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A mix of social networking, compatibility-testing and online dating, Ok Cupid is an unusual free dating site in that it allows its members to create the matching questions already pre-determined at sites like e Harmony or Chemistry.
More » A review of the top dating sites would be odd if it lacked POF (as it is known to its forum users), as it is considered to be the first successful free dating site model on the Internet.
The amount of people using this feature-rich site (which includes heavily-trafficked forums, compatibility questionnaires and the very popular Who's Seen Me button) is astronomical in its sheer ability to connect with users around the globe looking for friendship, love, and anything else in between.
Chat, hang out, and hook up with new people in your area by joining the site that's frequently ranked in the top 10 dating websites.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.
Tinder is also free, but it emphasizes matches based on chemistry — your photos are the most prominent part of your profile.
And it’s easy to get started: just upload a few photos from your Facebook profile, add an optional bio, and start checking out other users in your area.
Unlike most other dating sites, e Harmony only allows users to contact those the system has determined to be highly compatible, and sometimes this process can take weeks - even months - to receive enough of a sample size to pay the higher-than-normal fee.
To offset the price of e Harmony (more than any other on this list) take a peek at the review for some suggestions on how to get e Harmony for free (or, pretty close).