The profiles were fake as well, carefully crafted to match your interests.

In addition to losing your money to someone who had no intention of ever visiting you, you may also have unknowingly taken part in a money laundering scheme by cashing phony checks and sending the money overseas and by shipping stolen merchandise (the forwarded package).

Other than this minor annoyance, Mingle2 offers all the standard dating site features along with some social networking options and a busy community area.

Forums, email, local event listings and chat are all free here for singles seeking friendship or love.

A straightforward, fun, and relatively well-populated free dating site.

Book of Matches is not just a free dating site however; it also offers social networking options for those who'd rather stay in touch with their friends online.

Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate.

Book of Matches, or Bo M as the site prefers to be called, offers a low-tech experience full of options such as forums, friends lists, and live chat.

Some of Book of Matches' features keep the larger user base growing constantly, such as scrapbooking and blog tagging.

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