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.
But the key to finding the right site (or sites) for you depends on what type of relationship you’re in search of.
If you’re just dipping your toes back into the dating pool, free sites can be a great place to start.
You may even find that online dating isn’t right for you – if that’s the case, all the better to find out without investing much into the process.
Free sites generally offer more flexibility for different types of relationships, including casual hookups and same-sex relationships.
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.
Free sites may also work better for individuals who are separated, but not yet divorced (or separated with no immediate intention to divorce).
Plentyof Fish (POF) has a range of features – these are a few of the most popular: While technically a free site, Plentyof Fish offers you the option to purchase a membership upgrade.
This allows you to find out who’s viewed your profile, find out if your messages were read or deleted, browse ad-free, send unlimited gifts, and increase your profile’s traffic.
Upgrading costs .40 for three months, .00 for six months, or .40 for one year.