Dating

Top Sites

1

Match

Long-term relationships, with high proportion of users 40 years & older

2

OkCupid

Free dating site popular with millennials

3

Tinder

Casual dating that offers global match options

4

Plenty of Fish

Rich conversations & messages

5

eHarmony

Thorough profiles for serious relationship seekers

  Advice  

  • Keep an open mind & enjoy yourself, but also stay cautious & safety-conscious, especially if you’re a woman.


  • Be wary of bots and scammers, especially if they’re not local.


  • Never give money & personal info to someone you met online.


  • When you're meeting someone for the first time, meet in a public place, tell a friend where you are and decline offers to be picked up or taken home.

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More Websites
(Listed alphabetically)

Adult FriendFinder

Discreet hookups for singles & swingers

Clover

Great for millennials of any orientation

Coffee Meets Bagel

Woman-first dating with lots of icebreakers

Facebook Dating

Simple for Facebook users to join (see footnote)

Grindr

Largest LGTBQ social networking platform that locates other users from just feet away

Happn

Missed connections with people nearby

Her

Focus on lesbian, bisexual & queer (LGBTQ) women

Hinge

Attractive profiles for long-term relationship seekers

Pure

Private chat & video for everyone

Scruff

Geared towards men in the LGTBQ community

The League

Elite dating for those with high standards

Zoosk

Fast browsing

* Footnote:

Facebook
• Fosters info bubbles, political division, polarization, dis/misinformation & conspiracy theories in the US & worldwide. Despite pressure to address these issues, they have repeatedly insisted they have little capability to address the problem.
• Facebook is being investigated on antitrust, users privacy & content moderation by the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Senate Judiciary Committee & Federal Communications Commission.