You might have already encountered dating sites that claim to be completely free.They let you become a member, fill out a lengthy questionnaire, upload some pictures and create a nice profile….This feature uses carefully placed algorithms to analyze certain personality traits and characteristics.Upon completion, the results are then matched to members with balancing qualities.And with most free sites being run on a tight budget, it can be the case that there’s less effort devoted to moderating profiles that appear or the behavior of members, including online help and support.In either case, as with any online dating experience, members ultimately need to act in a responsible way that does not expose them to risks of unsavory characters that could lurk in any online communities.Plenty of Fish was founded by computer programmer Markus Frind in 2003, and is now the largest and most successful free online dating site in existence.
The main difference between free and pay sites is that the free ones are usually paid for by advertisers or sponsors instead of the members themselves.
Up until recently, its founder was running the site single handedly from his apartment in Vancouver, but due to the massive growth of the site, he has since hired some helpers.
The site offers things such as email and compatibility testing at no charge.
It also indicates a member is genuinely seeking a partner.
This was introduced to tackle the major problem of separating those members who are there for genuine reasons, from scammers, time wasters and the cheats who are there to take advantage of a free service.
Then when the time arises and you want to communicate with a cute member you’ve found – Boom!