store. With millions of users downloading and using it daily, it means that the app is very efficient for it to garner such a high score.

Tagged mobile app

According to research, 53% of Tagged users use the mobile app, while 47% use the desktop website. This is because the app is not only convenient, but it also carries more features than the desktop version of the site. On the latter, games feel like more of a priority, but on the app, dating is prioritized. The easily customizable and unique design should motivate you to download the app. Also, the simple fact that you can use the app on the go puts it a notch higher over the desktop version of the site.


Membership Options


In comparison to other dating site prices, Tagged is considered average. While you can sign up for a free account, a premium or VIP account comes with extra features like pets (a game that lets you buy and sell other members), LUV (virtual gifts that you receive from someone), and chat features that you may not necessarily get on a free account.

Here is the breakdown of the site’s membership options:

Tagged membership

This goes to show that a six-month subscription will let you enjoy the full experience of the platform without breaking the bank. Simply put, you pay less for more.


The Bottom Line

We should first give Tagged props for weathering the storms and becoming a go-to social networking and dating platform since 2004. Sixteen years down the line, Tagged has changed dating as we know it. As a website offering a mix of dating, friendship, and gaming, you will find what you are looking for. But with many fake profiles lurking around and with not a lot of stringent security measures, it is advisable to be careful after signing up to the site. Do not be too quick in giving out your personal information to those you do not know. If you can live with this, you will enjoy Tagged and all it has to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Tagged website cancel accounts?

Yes, the Tagged website cancels accounts that pertain to users who do not meet the site’s terms and conditions. If you use sexually explicit content, abusive language and bigotry in your posts, your Tagged account will be automatically cancelled.

How can I reactivate my Tagged account?

Deactivated Tagged accounts can be reactivated within 30 days of deactivation. If you deactivate your Tagged account and go past the 30-day limit, then you will not be able to reactivate as it will be permanently deleted. To reactivate your Tagged account, log in with your username and password within the 30-day grace period, and your account will be active again.

How can you download Tagged app from the Google Play Store?

To download the Tagged app, go to your Android phone’s browser then visit the Google Play Store. In the search bar, type in “Tagged mobile app” and a search result will appear. Select the mobile app prompt, click on the “download” option, and follow the instructions. Ensure that your internet connection is stable for a fast download process.

Can I unblock someone on Tagged mobile site?

Yes, you can. All you need to do is log in to your account using the Tagged app and on the top right corner of the app, you will come across the “blocked user list” option. Click on this list and click on the name of the user that you want to unblock. Thereafter, you will see the “unblock” option.

How can I delete my Tagged account?

From the top navigation bar, select “account” and then select “settings”. After that, locate the “cancel account” option and when you find it, click on the “cancel account” link. Select “Yes, I want to cancel my account” then enter your password and click “cancel account”, and your Tagged account will be deleted.