The best free dating sites are the sites that allow you to meet singles in your area, communicate online or on your mobile phone, and all without a hidden agenda or contract. Free online dating sites are so prominent these days it may be difficult to find a free dating site that is right for you? So in an effort to make your love life a little easier here is some information about the most popular free dating sites out there.
PLENTY OF FISH (POF)
Plenty of Fish, or more affectionately known as POF by its users, is one of the top free dating sites. As of the date this article was written there are 585,305 people online on this site. POF has a wide range of ages and sexual orientations to choose from which makes finding a person that you enjoy being around much more likely than if your choices were limited.
Signing up is a breeze, just create a username and password along with a few other details such as your zip code to make sure you are matched with locals and not someone across the country. However, if long distance is your preference there is an available option to search for people in other areas. Download their easy to use mobile app that makes communication as easy as texting but with the privacy of not giving out your personal information. POF has a fun Chemistry Test that is available to take, but not mandatory. If you choose this option you not only get to see compatibility with other people but you allow others to see their compatibility with you, making a successful connection that much more likely. Check out the Plenty of Fish Blog for
dating tips and their success stories link at the bottom of their home page. There are literally thousands of success stories!
Like many dating sites Mingle2 offers free sign up and communication. One of the unique features of this site is its community forums. Here you can find a topic that interests you and converse with other site members in a group setting. This takes the pressure off of one on one communication and allows you to get to know people in a more informal setting. For those of you that prefer a more low key communication style or just have trouble finding topics to talk about, this is the site for you!
New to online dating? Mingle2 has a forum for New Members that welcomes you to their community, shares their success stories, and give tips on where to start and how to download their mobile app for easy on the go access. Along with your communication abilities you are given the option to block anyone you aren’t interested in making your experience more pleasurable.
With a more laid back approach to online dating OkCupid has found its niche in casual dating. They have a no judgment policy and a strict No Hate policy that you can read about on their blog page. Easy sign up, easy mobile app, and even easier match ups that OkCupid sends you based on your profile information. The live people count of those who are currently online at the time of this article was centered at around 121,800 people, continually increasing and decreasing as the people count updated by the second. The friendly nature of this site is obvious in their blog categories: Data, Humor, Tips, and OKC News. If you’re looking for something a little less serious, or something to move at a slower pace than jumping into marriage, this could be your perfect free dating site.
With an advertised 40 million users and 30 million mobile phone app downloads Zoosk has not only the traditional web based profile, it also has a mobile app called Lively that allows you to set up a video profile. Yes, you read that correctly: Video Profile. This takes free online dating sites to whole new level. With the traditional web based site you can write your likes and dislikes, hopes for the future and the normal dating site profile information. You can communicate through a messenger inbox both online and on their mobile app.
Now, if you want to take online dating to the next level you’ll want to download their mobile app: Lively. It is created by Zoosk and is for individuals 17 years and up. This is not yet available on a computer, but let’s face it, these days we all live on our phones more than our desktops or laptops. This app allows you to create a video profile. Then you can view other member video profiles, look for an interesting topic and be connected with another member who is interested in that topic as well, and save members you enjoy talking to as your friends to communicate with later. They even have a cool blur function for those of you who are shy and would like to start the conversation with a liittle blur on your face.
While this may be a mobile dating app it is a version of online dating, just in your pocket! Tinder has the fun concept of swiping a photo to either to the right if you like them or to the left to move on to the next. If they swipe right too it’s a match! Once you’ve been matched you can start communicating. This free app is based on the visual attraction that leads to a personality attraction if you both like each other enough to get to know one another. It’s like meeting in a bar, but without the drunken haze and smell of late night perfume or aftershave. You see each other across the room, both smile and strike up a conversation. The rest is history. While this real life chance meeting app is currently only available on your mobile phone its website does have a blog for dating tips and states that Tinder Online is Coming Soon (although an exact estimated date is not provided).
These five dating sites are the most popular and well known, but they are not alone. Hopefully you found enough information to spark your interest in one of these great options to online dating. But if you’re still not convinced check out the many other great choices such as Christian Mingle, Free and Single, or Our Time. Many of these sites are free to join and allow free communication, but some only allow you to communicate if you pay for a subscription or if a subscription paying member initiates a conversation with you. You can also enjoy free communication days and free trials on sites like eHarmony and Match. There is something for everyone in the online dating world, so why are you still waiting? Go find love!