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100% Free Dating Sites – Really?

February 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The big buzz lately in internet dating is how the social networks like Facebook, Bebo and Myspace are taking users by the droves. The truth is that people do use the social networks to hook up with people but at the end of the day it is just like hanging out in a chat room thinking that you are going to find your soul mate.

Are there really online dating sites that are 100% free? Yes. There are sites that are absolutely free to use and some that make the claim with bait and switch tactics just to get you to sign-up for a free profile or personal ad.

Premium sites like, Yahoo Personals, and charge you a monthly membership fee to get full access to communicate to other members. These sites also offer free trials for a limited time to try out the service and features. Are the premium sites worth their weight in gold? I think that users will always look for the free options, use the sites and see that their isn’t much quality control since they are usually operated by a small staff if any. I have heard some of my single friends say that they have seen some of the same users on the top dating sites and it isn’t a bad idea to post your personal ad across a few of the sites. It is usually free to create an ad, upload¬† photo and wait around to be contacted by a paying premium user but sort of a waste of time when your internal clock is ticking away.

¬†Here are a few free dating services that I recommend that don’t have bait and switch tactics of getting you to upgrade your membership:

Plenty of Fish
Web Date
OK Cupid
Mingle2 – formerly

If you are looking for a serious relationship site, try using any of these: (not highly recommended as they filter users)

If you know of any other nice free dating services that are reputable then post them in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.

Tags: Online Dating

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Julia // Jan 6, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    I joined this free site last year and really like it. They have lots of features like forums and articles, and a cool matching system. Their service is pretty good too, I received a reply within 6 hours of posting a question. I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a good quality free dating site.

  • 2 loginrogerwilco // Sep 14, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    It’s kind of amazing just how many dating sites are out there.
    I just started late august and it seems I run across one or more every day.
    Appreciate the list! There’s a few I’ve never heard of.

  • 3 // Aug 22, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Also try It’s 100% free to signup and date. No need for expensive memberships.

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