Online dating sites are so varied now. Besides the well known EHarmony, RSVP and Plenty of Fish, for the majority there’s Elite Singles for professionals, SilverSingles for over 50s, Christian mingle is for christians and Jdate is  for a Jewish match.

But 'free' is a relative term when it comes to dating sites.

Here’s a few suggestions.

Elite Singles

EliteSingles courts more mature, professional singles who are perhaps looking for love the second time around in their lives.

Like a meticulous suitor, getting on the books of EliteSingles is not a simple or warm and fuzzy process. By the 15th page of the matching questionnaire you are more likely to feel like you’re applying for a job they don’t want you to get.

The following free features are available to basic members of EliteSingles:

View your personality test results.

Receive partner suggestions.

Send smiles and likes.

Upload photos.

The basic membership is an introduction to their paid for Premium membership service.


Be2 offers a 1-month trial subscription for their service which, they claim, has over 20 million registered users worldwide.

Their success, they sayis based on their  mandatory personality test and search function.

So, what makes it so distinct from the others? They say it's because it combines its thorough personality test with a geographical search function. Not only does this provide double assurance for finding compatible matches, but it also provides the user with the liberty of choosing between finding someone that matches their personality, or someone that falls within their search radius. Sounds romantic doesn't it?

In fact in researching this story many of these services, not just Be2, present themselves with the demeanor of a 1950s doctor in a lab coat. Or, alternately they allude to a level lust found among rampant teenagers. The process of finding true love is not what it used to be.

Having said that it's obvious these services are for many millions working.

The personality test and creating your own profile is free of charge. You will also receive an assessment of your personality test along with a list of partner recommendations who really match your personality.


C-Date is open about saying it caters for members looking for a casual relationship. To quote the website,"(C-Date is) for those who are not looking for serious, long-term relationships, but rather those who are looking to find casual encounters."

One of the advantages they say is you can find someone like minded,"without the sleaziness of your classic adult dating sites."

Their core market are 30 year olds but there are those older and younger.

C-Date says their vetting process means,"the memebers pool is mostly clear of suspicious users or spambots. You can be sure that, for the majority of the time, you’re speaking to a real human being on the other side of the computer."