Most of the online dating sites that I’m considering joining require a paid subscription in order to get the most out of their features. I haven’t found one that accepts PayPal. Is this normal? Do dating sites accept PayPal?
PayPal is the best known third-party payment processing system in the United States and other parts of the world. It has earned a strong reputation for speed and safety when making online payments. Unfortunately, one doesn’t come across many online dating sites that accept PayPal as a method of payment.
It is important to understand why this is so. In order for a merchant to use PayPal as a payment gateway, they must adhere to a rigorous set of terms and conditions established by PayPal. Sometimes, these strict conditions pose a conflict with some of the other methods of payment set up by the dating site. Also, depending on the types of services offered by the dating site, technicalities can also cause conflicts to arise. If your dating site offers a variety of ancillary services such as digital currency in the form of points, winks, access to pay-per-view adult content, etc. — all of these items could be seen as violating the PayPal terms of service. In order to avoid this headache, most dating sites simply avoid PayPal altogether.
If you take a look at our reviews, whenever we come across a dating site that accepts PayPal as a method of payment, we make it a point to mention it. We either do so in the body of our review describing the cost associated with the site, or we insert it as a line item in the pros and cons section.
If you are concerned about paying for a dating site subscription directly with your credit or debit card, rest assured that reputable sites employ strong levels of security and encryption when handling your confidential payment data. Reputable dating sites are meticulous about user privacy so you should not have any problems regarding the processing of your payment and the safeguarding of your information.
That being said, the following dating sites offer PayPal as a payment option:
For those seeking to use complex personality-driven sites, eHarmony accepts Paypal. So too does Chemistry and most of the sites belonging to the larger Match.com network. For seniors, OurTime offers PayPal. Of course, dating sites can change their accepted forms of payment at any time. Your best bet is to check out or review pages to get the best insight on the latest sites accepting PayPal.