As of 2015, some free dating services include OkCupid, Plenty of Fish, Date Hookup, Mingle2 and Alikewise. These are all large services with many members reaching across the United States.
OkCupid is a dating service that combines the elements of a social media network with personality quizzes to match members. Members add their own questions to the mix to get customized information on potential matches. OKCupid is more supportive of alternative sexualities and dating patterns than some other dating services. Plenty of Fish, which has a huge database of users, provides compatibility questionnaires and access to many active forums. Both OKCupid and Plenty of Fish also offer paid memberships that provide access to some nonessential services.
Date Hookup is a basic, casual dating service that is 100 percent free. Mingle2 is also 100 percent free through extensive ad support. A search function makes it easy to find compatible dates with those closest to the user listed first. Like most dating services, the sites both offer chat functions and community areas.
Alikewise is a smaller service that focuses on matches related to common interests focusing on book titles. Users enter favorite book titles and authors and receive date suggestions based on their requests. The service also creates more traditional profiles with photos and descriptions, but the books are the focus of the match element.