Admin: I think you need to clarify exactly what is meant when you say "arguing for/against the site or other sites", because when you're reviewing a service, you're making a case either for or against it by definition. And if someone has made a blanket statement which is false (e.g. X site has Y feature which no other site has...), and this is corrected in pursuit of the truth, how can this be considered wrong? I think credibility for a review is important so people can judge comments accordingly.
muslimagain: I'm curious, exactly how many 'other sites' have you tried? You mentioned the following points:
1 - "almost all these sites have their sites flooded with advertisements". I've only seen SingleMuslim.com guilty of this for external services. Muslima.com does have adverts, but for it's own services (i.e. inviting you to upgrade your account... I'm not sure if they have ads on the paid account though). PureMatrimony.com has no adverts anywhere either.
2 - That hardly seems like a review comment, more like advertising, but khair. My own personal opinion is that a cheap price is a double-edged sword (as I said previously). Sure, it means it can be tested without much risk (I even said this in my first comment about HoD, it's only £5 for a month so it'll hardly break the bank to try), but that also encourages a lot of people who may not be serious because they've only made a small investment. There are pros and cons both ways.
3 - SingleMuslim.com and Muslima.com also have these exact features. PureMatrimony doesn't have the facility to save searches, but it does have built-in pre-sets for those who are looking for you, and whom you're looking for which I find much more effective. Muslima.com has this too.
4 - Isn't this the same as point 2?
Basheera001: in reference to " God knows who created Muslima, Singlemuslim and what not...", SingleMuslim.com was created by a Muslim for entrepreneurial reasons. Muslima.com is created by a bigger company (I don't know their agenda, but I'm sure it's not Islamic, they're just tapping a market). Pure Matrimony is run by Mercy Mission which has a lot of famous sheikhs (as opposed to "celebrities") to their name; particular Sheikh Alaa Elsayed. He's an expert in family fiqh, actually lectures a course on family & marriage (you can see loads of promo videos on YouTube), and has over 20 years experience in marriage counselling. If anyone knows what they're talking about in this game, I'd say it was him... judging by your criteria, PM would thus get two thumbs up presumably?
The 21 questions thing HoD is a good idea (PM has this too)... and I do like that you can specify 10 questions for people interested in you to answer (PM have something similar, but doesn't work as well - you can set 5 questions with a sliding scale, I don't think it's practical at all)... but the interface in selecting the questions on HoD is quite clunky. The other the questions are presented to you are in the reverse order they appear on your profile, and the ordering mechanism is horrendous to work with.