Best of online dating
Price per month: £39 a month or £11.58 a month when you subscribe for 12 months Website: UK members: 200,000 Top features: They believe that your friends know you best - so, like a virtual wingman, they write your profile for you!
Price per month: £14.95, a month or £9.98 a month when you subscribe for 3 months. Website: UK members: 27 million Top features: Inbuilt behavioural matchmaking engine which learns as you click to pair you with singles you're likely to be mutually attracted to.UK members: 3 million Top features: Advanced 'smart search' which allows you to filter matches by location and personality traits.Price per month: £29.99 Website: members: 3 million Top features: Complete their free affinity questionnaire and you'll be matched with compatible and like-minded members.Price per month: £44.95 per month or £11.95 per month for a 12 month membership Website: members: 475,000 Top features: Personality profile based on the ''Big Five'' personality models - gender, age, residence, profession and level of education to help create long term relationships.Price per month: £79.95 a month or £19.95 a month when you subscribe for 12 months Website: UK members: 370,000 Top features: Lovestruck.com's behavioural recommendation engine assesses your search history, like page views, winks and favourites to help you find what you're actually looking for - and not what you say you're looking for.Being divorced for several years, I have tried my hand at online dating, experimenting with a number of different sites, and I know from experience that for someone new to the process, it can be rather intimidating and confusing.
You might be wondering which site is best for you, and if you should bother paying for a membership or not.
To help answer that question, keep the following in mind: Free sites are geared toward casual daters, while paid sites tend to be for people looking for a serious relationship.
Millions of Brits turn to the web in search of a partner every year - but what's the true cost of finding love on the internet?
There are currently over 1,400 relationship-finder sites in Britain - all claiming to do one thing - find your match, and at that, fast.
And with so much choice, choosing on the right one for you can be a tough job, as can finding one to suit your budget - but how much should you spend on your quest for love?
Here are 10 of the biggest websites in the UK and how much they cost a month.