We took personality tests, answered over 300 dating-related questions and downloaded apps for all the sites that offered them.We focused on general sites that include all types of singles, but also included our best pick for focused dating that caters to specific groups of people. When we started back in 1999 there were just one or two dating sites online. Our philosophy has always been that it should be 100% free to meet, message and date when it comes to online dating sites.We decline about 90% of all new applications on the basis that they do not meet our quality criteria.We hand-check every new member who comes onto the site to ensure they are not a previously-identified low quality person.
This means you join, add your profile, get talking with real full messaging capabilities, and get dating 100% free. However we recognise that members do not like to be bombarded with adverts.
We have stuck to our original philosophy of providing 100% free dating throughout all of these years.
The other huge problem with free sites is that they have no budget for, or interest in, checking the background of their members.
This means that quality of the members is very low indeed.
Using some of the 100% free dating sites can be an eye-opening experience!
Match gives you lots of open-ended questions that you can answer, and you can upload 26 photos to your profile.