Online dating was unheard of 16 years ago (in 1995) when Internet became available to the masses. The only way one could get a date in the old days was to hope that you met someone you liked and ask him or her on a date with you, your friends would introduce you to an interesting person, you would go on a blind date or meet someone at a bar or club.

Today there are free online dating sites that you can use if you still have not met the right one.The biggest problem is where to start because there are so many options available.There is a lot of information available online and all you really need to do is go to your favorite search engine and search for "best free online dating sites" or look for websites offering online dating reviews.

It is a good idea to brush up on the dating rules to increase your chances of getting more than just one date.You have only one chance to make a great first impression on him or her, so you should really know what you can do and what you should never do.Online dating is not supposed to be a lot of  hard work, it is supposed to be fun and easy.

By using free online dating sites you get a chance to meet a lot of different people and lots of people are waiting to connect with you right now.

Here is a list of 9 best free online dating sites you can use to find a date.

1.Match , was launched in 1995 is the oldest online dating site online.They serve 24 countries and host web sites in 15 different languages.Match gives singles the opportunity to tell more about themselves by using writing sections.Your profile can include up to 26 photos and preferences regarding the person you are looking for.

Match uses an anonymous email network where members can communicate.All information is kept confidential until  you personally decide to share your contact information with the person.This is a great way to get to know people and still not having to worry about  privacy.

2.Plenty Of Fish ,
Plenty Of Fish is a free online dating site with over 30 million registered singles.You can take a "chemistry test" and their advanced matching system will match you with daters that meet your emotional needs.

3.Perfect Match ,
Perfect Match will help you find highly compatible matches and also provides you with powerful search tools.This service also offers video online dating where you have the opportunity to make your own 2 to 5 minute long matchmaking video.

4.Date , was established in 1997 and is one of the oldest free online dating sites out there.

5.eHarmony ,
eHarmony is a little different from other dating sites because here you need to fill in a detailed questionnaire and the website will find the matches based on your answers.eHarmony focuses on establishing long-term relationships.

6.Senior People Meet ,
This is a free online dating community for seniors.All you need to do is create a free profile and begin searching.

7.Zoosk ,
Zoosk is perhaps the largest social dating community and millions of singles around the world (users from 60 different countries at the moment) use the service every month.Zoosk provides a safe and fun online dating experience and is available in 20 different languages.

8.Single Parent Meet ,
Single parent meet is a free online dating site that is focused on bringing single moms and dads together.

9.Yes No May B ,
Yes No May B is a free online dating site that allows you to browse for singles photos using "facespin".You can choose yes, no or MayB and check out the persons information from your private "blackbook".If the person likes you, the website will send you a message to let you know.

Perhaps these 9 sites is not enough to find the person you are looking for.You can also check out a site called Directory Of Dating ( It provides information and reviews about hundreds of different online dating sites available.It is regularly updated with new sites.