All of the sites listed here are free to browse, to set up a profile, and to communicate with others via message or email -- whether you initiate the contact or the other person does.Date Hookup's criteria include hair and eye color, education, personality (shy or outgoing) and occupation.We launched in August 1999 and here we are, celebrating our tenth anniversary.All of those sites that were on our list ten years ago have now disappeared off the Internet. People don't like to pay for dating and they like even less to be "tricked" into joining a pay site when it is advertised as free.The only problem is that once you have found someone, you realise you can only wink at them. You take a step towards them to offer to buy them a drink, and some meaty great bouncer dives in between you and asks you for cash before you’re allowed to talk to them.No conversations for you, no cute little messages or swapping numbers. Imagine you were in a bar, and saw someone you really liked, and who seemed to be interested in you too. Then of course there are the totally free dating sites.At first people were drawn to the app for its simplicity - users can swipe left to decline and right to approve a date. Now, it seems you can’t go anywhere without meeting couples who got together though it.
They claim it's free to sign up, free to browse matches, free to do all sorts of things, so come on in!
We noticed that of all these sites, very few were 100% free, with some being up-front paid-for sites, and others having sneaky "hidden" charges to entice members in and then get them to pay.
We decided that these tactics were unfair, so we did a comprehensive of all the features of these sites, and pledged to build the first truly free online dating site.
Dating sites seem to come in three flavours - free, 'pretend free', and not-free-at-all.
Obviously there are plenty of UK dating sites out there which are only too delighted to help you find the love of your life, as long as you pay a significant upfront fee, or pay a monthly subscription.