is much smaller than the first two sites, but you have to give it credit for originality: despite its user base of only 200,000 users, Tastebuds is about meeting people through music.
True to its name, POF (as users calls it) has more users than any free dating site, and the fourth most of any dating site out there. Like most free sites, you can purchase some additional features, such as seeing whether other users read your messages, but for the most part, you’re getting the full package free.
was one of the first dating websites and because of this, they have had time to develop and refine their matchmaking system.
You can be ranked in four criteria, using a percentage as either “Director, Builder, Negotiator, or Explorer.” After a battery of other tests, the site will find compatible matches.
It’s an advanced twist to OKCupid’s user-oriented quizzes and is a bit like E-harmony, but it’s got a younger, more hip vibe.
has over 11 million users — EHarmony doesn’t disclose how many it has, but it does claim that 4% of US Marriages are thanks to its sophisticated algorithms, so maybe it’s worth the money.