Dedicated to verified college students and alumni (via education database). Alumni cannot initiate or respond to contact or post status updates.
Members only see intersection of what they are looking for and what other members are looking for. Free messaging and status posting for undergraduates (5 messages/day limit).
If you prefer privacy, you should be aware that on some sites, such as e Harmony, if you hide your profile you cannot receive match suggestions.
Your privacy settings can be easily adjusted in the profile section of most of the top dating sites.
Our editors’ unanimous pick for #1, also widely favored by our visitors, Zoosk is tops in the industry in how they match compatible singles, the attractiveness of their members, and their user friendly layout. Read Review - Submit Review An online dating heavyweight since 1995, Match gets high marks for the giant size of their membership base (and the options it offers singles everywhere in the US and Canada), their in-person singles mixers, and their 6 month guarantee.
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While you can do without most of the extra features they offer, some dating sites have features that really stand out and should be taken into consideration when you decide on a service.
Match.com, for example, offers mobile dating where you can login securely from your cell phone.
Zoosk, for example, costs only .95/month for a 6-month subscription, while a 1-month subscription to e Harmony can cost up to .95/month.
And, of course, most online dating sites offer free trials or free access to select services so that you can see for yourself which site you enjoy the most.
Some dating sites, such as e Harmony, only offer compatibility matching and therefore do not allow you to communicate with others at all unless you were introduced by the sites' matchmaking systems.
Services such as these may be ideal for you if you prefer to remain anonymous.
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