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Online dating has come of age. Today millions of people across the country - and the world - have found the advantages that online dating brings. From the comfort of your own home or apartment, you can browse through hundreds of pictures and profiles, strike up dozens of conversations, and date as often as you like.

To meet the needs of all these daters, many online dating services have been created. Each brings to the table a unique perspective, target audience, or feature set that appeals to various segments of the dating market.

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3.5 stars
Spark

SPARK Visit Site

Cost:

$14.95 / month (5 month subscription)

Members:

7 million

Although one of the oldest internet dating services around, Spark (formerly American Singles) has a youthful style that appeals to many young professionals. The homepage encourages you to place a simple search by zip code, city, or telephone area code - this is the only service we reviewed that offers a search by telephone area code. The homepage also shows how many members are currently online.

Becoming a member is easy. The free membership entitles you to create a profile, post pictures and begin searching among millions of members to find the right one. Once you upgrade to a Premium membership you can send email, read and reply to all messages, instant message, chat, and post on message boards. The initial cost of a premium membership is $14.95 / month (5 month subscription).

Customer service is available by mail, email or a toll-free number with round the clock service.

This site is fun and easy and doesn't load you down with a ton of extras. Good membership base, an easy interface, and fun attitude give Spark a high score.

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2.5 stars
Friend Finder

FRIEND FINDER Visit Site

Cost:

$13.31 / month (6 month subscription)

Members:

3 million

FriendFinder is in some ways a little tacky. The homepage contains a simple search for singles in your area and lists features of the service such as blogs, an interactive magazine and chat rooms. It also has a ticker tape of the number of members online, the number of new photos that have been received this week, and the total number of active members (more than 3 million at the time of this review). One unique feature of FriendFinder is that the personal profiles are categorized by men, women, alternative lifestyles, pen pals and activity partners - which make browsing through profiles a little more efficient.

Creating an account is free and fairly painless. The free standard membership requires the usual personal information; once entered, you can send Instant Messages and have limited access to search and browse profiles. In addition to the free membership, Gold and Silver memberships are also available. Gold and Silver membership status grants you unlimited communication with other members, gives you a highlight profile in search results, lets you view member videos, view member poll results, email alerts, unlimited profile viewing, and faster technical support (within 12 hours instead of 2 days).

FriendFinder also enhances the experience by providing access to daily horoscopes, photo ratings, free e-greeting cards, and an e-Magazine.

Some information, such as pricing, is not easily found in the online material. In fact, only one reference was found in the help pages that premium membership costs as little as 25 cents a day. With so much competition in the dating service market, it would behoove them to provide as much information as possible for potential members.

The experience provided by FriendFinder is adequate, if lackluster. You can find services offering more options for the same price in our top-ranked selections.

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Are you interested in a long-term relationship or a more casual affair? Do you want to browse through potential candidates or let the system choose your ideal matches? There are dating services that cater to these and all sorts of special needs.

When evaluating the different online dating services, there are certain factors you will want to consider. Some of these include:

  • Features.  Are you interested in compatibility matches? Video dating advice? Or just want the basics?
  • Membership.  The best online dating services have millions of subscribers. As you can imagine, that means potential dates for you.
  • Cost.  Most online dating services offer low monthly fees. You can usually get better deals when you sign up for longer-term subscriptions.

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best online dating services available today. We hope this information helps you start your next relationship!

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