Whilst online dating might not be free, it costs about the same per month as two drinks in a good bar would cost you. In other words, it’s a lot cheaper than going to a different bar every week looking to meet new singles. And as previously mentioned, you will meet singles from all over town and your nearby area, not just people you’ll bump into at your local bar, or coffeeshop.
Another advantage with using a dating site is that you can “meet” someone at any time. You don’t have to be available to go to a bar on a Friday night - you can just as easily message someone on a Tuesday morning. It simply works around your schedule. If you already have a busy social and work life, this can really work to your advantage. Besides, there are a lot more singles online than in any bar.
It might not be free local dating, but it’s as close to it as you can get. Unless, of course, you meet someone whilst going for a stroll in the park, but let’s just say your chances of finding a date on Cupid.com are a lot higher!