While love is love no matter what, some prefer to date within their own race, ethnicity and even religious or political views. Today there are dating sites for yogis, doctors, lawyers, pet lovers, and of course, Latinos or Hispanics. Many sites come and go, but here are five that have been around for a while and that have different offerings depending on what you are looking for, whether it is a friend or a more lasting relationship—even marriage. All of them have a free feature which allows you to check out the scene, and all of them have paid subscriptions that you can find out about once you become a registered user.
This is an online dating site that is dedicated to single men and women who identify as Latino, Hispanic, Chicano, or Spanish. It is built around the mission of making connections. The site provides safety tips for online dating to make sure you are not being scammed instead of courted. It is owned by PeopleMedia, a Match.com company, that also owns a whole series of online dating sites based on race, ethnicity and political views. You can browse for free, but there is a fee if you sign up to interact.
eHarmony was launched in the year 2000 in Pasadena, California, and now has over 15 million registered users. Both the mainstream site and their Hispanic section uses their Compatibility Matching System® to match potential love partners. You can register online and then in your profile select that you prefer to date Hispanic men or women, and eHarmony will factor that in when choosing your matches. eHarmony is known for being the to-go dating site for long-term committed relationships, with marriage being the most likely goal.
This online dating site boasts 7.9 million users. In addition to having your profile online for potential suitors to browse you can also host your own blog on it. There are a number of good reviews about the site online. Many users seem to enjoy the blogging option and the fact that there are several ways to meet your match. This depends on the kind of membership you purchase. Many members are Spanish speakers but you can target prospects by language too.
As with others dating sites, you can join for free and browse, but for more interaction, you will need to upgrade to a paid membership. This site allows you to message chat or video chat with other members. Just by looking at the home page it appears to cater to a younger demographic (the first thing you will find is a photo of a beautiful very young woman). The feel is more of men seeking ladies.
Match.com has been around since 1995 and is one of the most popular online dating sites for those seeking a serious relationship. You can browse profiles for free, but interactions also require an upgrade (a paid membership). Aside from being able to exchange emails and instant messages with your love interest, you can also attend Match events in your area every week to meet other singles in person or a group setting.