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Top Five Free Online Dating Sites

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Everyone knows that dating after divorce can be both an exciting and anxiety producing idea. When you are ready for a new relationship it is only natural for one to desire an easy way to find a relationship partner.

Free dating websites are great for those who don't have the money to join a site such as Match.com or EHarmony.com. Be warned though because you get what you pay for and you may find free dating websites full of singles and married people who are looking for a cheap way to meet someone and their motives may not be the same as yours.

Below is a list of the top 5 and safest, free online dating websites:

 

1. PlentyOfFish.com

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With more than 11 million members, Plenty of Fish is the largest free dating site online. You have a choice of “looking for” activities partners, friends, casual dating, long-term dating marriage or pen-pal.

Like most dating sites these days Plenty of Fish is a mix between a social networking site and a dating site. You have the ability to engage in web chats, communities and meet singles in your local area. Plenty of Fish is available to those who live in the United States, Canada, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and Spain.

Plenty of Fish offers free and paid upgrade memberships.

2. Mingle2.com

Mingle2 is quick and easy to join. There are no personality tests or compatibility tests to take before becoming a member. Just register and start connecting. There are over 500,000 members with a very active community forum to participate in. The active community gives you the opportunity to meet and “talk” with members you might over look.

For a simple, easy to use online dating which offers the opportunity to meet activities partners, casual dates, friends or long-term relationship partners check out Mingl2.com.  

3. BookOfMatches.com

Book of Matches offers completely free services. No need to upgrade your membership to be able to participate in special services. On top of the ability to connect with possible dates you get free chat and social networking services. You can create a “favorites list” that allows and those in your list will be able to see results of the free results of personality tests and have access to your personal blog.

4. OKCupid.com

OK Cupid is the second largest free dating site online which caters to singles 30 and younger. The site offers Android and IPhone apps and appeals to web savvy singles. With OK Cupid you can send out a list of questions a match must answer before communication begins. This is an optional feature that allows you to “get to know” more about someone before opening up a line of communication.

Matches are based on your match questions; you level of activity on the site and 55 different personality traits determined by personality testing. You will be sent a list of matches, if you contact a match on the list you will be sent new matches the next day. If you do not contact a match on the list OK Cupid won’t send out new matches for seven days. Like I said, level of activity is directly related to the success of finding a match on OK Cupid.

5. DateHookUp.com

Date Hook Up is competitive with OK Cupid due to the fact that it appeals to younger singles and college students. Taking into consideration the sites name, “Hook Up,” you won’t find it odd that the site doesn’t offer the option of stipulating what kind of relationship you are looking for. In other words, if you are looking for a long-term relationship, Date Hook Up probably isn’t the dating site for you.

You can upload as many as 24 profile photos, probably because those who are interested in a “hook up” are more interested in how a person looks than what they have to say in their profile description.  If you are looking for a quick fix, this is the site for you.

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