Online dating sites are a popular and easy way to try to meet new people who are compatible with you, whether you are looking for a serious relationship or just to meet more people to have fun with. There are sites catering to all sorts of niche areas, from profession and religion specific sites to those geared at certain age groups.
Most online dating sites charge a membership fee, or will only allow users who haven’t paid for the service access to certain features. However, if you are not really sure yet how serious you are about getting in to online dating and you just want to try it out, or you just don’t want to pay, finding totally free online dating sites happily isn’t impossible to do.
By totally free we mean that these sites will give you full access to all features, including things like chat and the ability to search members, at no cost and you will never be charged at all. Other sites claiming to be free may offer a free level of membership where you can use the site, but ask you to upgrade if you want to use certain functionality.
Finding totally free online dating sites is not difficult, but you will find a lot of the sites that come up in your searches will only be “free” under certain conditions, such as for a trial period or if you only look at matches but don’t contact anybody (and that kind of defeats the object if you are looking for a date!).
Some dating sites that are currently totally free include mingle2, Phlirtz, Jumpdates, Oasis, Matchdoctor and OK Free Dating.
Of course, the totally free online dating sites aren’t often the best known because they don’t tend to advertise like the paid sites do, so it may be worth joining more than one to see more people, or alternatively trying out the free areas of some of the most famous paid sites as well. Subscriptions to the paid sites often don’t cost much, and you may not have to be a member for long if you meet the right person straight away!
The other option, if you definitely don’t want to spend any money, is rather than using online dating sites at all, try and meet people for dating using social networking sites. Facebook has plenty of groups you can join with people interested in dating, and also some free apps that can help you meet other singles. Because Facebook is the biggest site in the world, you have a great chance of finding people on there who are local to you and who you have things in common with, and Facebook is 100% free.
There are also free chat rooms all over the internet where you can talk to other singles, and this is another option for meeting people. Unlike with online dating sites, you will get talking to people before you have seen a photo or a profile, so it really depends on how you prefer to first meet people whether or not this is a good option.