Launched in 2004, OKCupid works with many populations of people.
Bumble is a dating app that only allows women to initiate contact in opposite-sex connections; in same-sex connections either party may initiate contact. Since 2012, Tinder has been matching singles based on their social profiles and geographic location. Both users must “swipe right” before being matched and are then able to chat within the app.
If you have a very specific set of interests, there are many sites that may cater to your niche.
Some of these niche sites are Farmersonly.com, Millionaire Match.com, Geek2Geek.com, JDate, Dandy, Pinksofa.com, Christian Mingle and Positive Singles.
View Profile Harvard Business School graduate, Mark Brooks, has been an expert in the Internet dating business since 1998.
He is currently the CEO of Courtland Brooks, a consultancy agency for the Internet dating industry, and runs Online Personals
Some more seriously minded sites request that members fill out elaborate compatibility questionnaires.
Deciding which process is right for you will largely be determined by whether you’re looking for a casual friendship, relationship, or a lifelong partner.
More traditional sites may offer anything from a simple search to a highly specific advanced search.
These sites have the broadest appeal and generally the largest membership bases.
They tend to attract a wide variety of members with personal goals that range from a casual fling to a serious lifelong relationship.
Zoosk is a singles dating app that uses a behavioral matchmaking engine to pair users who its system indicates will be a good match.
The app is available in over 80 countries and has over 27 million searchable members.