- Tuesday, 14 August 2012 22:02
If you are interested in online dating, there are quite literally thousands of websites that offer this service. Of those thousands of websites, there are many that offer dating services for free.
Online dating is extremely popular. You would have to been living in a cave for the past few years not to have seen, heard, or read advertisements about this type of dating service. Why is this type of dating so popular? Many people are simply too busy or too shy to go out and meet people face-to-face or have had their fill of awkward blind dates where they have nothing in common but are still interested in finding a companion, a relationship, or a spouse. When you meet someone online and decide to meet for coffee or dinner, you have had the chance to chat with them beforehand and know you have shared interests or hobbies.
So why should you pay a membership for an online dating service when you can join a dating site for free? Neither the paid or free dating services are able to guarantee that you will find a companion, a long-lasting relationship, or a spouse – so why spend the money for a membership.
Are there advantages and disadvantages of paid and free dating sites? Sure, but are they advantages enough to cause you to pay a membership fee? That is up to the individual. If you are looking for dating service of a particular niche then you may or may not be able to find free dating sites. A niche dating site would be if you were looking for people in a particular part of the world, of a specific lifestyle, religion, age, or interest.
Since a dating site free of charge is not making any money from members, you can expect to see numerous advertisements on their website because that is how they are making money which can be annoying. These websites may also sell your email address to other advertisers; however, they do have to let you know they will be selling your email address before you sign up.
Another possible disadvantage of dating sites that do not require a membership fee is these sites may attract people that are not really serious about developing a long term relationship.
However, the big advantage of dating sites that do not require a membership fee is simply that, you are not required to spend money for a membership. If you do not meet anyone that you want to meet face-to-face you have not wasted your money.
All dating websites (free or with paid membership) tend to offer the same basic features such as a profile, contact information, photo, and an interest list or essay area where the individual lists their likes, dislikes, hobbies, favorite sport, and basic information about themselves for their potential dates.
If you decide you are interested in online dating, give dating services for free a try.