Whether you choose to work with a free site, or one that charges a subscription will largely depend on what you are looking for.
There are many free chat room type sites that are largely un-administered with no controls on who accesses them and what conversations go on there. If you’re just having fun, or love flirting with people you may never meet then these could be ideal for you.
There are also some free dating sites, many of which are funded by advertising, and again because they are free to use, the administration is minimal and these too are often more suited to people looking for fun dating rather than serious relationships.
If you’re looking for looking for a safe and secure site that takes relationships seriously then you should look to a paid for service such as Parship. Parship’s members number in the millions and these are people who understand and trust the excellent service which is based on over 30 years of research into what makes relationships work.
You should allow about an hour to complete the Parship compatibility test, and so will everyone else using the service. This is because the compatibility test is the basis of finding ideal potential partners for you and is the proven route to finding lasting relationships that create winning teams.
Security is also an important consideration, and a good site will leave you in control of when your details are shared, using coded names and blurred photos until both parties are fully signed up. Most free sites share your details immediately which may cause concerns for some.
So there’s something out there for everyone, but for those looking to start a serious relationship that should stand the test of time the small amount charged by a well administered site is a good investment. And let’s face it – would you want to date someone who isn’t even prepared to spend a little in finding their ideal partner? It doesn’t say a lot for their future behaviour does it?