Online dating no longer holds the stigma it did in the early days of the internet! The latest data shows that more people now meet online than via friends and family introductions. If you are on a budget, dating can be expensive but we don’t think love should have a price!
We have already put together some cheap date ideas so it is time to discuss how to find the one for you without endless, expensive subscriptions to dating services. Among the free dating apps are also some superb trials to let you dip your toe in to the online dating waters.
Match.com is arguably the most known dating service. Since they started in 1995, a lot has changed and they have remained leaders in the sector. Gone are the cheesy one-liners and they have been replaced by smart matching, interactive profiles and safe chatting.
With decades of learning about how to match people for meaningful and long-term relations, Match.com is a go-to for people who take dating seriously. You can access their matching service via their website or app, whichever you prefer!
Match.com is prodimently a paid service. However, you can make a profile for free which allows you to start the matching process; you only need to upgrade at the stage of wanting to communicate with a match.
There is also a free 3 day trial to access the full package without parting with any more. You can claim your free trial here. When you join Match.com, you will also notice that you get 25% off at lots of restaurants with Match Dining - a nice additional perk!
Another huge name in online dating, eHarmony claims to help someone find love every 14 minutes through their site!
If you want your 14 minutes of love fame then you can join eHarmony completely free of charge. On the free dating tier, you are able to fill out (and get the results) of their own relationship matching questionnaire, see your matches and send an icebreaker message to get things started. This is a really good free dating solution as you get to get real-world results before commiting anything to eHarmony.
Start your journey with their free relationship questionnaire and see the matches flood in!
When Tinder launched its app, it was a game changer for the world of dating! Tinder made online dating accessible to a whole new generation of love-seekers. Don’t be fooled though, Tinder isn’t full of 18 year olds only! A whole cross-section of society is on the app so you will find some people of interest.
Tinder connects to your other, verified social media platforms so you know that other people are who they say are!
You can use Tinder without paying but there are upgrades if you want to get additional benefits but there really isn’t need to! Search your iOS or Android app store for Tinder to get started.
Caroline is an experienced Dutch/English freelance writer with a passion for travel, animals and nature. When she is not looking for the next hot topic to write about, she loves walking her dog in the countryside!