If you are in the United States (or even Canada), eharmony is the first site I would sign up for.
is a good site, but with eharmony, because of the exhaustive questionnaire you have to fill out when you sign up, you will spend less time weeding through low quality profiles.
I can’t tell you how many messages I sent as a member of this site without getting a single response.
Nevertheless, it has a massive membership base and I have friends who give it much praise (maybe they have the magic touch), so it is worth adding to your dating site list as a last resort.
Plentyoffish.com: Plenty of Fish (POF) is completely free to use and sign up. I also found that the overall quality of the members on POF was lower than the pay sites I mentioned above.
Sign up for POF when you have completely exhausted the other fine options above.
Single Parent Dating Sites Return to Table of Contents eharmony.com: While used to be my favorite site, I now prefer eharmony.
Lavalife.com: Lavalife is a decent site that is popular in the U. On Lavalife, you will have the option to search for people interested in casual dating, relationships or intimate encounters. Because it is free, you will find that you will need to send out tons of messages even to just get one response.
Match.com: Your best success if you are looking for gay and lesbian dating options will be to sign up for and then filter your search accordingly.
Gay Cupid.com: Gay is Cupid Media’s gay dating site.
As I mention in my online dating e-book, when I started out, I had no clue what I was doing, and my money was going down the drain each month with no results (or girlfriend) to show for it. Click on any of the options below in order to go to that section. One of the main downsides of this site is that you have to pay to be able to have decent search functionality.
I realized over time that I was signing up for the wrong sites and, therefore, was not putting myself in the best position to succeed. The websites I recommend below (by niche group) have been thoroughly researched and are the ones I recommend as you embark on your online dating journey. Nevertheless, if you run out of options on the sites above, sign up for this website, and see what happens. It doesn’t have the breadth of features and comprehensiveness that you will find on and eharmony, but it allows free users a high level of features and functionality, something uncommon on the biggest paid sites.
Interracial Match.com: I’m all about expanding your horizons beyond your race.