There are lots of dating websites online that are trying to cater to the increasing number of single men and women out there. In the US alone there are more than 40 million people who are served by 2500 dating sites. Each country globally has a list of sites dedicated to matchmaking. Some of these sites are geared toward specific races, religion, region or age groups. For this top 10 list the websites are ranked based on their popularity, success rate, user-friendliness and professionalism.
Top Online Dating Websites:
This site has more than 13.5 million monthly visitors and it’s ranked as the 112th most popular
site. Its ranked 500th on Alexa. Match.com is credited for leading to more marriages, dates and
relationships than any other site out there. Its large user base ensures that there is a higher success rates
among the members. It also boasts a balanced gender ratio of 49 to 51% between males and females
respectively. The cost of being a member are about £29.99 and you’ll have a £51.75 cashback, equal to five
months free when signing up to a six month membership
II. Plenty Of Fish
This site has over 10 million monthly visitors and its ranked 394 on Alexa ranking. It
boasts of more than 50 thousand daily users with majority of their operation in South America and Europe.
It’s free to sign up for this date site and they offer a chemistry test that enables them to profile and understand you better. Only women can send private messages and the site has a policy of deleting messages after 30 days. However, all messages are deleted from a profile immediately if the profile has been taken down or deleted.
This site boasts about 11.5 million monthly users. It’s considered the most romantic social
network that as gained greater prominence through Facebook. Signing and previewing the site is free.
However, only paid subscribers are allowed to chat and connect with the SmartPick introduction feature.
One of the selling points of Zoosk.com is that you can access the premium messaging feature at a fee. The feature
allows you members to replay to your message without subscribing. Cancelling your subscription
automatically cancels your upgrades on the site.
OkCupid has about 10.1M unique monthly visitors and its ranked 417 by the Alexa ranking.
The site has connected millions of online dates around the world. It has 51 employees and over 1M app
downloads. The users send over 7.5 million messages every day. The website holds onto a firm belief in the
ability of algorithms to connect individuals and match them effectively. The site offers you dating matches based on
age, race, gender, sexual orientation, region and religious beliefs. Their dating app can be found on both
Google store and Apple store.
This dating site takes a scientific approach to dating. They have about 7 million unique
monthly visitors. It matches singles based on intellect, values and character. eHarmoney.com allows for two months
free usage when signing up for a three month membership. According to the site, 600, 000 singles who’ve
met on the site went on to marry and settle down. The questionnaire helps you to review compatible singles
for free before signing up to chat with them. The site boasts of over 20 million sign-ups and low break-up
rate due to the focus on compatibility.
Badoo.com boasts of over 6 million unique monthly visitors. It’s ranked 165 on Alexa ranking. They
have offices in Malta, London and Moscow. This dating site presents itself more as a social connection and
interaction site with a dating dimension to it. It has a certain measure of prudishness and minimal overt
romantic feel that is common in most online dating sites. What gives them an edge is that Badoo invest in regular
survey on dating attitudes in its core operating cities. This enables them to adjust the site to reflect the
emerging dating opportunities and concerns for singles.
VII. Elite Singles
This site has about 5.5 million unique monthly visitors. In this site more than 90% of
the users are 30+ years and 4 in every 5 have a university degree. It’s based in the US though they are
also operational in 25 other countries and matches about 2500 singles every month. This site offers more
than dating tips as they also dabble into relationship advice which gives it a more wholesome feel. EliteSingles.com
focus on older, well-educated singles makes them a unique site for high flying professionals. It’s the best
site if you are looking to be paired with mature and ambitious singles.
VIII. Our Time
This site has about 3.5M unique monthly visitors. It is specifically geared towards those
who are above 50 ad seeking love. That is a special focus on widows, widowers, blended families but also
50+ year old never marrieds. If you are romantically challenged the staffers can give you a crash course in
online dating so that you can make the most of your dating experience. As you can imagine, most
advice from ourtime.com revolve around topics and problems that older users face when trying out online dating for the first time.
IX. Date Hookup
The DateHookup get about 3M unique monthly visitors. This site is among the best
simply because it doesn’t discriminate. It has seniors, Latino, black singles, Asian, white singles, Latina,
and everyone else. This site is also 100% free for all members. You simply have to sign in. They take
between 1 and 3 days to approve your profile as well as your photos. Because of it’s open policy it may not
be as secure as its other rivals. Even then, it still a good place to meet singles.
X. Black People Meet
This dating site records about 1.2M unique monthly visitors. You can access the
sites free mobile offering anytime through their apps. This site is specifically geared towards people of
color, specifically blacks. Founded in 2002, it is the largest dating site for black people in America. It allows
you to browse for free once you’ve signed in. Because of BlackPeopleMeet.com’s specific focus on African Americans it records fewer visitors but still has high numbers as a percentage of that specific population.
Many Americans used to believe that online dating was only for nerds and “losers” unable to find love in the “real world”. But now, in 2017, almost everyone has tried a dating app or website and finding your next girlfriend or boyfriend online is finally accepted socially. If you still haven’t found your soul mate it may be time to set up a few profiles on a couple of dating website and see what they have to offer. It will take time and may lead to some disappointments but if you stick with it your almost guaranteed to find your next lover through an online date. I wish you the best of luck in your search for love!
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