Dating sites are a dime a dozen; do a cursory Web search and you'll find all sorts of Web properties that promise you the moon (for a small fee, of course). It's sometimes difficult to know which websites are reputable, which ones are legitimate, and which ones are just out to take your hard-earned money. In this article, we'll take a look at a collection of dating websites that deliver a consistently balanced experience for the searcher.
Plentyoffish is a completely free online dating site; it's also one of the largest free online dating sites on the Web. Registration is free, and once you register, you can find people in your state, city, country; or, if you're looking for someone the same age or affiliation are you, PlentyofFish makes that possible as well.
OkCupid is a free online dating site with a bit of a twist; your profile is matched up via a personality testing process that ensures you are matched with the best picks possible.
Mingle2 is a free online dating site that is extremely easy to use; simply register (takes less than a minute) and you're off and running.
Christian Mingle is a Christian-based online dating site that works as a matchmaker for you and your friends; you can suggest possible matches for people that you know, and vice versa.
YesNoMayB is a free online dating site that works like speed dating: you can quickly sift through photos of people and pick the ones you think are interesting, then contact them through their profiles. YesNoMayB offers free membership, but there are higher tiers of membership that do require payment.
Zoosk is a free online dating site that gives you the ability to have live video and voice speed sessions via computer and webcam; it's a great way to meet people quickly and easily.
Craigslist is one of the best free online dating services on the Web; you can find personal ads for people all over the world. Simply find your geographic area, and then look in the section marked "Personals".
SpeedDate is a free online dating service that gives users the ability to upload quick (3 minutes) videos and chat with others immediately; you can meet up to 15 people in one hour.