Boasting over 200,000 active members, My Single Friend uses profile descriptions that are written by friends of the active user, rather than the user himself.

Although it seems like there could be an easy loophole, the concept is interesting and the website has a proven track record.

A fake number will work for sites that store credit card information to either charge you later or ask you to upgrade.

For sites that ask for an upfront fee or have an automatic charge sometime down the line (Hulu Plus, Netflix, Spotify), this won't work since they ask for more than just a credit card number for validation.

Most services offer digital messaging, while others provide additional services such as webcasts, online chat, telephone chat (VOIP), and message boards.

Members can constrain their interactions to the online space, or they can arrange a date to meet in person.

You can, however, get unlimited free trials on those sites using a simple trick with your email address if you have a valid card number with expiration date and CSV.

There's also an Android application for getting fake card numbers called Card Gen, available for free in the Play Store.

All of these websites below are free to join or to browse; however, while some of them are completely free, some of them require a paid account to unlock all of the features.

Here we take a look at the ten best free online dating websites.

Originally seen as a way for “desperate” people to find a quick significant other, it now appears as if online dating has surged into a viable, legitimate way to find a partner.