Online dating provides a convenient way to meet other singles without ever needing to leave your home. You will find several options regarding subscriptions. Many sites are free, but only offer limited benefits and features. Others charge a subscription, and they can get pricey. If you are considering signing up for a site, knowing whether or not it’s worth it to pay will depend on a few factors.
How Quickly Do You Want It?
If you have time to wait for members to contact you, opting for a free site may be okay for you. With free sites you will have to scroll through hundreds of profiles that may not interest you, and you may not be able to make meaningful contact with others. Other free members may also not be able to contact you, so you may have to wait for someone with a paid membership to contact you first. If you are just looking and not in a hurry, you can easily use a free site as long as you realize that you may be waiting a few months for meaningful contact.
How Picky Are You?
If you just want to find some companionship then a free site may not be a bad idea. However, if you are looking for specific types of people, then it’s going to be worth it to pay for a membership. With paid memberships you have more options regarding searching through profiles. You may be able to search by location with a free membership, but with paid memberships you can narrow the search fields down by race, height, weight, appearance, and even religious and political views.