The 6 Best Online Dating Sites in Poland

If you are looking to date someone in Poland, you might want to give online dating a try. There are quite a few large sites that are popular in this country.

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Dating in Poland

As I mention in my online dating e-book, should you decide to sign up for the online dating sites I recommend below, be sure to read member profiles carefully as you might come across a lot of fake profiles. Usually, I can spot these profiles pretty easily. A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a form-fitting dress and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear. Another clue of a pretender is a woman who has a poorly written profile. As a general rule of thumb, the more boring the profile, the more boring the person.

Without further ado, here is the quick list of the top six dating sites in Poland. I’ll go into more detail in my reviews below.

  1. Sympatia.pl
  2. EDarling.pl
  3. Mydwoje.pl
  4. Przeznaczeni.pl
  5. Randki.o2.pl
  6. Cafe.pl

Joanna Krupa, Polish-American Model and Actress © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com (source: Wikimedia Commons)

1. Sympatia.pl

Sympatia, which means sweetheart in Polish, is the best online dating site in Poland. If you only have the time to sign up for one site, this one is it.

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Sympatia Poland

The site was launched in 2004, now has over 5.5 million users, and was named Poland’s #1 dating site in an analysis by the magazine ComputerWorld. Sympatia has the look and feel of a brand new website, with a sleek, impressive design, great communication options, and a host of supportive features, like an onsite blog, a mobile app, a regularly updated Facebook page, and sponsored singles events, such as speed-dating, weekend getaways, dance parties, tours and cruises.

If you’re looking for Polish singles, then you’ve found your website.

Sign up Process

Save a few minutes and register with your Facebook account, or enter your username, email, password, gender, birthday, and location. A minor drawback for me during the sign-up process was being required to agree to receive marketing emails from GrupaOnet.pl SA and process your personal information with GrupaOnet.pl SA for marketing purposes.

As this is usually an option, it felt weird that it was required. I don’t know about you, but my inbox is cluttered enough already with marketing emails. I suggest signing up with an e-mail account that is not your primary one.

After this step, you’re free to browse profiles, or finish the rest of your profile by verifying your email address, uploading photos, and specifying more personal information, like your appearance, education, a description of yourself, etc.

How to Locate Potential Matches

You can craft detailed searches for matches, specifying typical details like their age, location, personality, what they’re looking for on the site, zodiac sign, looks, career/education, values, and interests. There was one category I haven’t seen before: animal nature! This selection had four options: tiger, dolphin, zebra and swallow. Dolphins all the way, of course.

You can make searches with an unfinished profile, and see the results, but to actually view other profiles, and be seen by others, you’ll need to finish your profile. At the very least, you’ll need to fill out your Motto and Description.  

How to Communicate with Other Members

If you find someone that stirs up those stomach-butterflies, you have many options to open communication. You can send a message, “Wink” at them (only if you have a photo uploaded), “Flirt” with them (send a flirtatious question for them to respond to) and add them to your favorites. You can also “Like” their photos, send them a virtual gift (pictures of wine, teddy bears, etc.), or ask them a pre-set question, like “Monday’s first thought when you wake up is…”.

If you want to send a message, but can’t think of what to say, Sympatia will help you out and provide randomized messages for you, such as “Hey, I wonder what you think is your greatest advantage. Do you want to share it with me?”.

Unique Site Features

Sympatia’s on-site blog is full of informative, helpful articles, written by professional sociologists, psychologists and coaches. Subjects include “How to say ‘I love you’ for the first time”, and first-date advice: how to dress, where to go, what not to do, whether you should have sex or not, etc.

I liked these articles and picked up a number of helpful tidbits from them. However, there were a fair amount of ads on these pages, including side-bar pop-ups that were quite intrusive and distracting from the otherwise sleek website.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

  • Standard – Create a profile, browse other profiles, receive messages
  • Premium (one-time discounted offer available after email verification) – Send and receive messages restriction free, live chat with other members, see who’s visited your profile, and receive 7x more messages

 

2. EDarling.pl

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eDarling Poland

EDarling.pl is the ideal site if you are 35+ years old. The site is owned by Affinitas, who is also the parent company of EliteRencontre and EliteSingles. These three sites are structured in a similar way and have close to the same features.

The eDarling website is professional, clean and intuitive so that you can find exactly what you’re looking for. With the implementation of a highly detailed personality test, the matches you make here will be of much higher quality.

It does require a paid premium membership to take the test, search, and communicate with other members. While some may see this as a drawback, the quality of the member base is high as a result.

Sign up Process

To begin the registration process, choose your gender, the gender you wish to be matched with, your email, and a unique password.

The next step is to take eDarling’s extensive personality test, which may take approximately half an hour. This test has 200 probing questions about your personality, life goals, values, passions, and general interests. Finally, upload an attractive photo or photos of yourself and save the profile. eDarling will use the information you provided to display multiple matches.

Take some time to fill out the rest of your profile. There are 12 different sections including things like “What my partner should know about me,” and a selection process for what you are looking for in a partner.

How to Locate Potential Matches

eDarling does not have a standard search or browse option like other dating sites. Instead, your personality test profile is used to calculate who would be the best match by comparing your answers with others.

If you do not sign up for a premium membership, you can still get seven new matches every day and browse the profiles without photos. Paid members will receive 20 matches, full profile access including photos, and the unique “What If” feature.

How to Communicate with Other Members

Free membership includes the ability to favorite profiles, send smiles, and ask five questions from a prepared list of 53 choices. Some of the questions include, “The dance floor is empty, and your favorite song comes on. What do you do?” and “How much personal space is important in a relationship?”

Premium membership also allows you to send text messages back and forth. 

Unique Site Features

The personality test and comparative algorithms that create the matches on eDarling were created by top psychologists and other professionals who understand the 29 major personality points. Not only can you find a romantic partner, you also get a Personality Dimension Analysis that reveals how your openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion and neuroticism compares to other people on the site.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

  • Free – Take personality test, create a profile, upload photos
  • Premium – See all photos, unlimited communication, view profile visitors, use the mobile app
  • Premium PLUS – Receive 20 extra profile matches in the What If feature, verify your identity, see detailed personality profiles, read message notifications

 

3. Mydwoje.pl

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MyDwoje Poland

My Dwoje was founded in 2007 by Catherine Bieber. The main driver behind the site is the compatibility algorithm created by psychologist and therapist Andrew Rutowski.

The premise behind the algorithm is that there are specific pairs of character and personality traits that gel well and lead to a happy, long-lasting, fulfilling relationship. The site uses your answers from the detailed questionnaire you fill in at sign up to compute a compatibility score between you and every other member on the site.

Unlike sites like Sympatia, MyDwoje is not intuitive, and it will take some time getting used to the site. However, with the 300,000 registered users, it is worth giving a try and seeing what happens.

Sign up Process

You can sign up using your Facebook account or manually. Once you register, you will need to take some time to fill out the detailed questionnaire that contains over 100 questions. Make sure you answer the questions carefully and truthfully so that the matching system can do its magic in finding you compatible dating options.

How to Locate Potential Matches 

MyDwoje locates potential matches using the algorithm I mentioned above. You will be presented matches who are aligned with you in terms of temperament, personality, values, and life goals.

In addition to the matches that the site will present to you, you’ve got the option of searching through profiles based on 11 criteria, such as height, age, education, attitude to children, smoking, etc. You can also filter users based on how close they are to you geographically.

How to Communicate with Other Members

E-mail and chat are the standard communication methods on MyDwoje.

Unique Site Features

One interesting feature of MyDwoje is the calendar of singles events. These events include personal development workshops, consultations, social mixers, trips, dance parties, private speed dating, and even New Year’s Eve galas.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

  • Free membership – Create a profile, take the compatibility test, access to the compatibility results of each user, detailed search listings, create your own favorites list, free to reply to messages from members with a subscription.
  • Paid membership – Unlimited messaging and chat, contact members who do not have a subscription, share photos with other members whom you choose, filter profiles with photos, highlighted profile in search results.

 

4. Przeznaczeni.pl

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Przeznaczeni

Przeznaczeni.pl was established in 2005 and is a dating portal for Catholics and people who value friendship, honesty and faithfulness family.

If you are Catholic, and religion plays an important role in your life, I recommend you give this site a try, as well as another dating site, Zapisanisobie.pl. You will find like-minded people at both sites, but Zapisanisobie is smaller and cheaper.

My only complaint with Prezeznaczeni is that sometimes it can be difficult getting a response from a woman. If you encounter this problem like I did, I suggest filling out more of your profile and testing different first messages until you find the right combination of words that work.

Sign up Process

The sign up process is standard…nothing special. Take some time to full in a nice profile in order to get a better response rate. 

How to Locate Potential Matches 

Nothing unique here. Standard search features.

How to Communicate with Other Members

You can message if you are a paid member. You can also get involved in the community-organized events, balls, parties, and meetings. The Prezeznaczeni community is quite large (170,000 in total), so you can be rest assured that there is something to fit your tastes. 

Unique Site Features

I love the fact that you have the option of paying a once-off fee instead of a fixed-term subscription. With many sites, you have the added stress of having to rush to get the most out of your subscription before the end of the term. Not-so if you pay up the money for their once-off fee.

What is Included in Each Membership Level 

  • Free account – browse profiles (but you have no location filter which kind of stinks)
  • Premium account – write and receive messages, see who looked at your profile
  • Premium VIP account – everything above plus send messages to unpaid users, customize your profile wallpaper, view a profile without the member knowing that you viewed their profile

 

5. Randki.o2.pl

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o2 Randki

Like Cafe.pl, Randkio2 is a free dating service. The portal is managed by o2.pl and has over 300,000 members, two-thirds of whom are men.

Because it is a free service, as you expected, you get what you pay for. You won’t find a lot of the bells and whistles you’ll find at other sites, and you’ll certainly need to work really hard to find any success with this site. Treat it as a numbers game where you will need to send out a lot of messages in order to get bites.

I would recommend signing up for Randkio2 if you’re run out of options at the sites above. Otherwise, you could end up wasting a lot of time.

Sign up Process

In order to use this site, register a free o2.pl e-mail account.

Once that is done, you will then be funneled to an area where you can flesh out your profile, including information about what you expect in a partner and what you do in your leisure time.

Next, add up to three photos, and you’re done.

How to Locate Potential Matches 

Locating potential matches is as basic as it gets on Randkio2. You have a basic search engine that enables you to filter based on various criteria, such as location, age, music, smoker vs. non-smoker, interests, when the user last logged in, etc. Unfortunately, you cannot save your search criteria for future use.

How to Communicate with Other Members

You can communicate with other members in three ways:

  1. Send message link – On the user’s profile page, find the link that says “send message”. Click on it and send your message.
  2. Send an e-mail – Send an e-mail to the e-mail address provided on the user’s profile page
  3. Send an instant message – You will need to install the computer program, pl, in order to connect via instant message.

Unique Site Features

No unique features. This site is bare bones.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

  • Standard – Free to all members.

 

6. Cafe.pl

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Cafe.pl

Cafe.pl is a free dating site that is part of Gazeta.pl. It has over 100,000 registered users.

Because it is a free site, you will need to work a lot harder in order to get dates. What I found is that the higher quality profiles tended to get bombarded with messages.

Also, you will see a number of inactive profiles. The way to get around this is to search for only profiles in which the member was active within the last week or month. Otherwise, you will reach out to members who are virtually inactive, and there will be a slim chance you will receive a response from them.

Sign up Process

Registration for Café.pl is straightforward and can be done in less than a minute.

After that, you need to fill in the profile. You can provide only basic data, or you can go into more detail, including information about your height, body-type, education level, smoker vs. non-smoker, want kids vs. don’t want kids, favorite song, favorite movie, recent books you’ve ready, how you spend your holidays, etc.

Unfortunately, you are only given the space to write 250 characters, so make sure that your answers to each of the profile questions are short and sweet.

How to Locate Potential Matches 

In order to start searching, go to “Search” and then select your desire criteria, such as gender, age, and region. You will need to fiddle around with the criteria until you find a manageable number of search results (not too many but not too few).

How to Communicate with Other Members

Live chat and standard messaging.

Unique Site Features

Cafe.pl is a simple dating portal that doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

  • Standard – The site is free. They make their money off of ads (which can be annoying at times)

 

Online Dating Strategy: 

  • A lot of what I learned while dating online was through trial and error, planting a lot of seeds in order to get success…learning what works and doesn’t work and refining my approach along the way. You might have your own online dating strategy, and that is cool, but if you don’t and need a starting point, go and buy my e-book, Online Dating Success: How to Find Love Anywhere in the World. In the book I go into detail about how to set up a profile, what I recommend writing for your initial and follow up messages, when to ask the woman/man you’re interested in to go offline for a date, and more.

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Further Reading

  • Worldwide Online Dating Site Reviews: Be sure to check out my country-by-country reviews of the best online dating sites in the world.

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