How many times have you joined a dating site, only to learn that "free to join" does not get you much more than the privilege of creating a profile? Matchopolis is a full featured site for creating friendships and relationships, and making new contacts is always easy, fun, and a credit-card-free experience.
Even Tinder, despite its reputation for attracting users seeking causal romance, may deserve a more open mind.
Kominers thinks online daters could be well served by a service that isn’t quite free but doesn’t involve a subscription fee either.
Inspired by Jiayuan.com, the largest online dating site in China, he thinks dating sites would have happier customers overall if they did away with their current pricing models and charged users per message sent.
“It's a myth that some sites are better for relationships while others are more for hookups,” says Manfredi.
“There are people of different intentions on every platform; it’s more important what your intention is.” Perhaps the key factor that determines whether you’ll like a site is not the price to join but the kind of people you find on it and how they behave and communicate.