The obvious shortcoming of such sites is the fact that there is a fee to cover. They may also provide you with tools and services for finding your best dates or your match.
Of course, they do have the money for a nicer type of service and features, because they get paid for what they do. And this is one of the best and most obvious pros of such sites. Still, freebies are not the only reason to get involved with the free dating websites.
As a young girl, perhaps as a result of my family background and education, there was no question I'd ever be anything other than heterosexual.
For 12 years, between the ages of 22 and 34, I was in several long-term lesbian relationships.
From 1988 until 2000 I lived in lesbian households, drank in lesbian pubs, went on gay rights marches and viewed my long-term future as being exclusively with women.
Looking at my four children racing around the garden with their father, it seems almost impossible to believe that only a few years ago I never imagined having a family.
Or rather, when I did stop to think of myself as becoming a mother, I imagined the only way I'd do so would be through an anonymous sperm donor.