Dating now is so much easier than 10-15 years ago; we have all this technology that lets us discretely and even anonymously mingle with online singles. There are hundreds of dating services out there trying to make money off of singles so, it can be tough to weed out the good from the bad. Hopefully this review list will serve as a reliable resource for you!
Plenty Of Fish is a free service that provides a chemistry test to math you with compatible personality types. They claim that their “success rate, matching algorithms and technology are unmatched”. Plus, they’re the only dating service (as of now) to offer matches in real-time. This site is totally free but they do have an upgrade version. You’ll need to pass a test before being able to upgrade to “Serious Member” status. The cost is: $5.95/month for 1 year; $7.80/month for 6 months; $9.80/month for 3 months.
Match.com matches you with singles looking for the same needs and wants in a relationship as you. Your privacy and integrity is a top priority with Match.com, which is why all communications occur within an “anonymous” email network; names and contact information are kept confidential until you are ready to share it. Profiles and photos are also screened before going live on the site. Their subscription prices are: $34.99 for 1 month; $59.97 for 3 months; $101.94 for 6 months.
Chemistry.com is a new online dating site which includes a unique “chemistry personality profile” designed by Dr. Helen Fisher. You’ll then receive up to 5 matches each day for free; to receive more matches you’ll need to become a subscriber. Chemistry.com is a sister site of Match.com (mentioned above). The difference with Chemistry.com is that matches are not just based on compatibility, but based on both compatibility and chemistry. Their subscription prices are: $49.95 for 1 month; $99.95 for 3 months; $159.95 for 6 months.
eHarmony is the #1 trusted dating site that provides matches for singles with their patented Compatibility Matching System. Each member is prescreened on “29 Dimensions of personality” (scientific relationship predictors). They also provide expert dating guidance for those wanting to connect on a deeper level with their matches. They have a large selection of subscriptions plans. Their Basic Plan is: $59.95 for 1 month; $119.85 for 3 months; $179.70 for 6 months; $239.70 for 12 months. Their TotalConnect Plan is: $134.85 for 3 months; $203.70 for 6 months; $287.70 for 12 months.
Yahoo! Personals is a free way to search for local singles. It’s free to search but you will need a Yahoo! account and subscription plan in order to contact or interact with others. Safety is their top priority, so they work extra hard to protect your privacy, screen profiles, look into reported profiles and more. They’re even so confident that you’ll find someone through Yahoo! Personals that they back it up with a 6-month promise. If you don’t meet someone within the first 6-months, you’ll get your next 6-months free. Their subscription prices are: $29.99 for 1 month; $59.97 for 3 months; $95.94 for 6 months.
JDate is a Jewish singles community where you can connect with thousands of members from all over the world. The site has a comfortable, laid-back feel to it and includes an instant messaging system, message board and chat rooms. You can also create and send e-cards to any JDate member right through the site. Their standard plans are: $39.99 for 1 month; $99.99 for 3 months; $149.94 for 6 months. They also have a 6-month premium plan for $167.94 which gives you a member spotlight and highlighted profile in searches.
American Singles seems to be setup the exact same way as JDate (mentioned above). Not sure which is a clone of which, but they’re definitely almost identical. American Singles also have chat, instant messaging, email, message boards and even a toolbar. Their standard plans are: $24.99 for 1 month; $39.99 for 3 months; $59.94 for 6 months. They also have 3 premium plans (as opposed to JDate’s one): $29.99 for 1 month; $51.99 for 3 months; $77.94 for 6 months.
PerfectMatch.com is an online dating and relationship service. As of now it’s the only online dating service to offer the “Duet Total Compatibility System” co-developed by Dr. Pepper Schwartz. The system analyzes each member as a whole and takes into account their personality, values and ideas, life and love style, preferences, and their love and money assessment. This type of analysis allows for perfect matchmaking. Their premium membership plans are: $59.95 for 1 month; $79.90 for 2 months; $110.85 for 3 months; $173.70 for 6 months.
True is a safe online dating service with scientific compatibility tests and criminal screenings for felonies. They have live video chat, instant messaging, and a coaching center; plus, they’re the only online dating service and relationship site to be endorsed by Psychology Today. They are very serious about being putting safety first. If you are married and pretend to be single or if you’re a convicted criminal, you will be prosecuted. Their subscription prices are: $49.99 for 1 month; $79.99 for 3 months; $129.99 for 6 months.
LaveLife is an online dating service that also offers real-time instant messaging with video and online speed dating. They offer many products which include: lavalifeWEB, lavalifeVOICE, lavalifeMOBILE, lavalifePRIME, lavalife2GO, lavalife party, and more. All of their products allow them to offer web, voice and mobile based products that let members find singles anywhere. They offer to subscription packages: $34.99 for 1 month; $19.99 for 3 months.
Matchmaker is an online dating service and matchmaking site with a toolbar, email, video chat and instant messaging capabilities. You can also get answers to relationship questions from some of their experts. They are the longest running online dating site and cater to a more mature audience. Their Gold membership costs are: $34.95 for 1 month; $69.95 for 3 months; $99.95 for 6 months; $139.95 for 1 year.
Date.com is and online dating, personals and singles site with a toolbar, live video chats and audio instant messaging. Their site is very similar to Matchmaker (mentioned above) – almost identical even. Their Gold membership costs are: $29.95 for 1 month; $59.95 for 3 months; $89.95 for 6 months; $119.95 for 1 year.If you liked this article, please take this time to share it with your Facebook friends using the Facebook button (see Facebook post button to the left) or retweet it using Twitter (see retweet button to the left). You may also want to follow us or subscribe to the site to stay up-to-date with this article. If you'd rather follow us from your Facebook account, join our Facebook fan page or subscribe to our NetworkedBlogs profile.
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