Launched in 2004, OKCupid works with many populations of people.Bumble is a dating app that only allows women to initiate contact in opposite-sex connections; in same-sex connections either party may initiate contact. Since 2012, Tinder has been matching singles based on their social profiles and geographic location. Both users must “swipe right” before being matched and are then able to chat within the app.
Some more seriously minded sites request that members fill out elaborate compatibility questionnaires.
Deciding which process is right for you will largely be determined by whether you’re looking for a casual friendship, relationship, or a lifelong partner.
Mingle2 is a membership service of which users pay to be a part.
It was originally a service called Just Say Hi, but the site transitioned to Mingle2 in 2008 and now works with many populations of singles.
Zoosk is a singles dating app that uses a behavioral matchmaking engine to pair users who its system indicates will be a good match.
The app is available in over 80 countries and has over 27 million searchable members.
Most dating sites have become extremely good about policing their members for negative or unsafe behavior.
There are several sites that offer additional levels of security including background checks and photo verification.
Examples within this category include Jdate for Jewish singles, Geek2Geek and Farmersonly for farmers and the people who want to meet them.