While popular choices are a safe bet for their huge user base, smaller sites offer starting off with more common ground.
They make some big guarantees: You can do most things on OKCupid for free, but like POF, there are perks available to “A-List” members, OKC’s term for premium users.
While it has about an eighth the user base of POF, clocking in at around 8 million, OKCupid is generally a lot of fun as it matchmakes using user-generated questions and quizzes, allowing users to determine how compatible their match might be with them. OKC has a Tindr like feature that allows one to rapidly rate other users, and if you and someone else rate each other highly, then OKC will let you know.
is much smaller than the first two sites, but you have to give it credit for originality: despite its user base of only 200,000 users, Tastebuds is about meeting people through music.
If going to concerts, listening to music, or playing an instrument is your thing, then is the right place to find like-minded people.
True to its name, POF (as users calls it) has more users than any free dating site, and the fourth most of any dating site out there. Like most free sites, you can purchase some additional features, such as seeing whether other users read your messages, but for the most part, you’re getting the full package free.
was one of the first dating websites and because of this, they have had time to develop and refine their matchmaking system.
e Harmony is another massive player, with 3 million users signed up.
But size isn’t everything – as anyone who has just wrapped up a three-hour swiping session on Tinder will attest.
Too many members with no filter can result in either hours of swiping to find someone you fancy, or hundreds of messages in your inbox that you’ll never have time to read.