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.
If you have no interest in casual dating and are looking for a more meaningful relationship, you may want to subscribe to a paid site.
Keep in mind, many paid dating sites often run promotions, such as free weekends or a price cut on subscriptions.
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).
However, upgrading to premium status allows you to chat and send emails to any other members.
Premium status costs .95 for one month, .95 per month for a three-month subscription, or .99 per month for a full year.e Harmony uses a more advanced system to match people based on a large number of questions you answer when you sign up.
For example, keywords can include topics such as “wine tasting,” “historical fiction,” or “travel.” You can browse and “wink” at members for free, but you must subscribe to contact members via instant messaging or email.
One benefit of is that users can browse for same-sex relationships; however, regardless of preference, there is no way to know what type of relationship someone is looking for, whether casual or serious, unless they specifically state it in their profile.
In fact, they’re not even exclusively for dating, as Ok Cupid allows you to be married or in a relationship but looking for friends.