Which Dating Site Is Best To Use

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Registered: 07-07-2011
Which Dating Site Is Best To Use
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Sun, 07-10-2011 - 9:37am

Hi to all the Single people, I'm in your boat now! I have joined upto a free dating site which is quite popular. I am just wondering what other single sites are good to use, preferably free ones. I have written a little description about myself as don't want to gabble on to much in a profile but have got the main points across. Any suggestions welcome

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Sun, 07-10-2011 - 6:56pm

Hi There are only two good "free" sites POF & Ok Cupid.

dragowoman

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Mon, 07-11-2011 - 10:41am

In my opinion, paid sites are a little better.

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Registered: 05-19-2011
Wed, 07-13-2011 - 6:56pm

In my experience, paid sites are a little bit better. As someone else said, on free sites profiles can sit up there forever and people don't really check them or take the time to maintain them.

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Registered: 06-09-2009
Sun, 07-17-2011 - 1:54pm

I've never tried a free site, only paid sites - Match and eHarmony. Out of those 2 I like Match much better, although I really don't like the fact that anyone can see me (coworkers, etc.). I've had no luck on eHarmony at all.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sun, 07-17-2011 - 9:59pm

My SIL is new to OLD and when she joined EH, she joined up for a year--this was at the beginning of this year.

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Registered: 01-18-2007
Wed, 07-20-2011 - 11:15am

After reading awful reviews of eH, it kind of surprises me that I've had better luck with them than with other sites such OkCupid and PoF. No, I haven't landed a date yet, but there has been plenty of matches and am now communicating with a few guys. In fact, I had a phone chat with one of them and he told me that he had recently broken off from a long-term girlfriend he had met via eH. Can't say I'm excited about any matches so far and that may be just as well until we - hopefully! - get to meet in person.

One reason I'm getting quite a lot of matches (more than 140 so far, not counting the ones I've archived or closed) is that I expanded my search to anywhere in the US. Not getting my hopes up, but at least there is some communication going on. I also indicated in my profile that I am open to just making new friends. Maybe that can take some of the pressure off?

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Wed, 07-20-2011 - 12:42pm

One word of warning,

dragowoman

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Registered: 11-25-2007
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 7:15pm

I am a member of POF.

@HoneyyDater Come listen to my very random tweets about dating after 40.