“Online dating will connect you with far more people than you could ever meet in a night out,” says Patrick Mackay of Lets Meet, “you literally get to window shop thousands of people.” It’s also easier to approach someone online – if they fail to respond, you can walk away largely unscathed by rejection. This depends on both your financial situation and what you’re looking for.
If you simply want a bit of harmless fun and to meet new people, then a free subscription might be for you.
Remember that this is an online dating service and not a personalised one.
Just remember to be safe, and to report any dubious activity. Free service sites may attract scammers and those who have been banned from paid services.This means you might need to sort through a ton of rubbish before finding a suitable date, which can be pretty time-consuming. Popular websites such as Dating Buzz ask for a monthly subscription fee (see prices below).