Free dating sites: the best for making new acquaintances

There are many dating or chat sites online that allow you to meet other people , look for new relationships or simple encounters . In this article we will talk about the best ones, explaining how they work and how to register.

If you are a lonely heart or simply want to make new acquaintances and have an internet connection available, the sites we report will be able to help you.

Most used free dating sites

Normally, these online services are completely free and allow you to meet new people without obligation and only ask you to create a profile using your inbox. For more advanced features, however, subscriptions are generally required.


  1. Lovepedia
  2. Badoo
  3. Meetic
  4. Tinder
  5. Lovoo
  6. Adopt a boy
  7. Parship
  8. Facebook Dating

1. Lovepedia

It is one of the most popular and used websites to meet new people, and perhaps to find love through serious encounters. The site, unlike many others of its kind, is truly free , and prides itself on providing free services that others charge for. From 2012 to 2016, this portal was chosen 4 times as the best dating site on the Italian web.

Using Lovepedia is simple: just a few clicks to register and start meeting people. Furthermore, there are interesting discussion channels that allow you to discuss with other members and deepen your knowledge by chatting.

The site is easy to reach, here is the Lovepedia address . Good fun!

2. Badoo

This is a very good website that has had a long history and evolution. In its early days it wanted to be a simple social network but it soon evolved into a dating site.

In its various updates it has added new functions that were appearing on competing portal sites. The chat, the possibility of playing a compatibility game (Tinder style) by liking the people we are interested in, thus allowing the algorithm to understand our tastes, the radar function that shows users nearby, the possibility of inserting several photos and enrich the profile to make it more personal.

Badoo is undoubtedly the online dating site (apart from Lovepedia) that allows you to do more things without a paid subscription (in this case called “Superpowers”). The chat via app or website is truly complete, so much so that it rivals that of a social network like Facebook.

Registering is very simple as the site is completely localized in Italian . The more complete your profile, the more visibility it allows you to obtain.

If you want to give Badoo a chance, just go to the registration page or read our in-depth study on how Badoo works .

Badoo is also convenient thanks to its complete and popular dating app, available for Android and iOS , which will allow you to chat even away from the computer.

3. Meet

It is one of the best free dating sites online most used by singles to find their soul mate, which also offers a good app for Android and iOS (always free).

Meetic, unlike Badoo (more structured like a social network for making new acquaintances), is a real linear and well-organized dating site . After a quick registration, we will begin our adventure with a quick survey (these are generic questions about your character, useful for the algorithm to study compatibility, thus giving you a greater chance of establishing serious relationships). At this point you can immediately start chatting with others.

The interface is well organised: also in this case there is a “Shuffle” mode which shows the profiles of other members who may be of interest to us (in true Tinder style).

Signing up is simple and free; open  the registration page . Some options are usually only available to paying users and you need to subscribe to unlock them. It is also one of the most popular gay dating sites.

4. Tinder

We have mentioned it twice and it is time to talk about it, one of the most used dating services on the Web. In just a few years, it is a young app launched in 2012, it has achieved enormous success. Among websites, it is often classified as a dating site for sex even if not specifically dedicated to that. In any case, we have dedicated a specific article to this platform; you can find it on  Tinder: what it is and how it works .

The principle is simple: once registered, the app will show us a series of interesting people within a certain radius of our position, on each card shown we will be able to indicate via a specific button how much that person might interest us: by choosing the red not liked at all, the blue star on the contrary shows a possible strong interest, the green heart is a simple Like .

The service then brings together both female and male profiles who have shown mutual appreciation and who will thus be able to try to deepen their knowledge.

Tinder is not entirely free but it does have limitations. The only way around them is to purchase some form of membership. To use Tinder, just download the appropriate app for Android or iOS .

5. Lovoo

It is one of the most used dating sites for finding dates (real dating site) and new acquaintances. It looks a lot like competing sites and, like them, has a convenient client for Android and iOS.

Speaking of the site, the latter, after a short registration, presents a simple and linear interface: meeting new people is easy by clicking on the “play” or “discover” sections. For the rest, some functions are reserved for paying customers, find more information in our article: Lovoo: what it is and how it works .

To unlock all the functions, payment of a monthly subscription is required, called “Lovoo Vip” (which costs €7.99). Start chatting on LOVOO by  registering on the official website .

6. Adopt a boy

This is a service a little different from other dating portals and is based on an interesting concept: instead of boys, the hunt is left to the girls . This formula has already seduced 12 million users worldwide.

The service works in a very simple way, and is asymmetrical, girls and boys have different options available. The first ones in preference have to contact, the boys have to respond.

This is undoubtedly a very interesting chat for guys who love to be sought out and seduced . Adottaunboy would be the recommended service (at least for its originality compared to competitors) but it tends to push too strongly towards the purchase of a premium subscription (the limitations are really too many).

If you want to give it a chance, you can find the app on the Play Store and App Store . The site is also very nice  and, with a certain self-irony and sagacity, is created as a sort of shop, where a girl can “purchase” her ideal model of man .

7. Parship

Among the other dating sites that we couldn’t help but mention, there is Parship dedicated specifically to a more mature audience, aged between 30 and 50+ years. The structure of this site is specific for those looking for stable, serious and long-lasting relationships.

The selection on Parship, unlike most other meeting sites, is not based only on physical appearance, in fact in order to be able to see the photos of the members, it will first of all be necessary to authorize those who request the viewing, as well as being subscribers.

The site initially asks us if we are interested in meeting men or women. This can be a limitation for bisexual people, as once the choice has been made it will no longer be possible to change one’s preference.

Once logged in, upon first login, you will be offered a questionnaire with questions focused on what you expect and want from a relationship, with even more in-depth questions to better understand your personality. Subsequently, once this phase is finished, the system will begin to offer you the first contact suggestions.

Thanks to these tests, the system will be able to accurately determine the affinities between members, giving us the opportunity to see in detail what the common points are that link us to other users, every time we visit the profile of another member. Everything will be represented by a graph like the one you find below.

8. Facebook Dating

It is Facebook’s brand new service for online dating and acquaintances, also launched in Italy and all other European countries in October 2020 . This service was initially launched in the United States in September 2019 with considerable success, with 1.5 billion meeting and contact proposals.

It is mainly based on 4 characteristics that distinguish it:

  • Secret Passions (Secret Crush): this is the most interesting function, with which you can create a completely secret list of the contacts you already have on Facebook or Instagram, among your friends, in whom you have an interest. If that contact also includes you in his, then there will be a “match” and therefore the possibility of deepening our knowledge;
  • Stories: in fact, you can share Facebook stories on your Dating profile, to let people discover who you are and entice people with the same interests as you;
  • Events and groups: to base the search for someone present on Dating, on the interest shown in groups and events; this will give you the opportunity to find someone who likes the same things you like;
  • Video dating: the last and perhaps the most awaited step before meeting!

Facebook’s new Dating feature is a space that can be freely activated by everyone within the Facebook app. If you don’t have the Facebook app you can find it free for Android on the Play Store  and for iOS on the  App Store . If the new ” Dating ” section does not appear, simply update the app to the latest version.

To create your dating profile you must follow the following steps:

  • open the Facebook app and log in with your account credentials;
  • press the menu button (with three horizontal lines) at the top right;
  • then tap on the “ Dating” button;
  • then first press on the purple ” Start” button, and on the next screen on ” Next “;
  • then you will have to enter what your genre is and what genre you are looking for;
  • you will then have to accept the license, and give approval for the use of your position, and press ” Next” again ;
  • then it will be time to choose our best photo and then tap on ” Next” again ;
  • finally you can finally complete it by pressing the ” Confirm” button.

However, you can find more information in our article on what Facebook Dating is and how it works .

Our in-depth analysis of the best free dating sites, services and chats has concluded, we hope to have helped you find new acquaintances or your soul mate.

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