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One question I get asked quite a bit is whether or not you should pay to join a dating site or just use one of the free ones. Which is better? In my experience, any dating site can get you to where you want to be. There isn’t one right or wrong site to use. Some people may have luck with a site that someone else has tried and given up on.
Having said that, each of the free or paid sites have advantages. Here are a few tips to help you make a decision.
Advantages of Free Sites
Free dating sites are great when you are either just starting out in the dating scene, or you have done another site for awhile without success. If I ever found myself in a “dating slump” with the site I was using, I would log on to a free site and sure enough, I was always able to meet or at least email a few people. Free sites can give you a little lift when you think there isn’t anyone in the world left who is single, because once you log on you see very clearly that there are many singles out there just looking to meet someone special.
Advantages of Paid Dating Sites
Paid sites can anywhere from $15-50 a month, which might seem like a lot but really isn’t. Think about the times you went out with a group of friends to a bar or other social event, I’ll bet you paid a lot more than that. Also, it’s my personal opinion that the people who pay to be on a dating site are really serious about finding someone special. Not just a hookup, but a real relationship.
So each type of site has it’s positives. You just have to decide which one is right for you.