We break down the pros and cons of the top dating sites and apps.
If you’re looking to meet someone special, you’ll find the dating scene has largely moved online. Dating sites and apps are the most popular way to do it these days. It’s tough to beat the convenience of looking through potential matches at home, and they’re certainly a lot more comfortable than approaching random people in the wild. And no matter what you’re looking for, whether it’s a long-term relationship or just some casual fun, you’ve got tons of different dating site options to choose from.
From the most popular dating apps to the more specific and niche apps out there, deciding where to start can be overwhelming. I took into consideration everything from each service’s dating pool to whether it provides daily matches to whether it’s a free app or a paid service. A new person that fits your exact dating profile is sure to be out there.
Here’s an overview of the best dating apps and sites on the market. My recommendations are based primarily on my own experiences in the online dating arena as a woman, with some word-of-mouth impressions from friends thrown in for good measure.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for these top dating sites or apps, start chatting and maximize your chances of meeting your match. We’ll update this list periodically.
Best dating sites
|Bumble||Best for confident women|
|Tinder||Best for quick and easy hookups|
|OKCupid||Best free dating site|
|Hinge||Best for serious relationship seekers|
|Coffee Meets Bagel||Best for breaking the silence|
|Happn||Best for missed connections|
|The League||Best for people with high standards|
|Her||Best for lesbian, bisexual and queer women|
|Clover||Best for confirming a date|
|Plenty of Fish||Best for conversations|
|Match||Best for someone with money to spend|
|eHarmony||Best for marriage seekers|