Best Free Online Dating SitesBelow are our humble recommendations for the best free online dating sites. We get it, you prefer not to pay a subscription fee for an online dating site, but the flip side is, how ‘good‘ is the free dating site you’re using if it’s completely free? Is the free site full of scammers and disingenuous singles who simply are trying to scam you out of money?! Truth is that free dating sites are often magnets for people looking to scam or play games. Whether using a paid or free dating site, you should always be vigilant. At the end of this article, we have included a few tips for identifying scammers and players who have nefarious intentions.
That said, let’s jump into our list of the best free online dating sites for meeting someone special.
Overview of Love Expands Dating
Coming at #1 is our very own Love Expands dating section. Full disclaimer, our dating site is not 100% free BUT we do offer a completely free 7-day membership. So in essence, you are getting the quality of a premium (paying) subscription site, but free of charge. And oh, did we mention that no credit card is needed to activate your free membership? Niiice 🙂
The site stands out in that it’s all about good energy, and being exposed to all sorts of vibrant people who come from various backgrounds. Hence our tag line: Be Inspired. Be Empowered. Be Love.
The site is unique, but don’t take our word for it, join now by creating a profile and enjoy your free membership. The Love Expands site is all about empowering people and sharing the love, so we’re super excited at the opportunity to help facilitate your meeting that special someone.
5 Of The Best Free Dating Sites
Plenty of Fish, or POF as it is also known, is the largest free online dating site on the web. The site was created by a Canadian who sold it for LOTS of money. $500 Million to be exact. Anyway, that’s neither here nor there. The site 100% free to use, although they do have premium options that unlock certain features, like removing ads, having your profile featured at the top of search results and so on. Oddly enough, their membership upgrades are not offered for only one month. They start at the 3-month level and go up to 12 months. Odd.
If looking for volume of members and wanting to play the numbers game, Plenty of Fish is the right dating site for you. It’s definitely one of the best free dating sites out there so it’s at least worth a look. Plenty of Fish can be found on the web, and in the app store. Click here to join.
OkCupid is another on our list top free dating sites. And surprise, surprise, it is owned by the same folks who own Plenty of Fish (Match Group). Yet, other than being free, OkCupid’s members are vastly different than those on Plenty of Fish. How so? Well, imagine OKCupid members as largely urban dwellers, a bit geeky (hipsters?) and living in a major city vs POF members who are more likely to live in urban areas and more likely to be Trump supporters. Of course. we’re generalizing here, but there’s some merit to the aforementioned statement. OkCupid is really well designed and if you like profile questionnaires, then this is most definitely the free dating site that you should join!
The next free online dating site on our list is one that you have probably not heard of…yet. Despite being around since 2006, Mingle2 is not a household name among free dating sites. While it’s not the best of the bunch, it’s also not the worse. The design is a bit outdated for the mobile era, but it’s free and there’s lots of singles on the site, eager to meet someone. Click here to give Mingle2 a free try.
So the following site on our list is not exactly an online dating site per se, but it is nonetheless a site that you can use for meeting and dating singles. That said Free Chat Now is probably one of the best free chat sites out there and the name is quite apropos, Free Chat Now 🙂 Click here to visit FreeChatNow and please use caution when meeting singles (ie strangers) on the site.
Date Me Free is another free dating site, but from the looks of it, it’s a pretty darn quiet place with few members signing up. Interestingly the DateMeFree domain is a ‘.org’. Perhaps this was done as a way of communicating that it is a free dating site. If interested in checking out Date Me Free, please click here.
5 Date Ideas That Are Free
Ok, so you’ve saved some money by meeting someone on one of our recommended best free dating sites. Next phase is where to go on a date? If on a budget, the below are 5 free date ideas that will save you money while providing you and your date a wonderful opportunity for getting to know each other.
Enjoy a hike in nature: Find a nearby trail and go on a hiking date. If your date really enjoys hiking, pack a lunch and make it a full-day event. The outdoors, nature, is a great setting for connecting with someone and getting to know them better.
Date night at a free concert: Regardless of where you live chances are that there’s a free concert in town for date night. Plan a date around the festivities and sounds of a band. Irie.
Home-cooked meal: How about cooking a nice meal at home and if the date is going well and the vibe is right, extend the night watching Netflix.
City festival or art show: If living in a major city, there’s usually some cool free events and festivals that you can consider attending. Catch a local festival, art show, or farmer’s market.
Bike ride around town: Another fun, free and healthy date idea is to go on a biking trip. This could be on an off-road trail or if not an experienced biker, a casual bike ride around town. Plus, if you don’t own a bike, you can rent one via a bike-sharing company.