You may even find that online dating isn’t right for you – if that’s the case, all the better to find out without investing much into the process.
Free sites generally offer more flexibility for different types of relationships, including casual hookups and same-sex relationships.
But the key to finding the right site (or sites) for you depends on what type of relationship you’re in search of.
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.
The cost to join depends on your location, and you must register and click “subscribe” to see the prices.
But generally, a one-month subscription costs around $31.99; a three-month subscription costs about $17.99 per month for “standard” or $20.99 for “value”; and a six-month subscription runs about $15.99 per month (standard) or $18.99 per month (value).
As a nonpaying member, you can purchase “coins” to spend on additional features such as boosting your profile in search rankings, or sending virtual gifts.
Also, while free members can browse, wink, and respond to emails they receive, they cannot initiate emails.
It is similar to Match.com, but is geared toward a younger demographic.
Unlike other dating websites, Zoosk requires you to upload a photo, and it can integrate information from your other social networking accounts to create your profile.
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.
You can view matches and send messages and “winks” for free on e Vow, just like on its sister site.