In fact, they’re not even exclusively for dating, as Ok Cupid allows you to be married or in a relationship but looking for friends.
Free sites may also work better for individuals who are separated, but not yet divorced (or separated with no immediate intention to divorce).
Plentyof Fish (POF) has a range of features – these are a few of the most popular: While technically a free site, Plentyof Fish offers you the option to purchase a membership upgrade.
Upgrading costs $35.40 for three months, $51.00 for six months, or $81.40 for one year.
Plentyof Fish has spun off a new dating site called e Vow, which is only for those seriously looking for a long-term relationship.
You can view matches and send messages and “winks” for free on e Vow, just like on its sister site.
Ok Cupid may offer a more personalized approach to free online dating.
You’re Matched According to Answers Ok Cupid matches you with others not only based on your browsing activity on the site, but also based on the way you answer a number of introductory questions.
Examples of the questions include: You can set your answers to be publicly available, or you can choose to set all (or some) to private.The more questions you answer, the more information the site can use to match you with others – and the more others can determine whether you are a match for them.When someone contacts you, you can see how much of a “Match,” “Friend,” or “Enemy” they are based upon how their answers compare to yours.Being divorced for several years, I have tried my hand at online dating, experimenting with a number of different sites, and I know from experience that for someone new to the process, it can be rather intimidating and confusing.You might be wondering which site is best for you, and if you should bother paying for a membership or not.To help answer that question, keep the following in mind: Free sites are geared toward casual daters, while paid sites tend to be for people looking for a serious relationship.