Do we have any totally free dating websites left in the US? Finding love is one of the most important things in our mortal human lives, but if you are like many, the dating scene has not really yielded much, and so you are thinking of trying your luck on dating websites. However, as you may have found out, there are many websites out there, and most of them charge a regular subscription fee.
Online dating services market is projected to reach $9 billion in 5 years. The biggest and most successful dating sites are owned by Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MTCH). Currently hedge fund sentiment towards MTCH is at its all time high (see the details here). We explained in great detail why hedge funds like this stock so much in this article. Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) recently introduced a free dating service that doesn't require a credit card to challenge Match.com and Tinder and steal away market share.
There is nothing wrong with subscription fees because dating websites provide a platform where people have a higher chance of finding love. Nevertheless, if you are a ‘glass half empty’ kind of person, then the idea of paying for something that is not a guarantee might not sit well with you. Worry not because there are some free dating websites in the U.S where you can try your luck. Here are is our list of free dating sites in USA:
Down is one of the dating websites that have a unique approach to the market. It allows users to join through their Facebook accounts. Down checks for potential matches through your friends and friends of your friends. So in a way, it is an effective way to find dates through Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB). And the good thing is that it facilitates that for free.
- Fusion 101
Fusion 101 is yet another Christian-focused dating website that also happens to be completely free. This means that there is no trial period needed since it is completely free. It is a great website for Christians from the U.S to find dates, but it also allows users from other parts of the world. It has been around for more than 15 years, and it invests a lot of resources towards making sure that the platform is free of scammers.
Eharmony reportedly contributes to about 2% of all marriages in the U.S, which means that it is quite successful, and this is thanks in part to its strategy. This is a Christian dating website, and therefore it attracts a lot of people that subscribe to the Christian faith. It is considered the most reliable dating website for Christians to find love and thus its success.
It is a free website, and it ensures its success by ensuring that new users are fill in compatibility questionnaires. The information collected through these questionnaires helps to create the user’s profile as well as facilitating the recommendations.
BlackCupid is yet another dating website on this list that targets a particular group of people, in this case, the black community. However, it kind of bends the rules because it is only free for three months, but once the free trial run is over, a paid subscription comes into effect. You can try your luck during the free trial period, which might just be enough time to find that ideal person.
Joining this dating website is also free, but only for a one-month trial period, after which you will have to pay for a subscription to access some of the features. Nonetheless, it is one of the best dating sites.
- Elite Singles
This dating website targets a very particular category of individuals. Elite Singles aims to bring together scholars who study or studied at elite universities, including Ivy League schools. The idea behind this particular dating website is to provide an avenue where successful and intelligent highfliers can find potential life partners who also have high academic qualifications.
Elite Singles also attracts a mature audience. So far, 90% of its users are above 30-years-old, and at least 80% of the users are degree holders. This website is also free, and it is a great platform for scholars and professionals to look for love.
Tinder is arguably in the big leagues as far as dating websites in the U.S are concerned. It has been around since 2012 and is one of the most popular dating websites globally, and this mainly has to do with the fact that it was the first to introduce location-based matching. It is also why the phrase “swipe right” actually became popular. The platform presents the profile of a potential match, and then the user swipes right if they like a potential match and left if they are displeased.
Although Tinder is free, it has a premium version called Tinder Plus, which can be had through a monthly membership. The premium version allows users to see who swiped right on their profiles. It also allows you to correct your swipe if you swiped the wrong direction.
Match Group Inc (NASDAQ:MTCH), also known as Match.com, is probably the oldest dating website because it has been around since the 1990s. This plus its more than 13 million users means that it is probably responsible for more relationships than any other dating website in history. It is a completely free dating website, and once you create a profile, you get notifications in your inbox when you match with someone. It also features a ‘yes’ ratings, favorites, and virtual photos.
OkCupid not only one of the few free dating websites in the U.S but also one of the oldest ones considering that was launched in 2004. However, it still boasts of a reliable algorithm that it uses to suggest potential matches based on a series of questions. The questions are designed to establish the likes and characteristics of you and your ideal partner. The platform is free, which means that you can chat with anyone and potentially meet your perfect match. So, go ahead and give it a try. Perhaps you will get lucky.
The above free dating websites provide you with an abundance of options to choose from to kick start your online dating pursuit. However, it is not just about choosing a dating website and creating a profile. You also have to put in some thought into your profile and the bios to maximize your opportunities. Perhaps try making things interesting as these clever Bumble bios for guys will demonstrate. All the best in your pursuit of love in the digital space.
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