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5 of the Best Free Dating Sites of 2020 | Simmyideas Tech Hub


Looking to find a serious relationship in the age of coronavirus? With doctors advising against in-person romance, flirting with potential new paramours over an online dating app might be the next best option. Everyone knows someone who met their “forever person” though online dating — but not all  free dating sites are created equal.Free Dating Sites

Many singles feel like they have to make a choice between quality and affordability, but it doesn’t have to be one or the other.  Here’s an overview of the best free dating sites on the market. My recommendations for the best dating sites are based primarily on my own experiences with online dating sites as a woman, with some word-of-mouth impressions from friends thrown in for good measure. Free Dating Sites

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Tinder may have brought on “hookup culture,” but it’s still one of the top dating apps in the U.S. It has about 8 million users, the most of any other dating app

Simple and straightforward., The experience feels more immediate., Two premium options if you want more features.

That means you have a pretty solid chance of eventually matching with someone who piques your interest—even if it takes a lot of left-swiping to get there. The app is free, but you can access premium features starting at $14.49 a month.

The Tinder dating site has some other features worth mentioning:

  • Set the age range anywhere from 18 to 55+
  • Message via text but also send songs, GIFs, and contact information
  • Hide yourself from Tinder if you’re communicating with matches and don’t want more right now


Bumble set itself apart from all the other dating services crowding the app store by requiring women to make the first move once a match is made.

Clean, ad-free design., Controls spam through auto-expiring messages., Fast signup process., Includes a payment option to stand out.

Women love the app because it cuts down on the number of unsolicited messages, and men love it—in fact, 58 percent of the respondents who preferred Bumble — because it takes some of the pressure off initiating.

Bumble also lets you:

  • Snooze your account to hide from Bumble without losing your matches or closing your account. You can un-snooze at any time
  • Find friends and business opportunities through the two other areas of the site: bumblebff and bumblebizz
  • Use the dating website from the Bumble app


OKCupid’s algorithm uses a series of questions to determine what “percentage” you’ll match with any of its five million users.

Find matches that fit your personality and desires., Shows a match percentage for easy swiping., Send messages to anyone you ‘like.’

Here are some other useful features you’ll get with this free dating site:

  • Super advanced search tool
  • Sort matches by match percentage, online status, or distance from you
  • View the people you’ve liked, even if they haven’t liked you back
  • Add your Instagram feed to your profile
  • Use the dating site from your phone with the OkCupid mobile app

Plenty of Fish

Another one of the original dating websites-turned-apps with an eye towards finding a relationship, POF had 90 million users in its heydey.

Always fresh with new users., Digs deep into understanding what you’re like to help find valuable matches., Lets you send messages to anyone.

The Plenty of Fish free dating site also lets you:

  • See a list of “Will Respond” matches for people who are more likely to respond
  • Define several parameters when searching for people
  • View everyone who’s online
  • Find matches and interact with people from the mobile app


eHarmony is a household name. It’s Match’s biggest competitor, and it’s two largest age groups are 30- to 44-year-olds and 55- to 64-year-olds.

It’s free to register and download the app, send ‘smiles’ and pre-written Icebreakers to get the conversation started. However, you need to subscribe for customised messages and unlimited access to your match’s profile.

Here are some other useful features you’ll get with this free dating site:

  • Got a lot of quality prospects
  • Users are required to fill out an 80-question compatibility quiz to determine their core values in relation to others
  • Review the profiles of your prospective matches for free
  • After three months of paid membership and communicating with at least five members, you’re not satisfied, eHarmony will refund your money.

Have you had a good (or bad) experience with one these services? Do you have any other online free dating sites you’d recommend? Share your experiences in the comments or on social media.

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