So how much value will a free dating site really provide?
Well the answer could be zero or it could be "it gave me the world". If you are looking for that special someone then by definition you are looking for one person. If you truly believe you get what you pay for, then you will probably find that special someone on a paid dating site.
Your decision to use free or paid dating sites will ultimately result in a more compatible match. By this I mean if you are the type of person that only wants to use free dating sites then you will choose a site and that site will match you with other singles who also believe in using free dating sites. You will have something in common before you get started. On the flip side if you choose a bespoke paid for dating site you will be introduced to potential partners who will also consider paid for sites as being better value.
Some advice about choosing free dating sites:
Ensure they are completely free:
If they advertise a totally free service then there is no reason to provide your financial details. Keep your bank details and credit card details private.
Check Out Reviews:
The web is full of user forums and review sites. Google any dating sites you are thinking of joining and see what users are saying.
Enter the following search term:
"www.somedatingsiteaddress.com" +reviews +scam
Replace the web address shown above with the web site of your choice.
Stick with the big sites
Use the established free dating sites. Check out the number of members they have. But don't be surprised if those numbers include a few made up members or scammers. You need to accept that free dating sites will attract people from all walks of life.
Keep Your Personal Details Private
Keep your real name, address and personal details private until you are totally sure you are ready to divulge them.
I know most of the aforementioned advice is obvious but it harms no one to repeat the obvious.