All the best free dating sites for finding a serious relationship

Finding your soulmate is priceless. Sure. But do you really need to use a paid site to find a real relationship? Does a monthly fee really weed out people who aren't taking the process seriously?
This wasn't really an issue before 2012, but the Tinder-led surge of 30-second profiles and instant access to all single folks within 10 miles gave sites with tedious personality analyses and upscale subscriptions a run for their money — literally.
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Vox said what we're all really thinking: "At what point in the completely nightmarish process of online dating does one decide that it’s worth spending money on making that experience slightly less terrible?" Read more... More about Apps , Dating , Sex , Mashable Shopping , and Shopping Uk



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BEST FOR INCLUSIVITY

OkCupid


OkCupid genuinely wants dating to be a good experience and the woke vibe helps avoid feeling like a loser looking for love online.

Unlimited matches with free account: No


Unlimited messaging with free account: Yes


Paid perks: No ads, a list of who's liked you, and read receipts







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BEST FOR GETTING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Coffee Meets Bagel


Feeling rusty? CMB gets things rolling by sending ice breakers and encouraging parties to plan a date within a week of matching.

Unlimited matching with free account: No


Unlimited messaging with free account: Yes


Paid perks: More likes per day







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BEST SERIOUS SWIPING APP

Hinge


Millennials finally have an algorithm-based swiping app that's less "Wanna bang?" than Tinder.

Unlimited matches with free account: No


Unlimited messaging with free account: Yes


Paid perks: Extra filters like weed use or height and a grid view of everyone who has liked you







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BEST FOR LESBIANS WHO HATE TINDER

Her


Connect with queer women who want something real and free yourself from Tinder's focus on threesomes.

Unlimited matching on free account: Yes


Unlimited messaging on free account: Yes


Paid perks: None, because it's completely free







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BEST FOR FINDING LOVE

Match


The OG dating site reigns supreme with a proven algorithm and more users than the population of New York.

Free features: View matches and send and receive winks, but no messaging







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BEST FOR THOSE DATING TO MARRY

eharmony


Casual daters will feel smothered here, but marriage-minded people will love the focus on settling down.

Free features: 29-dimension personality quiz and reviewing matches, but no messaging




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