Many people want to know what the largest online dating site or service is. The idea being: If there are enough people on that site, it must be good, and I’ll increase my chances of finding great dates, a soul mate, or a life long partner.
Online dating sites which have lot of members tend to be much more fun to use. You’re likely to find something going on, and people talking, at any given hour of the day. You also have a much bigger pool of prospective dates to browse through, so this increases your chances of finding just the right one.
So let’s look at several of the largest online dating services around today…
1. Match.com – This is a well known, large and busy onling dating site that’s been around for many years. They actually claim to be the number one online dating site, and they claim that over 400,000 singles found love through them just last year. So yes, they might just be the largest online dating service there is.
Searching through the Match.com database is completely free to do, and you’re even able to sign up and create your own dating profile – referred to as a “Portrait” – at no cost as well. When you’re ready to start meeting people, sending winks and email messages, you simply upgrade to a paid membership option.
Match.com offers a one month, three month and six month subscription option, but you’ll have to sign up for the free service before you can find out the subscription pricing.
2. Plenty of Fish – This is another very large online dating service. They claim to generate over 300,000 relationships a year. In fact, at the time of this writing the site showed over 28,000 people logged in.
One very unique thing about this dating site though, is that it’s 100% free. Also unlike some of the other largest online dating services, this one is run by one person from his home, with no employees. It’s not a large corporation or business.
Plenty of Fish also appears to have some features on their site, that are unique to online dating services. Members for instance, can block messages from whole groups of other singles they aren’t interested in. Say for instance, you’re not interested in dating single parents. You could block members who are single parents, thus not have to waste time getting messages from them.
3. Perfect Match – Another of the largest online dating services, Perfect Match claims to have more than 3 million members. In fact, you can actually read some of their success stories online.
Perfect Match caters to singles who are looking for long term relationships, so joining here means you’ll meet people with those goals in mind. Unlike other large online dating services, this one doesn’t send you lots of potential matches each day. Instead, you fill out scientifically based personality test which helps you choose potential mates based on more refined, qualified match criteria.
Joining Perfect Match at the basic level is free, and this allows you to take the specialized compatibility test, set up a profile with up to 8 pictures, send basic conversation starter questions, and access various columns and other tools.
Upgrading to their premium membership option adds the ability to perform unlimited searches, access other member’s profiles, send email, and many other things.