Which Dating Site?
update: April 2013
There are a large number of
on the Internet, and it is difficult to decide which dating site or sites one must sign-up for
to make the most of their online dating experience.
The following criteria apply when
selecting a dating site:
of site-number of active members
- ease of use
- customer service and help
and screen capabilities
important consideration when selecting a dating site is its size: you
want access to a large number of people. This ensures that you get the maximum
value for your subscription fee, if any, and the time and effort spent in
learning to use the site-you
can contact a lot of people quickly and efficiently.
You should be realistic and not expect to find the love
of your life or get "hooked up" right away after you sign-up for a
dating site and start meeting new people-it will probably be least a
few months before you get comfortable with meeting people online.
We have used our order flow and have access to industry
data in coming up with these recommendations. Please note that a
dating profile written by us can be used in any and all of these sites
(paid sites and free sites).
The paid sites winner
in the US is Match.com
-it has the largest base
of users. Plentyoffish (pof.com), Tagged (tagged.com) and Badoo (badoo.com)
are also good free sites with a large number of users.
Match scores well on ease of use and customer service. It is
well-designed, and there are a lot of "Help" buttons around to guide
the user through. The screens and search capabilities (you can screen
on age, physical attributes, distance from where you live, etc.) are
excellent- you can come up with the list of potential candidates you
want to communicate with easily and quickly.
Match.com(free trial) and
are UK's most popular
paid dating sites. Plentyoffish
(pof.com), and Badoo (badoo.com) are also good free sites with a large number
is a large paid dating site. The free site Plentyoffish (pof.com)
is also doing well.
Aussiematchmaker and Lavalife
are the largest paid dating sites in Australia.
Nzdating.com is the most popular paid site in
claims to be the largest paid dating site.
Europe: Meetic.com is a popular
site in continental Europe. Badoo.com is a good free site for it's large
number of users.
belong to a specific group based on religion, race, etc and would like to date
only people belonging to that group, you have some nice options on the
Internet. Sites like jdate.com (Jewish), christiancafe.com (Christians),
asiafriendfinder.com (Asians) are examples. Open a trial account (often free) and see if you have a lot of people in your area using the website
before signing up for a paid subscription.