We created an online profile for each of the top dating websites and spent over 30 hours comparing each site’s matching capabilities, search features and messaging tools.
We took personality tests, answered over 300 dating-related questions and downloaded apps for all the sites that offered them.
We focused on general sites that include all types of singles, but also included our best pick for focused dating that caters to specific groups of people.
We also added Tinder and plan to review more dating apps in the future.
Once you find a potential match you can send a like or a message.
If you sign up for A-List, Ok Cupid’s subscription service, you can perform more advanced searches and see a list of people who like you.
If you’re looking for a dating site with great free features, Ok Cupid is our choice for best value because you can message matches without paying a subscription fee.
Signing up for this dating site is simple – you answer a series of questions and then answer the same questions from the point of view of your ideal match.
The best online dating site is the one that you’re comfortable using and that has enough people for you to find some attractive choices.
Most of the sites we researched offer mobile apps, and if connecting on the go is important, be sure to find a site you like that has a usable app. You may be too busy to find dates in the traditional ways.
Setting up a free account is simple and only takes a few minutes.
Match gives you lots of open-ended questions that you can answer, and you can upload 26 photos to your profile.
This app syncs with Facebook so you can see mutual friends and shared interests.