As I mention in my online dating e-book, when I started out, I had no clue what I was doing, and my money was going down the drain each month with no results (or girlfriend) to show for it. Click on any of the options below in order to go to that section. One of the main downsides of this site is that you have to pay to be able to have decent search functionality.
I realized over time that I was signing up for the wrong sites and, therefore, was not putting myself in the best position to succeed. The websites I recommend below (by niche group) have been thoroughly researched and are the ones I recommend as you embark on your online dating journey. Nevertheless, if you run out of options on the sites above, sign up for this website, and see what happens. It doesn’t have the breadth of features and comprehensiveness that you will find on and e Harmony, but it allows free users a high level of features and functionality, something uncommon on the biggest paid sites.
If you are in the United States (or even Canada), e Harmony is the first site I would sign up for.
is a good site, but with e Harmony, because of the exhaustive questionnaire you have to fill out when you sign up, you will spend less time weeding through low quality profiles.
Okcupid.com: I used several times in the past and have never had success with it.