Free online dating sites

Online dating can get expensive if you're using subscription services. The good news is that many of the best online dating sites for open relationships have free options. And even though there are some limitations to the non-premium plans, you can absolutely find fantastic dates without paying a cent.

Here's a rundown of the pros and cons of the free plans of two of our favourite online dating sites for open relationships.

OKCupid: Free Plan

OKCupid offers A-List Basic, A-List Plus, and other premium paid options to control who can see your profile. However, the free serves up a ton of great features that are more than enough to find your next hot date.

Pros

  • Use the "Double Take" feature (think Tinder, plus profile details)
  • Search for profile by ethnicity, religion, language, monogamy status, vices, education, and parenting status/desires
  • Can like a limited (but reasonable) number of profiles per day
  • Send one introductory message per like, and unlimited message after you'er liked back

Cons

  • Can't see who likes you until you like them back
  • Can't search by body type, attractiveness, or how they've answered any question
  • Can't see when your messages have been read
  • Ads

Feeld: Free Plan

Feeld offers a "Majestic Membership", but the free plan comes with more than enough features to bring that fantasy to life.

Pros

  • Swipe 'yes' or 'no' on profiles, as you'd expect
  • Upload pictures and write a basic description for your profile
  • Link your profile to your partner's, so you can date as a couple
  • Send and receive unlimited messages after you match

Cons

  • Can't see who likes you until you match with them
  • Can't hide from Facebook friends
  • Can't see when someone was last online
  • Can't have private photos

Conclusion

There are more than enough features in the free versions of these top-notch online dating sites to satisfy most needs. Unless you're dying to access premium features, save your cash for going on dates, rather than for finding one.

July 29, 2019
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