Free dating sites for serious relationships
If you're in search of a long-term relationship and everything that comes with it, here are the sites with the best odds for finding just that.
Dating website e Harmony boasts "600,000 married couples who met on e Harmony," and writes on their site that, on average, "438 people get married every day in the United States because of e Harmony." That number comes from a 2012 survey that was paid for by e Harmony, so take from it what you will — but it's certainly possible that e Harmony's reputation for leading to marriage may have the circular effect of attracting people who are looking for serious relationships.
In February, e Harmony CEO Neil Clark Warren, who co-founded the company as a Christian dating site, told CNN, "We didn't want to pretend to be experts on gay and lesbian couples ... It's a different match."In the same interview, Warren defended e Harmony against apps like Tinder, saying that Tinder was used for hook-ups, not marriage.
Match was launched in April of 1995, and has grown over the last two decades to become one of the largest paid user bases.People use dating sites and apps for different reasons: flirting with strangers, no strings attached hook-ups, summer flings etc.— but some users are looking for something more serious (perhaps even permanent).Be forewarned, however, that e Harmony has a bit of a checkered history when it comes to inclusion.The company faced a lawsuit back in 2005 for discriminating against same-sex couples, reports CNN.