There are hundreds of dating sites on the web, and it seems like the list is growing.
But for every dating site, there are thousands of user reviews praising or pummeling the sites; it's not always clear which sites are worth the effort in the great mate chase. Right Now, or as many misters as possible, there is a dating site for you.
"Brainiac sites like Ok Cupid, which tend toward math-based equations to find you romance, are good choices for people who think they fall outside the norm to some degree and want a geek who might get lost in the cracks of a bigger site," Masini says.
Ok Cupid isn't the best choice for people who are looking to get into a long-term relationship; the vast majority of users are under 30 and not necessarily looking for anything serious.
Best for Settling Down: e Harmony "e Harmony is a dating site for people who want to get married," Masini says.
"This is usually the site folks go to after overwhelmed them.
It's the next step down in size and manageability." There is nothing casual about dating on e Harmony; most users want to settle down and soon.
So, if you're looking for a long-term, serious relationship, e Harmony might be the place for you.
And as for Tinder, sure, it can be used for swiftly finding a one-night stand, but there are If your life is too busy to squeeze in the time-consuming intricacies of a longer-term relationship, or you're just looking for a little low-stakes fun tonight, you need a quick, surefire way to find a quality fling.
Dance clubs and dive bars may have worked in the '90s, but now, even if you’re out, your phone is a much easier way to find someone to "watch Netflix and chill" with (especially someone you won’t regret tomorrow).
"If you're looking for a serious relationship, my advice is spend the money for a paid membership," Masini says.
"It shows commitment." But if you're looking for a casual, but active dating life without any of the cost of other dating sites, give Ok Cupid a try.
Like many dating sites, Zoosk offers free browsing and message services.