You need to get around government restrictions and get access to those dating apps.

However, you also need to be sure that the authorities can’t see you accessing these sites.

They make some big guarantees: You can do most things on OKCupid for free, but like POF, there are perks available to “A-List” members, OKC’s term for premium users.

While it has about an eighth the user base of POF, clocking in at around 8 million, OKCupid is generally a lot of fun as it matchmakes using user-generated questions and quizzes, allowing users to determine how compatible their match might be with them. OKC has a Tindr like feature that allows one to rapidly rate other users, and if you and someone else rate each other highly, then OKC will let you know.

Too many members with no filter can result in either hours of swiping to find someone you fancy, or hundreds of messages in your inbox that you’ll never have time to read.

Here’s a guide to the sites to check out – feel free to leave your own recommendations in the comments below – and let us know if you met your life partner online or on an app and if so, which one. Has both desktop and mobile site and an app, plus paid-for and free singles events. It’s quite difficult to get any information on the price to use match.com’s full service.

is much smaller than the first two sites, but you have to give it credit for originality: despite its user base of only 200,000 users, Tastebuds is about meeting people through music.

If going to concerts, listening to music, or playing an instrument is your thing, then is the right place to find like-minded people.

In many countries, people meet potential partners through family connections.

However, in a world where people emigrate for work, relying on traditional channels is not always possible.

Better than your average Indian dating site, Elite Singles offers the chance to find a meaningful relationship with someone who is truly compatible with you…