We do actually provide free online dating

Free online dating

These days most people expect online dating to be completely free of charge. That's not an unreasonable expectation, with most popular online services such as searching and blogging being offered for free.

But we advise you to be a little careful about what you're getting into with free online dating sites, because firstly, they are not always as free as they seem. And secondly, you may not get the service you really want.

Free online dating but not really free!

That's a gripe we hear sometimes at Midsummer's Eve . Members say we're advertising free online dating, but when they log in they are asked to pay. What's the deal? Well here's what we really offer for free ...

  • The ability to join for free
  • The ability to upload loads of photos for free
  • The ability to SEND MESSAGES TO OTHER MEMBERS for free
  • The ability to receive and open and read members' messages to you for free
  • The ability to organise free social nights out with your neighbours or people you've met on-site
  • The ability to attend any free nights out that other members have attended
  • The ability to chat and post to our free conversations rooms
  • More free things ...

In short, it's totally possible and in fact, quite likely that you meet new people for free on Midsummer's Eve without having to pay anything.

Meet new people with Midsummer's Eve

So what's the deal with being asked to pay for Essentials?

Well first of all, you might think online dating should be free, but the fact is we do have costs to bear. We don't like plastering ads all over our web site, so you'll see the minimum number of ads online. That means we derive very little income to cover our costs through advertising.

We have a team of dedicated customer service staff here whose job it is to answer the myriad of questions you ask us every day! Whilst we put our most frequently asked questions online on our help page there are still many issues that arise through your use of the site that you will want to talk to us about. Most commonly these questions revolve around other members. Paying staff means we have to raise revenue somehow. We do that through selling Essentials.

No compromise on customer service

When you join a free dating site you still expect great customer service, so we are in a unique position to be able to provide free services without compromising on customer service.

Meeting new people for free is actually possible

No compromise on timewasters

The other major issue is that of scammers, and spammers on-site. Most free online dating sites tolerate scammers coming onto their sites because it boosts the number of members. More members means more people to click on their infernal banners ads, reaping more money for the site operators. In fact even some of the paid-for sites tolerate scammers and spammers too. But we don't, and never have. You'll be unlikely to encounter anybody asking for your money on this site, and if you do they'll probably be deleted in a puff of smoke before you even have a chance to complain. Very few other sites that offer free dating can boast this. We like to keep you protected from spam and scammers. We don't sell your email address like other free dating sites do, so you don't have to use a fake email address or a dedicated email address for each site you belong to.

The moral of this article? Free online dating isn't always that free. And when it is free you get what you pay for! But here at Midsummer's Eve we offer the best of the free dating sites, with the quality of the paid-for sites.

Enjoy!