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This pages lists a whole bunch of other 100% FREE dating sites which are very similar to and good alternatives to PlentyOfFish (and a whole lot easier to create a profile).
Some of these alternatives to Plenty Of Fish are 100%, no strings FREE. Some of these dating sites are partially free with more advanced features if you upgrade to a paid dating membership.
Any suggestions you feel should be added to this page please provide those suggestions in the comments section below.
Badoo Dating Website
Badoo is a like a cross between Facebook and a dating site. Badoo was created in 2006 and is a United Kindom based company.
Badoo is laid out and designed in a manner where you can tell the sites is really designed for smart phones, but you can just as easily create an account on your computer or laptop as well.
Badoo has a very nice ‘live’ feel to it because while you are on the site browsing around, people who are online can notify you they want to chat with you, so it is a very good dating site if you are feeling lonely and want to talk to someone in real time. Certainly a big plus above Plenty of Fish dating, in that respect.
Badoo is 100% FREE to join and participate. Sign up is pretty fast and painless. A WHOOOLE Lot easier than Plenty Of Fish. Of course the site has its up-sell attempts such as pay to become 3 time more popular.
Overall Grade for Badoo: B
Coupleizer Dating Website
Couplelizer dating sites edge or market angle is that all images a member submits must be selfies taken with your web camera or cell phone. The purpose of this is so you know that everyone’s picture is recent (when they joined Coupleizer) so you avoid the all-to-common nightmare of being shocked by the persons appearance when you meet them in person. Nice dating site marketing angle – I like it.
The only problem is you CAN bypass that by simply selecting to upload a photo. I am not sure yet if Coupleizer profiles indicate if the persons pictures are recent selfies or not.
When I signed up the site said there was no one online nearby right now which makes me wonder if the site does not have many members. Granted it was 2:30 am on a Thursday morning but when I joined Badoo there were plenty of people who were online near me.
Coupleizer focuses on creating dates and meetings which helps to prevent the issues of wasting time with a person who is not serious about dating and just wants to send texts and emails forever.
Overall Grade for Coupleizer: B
DateHookup Dating Website
DateHookup dating site probably could have picked a better name. I am not really sure why it is called this because it is not a hookup dating site but a regular, conventional one.
Date Hookup is a rather plain dating site that does not seem to be up on the latest technologies like the others mentioned here. In fact when I tried to log in it prompted me to reset my password. My attempts to do so failed and the site did not email me instructions to reset when I requested several times. Maybe the site is low on employees or maybe they are just going out of business.
If you have some extra time to kill, go to Date Hookup and give it a shot and let me know how it works for you.
Overall Grade for Date Hookup: D+
OK Cupid Dating Website
OKCupid dating site starts with the sign up process, which asks quite a few questions, like Plenty Of Fish, but they do it in a one question at a time manner so you don’t feel so overwhelmed with all the dating site homework.
OKCupid is not as user intuitive as it should be. For example, after I finished with the questions, I was sent back to the main page wondering what happened. I assumed at that point I should sign in. Then when I proceeded to sign in the site told me my sign in info was incorrect which I know was not the case.
OKcupid started acting weird starting around 2014 or so, so I am assuming the site is not well maintained and your best bet is to avoid OKcupid.
Overall Grade for OK Cupid: D
Passions Network Dating Website
Passions Network dating site was really fast and easy to sign up. After signing up I tried using their advanced search to get a feel for the number of people in my area.
Passions Network advanced search was a little weird in that it offered way too many strange choices for selected the other persons gender and sexual orientation.
After performing an advanced search I realized that this dating site should probably be avoided because of the lack of activity. Most of them members returned had no pictures and the last time they were active was three months ago or later. The search I performed was fairly loose to: ages 42 – 52, within 100 miles of me.
Overall Grade for Passions Network: B
On to the next dating site – SpeedDate.
Speed Date Dating Website
SpeedDate dating sites sign up process is fast and easy. SpeedDates marketing angle is that you can find a date very fast because you converse with people while they are online.
Once you have created your account you can click the SEARCH link. You are then presented with people who are in your area who are online now. You can send them an instant message totally free.
The big downsides to SpeedDate:
(1) you can’t check messages in your inbox until you pay a .99 cent fee to verify your account. .99 cents is not much but you are still giving your financial information out.
(2) expect a fair amount of fake/scammer profiles (people who are way too attractive for their age who put their phone number and email address right in their profile. This would never happen in the real world with real people).
Another bad thing about Speed Date is they would not stop sending me interest notifications. Even when I went to account settings and unchecked every single notification option, after clicking save preferences, I would go to another page, come back to settings and they would all be checked again. My advice is do like I did and create a disposable email address so you can just delete your email so you won’t be bothered anymore.
Overall Grade for SpeedDate: C
Connecting Singles Dating Website
ConnectingSingles dating site was one dating site I was pretty impressed with. Connecting Singles has a really well laid out user interface. There are a tons of places you can go on the website. There are dating articles, a blog and a forum.
When I performed an advanced search on Connecting Singles it returned a large amount of matches. It seems to me as this dating site is almost as big and popular as Plenty Of Fish.
One thing I REALLY like about this dating site is they don’t let you send messages until your profile is approved. This means someone actually screens profiles to keep out the scammers and fake profiles. My advanced search confirmed this as I found no fake profiles when I did a search.
Connecting Singles even has a Meet Me section that is a lot like the Plenty Of Fish Meet Me.
Last but not least, drum roll, everything on this dating site is truly, 100% FREE!!
If you are fed up with Plenty Of Fish or just looking for a really great dating site I highly recommend Connecting Singles.
Overall Grade for Connecting Singles: A