We live in an age where coupons and free trials abound. Naturally, this causes many people who are interested in online dating to seek out freebies. This is not always a bad thing, and people who date online have several free dating sites to choose from. The most notable ones are Plenty of Fish and Okcupid. But dating by using other free sites, such as social media sites, is also a viable option one might want to consider.
At a certain point, you're going to have to decide how much help you want in the dating landscape. While they do charge a monthly fee, sites like Zoosk or Match.com offer a lot more features. Moreover, since the people on these sites have paid money, they obviously take online dating more seriously. Just think about it -- when was the last time you greatly valued something that you got for free? On the other hand, if you have to pay for something, you are bound to give it a lot more love and attention. The same principle applies to dating site. This doesn't necessarily mean you should join the most expensive site out there, but if you join a site that costs something, you'll have more skin in the game, along with everyone else on the site. From my own personal experience, I've gotten better results using sites like Zoosk and Match.com.
My favorite dating site has always been Match.com. They have a clean, easy-to-use website that is pleasant to be on. But more importantly, the community seems quite vibrant. You'll be surprised at how much activity you'll see once you set up a profile and get started on the site. This is in part because Match.com has one of the largest memberships among all dating site. I have read reports that it has as many as 20 million members, although the number of people who are active are probably much lower. One thing you'll want to do when communicating with members is making sure that you only contact the people who have been active recently. Otherwise, you may just be sending messages to people who have moved on.
In terms of coupons and deals, Match.com does offer a free trial that goes on for three days (Just go to http://datingcoupons.net/freetrials/matchcom.php). I suggest you start out by using the Match.com free trial. In addition, the site does offer coupons for 20% off membership. This is a great deal since as far as I know, the discount applies to rebills as well. Over the course of several months, you can end up saving quite a lot of money. Another dating site you may want to consider is eharmony, which I address in a separate article.