Top 10 Best Sites
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|Amber Brooks • 4/06/17|
In his funny and perceptive book “Modern Romance: An Investigation,” Aziz Ansari describes how his dad met his mom, both who are natives of India: “He told his parents he was ready to get married, so his family arranged meetings with three neighboring families. The first girl, he said, was ‘a little too tall,’ and the second girl was ‘a little too short.’ Then he met my mom. He quickly deduced that she was the appropriate height (finally!), and they talked for about 30 minutes. They decided it would work. A week later, they were married.”
As Aziz demonstrates in the rest of his book, the way people meet their future partners has definitely changed since then, especially because of online dating. These seven dating websites are dedicated to Indian singles who are looking for someone who shares a similar background, beliefs, and experiences — and who want to save a little money while they do.
No matter if you’re in need of a friend, date, or long-term partner, and no matter if you live in India or anywhere else in the world, MeetIndiansOnline can lend a helping hand. Registration via your desktop or phone is 100% free, and you’ll be joining thousands of like-minded men and women. Once you’re done uploading your information, start searching, flirting, and communicating — none of which will cost you a penny.
DeskiKiss was founded around 2002 and quickly became a go-to free online dating service for “connecting Indians worldwide.” They have an in-depth questionnaire to make sure you find your perfect match, and the questions range from what hobbies you like to what your lifestyle habits are. You don’t have to answer them all, though. If you want to get right to it, go ahead. The site only needs a few pieces of information, and then the power is in your hands.
IndianDating may have the word “dating” in their name, but it’s one of our favorite Indian dating sites for marriage as well. Here, you’ll be surrounded by commitment-minded people, and you’ll be on your way to meeting them in just a couple of steps: 1) Choose your gender, location, and age. 2) Give them your email address and password. Plus, it’s all totally free.
GetClose’s motto is “the premier dating app for lovely people,” but their main focus is on Indian singles. A couple things to note is you must be straight and live in India (the regions include Assam, Delhi, and Punjab) to sign up. The good news is you won’t need your wallet to do so. Simply tell them a little bit about yourself and your dating preferences, and then you’re on your way.
Not to be confused with IndianDating from above, IndianDating.co.in offers a different online dating experience — one that emphasizes traditional Indian values but that doesn’t place judgment on people with different lifestyles and of various backgrounds. Signup, profile creation, browsing, and certain types of messaging are all free, and it only takes a couple of minutes to become a member.
We’ve named IndiaMatch as one of the best Indian dating sites for many reasons but especially because they’re part of the People Media family, a leading technology company in this industry. IndiaMatch’s mission is simple (to create relationships and connect lives), and their community is vast (millions of Indian singles). To get started, input what you’re looking for (man seeking women, woman seeking men, man seeking men, or woman seeking women), country, zip code, username, and password, and then fill out your profile and upload a photo — for free.
Cupid Media Network owns and operates IndianCupid, one of the most popular brands in their arsenal of 30 niche dating sites. You can create a profile, browse for and receive matches, and show interest in several ways (e.g., sending virtual winks or adding people to your Favorites list). No credit card number is required. Take it from Marc, who says, “I found my lifelong partner through IndianCupid, and I am planning to visit her this summer!”
Not only is Aziz Ansari one of the best comedians and actors of this generation, but he also has an astute sociological mind, especially in terms of dating. While an arranged marriage was the norm for his parents, today it’s got to be online dating. For Indian singles who want to find someone with like-minded ethics, faith, and way of life, turn to the seven sites above.