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LAST UPDATED: June 27th, 2019 is a dating website created in 2014 by The Match Group and entertainer Steve Harvey. The dating site's intentions, as their catchphrase suggests, is to help singles "find love and keep it." The website offers exclusive content as well as products from Steve Harvey, who is Delightful’s "Chief Love Officer." Steve Harvey provides custom relationship advice to members in the form of blogs and videos. Members can share their personal stories in the form of an essay to better match with others. 

Steve Harvey is notable for having written advice books on dating, gender differences, and relationships (notably, the books Straight Talk, No Chaser, and Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man) and for having regular couples' therapy sessions on his talk show. Delightful is intended to translate the wisdom from his books and talk show into the date-matching arena.

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The Good

  • Easy To Use
  • What Can You Do With A Free Membership?
  • Meet Other Steve Harvey Fans

Easy To Use’s interface is reasonably easy to understand and not overloaded with options and extensive menus that would muddle a members experience. Features include instant messaging and "quick flirts," automatic alerts to inform users when someone has viewed their profile and birthday wishes. 

The search function on the website is straightforward and easy to use, allowing members to set criteria such as age and location, as well as limiting results to profiles with photos. Basic search options are limited for simplicity's sake, but there are more advanced options available under the "More" tab. Members are also given free rein to write their profile introduction the site encourages members to fill the section in with exciting stories, trips or things the user enjoys such as favorite food, restaurant, lifestyle. There is even a page of useful tips so that members can create the perfect profile that will appeal to more Delightful users. 

What Can You Do With A Free Membership?

Daters without a Delightful membership may not have access to the entirety of the site's features but those with a free membership can:

  • View profiles with photos and complete profile info
  • Swipe to meet singles
  • Keep track of who is viewing an online profile
  • View and rate Daily Matches

If online daters want to experience the entire site, they will need to purchase a paid membership. This will give them access to more online dating features:

  • Send and receive emails
  • See who is interested
  • Know when a message is read
  • Highlight a profile in the Search and Inbox

Meet Other Steve Harvey Fans

The primary draw of the website is Steve Harvey, which means many of its members are people who are fond of his work, opinions, writings, and influence. As a result, there is probably a higher than usual chance that members have some shared views on dating and relationships.

Steve Harvey's sense of humor is rife throughout the website, with little quips and puns peppered throughout the various menus and profile editor. Steve Harvey is a constant presence, with dating advice, jokes, and quotes available on almost every page. Since presumably many members are fans of the man, this will probably be an appealing aspect of Delightful. Those who have read and appreciated his books will understand his approach.


The Bad

  • Pricing
  • Lack of Credibility


There are a few free features members can use on, but Delightful encourages members to purchase a monthly subscription and gain access all Delightful has to offer. So while this isn’t unusual for the online dating industry, Delightful’s prices do seem to cost more than other sites. Users can expect the following prices:

Access To Premium Features: $38.99

Access To Premium Features: $69.99

Access To Premium Features: $99.99

Lack of Credibility and Uniqueness

What makes distinct from the other online dating services owned by the Match Group is that Steve Harvey hosts it. The website has the same features as numerous other dating sites - photos, preferences, location - and the only thing that sets it apart is Steve Harvey representing the website and providing exclusive content. And while Harvey may be an accomplished entertainer, there are some things to consider before investing in his relationship advice.

The biggest issue with Steve Harvey sharing his opinions and insights on dating is the fact that it is entirely subjective. Harvey holds no kind of credentials that would suggest he is an expert on love or relationships. It's possible that he may have some words of wisdom to share on the subject, but having Steve Harvey as your central guide to finding love does not seem like the ideal way to find love.

On that note, it is difficult to find any confirmation that this dating site has been successful. There isn't any data that suggests will help you "find love and keep it." 

There is a section called "success stories" located on the site, but as of yet, there is only one testimonial featured. Again, not an encouraging feature.


The Bottom Line

Delightful offers a lot of the same functions and features as most online dating sites. In fact, there is very little about it that stands out. The primary draw seems to be Steve Harvey himself, whose presence is constant throughout Delightful. His jokes, dating advice, and face are displayed on almost every page. Consequently, an individual's enjoyment of the website will be heavily influenced by how much they enjoy Steve Harvey.

As far as search criteria, profile options, and membership features, Delightful doesn't seem to offer anything new or revolutionary. Some profile options are limited in comparison to other sites. Though Delightful does not deliberately target a specific demographic, it does have a very diverse membership, with what seems to be a higher percentage of African American members than other dating websites. However, it is possible to find people of all races, ethnicities, and age groups in Delightful. Membership fees are comparable to other dating websites, with basic free memberships available for those who simply want to check out the service.

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Delightful has some of the weirdest looking men I have ever seen. It lacks interesting men, as I would like to date in my own culture, there is definitely a shortage in my areas. The cost is not attractive at all...especially with all the weirdos that view My profile. I wouldn't waste a dime. Steve Harvey does not own any parts of it..and if he did as much as I love him it still means nothing to me. This dating site is a joke!

6 years ago

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njs5290 Augusta, GA

This site is definitely not worth the money and there's a lot of fake profiles on the site. It's a joke.

5 years ago