13 Best Online Dating Sites for Men

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13 Best Online Dating Sites for Men

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews • 9/22/16

Online dating is no longer considered a “desperate” way to meet women, and the proof is in the fact that 52% of online daters are men and there are more than 2,500 dating sites in the U.S.

And while it’s great that men have so many options (ClownDating.com is a thing… a creepy, creepy thing), how do you choose a site that actually gets you results?

This list of the 13 Best Online Dating Sites for Men is definitely a good place to start!

1. Match

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Match.com is the best online dating site out there. Not only does Match have the highest paid user base of any other dating site, but the gender ratio is also in your favor (51% women to 49% men). The memberships are affordable, matches are delivered to you on a daily basis, you have multiple ways to search for someone special on your own — seriously the list could go on and on.

2. eHarmony

If a serious relationship is your long-term goal, eHarmony is a great choice. Responsible for 2% of marriages in the U.S. (it’s been said 542 members marry every day), eHarmony uses a personality assessment to find you the best partner possible. Considering there are 52% women compared to 48% men on the site, that shouldn’t be too hard.

3. Zoosk

33 million members, 3.8 million visits/month, 52% women vs 48% men — Zoosk has numbers on its side. But we’re not just going to throw fancy stats at you. Zoosk is also really fun to use, and we can’t forget about its Behavioral MatchmakingTM algorithm, which pairs singles with other compatible singles based on on-site behavior and preferences. Don’t like smokers? With this technology, you won’t be matched with them, and so on.

4. OurTime

As the most popular dating site for singles over 50, OurTime really cares about simplifying the online dating process for its users (52% women and 48% men). When you sign up, you’re given step-by-step instructions on how to fill out your profile so you start getting matched quickly, and dating experts are available on-site to offer advice once you do.

5. BlackPeopleMeet

BlackPeopleMeet is the go-to dating site for black and interracial singles, whether they just want a casual date or are looking to get married. Some cool things about BlackPeopleMeet include “Message Ideas” that help get the conversation going with matches and the option to post audio and video on your profile. The odds are also in your favor in terms of gender ratio: 53% women, 47% men.

6. EliteSingles

If education is a top priority to you when looking for a date or partner, then you might want to give EliteSingles a try, as 67% of members hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree. Not to mention there’s 57% women vs 43% men!

7. SeniorPeopleMeet

For single seniors who are little uncomfortable using the Internet, SeniorPeopleMeet is one of the best options. Making your way through sign-up and the site, in general, is very easy, and you’ll feel safe doing so. SeniorPeopleMeet also has one of the biggest gaps in gender: 59% women in contrast to 41% men.

8. BeNaughty

Let’s be real: We’re not all looking for Prince Charming (or Princess Charming) to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after with, and that’s OK. BeNaughty throws some spice into the dating process by focusing its attention on people who are just looking for hookups. While there may be more men than women on the site, 60% to 40%, that’s hardly going to put a kink (pun intended) into things.

9. LovesFlirt

LovesFlirt is a new dating platform that’s modern, easy to use, and that provides men an opportunity to safely interact with thousands of women, with support features specifically designed to prevent scammers and fraud. Each new member is carefully vetted before an account is approved as well. “For us, your safety comes first,” the LovesFlirt team said. Another perk is that memberships start as low as $15 a month for six months, so you’ll definitely want to take advantage of this deal.

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10. OkCupid

As the most popular free online dating site, OkCupid.com does really well with college students and working millennials, but the site also has a good amount of users 35 and up. Besides a pretty spot-on algorithm, you can also see who’s looked at your profile, as well as browse anonymously so no one knows you’re cyber stalking them. The general ratio of men to women on OkCupid is 53% men and 47% women, but it’s more like 50/50 if you’re between 24 and 30 and live in a big city like New York.

11. Plenty of Fish

Another free online dating site, PlentyofFish.com is said to be the largest because it has more than 3 million active users on-site every day. You can upgrade your account for about $7-$13 a month for some extra perks, but one of the biggest selling points is PlentyofFish never charges you to message someone. There are 55% men compared to 45% women, but with “50,000 new singles every day,” we think you stand a good chance.

12. Tinder

Technically Tinder is a dating app, but who doesn’t use their cell phone to online date these days? When Tinder first launched in 2012, it got a bad rep for being shallow and only for hookups, thanks to its swiping capabilities, but it really did break new ground in the dating industry. According to the Global Web Index, 62% of dating app users are men and 38% are women, but we only expect those numbers to come closer together as these apps become the norm.

13. HowAboutWe

HowAboutWe.com is all about getting you offline and into the real world on an actual date, which is really refreshing. Create a profile, post a date idea, get out there — that’s pretty much how it’s done. Another somewhat comforting component of HowAboutWe is users can link their dating profile to their Facebook profile, which takes away from the “Who am I really talking to?” fear online daters might have. Women 18-34 tend to visit the site more than men, so we doubt you’ll have problems finding a match.

Final Thoughts

There are so many dating sites and apps out there to chose from, but honestly the 13 sites above really do have the best success rates and offer variety no matter what you’re looking for. Happy dating!