Ever hear that saying “The best things in life are free?” Well, when it comes to dating, nothing could ever be more true than that old mantra.
Let’s face it – for a guy, dating can be an expensive proposition. You gotta pay for gas, dinner, movies, gifts, parking, and a number of other things just to try and find out if the girl actually likes you or not.
And if you’re trying to MEET a woman, the outlook isn’t much better. You will have to pay money going out to bars and clubs, buying drinks, paying for parking, and all types of other costs associated with being “on the prowl.”
But if you decide to try and stay home and do online dating, your outlook isn’t much better. A lot of dating websites nowadays charge a lot of money every month to have you use their website. And you know what? There’s not even a guarantee you’ll find someone after paying all that dough!
I know some guys who have spent upwards of a hundred dollars joining various online dating sites only to have every single one of their emails go UNANSWERED.
As you can imagine, they were NOT happy!
But here’s the thing – you don’t have to spend ANY money on internet dating services if you don’t want to! There are actually a great many free ways to meet women online.
Here are my favorites:
1. Plenty Of Fish – this is one of the best, and most active, free online dating sites out there. You can sign up and be flirting over email in minutes. However, because this site is so popular, it can be hard to get noticed. Spend some time networking on the forum and pay attention to events going on close to you for a chance to mingle.
2. Facebook – Facebook is quickly becoming one of the most popular websites in the world, and for anyone familiar with this social networking site, you’ll know there are a TON of girls on here!
The hard part is MEETING them. Luckily, there are a number of groups on Facebook designed to help singles network and meet each other. Just search Facebook’s groups for dating and see what’s in you’re area. Once you find a good club, join it and start contacting members and posting on the forums.
3. MySpace – MySpace isn’t as popular as it once was, but it’s still good for one thing – dating hot chicks! Yes, there are still a huge number of attractive young women on this website and you can still use it to meet a great girl.
One way is to do a member’s search in your area and try emailing some girls directly to start up a conversation. Or, you can go to the Personal’s section and see what girls are on the market in the “dating” category and contact them that way.
4. CraigsList – though most people think of CraigsList as a place to find a job or sell some old junk, its also a great place for dating. CraigsList gets an insane number of people visiting it daily, and you can go to their personal’s section to post an ad or respond to a woman’s ad. Because of CraigsList archaic design, it can be hard to keep track of your correspondence with others, but you can also meet some extremely interesting people on this site – not to mention hot women.
5. Chat Rooms – And if you really are desperate to meet women online for free, then you can always join a few chat rooms on the internet and see who’s interested in talking. Chat rooms get a bad name because of a few people who abuse them, but they’re a great way to meet like-minded people.
Yahoo and MSN have very active chat rooms that you can access via their messenger applications. You can download them for free and see what chat rooms are available. Once you join a room, start talking and see if there are any women in there who you can start a private conversation with.
Obviously, I could continue to write for pages about the various tips, tricks, and nuances that go along with each of these free methods for meeting women online. But for the sake of brevity, this should help you get started.
Just remember that no matter what method you use to meet women for free on the internet, you always want to try to get them to meet you offline as quickly as possible. So be sure to ask for their number and try calling or texting them as soon as you possibly can.
And if you stick with it, you may never have to pay for another dating site again!