Online dating sites are becoming more and more popular. According to statistics, one third of all married couples in the US met online. There are thousands of online dating sites. The options can be overwhelming.

You should consider each option with an open mind. The amount of users should not bother you as all you are trying is to find one mate. We’ve done a huge research and picked the safe and virus free sites. Below is a list of 20 best free dating sites:


Top 20 Privacy Safe & The Best Free Dating Sites

1. Plenty of Fish
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True to its word, POF has the highest number of users in this list. The site has 40 million users (fish). You get the full package for free but like other free sites, there are a plethora of premium packages that you can buy such as seeing when other users read your messages. POF was among the first online dating sites and as such, they have been able to refine the site to up user experience. Currently, POF is the fourth most visited dating site in the world.

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2. OkCupid

okcupid reviewOkCupid has 8 million users. Like POF, the site is free with added features for premium members (otherwise referred to as A-list members). The one thing that puts OkCupid on the list of best free dating sites is the compatibility feature. This is a simple feature that generates questions and quizzes to determine the compatibility of a user to another. They also offer a Tindr-like feature that allows users to rate other users and get notifications when other users rate a user they have already rated.

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3. Ashley Madison

Ashley Madison reviewAshley Madison is all about cheating but this does not make it less popular. The site has garnered over 20 million users and the number continues to grow. When joining, you are asked to choose your relationship status; either “attached male seeking female” or “attached female seeking male”. The site repeatedly stresses that it is 100 percent discreet.

Ashley Madison, though one of the best free dating sites was banned in Singapore due to public outcry. This was not unexpected for a site whose slogan is “Life is Short. Have an Affair”.

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4. Passion Network

Passion Network reviewPassion Network is more like The only difference is that Passion Network has more specific niches (over 250 unique dating niches). This translates to more like smaller dating sites inside Passion Network. You can join niches like non-smoking, organic, psychic, cigar, coffee, mullets and classical (music). Their slogan is “Love Long and Prosper”. The site is 100 percent free. When registering, you will be asked to choose a niche.

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DateMySchool reviewDateMySchool is a site for those who want to connect with people from their college; whether students or alumni. The site is mostly for verified college students and alumni. If you can fit the bill, however, the site gives you awesome features. The best thing about this site is that it shows you what other users are looking for and the strategies they are applying to get it. The site has only 200,000 users which makes it possible for a user to find a mate they spent four years in college with or someone in the same college they were in.

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6. is a smaller site compared to POF. Nevertheless, it is a great site for lovers of music, concerts and organists. The site has a user base of 200,000 users. It is your go to site when you want to meet people with whom you share the love of music. The site features a music suggestions feature that offers you a great chance to meet concert buddies.

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Chemistry,com reviewThis site claims to have the formula. It has a system like that of OkCupid (albeit more advanced) where a user is given questionnaires to determine their compatibility to another user. After the assessment, a user is judged and then matched with a perfect partner. The assessment results can land you in either of four categories; director, builder, negotiator or explorer. The user will undergo a battery of other tests before the site selects a perfect match. boasts over 11 million users.

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8. reviewTrue to its name, SpeedDate helps you get hooked up fast. This is made possible by the varied communication channels that the site offers including text, audio and video chat. With a user base of more than 9 million users, you are guaranteed of a fast response. If you are looking for a site that makes things happen, this is your go-to site. The site is free. However, you will be required to pay if you need unlimited messages.

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9. Christian Mingle

Christian Mingle reviewThis dating site boasts over 9 million users. It offers you a chance to meet people who share your values, morals and traditions. It is the most popular specialty dating site online. It is free but you can join premium members for $29.99 a month. The site offers profile matching to help you find a matching friend, lover or spouse. Besides profile matching, you will enjoy other features such as dating tips for Christians, Bible passages, singles events, relationship advice and much more. According to them, connecting single Christians is not a business but a calling.

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10. reviewThis site is named and designed around an android application of the same name. Unlike many other free dating sites, this site does not offer premium features; you get all the site has to offer for free. It works great on android phones. The site prides on its huge international following and is a solid free dating choice. The site has a matching feature that enables users to get a matching mate within a few minutes of subscribing.

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11. Casual Kiss

Casual Kiss reviewCasual Kiss is one of the older online dating services. Starting out as a free dating service, it now charges $5.00 for participation. For this price, however, you have access to a birthday list, a Confessions page, where your fellow members post their most intimate secrets. This can be very useful information when it comes to getting to know your fellow online participants. This will enable you to decide what skeletons in their closets constitutes a dealbreaker for you.

There is also an Interact section where you can see who’s seen you, and who’s interested in possibly dating you. Also, there is a blogging platform on Casual Kiss, as well as a place from which to send E-cards, and this service is, in fact, free. The chatroom includes a webcam, so that you can see the person you’re interested in talking to–his/her physical features, facial expressions, and other mannerisms. You can make judgments as to whether you think that individual is lying or telling the truth, if you are good at telling that from facial expressions. You can also make use of a social networking feature that is, according to dating expert Bonnie Albo, similar to Facebook and My Space.

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12. LuvFree

luvfree reviewLuvFree is a free dating website that offers an extensive database of real people throughout many different areas all over the world. Some of these places include the United States, UK, Australia, and Canada.

It allows you to search for people by location, gender, age, interests, and many other criteria. This dating site has a strict anti-scam and spam policy to keep it secure and easy to use without any annoyances.

There are thousands of profiles on this site with photos and detailed descriptions for you to browse through. It makes finding matches easier than most other dating websites on the internet. Each individual profile is reviewed for approval. This site offers customer support via email 24 hours every single day.

LuvFree offers a number of useful features, such as a friends list, up to 30 photos per profile, invisible mode, and much more. Signing up for a profile is a very quick and easy process. You can choose to make your profile as detailed as you want. It is an excellent place to visit for anyone who is single and wants to start dating. There is a convenient search function that will let you find other users very easily.

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13. Mingle2

Mingle2 reviewThe signup process for this website is quite simple. First, give them your email address. Give them your date of birth by scrolling down one field. Then state your gender and what gender you are seeking. Then start your search.

Mingle2 carefully monitors who uses the website, and they also offer you the ability to block people with whom you are not interested in interacting.

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14. Alikewise

Alikewise reviewAre you into literature? Then you may want to give Alikewise a whirl. This is the site that helps you find interesting people who are interested in books just as you are. For instance, one of the entries on this website is a 50-year-old woman who is is an apparent fan of “Animal Farm.” A person has commented on the book, and she apparently has left her opinion of the comment he has made. Indeed, it is amazing what you can find out about a person who is into similar literature that you are. Also, you find out that many more people liked that particular book than you thought. Does sharing a common love of a certain literary work constitute good grounds for romance? Maybe not in itself, but it can be a start.

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15. ConnectingSingles

ConnectingSingles reviewFor a site that is 100 percent free, Connectingsingles offers many services. For instance, you can send eflowers, email, and participate in a forum, and write blogs, if that’s where your interest is. You can send ecards to your favorite members, and rate photos of your fellow members, take part in polls, and also cut videos. According to their website, there are no “fees, hidden charges, or gimmicks. Good news if you do not want these dating websites to tear a hole in your budget.

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16. BookofMatches

BookofMatches reviewThis site is also known as BoM. The first thing on your to-do list for this site is to create a personal profile. The website says that this only takes 30 seconds. After that, you’re ready to start meeting local single people online. You happen to encounter someone who does not arouse your interest? You can block him or her.

You’re welcome on this website whether you are seeking to date, hook up, find a long term relationship, or just to chat online. You do not have to worry about your identity being revealed until that’s what you want. Also, you do not need to have your credit or debit card information handy, for the service is free of charge. And for the price of nothing you get a video chatroom, as well as to customize your profile with a video of yourself, and customize it even further with color and music. Having a song that those interested in you will associate with you can boost your chances of becoming someone’s favorite.

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17. Mate1

mate1 reviewThis website boasts of hundreds of thousands of singles find Mr/Miss Right on Mate1. com. They offer advanced search options, such as two-way chatting that is unlimited, meaning that you can talk to a person for hours if you want. You can make a photo profile of yourself for free. And you can personalize a voice greeting to a person of interest to you. This is for you if you like to hear the sound of a person’s voice. The voice recording feature is, in fact, 100 percent free.

In addition, you will be getting a simple to use interface that allows you to have multiple conversations with multiple people at a time. Also check out their internal mail account which allows you to talk to whomever you want privately and safely. Also, you can upload photos to your private or public gallery.

The service is 36.5 million members strong, and the site gets tens of thousands of new single people per day. They respect diversity as well. Christians, Jews, Blacks, Asians, seniors, gays and lesbians are all welcome.

This website is one of the most highly rated ones of its kind on the Internet. According to their website, they have been rated among the top five mainstream dating websites in the world. by such respected raters as Mediamatrix, Comscore, and Nielsen Netrating.

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18. Freeandsingle

Freeandsingle reviewThis service is also 100 percent free online dating, unless you choose to go to a Premium package. Freeandsingle has been online for over 10 years as of this writing, according to their website. They have other “niche” sites, such as MatureFree and Single, BlackFree and Single, CuddlyFree and Single for plus size people, just to name a few. These sites you have to pay a nominal fee for, but only if you have found someone on these sites who has piqued your interest.

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19. Flirty9

Flirty9 reviewThis is a very simple service. The website operators want to keep it that way. The startup procedure is along these lines: State whether you are a gay or straight man or woman. Then press “Continue.” Joining is 100 percent free. This website has promised never to charge members for the service it offers, period. The site has unlimited chatting too. So find someone you like, then, once they’ve accepted you, let the chatting begin!

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20. Fdating

Fdating reviewThis website boasts that it is 100 percent free. No paid services or gimmicks whatsoever. On their greeting page is rows of pictures of singles, captioned by their online names, their native country and their ages. And speaking of ages–immediately below these photos, you will see a photograph of everyone who has a birthday on the day you visit, complete with names, their pictures, ages and native country. Near the top of the page is a link that you must click on if you want to join. Once you’ve clicked on the link, make sure you fill in ALL fields; they are all required.

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Most of the above sites are 100 percent free dating sites while some are partially free (you have to pay to unlock some features). The beauty of all the above sites is that they offer features that enable you find a perfect match and at the same time make communication between you and your match a cinch. You can join any of the best free dating sites above; just look for your interests and your values. Beware of scams while searching for a mate online. Most dating sites will offer safety advice as well as dating tips. Pay keen attention to these.


Anna Perkins is a relationship writer who offers her own forthright opinion over the worlds of dating, romance, relationships , marriage and friendships. She loves cats, traveling, spending time with her son and husband.


  1. A girl in my office has met some nice guys on I think I would stay away from Ashley Madison. They turned out not to be 100% Discreet. Good list Anna, I’ll share it with my friends!

  2. My half brother, using Plenty of Fish and I think he finds it really good, though he hasn’t met anyone off there yet. I’m not sure what other dating sites he has tried. I might pass on this information to him and see if he wants to try out any of the other dating sites, though if Plenty of Fish is the best, maybe he should stick with that one – but, who knows, there more sites you’re on the more chance you you are to meet your future partner 🙂 Thanks again for a great article.

  3. Great list! Thanks for sharing all of this great info on each of these. I love that they’re all free too! I’ve heard a lot on Christian Mingle. It seems to be very reputable and helpful. I agree with Thomas in his comment above though – steer clear of Ashley Madison!

    • Goodlookingran Reply

      Christian Mingle is full of fake profiles. I got to where I recognized their profile or picture or both. You don’t get a response back BC they aren’t real. You can put down you weigh 300 pounds have 10 children, fish, snakes, 10 dogs and cats and still get a flirt. I would rather pay a sight that checks profiles than waste 6 months of my life. Good luck. Stay away fro Christian Mingle and Singles with children.Too many scammers

      • I’m okay with Christian Mingle. I’m sorry for your experience but mine was fine on there. You can pay on Christian Mingle as well for premium access but you don’t have to. I was on match. com and the first guy who contacted me was a pervert. And they always have scam adds advertised on there. And every thing costs more than it should!

  4. Many sites advertise that they are free and still have hidden fees and upgrades but these are truly free sites. By the way, your blog is super clean and really informative. I am working hard and hoping to one day make this list. Awesome !

  5. is NOT free to use, only to sign up. You can’t even contact anyone or read your messages without paying 12+ dollars per month. The site also gives your profile information to its partners. BAD website. Bad suggestion.

    • nelpe roblea Reply

      Yah its trueee there’s a lot of fake acct.and a lot of scammer everywhere….

  6. finddatinggirls Reply

    There are lots of other online dating site where any single can meet his or her kind of dating partner with in few minutes!

    • Will U share that info with me?? I’m finding dating sites are a scam. Would luv to meet my match.

  7. frank de Nice Reply

    Am afraid of all this online site….so many fake people pls i will like to join one but it must be free one….i need to find a loving nd caring lady

    • Susan Clarke Reply

      Totally agree with you. I’ve been on a few and regret Even joining. Scary out there

    • I know what you mean, seems like there is too much game playing and evil people. I’m scared also. Wishing you luck

    • Beverly mayer Reply

      I will like to find a nice gentleman that is loving no drunkard no smokers someone that will lokafter me that show me love But all the good men are Married or Gone

      • Smith wood Reply

        What I seek is a serious relationship that will lead to marriage, I honesty and sincerity and respect, that is all I want in a woman, but all this app is so disappointing you can’t find one.

  8. Mingle2 actually does NOT carefully screen or monitor anything. Tons of fake profiles and bots. It’s really no better than Craigslist.

  9. Zoltan Horvath Reply

    POF is not good! I have been getting a lots of sex messages from fake profiles and whenever I try to write someone to make the first contact, they never reply. I am considered to be a good looking guy with athletic body and with good morals and personality! Still struggeling to find someone even to chat with me!!! People! Only chat!! POF doesn’t even bring this to me! Whose mistake is this??? POF or the Women or me? I don’t really know but POF is definitely a waste of money and time for me for sure!!!

    • Paul Holden Reply

      Pof is goodish ur right in noone talks to u and loads of fake profile on the I’ve had 2 relationships from pof the second one lasted 7 months but was the best I’ve had so far
      U just gotta keep fishing u will find the right person

      • Well i have been looking to meet a serious and responsible man.

        • Can I get your gmail address Katherine or your mobile number I would like us to talk privately thanks

        • Hello everyone, it’s hard for me to find a sincere and honest one, i’ve been in some dating sites but as of now I still can’t find someone who has a good intention and honest, someone who really looking for a life partner, i’m 57 y.o. but most people say that i looked younger than my age i really like to find a man aging 58 to 69 y.o. hope i could meet him.

    • Paul Holden Reply

      Pof is good if u are patient I got 2 good gfs from there I got the ignorance too when trying to spk to ppl but there are others willing to tk to u i almost left pof coz I got tired but then I met my gf there

  10. Tag is free but full of scammers and thieves you should be very careful with the men on that website

      • Beverly mayer Reply

        Sophy what you say about Tag is very true i was on Tag for years it was a very pleasant site to do on but after the scrammers get on it. It was nothing no more

  11. I don’t mind paying if your not going to get ripped off. most of the sites I’ve tryed all they seen to do is ask you to upgrade and though adverts at you. Is there any genuine site out there for genuine people??? I’ve Been on POF for a few weeks and all its seems to be is fake profiles so you can see why people give up looking for that someone. All there’s dating site want is your money. There really bothered if you find love or not. Be careful out there.

  12. I had the most wonderful experiences with POF ,I have made friends and I have met somebody compatible that I have been dating for 6 months. I recommend POF to all of my single friends

  13. Great list! I like that these sites are free to join. I’m looking for my perfect match and I will certainly try some of them out and see what is in store for me. Thank you for this insightful information.

    • Bevevrly mayer Reply

      Hi steve which dating site did you go on most of them have full of frauds looking to meet someone but dont know to believe when that are speaking truth or lies

  14. Most of dating sites will full of scammers , and i’m so very dissapointed from them 🙁 i hope i found a guy with a responsible heart

  15. Mingle 2 is full of fakes scammers and horrible liars . I am a loving caring woman looking for a aloving and caring man. Is that really asking for to much???? It’s so hard being a good person you get taken advantage of .

  16. Enough is Enough Reply

    Be careful out there… ladies, there are lots of men pretending to be single and looking for their “soul mate” and in reality they are full of so many lies… they may tell you they are a computer programmer and live by themselves but meanwhile they are mentally ill, can’t keep a job for squat, have been married for quite some time and are only looking for a quick thrill, without regard to the feelings of you or his loyal wife. People like this need serious help.

    Same thing goes for you men… in learning my soon to be ex husband’s quite lengthy list of un-savory shenanigans, quite a few of the “ladies” were either prostitutes, just looking for pity/ financial help, or looking to scam you, possibly even without you realizing it. One (if this was even a lady) went as far as walking my ex through downloading an app to his phone that he was led to believe it would make it easier for them to chat, but in reality the app would have allowed her access to personal and financial information on his phone! Luckily even though he was idiotic enough to fall for this trap, some settings on the phone prevented anything from happening. Another begged him repeatedly for prepaid cards claiming her phone needed fixed or else they wouldn’t be able to talk any more. There are plenty of others to list, those are just a couple of highlights.

    Good luck and be safe.

  17. Am single and I have been looking on these dating sites and all they want is sex and full of scummers. I just want to meet someone nice and decent is there anyone there or around. Am a very decent person and all I want is my soul mate who want to share my beautiful love with. Dating sites is just a waste of of time I have been looking over a year and no luck.

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