The Top Online Dating Sites To Actually Meet Someone

Can't decide between the top dating sites? Let this specially-chosen list (determined over more than a decade of hands-on research), along with links to full, in-depth and unbiased reviews, help you decide.

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OkCupid Top Online Dating Site
OkCupid Dating Site. OkCupid

A mix of social networking, compatibility-testing and online dating, OkCupid is an unusual free dating site in that it allows its members to create the matching questions already pre-determined at sites like eHarmony or Chemistry. Additionally, users can contact anyone on the system - unlike the two online dating sites mentioned previously – whether or not you are matched well as an Enemy, Friend or Partner. More »

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A unique compatibility matching system takes twenty-nine different personality variables and determines who you are most suitable to date.

Unlike most other dating sites, eHarmony only allows users to contact those the system has determined to be highly compatible, and sometimes this process can take weeks - even months - to receive enough of a sample size to pay the higher-than-normal fee.  More »

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Out of the top online dating sites, Lavalife is the most versatile of the bunch, allowing users to join under a variety of different dating personas that can be connected or kept separate at the users' choice (Dating, Relationships, and Intimate Encounters). As well, a bevy of services are available to paying users not found on the other major sites (video chat for one), and the site boasts more users in Canada than any other dating site in the world. More »

A review of the top dating sites would be odd if it lacked PoF (as it is known to its forum users), as it is considered to be the first successful free dating site model on the Internet.

The amount of people using this feature-rich site (which includes heavily-trafficked forums, compatibility questionnaires and the very popular Who's Seen Me button) is astronomical in its sheer ability to connect with users around the globe looking for friendship, love, and anything else in between. More »

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Match.com consistently ranks as one of the largest dating sites in the world at Hitwise and other statistic-gathering websites - which means more users to be matched up within your area. With Match.com also claiming that over 250,000 people a year find a partner through the site, it's definitely a dating site worth looking into. More »

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SinglesNet

Many of the dating site lists posted by the top research companies (Hitwise, Comscore) tout SinglesNet as one of the biggest, most trafficked dating sites on the internet today.

Although it may have a lot of search traffic, many have not enjoyed their experiences on the site. That doesn't mean it shouldn't be listed here, as it is technically a 'top' site, but there are much better choices when it comes to online dating.

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Date Hookup quickly rose up the Hitwise top dating site charts as a free dating site to contend with. Straightforward without a lot of features or hullabuloo, Date Hookup offers another viable online dating site alternative. More »