Free Dating Sites & Apps

Below is a complete list of all the popular free online dating sites and dating apps which we have reviewed. The dating services are sorted alphabetical. This can be a confusing category as there are thousands of free dating sites worldwide. There is almost zero cost to create a dating site these days (if you buy pre-packaged software). Anyone can setup a site which creates a very diluted dating industry and ultimately means most of these dating sites have no members.

The obvious advantage of a completely free dating site is the price. This means the only thing preventing someone to join is the time spent to fill out a page to register. With the sites and apps listed below, they range from having tens of thousands to millions of members. Oddly enough, the up side of free online dating is also one of its major downfalls. Since there is no real barrier of entry, people sign up just to see what the dating site is like. They have no real interest in dating and they may be just looking for a one night stand. You also tend to find a lot of married people on these sites. With no money paper trail leading to a dating site for their partner to find, it is easier for them to hide their infidelity. Scammers and fraudsters also love the free dating sites due to the zero cost of entry. No dating site wants them but the free sites usually do not have the resources to detect them and deal with the problem. Plus, if the site finds a scammer and then bars the member, the scammers have lost nothing as they will just log in the next day and just create another account. Since these dating sites make their money off of the advertising on the site, this leaves little resources for important things like customer service and improving how the site functions for its members.

A large percentage of the members of these services are singles in their early twenties. Usually these people are in university or college and have little money to spend on extras lie a dating service. Therefore these types of dating site are ideal for them. If you are older and are seeking a true relationship you may want to start with our dating site and app category list.

So in review, the disadvantages of a free dating services include:

  • No barrier of entry, so a large number of people are on the site who are not interested in a real relationship.
  • Scammers and married people.
  • No customer service.
  • The functionality of the dating site or app may be below standards.
  • Geared more towards younger singles in their early twenties.

There are many free dating services to choose from. Our purpose here is to list only the best dating apps and sites that fit the niche you are looking for - ones that will work for you. Each of these free services passed our minimum criteria set out in this article.

Each of our reviewed dating services also allows for submitted reviews and ratings by our readers. Each user review contains a rating based on a possible total of five stars and a description. With the name of the dating services listed below you will find our average user rating.


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Occasionally, "truth in advertising" is more than just a pipe dream - there really are plenty of fish in the POF.com sea. More than 100 million visitors view the site every month and over 11 million users are registered, making Plenty Of Fish the largest free online dating site in the world.

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, International

Service Type: Free

Membership Type: Free - Basic + Contact, Paid Upgrade • Cost: Free to $6.78 / month

Looking For: Activity Partner, Dating, Friends, Long-Term, Marriage, Penpal • Religions: Any

Average: • 183 votes cast   View

Hinge has rebranded itself as a “relationship app,” meant to be an alternative to endlessly swiping on Tinder. Rather than looking at a couple of photos to decide “yes” or “pass” on a potential match, Hinge encourages users to take a deep dive into each profile instead. With no swiping feature, users can “like” certain photos or anecdotes that others share in their profiles, and from there, they can choose to strike up conversation. Hinge provides prompts to help users get creative and share things that show off their personalities, so users become more engaged in the process of online dating.

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India

Service Type: Android App, iPhone / iPad App, Mobile Phone

Membership Type: Full Trial, Paid • Cost: From $4.99 / month

Looking For: Dating, Long-Term • Religions: Any

Average: • 3 votes cast   View

Award Cup Award Free Free  

Tinder

Tinder is a location-based mobile dating app that is “a fun way to meet people” according to its website. Tinder finds out who likes you nearby and connects you with them if you're also interested. You sign in with a Facebook account and create a basic profile comprised of photos, age, location, and a brief summary. The app indicates if you have mutual friends and common interests, too. The company states that every day, there are 400 million profile ratings and 4.5 million matches made with the app. Available for iPhone and Android phones.

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom

Service Type: Android App, iPhone / iPad App, Mobile Phone

Membership Type: Free - Complete, Paid Upgrade • Cost: Free to $19.99 / month

Looking For: Casual, Dating, Friends, Long-Term • Religions: Any

Average: • 17 votes cast   View

Free Free  

Amor en Linea

Over nine million singles are already looking for love on AmorEnLinea.com, a completely free dating site available in both English and Spanish. AmorEnLinea offers a simple and stream-lined dating experience, with minimal but efficient functionality. If you’re looking for the basics – without all the confusing bells and whistles – AmorEnLinea may be the site for you.

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, International

Service Type: Ethnic, Free, Latin

Membership Type: Free - Complete • Cost: Free

Looking For: Activity Partner, Dating, Friends, Long-Term, Marriage • Religions: Any

Average: • 0 votes cast  

Free Free  

Book Of Matches

BookOfMatches.com is 100% free, 100% of the time, with absolutely everything included. In addition to the standard online dating site features, BOM is one of few free dating sites to offer video chat and a social networking experience. Members can create a "favorites list" or a "friends list" that allows other users to see extra information like personality tests and blog posts.

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom

Service Type: Free

Membership Type: Free - Complete • Cost: Free

Looking For: Activity Partner, Casual, Dating, Friends, Long-Term • Religions: Any

Average: • 6 votes cast   View

ChristianDatingForFree.com proudly calls itself the largest 100% free Christian dating site on the Web. Access to the full range of functions is available at no cost, though paid memberships are available for an ad free version of the site. CDFF offers features that will be familiar to any online dater – including winks, private messaging, favorite lists, and daily matches – in a simple, no-frills, faith-based package.

Regions: United States, Canada

Service Type: Christian, Religious

Membership Type: Free - Complete, Paid Upgrade • Cost: Free to $4.95 / month

Looking For: Activity Partner, Dating, Friends, Long-Term, Marriage, Penpal • Religions: Christian

Average: • 2 votes cast   View


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