Topics: Alexa Top 500 Global Sites
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.
Match.com is our pick for the best overall online dating site. This website has a vast dating pool and lots of name recognition, so you can be sure that you won’t run out of potential dates. 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.
You can’t view or send any messages without paying for a subscription, and the subscriptions for this site are higher than some other sites we researched. However, you can view people’s profiles and send likes with a free account.