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Free Dating Sites Vs. The Match.com Free Trial

There are a couple major dating sites like Plenty of Fish and Okcupid that you may have heard of or even joined at some point. And while it's true that people do find love by using free dating sites, I personally do not recommend using them. The reason is quite simple: It takes a lot more work to get results when you use a free dating site.

On free sites, I've noticed there are a greater number of phony profiles and scam artists. Yes, they are outnumbered by legitimate profiles, but many of them are inactive. This all means you need to wade through a greater number of profiles, contact more prospects, and spend more time on the site to find people who may be interested in you. This is fine if you enjoy the process, but be aware that it can be quite time consuming.

I've had better luck using paid dating sites such as Match.com. Such sites require you to purchase a monthly membership, but the benefit is that the pool of potential matches on such sites tend to take their online dating more seriously. This is quite understandable. After all, wouldn't you take a product or service more seriously if you paid to use it?

The subscription fees at Match.com can vary on a number of factors:

  1. How long of a subscription you sign up for - The longer the time frame, the cheaper the monthly price. I think your best bet is to buy a membership that lasts 3 months. Unless you're lucky, you won't find love overnight, and will need a subscription that lasts at least 3 months anyway.
  2. Whether or not you use online coupons - There are coupons that give you up to a 20% discount. To find current coupons, use your favorite search engine and search for "match.com coupon" or similar terms. More information about coupons are available at the dating site, Couponleaf.com.

Make sure you take advantage of any and all Match.com coupons and sign up for a lengthy subscription plan if you want to get the best deal possible. I also think it's a good idea to use a Match.com free trial before you join. You can just head over to Couponleaf.com if you want to take advantage of the latest, 3-day free trial of Match.com. The free trial is a wonderful way to compare the activity on Match.com when compared to free dating sites. I'm sure you'll find the Match.com more active and responsivle as I have. With online dating, the old saying, "You get what you pay for," definitely rings true.