This service is not a "hook up" service, but for LGBT people seeking a lasting relationship. While Match, e Harmony, and Chemistry have mature members, this site is becoming a favorite for both straight and gay older singles. These sites may offer a bit more discretion over the mainstream options.

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However, the majority of the paying members keep their profiles visible, allowing for open searching.

also offers suggestions in the "Daily Five" and in search functions.

The downfall is that a free site does not have any barrier to enter — anyone can click in and subscribe.

As with any free site, you run the risk of meeting people who are less than committed to the search for "Happily Ever After." OKCupid DOES allow members to block straight singles from viewing their profile, though, which is pretty nifty!

The hardest part of jumping in is knowing which site best suits your needs.

Here's a breakdown of each dating site and how it works in regard to LGBT daters:1.

Create your free profile now and start meeting colorful singles with whom you can be yourself.

Same sex singles can benefit from the mainstream dating sites, such as Match or e Harmony, as both services cater to the same-sex community.

Members on this site are serious about their searches for companionship since a six-month subscription costs 0.3.