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Free Online Dating Sites: Are They Really Worth It?

Jan 24, 2008
Many people have a misconception that free online dating sites bring more harm than good. However, these sites may actually be worth joining. Read more and find out.

As cliché goes, there is no such thing as free these days. If this cliché is applicable, you might probably wonder whether free online dating sites are still worth joining. Note though that the Internet has changed the concept of "free" in the most interesting of ways.

There are a few obvious drawbacks with free online dating sites. First, you have to deal with sites which are poor quality and do not work as efficiently. You face the risk of wasting your time signing up then logging on without getting anything satisfactory in the end. If you make the wrong choice, you may only be bombarded with adverts, pop-ups and offerings which you may not be interested in at all.

Another problem about these free sign-up dating net sites is that you may be faced with safety issues here and there. Remember that anyone can join the site, come up with their own identities and meet others. There are no background checks or confirmation methods, nor are there any fees to spend money on. Since sign ups are free, there are good chances that you may meet a person who is not as they claim to be.

If you make the wrong choice, you will most likely invest much time without meeting anyone you would like to meet. Worse, you can end up being scammed or fooled if you do not take extra precaution. However, this does not mean that free online dating sites are totally not worth your time. These risks exist even with paid dating sites and even in chat rooms. Though paid dating sites pose lesser risk, cases of identity fraud and unwanted ad posts are still possible.

If you think about it, the question as to whether free online dating sites are worth it or not is easily answerable by a 'yes.' Consider how you can meet people from all over the world without having to pay a cent. That should be a far better deal than paying fees. Besides, since the service is free, these sites will most likely have a larger pool individuals looking for potential partners. If you sign up with a reliable but free service, there is a good chance that you can find the partner of your dreams.

On second thought, the better question to ask is probably: how much do you think is your time worth? How much time do you think is worth spending in finding your life partner? Do you think you can potentially find a mate who, just like you, does not present commitments and seriousness in finding their lifetime partner?

The bottom line of all these is that, with free online dating sites, you get the exact quality that you pay for. You can use the site freely, but you need to lower down your expectations. Expect to become bombarded with pop-ups and freebies, expect fake identities and sub-standard service. Despite a few drawbacks, free online dating sites are still worth joining. If you make the right choice of a site to join, you still stand the chance of meeting Mr. or Ms. Right through the Internet.
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