Best Online Dating Sites

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  • Match.com This is the granddaddy of them all, touting over 25 million members across the world and growing each day. Match.com is by far the most used online dating site in the world. The site has a number of excellent features to help you feel more comfortable with spending $34.99 per month. Of course, the price goes down if you choose to stay a long time. Match.com is the only online dating site to guarantee that you will find somebody special in the first six months. If you don't, they will give you the next six months for free. So if money is no object in your search for love and you prefer sites that are heavy on the features, then head over to Match.com now.
  • FriendFinder FriendFinder has over 3.5 million users on its site and takes a little more of a laid back approach than most sites when it comes to online dating. In other words, it’s meant for more of the “friends with benefits” crowd. But that’s not all they do. They do help people find love and companionship as well. The site has a number of features available to its basic members that allow them to view and contact members. However, only after you pay for membership are you allowed to maintain contact with those you meet. There are a number of chat rooms available that touch on all aspects of what people are looking for. So, if you’re not looking for the next person to marry, but you're looking for some new people in your life, then maybe give FriendFinder a try.
  • LavaLife You may have seen the advertisements late at night advertising Lavalife as a place to meet and greet with potential matches in a more casual manner. The site has a simple one or three month paid membership, and a free one for looking without the ability to initiate contact as well. With over 15 million registered users, you won't have trouble finding somebody with whom you click. The site also offers webcam chats.
  • eHarmony eHarmony is no doubt the most expensive on the Internet today. But that’s also one of the main reasons why it’s on this list. They wouldn’t be charging nearly three times the average monthly cost of other online dating sites without good reason. The site has extremely in-depth questionnaires and surveys they you have to take as a new member. Even though you may need to spend several hours to complete the registration process, if you dedicate the time eHarmony will provide you with matches they feel would be great partners for you. One downside is that they don’t allow you to contact other members unless they’re a part of your search results.
  • Spark.com With over 7 million registered members, Spark.com is no slouch in the online dating market. The site also takes a cue from Match.com’s six-month guarantee. The “Five-Month Promise” lets you purchase the 5-month plan and if you don’t find anyone, you'll get an additional 5 months for free. Free members have the ability to fully read other member profiles, but they are unable to develop conversations with their matches until they decide to pay, just as is true of most other sites.