Top 100: The Definitive List of Dating Sites (2018)

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Top 100: The Definitive List of Dating Sites (2018)

Amber Brooks Amber Brooks • 4/11/18

At first, online dating was stigmatized as a shameful last resort for desperate singles. No one wanted to admit they had a dating profile. No one wanted people to see them actually trying to get a date. Then tech-savvy young people joined the dating scene, and the era of swiping began. Now some estimates say there are over 8,000 dating sites in the world.

That’s a lot. There are more dating sites in the world than there are hospitals in the US. That’s almost too many. How do you even choose the right one?

Well, we’re going to help you by highlighting the 100 dating websites sorted by category and ranked by popularity. Here we go!

Best | World | Age | Orientation | Religion | Ethnicity | Price | Niche

Best-in-Show Reviews (#1-4)

Here at DatingAdvice, we like to start with the best right up top, so the first dating sites on our list are our longtime favorites. These sites have proven results, millions of members, and top-notch reviews. You’ll probably see these remarkable dating sites again in other categories on our list because they’re just too good.

Our Experts’ Top Dating Sites

When we review a dating site, we take a lot of factors into consideration. How many members does it have? What’s the gender breakdown? How long has it been around? And on and on until we come up with a star-rating we feel fairly assesses the best and the brightest of the online dating scene. Check out our two top-reviewed dating sites below.

1. Match

Match.com is a giant in the dating industry, so it deserves a spot at the top of our list. Not only is it the longest-running dating site — founded in 1995 — but it’s also the most successful, having connected people in more relationships than any other site has.

★★★★★
4.9/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search by age, profile, zip, more

Our Experts Say: “Match.com has led to more dates, marriages and relationships than any other site. Its impressive user base and success rate make it our top review...” Full Review »

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Even though it’s been around forever, Match continues to innovate and expand to this day. In fact, in 2017 the dating site’s companion app launched a location-based feature called Missed Connections to introduce singles who cross paths in the real world.

2. Elite Singles

Our experts consistently rank Elite Singles among the best dating sites around because of its high-caliber membership and effective matching tools. Over 82% of the men and women on the site have earned at least a bachelor’s degree, and many have gone on to receive upper-level education.

★★★★★
4.6/5.0

Relationships: Serious Relationships

Match System: Search personal criteria, plus get Partner Suggestions

Our Experts Say: “Elite Singles is the premier site for professionals. Most members are upper-income with college degrees, and its Fraud Detection ensures no-nonsense dating...” Full Review »

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Elite Singles provides a networking platform for working professionals who are attracted to driven, accomplished, and educated singles.

The Most Popular Dating Sites

If you’re looking for a date in your area, then your best bet is to go where the most people are. The most popular dating sites are often the most effective simply because of the sheer number of potential dates at your fingertips. Below are two of the most popular dating sites around.

3. Zoosk

With over 35 million members in over 80 countries, Zoosk is among the most popular international dating networks. It’s free to join, and millions of singles have chosen Zossk as their go-to dating site.

★★★★★
4.6/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search, plus daily match suggestions

Our Experts Say: “Zoosk's integration with social networks and its popular smartphone app make it one of the fastest-growing dating sites for casual and serious daters...” Full Review »

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Every day, users on Zoosk send over 3 million messages to one another, so it’s an active place to start looking for a date.

4. eHarmony

Since its launch in 2000, eHarmony has made a name for itself by combining clinical psychology with online matching technology. The dating site’s trademarked personality questionnaire offers an in-depth way to seek a long-term romantic partner.

★★★★★
4.5/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Personality test suggests matches

Our Experts Say: “Accounting for 4% of U.S. marriages, eHarmony's compatibility-based system and commitment-minded user base are ideal for those seeking a serious relationship...” Full Review »

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Hundreds of thousands of singles have trusted eHarmony’s tried-and-true algorithm to connect them with compatible date prospects.

Around the World (#5-28)

When you’re on a dating site, where you are is a pretty important factor toward actually meeting someone with relationship potential. Below, we’ve ranked dating sites according to nationality, so singles around the world can join a trustworthy dating network.

US Dating Sites

The United States is among the largest dating markets in the world. In 2012, Online Dating Magazine estimated that there were approximately 2,500 dating sites in the US, and thousands more have launched every year since. For us, two major dating networks stand out for Americans seeking relationships.

5. Match.com

I told you we are a fan of Match. In our book, it’s the best dating site in the US. Match has 2.39 million subscribers in North America. Plus, Match Group’s Headquarters are in Dallas, Texas, and you can’t get much more American than that.

★★★★★
4.9/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search by age, profile, zip, more

Our Experts Say: “Match.com has led to more dates, marriages and relationships than any other site. Its impressive user base and success rate make it our top review...” Full Review »

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While Match reaches over 25 countries in five continents, we’ve chosen to highlight it for singles in the United States because more Americans visit Match than any other dating site.

6. OkCupid

If you haven’t heard of OkCupid, you probably don’t get out very much. This is one of the most popular and effective dating sites in the US, and it’s free. I mean, totally free. You don’t ever have to pay anything to send messages and get dates on OkCupid. It may have been launched back in 2004, but the dating network is always growing to include more singles. OkCupid sees over 1 million app installations each week.

UK Dating Sites

Online dating has exploded in the UK over the last few years. More and more singles use a dating site or app as their main tool to meet new people, and that trend will only grow with time. So you might as well check out the UK’s leading dating sites.

7. Badoo

Over 372 million people have joined Badoo since it launched in November 2006. The dating site uses social media profiles to speed up the signup process and ensure that everyone online is authentic and honest.

8. JustAskMeOut

JustAskMeOut is based on the simple premise that UK singles come to a dating site in order to meet dates in real life. You won’t get stuck in long conversations on this dating platform because it doesn’t have chat features. All you can do is send an invite to meet.

Screenshot of JustAskMeOut's homepage

Based in London, JustAskMeOut is a straightforward and bootstrapped dating site.

Using JustAskMetOut, you can quickly fill your calendar with dates and find out who has real-life chemistry with you.

9. FreeAndSingle

A husband and wife named Tim and Paula Taylor founded FreeAndSingle.com to improve the dating experience for relationship-minded singles in the UK. The affordable dating site provides streamlined chatting tools for daters over 35.

10. SDating.co.uk

Although SDating.co.uk is somewhat new in the dating scene, it has already made an impression on singles living in the UK. The intuitive interface and free messaging appeals to online daters interested in connecting without a lot of effort and hassle.

German Dating Sites

Despite its austere reputation, Germany is home to some major dating networks, including Elite Singles. Below, you’ll find our three favorite dating sites for German daters.

11. eDarling.de

Many Germans interested in serious dating use eDarling.de. The dating site relies on personality tests and in-depth profiles to match compatible singles in long-lasting relationships.

12. LoveScout24.de

Over 1 million couples have successfully met their match on LoveScout24. The German site (and companion app) gives online daters a secure place to flirt with one another. Plus, the company hosts frequent in-person events where users can come out of their shells.

13. Parship.de

Every minute, another single person falls in love on Parship.de. The dating site boasts that 38% of its members wind up in relationships, and 90% of those couples reported staying together in a follow-up survey.

Screenshot of Parship.de

Parship caters to German speakers seeking a compatible frau or mann.

Parship’s annual customer survey helps the dating site’s team take German singles’ feedback and use those opinions to improve the site as a whole.

Canadian Dating Sites

The Great White North is actually a hotspot of online dating activity. Canadians love their dating sites — because who wants to brave the cold and go to a bar to pick up a date, eh?

14. Match.ca

Match.ca is the top dating and relationship tool for Canadian singles of all ages and orientations. Like its US counterpart, this gigantic dating site provides an opportunity-rich environment for building connections with singles.

15. Lavalife.com

Lavalife.com operates under the motto “Making dating fun again!” Who isn’t on board with that? The dating network aims to bring more excitement to singles’ lives by introducing them through a live messaging system and free chatlines available to members in North America.

It only takes 10 minutes to sign up to Lavalife.com and start searching for your soul mate. Pro tip: Use the In Common feature to find members who match with you in terms of interests and life goals.

16. Plenty of Fish

We’ve put Plenty of Fish down as one of the top Canadian dating sites because it has a strong base throughout the Great White North. Along with free messaging, the site allows singles to calculate their relationship chemistry and plan a meeting with someone special. Over 70,000 new members join Plenty of Fish every day. Dive in and join them!

Australian Dating Sites

If you’re looking for a date in the land down under, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a short list of the top dating sites available solely for single Australians. Crikey!

17. RSVP.com.au

You never know where you’re going to meet someone. Steve Irwin met the love of his life while he was working at a wildlife park. Andrew met his future girlfriend while browsing on RSVP.com.au, an Australian dating site, on Valentine’s Day. They’ve been together for three years and are planning a wedding in Fiji.

Screenshot of RSVP.com.au

Over 1,200 new members join RSVP every day in search of a keeper.

Every day, RSVP.com.au facilitates over 40,000 conversations and adds 1,200 new members. It’s working hard to introduce you to eligible Aussies nearby.

18. No-Strings.com.au

Do the words “free Australian dating” appeal to you? Then you’ll love No-Strings.com.au. At 100,000 members, this network helps singles say g’day to one another and strike up a relationship. No-Strings.com.au makes over 500 matches each day and facilitates over 2,000 interactions between blokes and birds in Australia.

19. Tease.com.au

It’s hard not to enjoy the flirtatious atmosphere of Tease.com.au. Joining is 100% free and requires only a username and an email. Even a blobhead could figure out that simple signup process! You can search for matches by age, gender, or location to find a date to tease.

Russian Dating Sites

Because of a low percentage of eligible bachelors in Russia, many of the most popular Russian dating sites are for Russian women seeking Western men. If you’re willing to cross continents for the person you love, check out the following two dating sites.

20. BridesAndLovers.com

Launched in 2009, BridesAndLovers.com is an international dating tool for American men and Russian women seeking romance and love. The transparent dating company has over 175,000 members worldwide and averages 500 new registrations each week. You can read our full review here.

21. Elena’s Models

From blogger to dating entrepreneur, Elena Petrova created a dating site called Elena’s Models because she wanted to help her friends meet and marry Eastern European men. As a Russian woman married to a South African man, Elena knows how a good match can change a life, so she works hard to develop chat technology help young women have an international affair.

Indian Dating Sites

India’s dating culture is fast-paced, especially among today’s young people, who are in no hurry to be tied down. If you’re looking for a partner in Mumbai, New Delhi, or elsewhere in India, sign up to the following free dating sites.

22. Aisle

Aisle may be a newbie in the online dating world (it was founded in 2014), but it has quickly become a favorite dating site for singles seeking deep connections. The team personally vets every single member to foster a safe and selective dating environment.

“We handpick all of our members,” said Able Joseph, Founder of Aisle. “We’re not a one-size-fits-all dating service.

23. QuackQuack

In 2010, QuackQuack launched to help relationship-minded Indian singles meet online. Over 100,000 users join each month, so the dating site must be doing something right. Check out our full review to learn more about its matching tools and safety features.

24. DesiKiss

Since 2002, DesiKiss has offered its services as a simple dating resource for Indians in search of romance. No matter where you live, you can use this network to find an Indian partner to date for the foreseeable future.

25. IndianCupid

IndianCupid is actually geared toward non-resident Indians based in English-speaking countries. So, if you’ve just moved from New Delhi to New York City, you can use this network for find fellow expat Indians in your new home.

General International Networks

A lot of the most popular dating sites don’t stick to serving just one country. Most expand to become international networks reaching dozens of countries around the world. Check out our three favorite dating sites for global-minded individuals.

26. Elite Singles

Although it began in Europe, Elite Singles has spread its dating network across international waters and into the homes of singles around the world. Anyone who considers themselves in the upper echelon of the dating world can sign up for free and connect with people in 25 countries.

★★★★★
4.6/5.0

Relationships: Serious Relationships

Match System: Search personal criteria, plus get Partner Suggestions

Our Experts Say: “Elite Singles is the premier site for professionals. Most members are upper-income with college degrees, and its Fraud Detection ensures no-nonsense dating...” Full Review »

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Over 165,000 members join Elite Singles each month, and the site owners estimate that someone falls in love on the platform every seven minutes.

27. A Foreign Affair

From Peru to Costa Rica, A Foreign Affair has a presence in countries around the world. Anyone 18 and older can sign up, select their country of origin, and start browsing the profiles of other members for free.

28. eLoveDates

On eLoveDates, over 86,000 members (speaking 25 different languages) send messages and build relationships without paying a cent. The dating site has a clean interface and international user base (from Austria to Zambia), so it’s ideal for singles around the globe. Read our full eLoveDates review here.

Age of Membership (#29-39)

When you’re dating, age matters — and not just in terms of how you look. It’s much easier to bond with someone in a similar age bracket or situation in life, so you’ll often find dating sites attract particular generations more than others.

Dating Sites For Teens

Most dating sites are for people 18 and older, but some cater to the teenage crowd. A trustworthy teen dating site can offer a safe space for young people who want to form friendships and relationships with people their own age.

29. MyLOL

MyLOL, with more than 300,000 members in the US, Australia, the UK, and Canada, is the top teen dating network for English speakers. The dating site and app provide integrated chat features to help teenagers meet one another.

30. Crush Zone

You’ll have to keep it real to enter the Crush Zone. The chatty community doesn’t tolerate pretenders. Singles between the ages of 13 and 21 sign up for free and post silly questions or flirtatious messages to get the attention of their crushes.

31. TeenDatingSite (TDS)

Teen Dating Site (also called TDS) is a top online network for teens looking to put themselves out there. From the Hot or Not game to the photo-heavy dating profiles, Teen Dating Site provides a fun outlet for high schoolers and college students seeking fast connections.

Dating Sites for Young Adults

People in their 20s and 30s make up the largest share of the dating market, so some of the biggest sites appeal specifically to them. Whether you’re reveling your youth or looking for someone to settle down with, the following dating sites can put you in touch with young, fit, and attractive people near you.

32. Zoosk

First up, we have to mention Zoosk again because it’s a far-reaching dating site and app with a strong base of young people. The dating site acts like a flirty social network for singles who have been born and raised on the web.

★★★★★
4.6/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search, plus daily match suggestions

Our Experts Say: “Zoosk's integration with social networks and its popular smartphone app make it one of the fastest-growing dating sites for casual and serious daters...” Full Review »

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Zoosk’s fast-moving and ever-changing dating environment is exciting for young singles just starting to spread their wings and seek out a date.

33. OkCupid

OkCupid is free, so it naturally appeals to impoverished young singles who want a date but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg. The open-minded spirit of the dating site is also particularly welcoming to 20-somethings discovering and defining their sexuality. OkCupid totally gets that sexual orientation is fluid, so it offers an identity spectrum of 22 genders and 13 orientations.

34. Campus Flirts

As you can tell from the name, Campus Flirts is a dating site for college kids. You must have a valid college email to join this site. Alumni are more than welcome to continue using Campus Flirts after graduation, but most of the members are college students interested in exploring the dating scene while hitting the books.

Dating Sites for Middle-Aged Singles

Sometimes it’s hard to re-enter the dating scene after being in a committed relationship for a long time. Sometimes it’s hard to feel optimistic about dating when all you’ve experienced is breakups. However, a good dating site for experienced daters in your age group might just turn things around.

35. SingleParentMeet

We recommend SingleParentMeet for all single mom and single dads out there because it’s a large family-oriented community of online daters. You have something in common with the people on here because they either have kids themselves or don’t mind dating someone who does.

36. myLovelyParent

On myLovelyParent, children can invite their mothers and fathers to start dating again by creating a profile on their behalf. Sons and daughters have the ability to write their parent’s profile, see inbox notifications, and manage the more technical aspects of joining a dating site — allowing the single mom or dad to just have fun.

Dating Sites for Seniors

For those of you of a certain age, online dating may seem intimidating, but, I promise, it isn’t that bad. Especially if you join a seniors-only dating site like the ones listed below.

37. OurTime

What we love about OurTime, and why we consistently rank it as the number one dating site for seniors, is its intuitive interface. Older singles aren’t always tech-savvy, so OurTime helps them get acclimated and create a dating profile with no muss and no fuss.

★★★★
4.4/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search by age, profile, zip, more

Our Experts Say: “OurTime is quickly gaining popularity amongst older singles, featuring an extensive profile search and simple interface. Exclusively for ages 50+...” Full Review »

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Whether you’re a 50-year-old divorcee or an 80-year-old widower, OurTime is the perfect place to try dating again and find a new lease on life.

38. SeniorPeopleMeet

SeniorPeopleMeet represents a vast network of singles over the age of 50. Thousands of men and women have used this dating site to meet new people.

★★★★
3.6/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Free to browse. Easy search options

Our Experts Say: “SeniorPeopleMeet.com is the most popular dating site exclusively for those 55 and older. Safe and easy to use, with a free trial to view profiles...” Full Review »

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It only takes a couple minutes to sign up, and you can click the help button for explanations on how the search features work on this premium dating site.

39. Stitch

Stitch is in the dating industry for all the right reasons. Founder Andrew Dowling told us he truly cares about connecting seniors and lessening the loneliness in the world. The Stitch community fosters deep relationships as well as friendships in a members-only forum and events calendar.

Orientation (#40-53)

Obviously, if you’re entering online dating, you’ll find the best odds on a dating site where the people you’re attracted to you are also attracted to you. For LGBTQ users, that’s easier said than done. Below, we’ve listed the best sites for people of different sexual orientations.

Straight Dating Sites

For all your straight singles out there, you probably have your pick of dating networks. But maybe you want to know which ones cater specifically to men seeking women and women seeking men. Look no further than the following three dating sites.

40. eHarmony

When you sign up to eHarmony, the dating site presupposes you are straight. If you put that you’re a woman, it’ll automatically fill in that you’re looking for men (and vice versa). That means the system is a custom-fit for straight singles seeking a committed partner.

★★★★★
4.5/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Personality test suggests matches

Our Experts Say: “Accounting for 4% of U.S. marriages, eHarmony's compatibility-based system and commitment-minded user base are ideal for those seeking a serious relationship...” Full Review »

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Dr. Neil Clark Warren, who founded eHarmony, is slow to change his ways (or his ideas about marriage), so it’s likely that eHarmony will continue dominating the straight dating scene.

41. ChristianMingle

Similar to eHarmony, ChristianMingle asks new members to put their gender, and then it offers match suggestions of the opposite gender. As a result, you won’t find may gay singles on this Christian-oriented dating site.

★★★★
4.4/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search by age, profile, zip, more

Our Experts Say: “ChristianMingle is the largest dating site exclusively for devout Christian singles. Offers excellent search functionality and safety features...” Full Review »

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If your faith is important to you and you identify as straight, ChristianMingle is tailor-made for your dating needs.

42. CatholicSingles

CatholicSingles guarantees a wholesome and fun community for straight singles of faith. Since its founding in 1997, the dating site has connected hundreds of couples in lasting relationships.

“Faith is important when it comes to relationships,” said CEO Mark Daoust, “so having those shared values makes a difference.”

Gay Dating Sites

Listen up, guys, if you’re tired of straight people cramping your dating style, or if you’re sick of seeing women accidentally show up in your searches, a gay dating site is waiting for you just beyond the rainbow. Go to it, and be free to be you.

43. Adam4Adam

Tens of thousands of gay men have joined Adam4Adam, making it the world’s largest gay social network. From the live cams to the sex shop, this is an X-rated dating space for men eager to get down to business.

44. Compatible Partners

Created by the makers of eHarmony, Compatible Partners isn’t only for gay men, but it’s a widely successful LGBTQ dating community so on our list it goes. The site’s relationship questionnaire helps gay men find — you guessed it — a compatible partner online.

“We’ve been dating for only a couple of months now,” said a member named Amir in a testimonial, “but I feel in my bones that I’ve met my husband. Thank you, Compatible Partners.”

45. MenChats

MenChats is a free dating network for singles 18 and older. You can meet European guys, college guys, muscle guys — whatever you fancy. The live video and text chats entice men seeking raunchy conversations with hot dudes.

Lesbian Dating Sites

Lesbian singles sometimes have difficulty finding one another on a general dating site. Even those that have options for women seeking women often fall short in the number of local and viable date prospects available. A lesbian-only dating site doesn’t have such issues.

46. OneScene

Looking for a girl crush? Look on OneScene. This LGBT dating community supports lesbians of all types.  You don’t have to be a member to browse through OneScene’s dating profiles, so take a look around and see if the lesbian-friendly network is right for you.

47. PinkSofa

Some dating sites simply make its tools pink and call it a lesbian dating site. PinkSofa isn’t like that. This is a values-driven dating network prioritizing comfort, friendliness, privacy, authenticity, and social awareness. Through a location-based search, single women can meet one another and find solidarity in the lesbian community online.

Screenshot of PinkSofa's homepage

PinkSofa prides itself on being more than a “run-of-the-mill, meat-market, soulless dating site.”

“Thirteen years ago, I realized that if anyone was going to build the place I dreamed of, it would have to be me,” said Founder Liz James. “Since then I’ve been working to build a place for lesbians to meet, talk, learn about each other, and (with any luck!) fall in love.”

48. Lesbotronic

Honestly, if I were a lesbian, I’d join Lesbotronic just for the name. I’d go around telling people “Yeah, I’m a member of Lesbotronic” just for the joy of saying that name aloud. Lesbotronic is more than a great name and a pretty face though — it’s a sassy women-only dating forum where you can make conversation and arrange dates in a friendly, vetted community.

Bissexual Dating Sites

Bissexual daters can have difficulty getting dating sites to understand and accommodate their open-minded approach to the dating world. Some dating sites don’t even have bisexual as an option for orientation. However the following LGBTQ-friendly dating sites welcome bisexual singles.

49. OkCupid

Once again, OkCupid is on our list because of its LGBTQ-friendly setup. If you’re a bissexual dater, you can’t do much better than this large network of singles. You can be upfront about your sexuality on the site, and you’ll show up in the search results of single men and single women.

Screenshot of OkCupid's homepage

OkCupid recently did a site redesign to make its look and tools more in tune with modern daters.

Dating is a numbers game, and OkCupid has impressive numbers — over 7.3 million messages are exchanged daily on the site.

50. BiCupid

Global. Effective. Colorful. BiCupid is everything a bisexual single could want in a dating site. Any bisexual or bi-curious daters can join the site for free and find potential love interests.

51. BisexualFish.com

BisexualFish calls itself “queerly the best choice” for bissexual daters. It boasts the world’s largest secure dating network for bi singles. You won’t find any fake profiles here.

Transgender Dating Sites

Finally, we have a couple transgender dating networks that welcome ladyboys, open-minded daters, and anyone transitioning to the gender they were meant to be.

52. TGPersonals

Launched in 1999, TGPersonals was started by a man passionate about treating transgender singles with the respect they deserve. The love-oriented dating site takes every precaution to protect its members from spams, scams, and hate speech.

53. TS Mingle

TS Mingle guarantees no gimmicks on its transgender-friendly dating site. The straightforward interface and flirtatious members encourage transgender and transexual daters to feel confident and attractive while online.

Check out our list of the best transgender dating sites for more information about TS Mingle.

Religion (#54-65)

One of the most important factors in long-term compatibility is religious beliefs. You have to be on the same page of the Bible or the Koran or Torah to make a relationship work. If you want to find someone who shares your values, beliefs, and cultural experiences, a religious dating site will be like the Promised Land, but with more flirting.

Christian Dating Sites

Hallelujah! The following dating sites serve Christian singles with a faith-based approach to online dating.

54. ChristianMingle

Without a doubt, ChristianMingle is our favorite dating site for men and women in the Christian community. It has been around for a long time (since 2004) and appeals to singles seeking a God-centric relationship

★★★★
4.4/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search by age, profile, zip, more

Our Experts Say: “ChristianMingle is the largest and most popular singles site exclusively for devout Christians. Offers great search functionality and safety features...” Full Review »

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As you can see from our review, over 2.4 million Christians use the site every month to make meaningful matches.

55. Christian Cafe

Based in Toronto, Christian Cafe is a straightforward and proudly Christian-owned dating site. All members receive a free 10-day trial wherein they can test out all the premium features available to paid members on the site.

56. cMatch

Made by Christians for Christians, cMatch is a values-based dating network. Since 2006, cMatch has connected over 130,000 Christians in a safe, affordable, and high-integrity online space.

“As Christians, we believe everyone is worthwhile,” said Founder Chris Alga. “We focus on the person behind the photo, and we encourage our singles to do the same with our unique features.”

Jewish Dating Sites

If you’re having trouble meeting people at temple, why not give a Jewish-only dating site a try? There you can meet date prospects who share similar cultural experiences and religious beliefs.

57. JDate

First off, JDate is a giant in the Jewish dating world. It’s definitely the most well-known Jewish dating site out there, and it’s been bringing millions of singles together for several years.

58. SuperTova

SuperTova began with one man with a passion for continuing the Jewish faith and passing on Jewish culture. The Jewish-only dating site’s main mission is to encourage Jewish marriages that will keep time-honored traditions alive into the next generation.

Screenshot of SuperTova's signup page

SuperTova’s forum, chat room, and private messaging system facilitate conversation.

“I feel strongly that having dating platforms, such as SuperTova, is just another means to help Jews keep their culture intact,” said Justin Corsa, the site’s Founder, “and it aids in the future growth of our people.”

59. JDPeopleMeet

JDPeopleMeet works in partnership with Match, OurTime, and other popular dating networks to support Jewish singles in the dating world. The niche dating site has all the bells and whistles of a general dating site, but all the match suggestions you receive will be of the Jewish faith.

Muslim Dating Sites

We’ve written about the best Muslim dating sites before because we know how challenging it can be for single Muslims to navigate online dating and find people who understand their beliefs and traditions. Take a look at our favorite dating networks for Muslims seeking relationships.

60. Helahel.com

Helahel.com doesn’t consider itself a dating site. It’s a matrimonial site geared toward Muslims who honor the sanctity of marriage. The site operates in keeping with traditional Islamic values and focuses on finding women their future husbands and men their future wives.

61. IslamicMarriage.com

To keep members safe, IslamicMarriage has five-star safety program that guarantees Muslims singles won’t be harassed while seeking dates. As the name suggests, this site is also geared toward marriage-minded individuals.

62. ArabLounge.com

Maybe you’re not looking for marriage right now. Maybe you’re rather just hang out and see where things go. Then ArabLounge.com is the right Muslim dating site for you. The site has connected husbands and wives, but it has also facilitated friendships and short-term dating as well.

Spiritual Dating Sites

Spiritual people often see the world in their own unique ways, so they need a partner who can understand and appreciate their views. We’ve ranked the best spiritual dating sites, and you can find three of our top picks below.

63. SpiritualSingles

Launched in 2000, SpiritualSingles offers a vibrant community for passionate believers in meditation, environmentalism, holistic medicine, world peace, and other spiritual values. Over 2,500 new members sign up every month — why not make it 2,501?

64. ConsciousSingles

ConsciousSingles is among the oldest and largest dating networks for conscious, spiritual, and eco-friendly online daters. The open-minded forum gives everyone a voice and helps singles find deep emotional connections.

“When I was ready to date again, I returned to your site because I knew this was the site where I would find the best mate for me,” said Lori Hill, now happily married. “And I did!”

65. dharmaMatch

Lastly, dharmaMatch creates authentic connections between people whose spirituality is important to them. We believe the dating site’s member area is a great place to find common ground with someone who shares similar viewpoints.

Ethnicity (#66-79)

A lot of people feel attracted to a particular ethnic group or groups. Sometimes because they want to keep to their own, and other times because they want to branch out to date black people, white people, Asian people, Hispanic people, or biracial people. Whatever your inclination is, you can find a niche dating site full of singles who are interested in meeting people like you.

Black Dating Sites

According to OkCupid’s internal statistics, black people (especially black women) are at a disadvantage on the general dating site. They’re less likely to get likes and less likely to have people respond to their messages. It’s no wonder so many black singles today seek out niche sites to meet one another.

66. BlackPeopleMeet

BlackPeopleMeet is the largest online and mobile network for black and bi-racial singles. We’ve made a graphic to showcase its gender breakdown, monthly views, and other important stats.

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4.0/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search by age, profile, zip, more

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Black singles of all orientations can sign up for free on BlackPeopleMeet and become one of its many success stories. “I met the love of my life from your website,” wrote Lansing, a member from Illinois. “We’re doing quite well.”

67. BlackCupid

Next up, we have BlackCupid, a premium dating service that’s free to join and fun to use. The international network is supported by Cupid Media so you can trust it to hook you up to quality folks. You can create a profile, browse photos, and start communicating to show interest in black singles living in your area.

68. BlackPlanet

BlackPlant tells its members “The world is yours.” The empowering dating site has provided a space to socialize and connect for thousands of black singles. Whether you want to chat in the discussion forum or send a private message, it’s easy to build relationships with people who share your cultural background.

White Dating Sites

While some people like tanned or dark-skinned dates, others are more attracted to pasty-skinned men and women who can’t go out into the sun without burning. If that’s the type of person you like, you may want to check out the following white dating sites. These platforms are absolutely not about white supremacy or racist dating — they simply exist to connect pale singles and their admirers.

69. Cupid

While Cupid isn’t technically a white-only dating site, its membership is definitely on the paler side. White people will definitely feel at home here. The dating network adds 1,000 new people every day and hears about 200+ success stories every year.

70. WhiteDate

WhiteDate is a niche dating site designed to connect Euorpean singles who identify as Caucasian. People of all ages are welcome to join this site. The site’s mission is to help European men and women find love and happiness.

Asian Dating Sites

Sometimes Asian daters feel shy about putting themselves online to get a date. It’s a vulnerable feeling, and you don’t always meet people who understand the cultural values of traditional Asian families. Whether you’re from China or the Philippines, the following sites are made to make you feel right at home.

71. AsianDating.com

Under the slogan “Find your Asian beauty,” AsianDating.com makes it easier for Asian singles to find romance. The dating site is backed by Cupid Media and serves over 2.5 million singles worldwide.

72. Since Being Single

Since Being Single started as an online blog and became an online hot spot for British-Asian singles. Today, the members-only community promises a quality dating experience for daters between 23 and 40 years old. Learn more about the Since Being Single team’s heartfelt mission here.

73. TrulyAsian

TrulyAsian provides a welcoming platform to meet Asian men and women. Over 46,000 members have taken advantage of the matching system to connect with compatible people. “We want to thank TrulyAsian for connecting people across the world,” wrote Lien, a TrulyAsian member. “Because of this site, I met my husband.”

Latino Dating Sites

In this section, we’ve highlighted three of the most popular Latino dating sites. Hispanic singles around the world have used these platforms to serenade a sweetheart. Want more amor? Then check out our list of 12 dating sites for Latinos and Latinas.

74. AmoLatina

Where most dating sites have a Register Now button, AmoLatina simply says, “Take a chance.” This Latin dating site was built by romantics for romantics. Whether you’re living in the south of Brazil or the heart of the Bronx, you can sign up to this Spanish-oriented dating site and find a corazoncito to call your own.

75. Latin Love Search

Latin Love Search is a free dating site with extensive search options and fun messaging tools. Since it launched in 2003, the Peru-based site has grown to assist thousands of daters throughout South America, North America, and Europe.

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On the dating site, you can search for Latin loves by age, distance, and online activity.

You don’t have to be a member to browse the site’s members and see if a dark-haired beauty catches your eye.

LatinoLicious

According to the site, LatinoLicious specializes in “bringing together singles of different races who want to date Latina women or Latina men.” The site’s founders firmly believe that love is more skin deep, so they welcome people of all backgrounds on the niche dating network.

Revy and Harrison, who just got engaged, are a good example of an interracial couple who met on LatinoLicious and fell in love.

Interracial Dating Sites

Speaking of interracial dating, there are plenty of dating sites specifically for daters who don’t see color and don’t want to stick to their own race when picking a partner. Maybe you’re a Hispanic man with a thing for Asian women. Maybe you’re an African-American woman who’s attracted to white men. Whatever you fancy, you can find it on an interracial dating site.

77. InterracialPeopleMeet

InterracialPeopleMeet draws upon the same worldwide network as BlackPeopleMeet, so its interface might look familiar, but its membership base is much broader. You’ll find people of all ethnic backgrounds on this inclusive dating site.

78. Swirlr

Are you ready to date different? Swirlr is an interracial dating site for singles of various ethnic backgrounds. If you’re the kind of person who likes to mix things up and try new things, then this diverse dating network should be right up your alley.

79. InterracialDatingCentral

If you’re after diversity in your dating prospects, try looking on InterracialDatingCentral. It’s a hub of dating activity for white singles, black singles, Asian singles, and everyone in between. You can sign up for free to start browsing for dates by location, race, age, and other factors.

Price (#80-85)

Let’s talk dollars and cents. Because budget matters when choosing a dating site. After all, if you spend all your money on a dating subscription to meet people, you might not have much pocket change leftover for the actual date itself. Below, we’ve ranked the most budget-friendly dating options that actually work.

Free Communication Dating Sites

Most dating sites are free to join. That’s pretty standard. No one wants you to pay money site unseen (pun intended). However, 100% free-to-communicate dating platforms are a bit rarer. Below, you’ll find our favorite always-free, not-a-scam, talk-as-long-as-you-want sites for singles who don’t want to pay to play.

80. OkCupid

Part of OkCupid’s founding promise is to be forever free. Like, until the end of the world and dating as we know it. OkCupid’s team has drawn a line they will not cross. Members can communicate for free for as long as they want. I’ve written hundreds of thousands of words on that site (I’m very chatty when online dating), and I’ve never paid a cent. Of course, you can pay for upgrades that include seeing who liked you and being featured at the top of search results. But that is 100% optional.

81. eLoveDates

We’ve talked about eLoveDates earlier in this list, but it’s worth mentioning again because it’s one of the few dating sites that actually allows singles to communicate online forever for free. No strings attached. You can use the private mail and chat rooms to make a connection on the cheap.

82. FreeAndSingle

Another familiar face, FreeAndSingle is so committed to being 100% free that it’s even in the name. Women on the site have unlimited free access to all the messages in their inboxes. They can read and respond without paying. Men, however, must become VIP Members to send those messages and read the replies.

Affordable Dating Sites

The problem with completely free dating sites is they sometimes attract flaky singles who aren’t interested in anything beyond seeing where things go. It’s free, so the connections lose their value. Paying for a subscription is often a signal to the dating world. You’re making an investment in your love life. In doing so, you set yourself up to meet people who have also decided to put their money where their mouth is, as it were, and pay to meet quality singles.

83. Match.com

On Match, free members have limits on how much they can communicate with their crushes, and so it’s often worth it to subscribe for a few months and see if your dating life improves as a result. Match.com’s membership plans can cost as little as $8.99 a month (for six months).

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4.9/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search by age, profile, zip, more

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Match subscriptions are well worth the money. Over the last 20+ years, Match.com has created more than 10 million relationships in the US. According to the company’s internal data, people who join Match are three times more likely to find a date than people who don’t.

84. Elite Singles

Elite Singles fosters an elite network of college-educated professionals, but the site doesn’t ask members to pay all their hard-earned cash to sign up. You can get an annual membership for $31.95 a month and invest in finding a long-term love.

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4.6/5.0

Relationships: Serious Relationships

Match System: Search personal criteria, plus get Partner Suggestions

Our Experts Say: “Elite Singles is the premier site for professionals. Most members are upper-income with college degrees, and its Fraud Detection ensures no-nonsense dating...” Full Review »

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The dating site’s success stories speak to the quality experience you’ll get after registering as a premium member. “After registering and interacting with the site, I was impressed with the quality of my partner suggestions,” said Mark, a Boston resident who became a member on Elite Singles. “I have to admit I’ve been pleasantly surprised.”

85. Zoosk

What’s great about Zoosk is that it offers a variety of payment options. You can go ahead and sign up for a straightforward subscription (for one, three, or six months), or you can earn or pay for Zoosk Coins to get a selection of premium features, including sending virtual presents to your crushes.

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4.6/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search, plus daily match suggestions

Our Experts Say: “Zoosk's integration with social networks and its popular smartphone app make it one of the fastest-growing dating sites for casual and serious daters...” Full Review »

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A six-month subscription to Zoosk costs only $12.49, so it’s an affordable way to meet people. Learn more about how much Zoosk costs here.

Niche Dating Sites (#86-100)

Online daters often have specific ideas about what that perfect person should be like, so it makes sense to get specific about what dating platform you choose. Fortunately, these days there’s a dating site for just about anything — from truckers to redheads. Below, you’ll find the top-searched niche dating sites for singles who know exactly what they want.

Sex-Oriented Dating Sites

Not every single person online is looking for a commitment and white-picket fence. Some just want to get laid. For those uninhibited individuals, a hookup site is the ideal hunting ground. Everyone there is flirtatious and interested in exactly one thing: sex.

86. BeNaughty

The people who come to BeNaughty know exactly what they want, and they’re not afraid to go after it. This sex-oriented dating site encourages naughty singles to own their desires and meet local sex partners via advanced search tools.

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3.5/5.0

Relationships: Hookups, Chats

Match System: Search by interest, zip code, photos, more

Our Experts Say: “BeNaughty is a popular "hookup" site that drops all the pretenses of dating and just gets down to the nitty-gritty of hooking up. The best part: browse profiles in any town for free...” Full Review »

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BeNaughty is a discreet place to find a hookup. You can set filters to ensure you never see X-rated photos — unless you want to.

87. AdultFriendFinder

Launched in 1996, AdultFriendFinder now has the world’s largest sex and swinger community — meaning there’s always someone online to chat with here. Sex seekers of all shapes and desires come to this site to meet their match and arrange a hookup.

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3.5/5.0

Relationships: Hookups Only

Match System: Search by location, interest, more

Our Experts Say: “Make no mistake: this site isn't about making friends, it's about short-term "hookups" and affairs only. Note that a basic account costs $14.95/month, but it's well worth it if casual sex is your goal...”

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As an AdultFriendFinder member, you can browse over 98 million photos or post a pickup line in a group chat. The possibilities are endless.

88. FriendFinder-X

You can easily spice up your love life by becoming a member of FriendFinder-X. This uninhibited network provides an anonymous place to arrange a secret affair or casual encounter. According to the site, this is where good girls (and boys) go to do bad things.

FriendFinder-X is a discreet members-only dating site where you can exchange private photos or chat on a live two-way webcam.

Sugar Dating Sites

Sugar dating may get a bad rap in the dating world, but when couples enter such mutually beneficial relationships, they often feel extremely satisfied. Whether you’re a wealthy individual seeking someone to pamper or an attractive young person in need of funds and cuddles, a respectable sugar dating site can help you find someone who wants the same things you do.

89. Seeking Arrangement

We give Seeking Arrangement four out of five stars in our full review because it’s a fast and popular way to arrange a mutually beneficial relationship. Over 5 million members have joined this prestigious network of wealthy and attractive singles.

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Sugar babies can join Seeking Arrangement for free to find a mentor and be pampered.

On Seeking Arrangement, there are four sugar babies for every sugar daddy so men have their pick of lovely ladies. You can define your relationship and get what you want by creating a profile here.

90. Sugar Daddy Meet

Want a partner who’s worth their weight in gold? SugarDaddyMeet can help you meet that special someone. With the tagline “Sugar makes life sweet,” the site connects sugar daddies with millions of young women who yearn to experience the finer things in life.

91. SugarDaddie.com

SugarDaddie.com has over 5 million active members and is one of the most well-established sugar dating sites in the world. The site has been in business for over 14 years because they know how to connect people online and help them find exactly what they want.

Outdoorsy Dating Sites

If you’re an outdoorsy person, you probably want someone who’s game to hike down a trail or camp in the woods on their time off. Going on outdoor adventures together is a great way to bond with your date, so we’ve picked out three fantastic niche sites for active singles around the world.

92. LuvByrd

Colorado resident Mike Keshian created LuvByrd to connect outdoor enthusiasts, like himself, in a friendly online network. Today, his dating site has a membership base in every state in the US (yes, including Alaska!). Mike even met his girlfriend thanks to the site’s growing community of active and youthful singles.

93. LoveSail

Since it launched in 2004, LoveSail has offered a shipshape dating platform for single men and women who love being on the open water. You can navigate your way to a relationship based on common interests by joining the site for free.

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Lovesail is founded on the watchwords: friendliness, relevance, value for money, and discretion.

Learn more about the LoveSail team’s mission, membership demographics, subscription model, and success stories.

94. Outdoor Duo

Outdoor Duo is a dating network designed to help US and UK singles arrange meetups to hike, bike, sail, ski, and sail together. You can send a personalized message to someone special or join an active group to get involved in the outdoor community in your area. Intrigued? Then follow the trail and read more about Outdoor Duo.

Nerdy Dating Sites

If you’re as nerdy as I am, you probably know how frustrating it can be to try to attract nerdy date prospects on a general dating site. Every time some guy messages me something stupid like “You like Harry Potter? I’ve seen those movies” or “Is Whovian a Dr. Seuss reference?” I am sorely tempted to pack up my wand and bow tie and give up on online dating forever.

As YouTuber Carrie Hope Fletcher puts it, “Boys in books are better.”

For all you singles with a geeky side, we’ve put together a list of the nerdiest dating sites for book lovers, comic collectors, video gamers, RPGers, and other covertly awesome people.

95. SoulGeek

After being widowed in his late 30s, Dino Andrade experienced just how hard it can be to find a geeky soul mate to take to comic book conventions and Star Wars premiers. So, he founded SoulGeek to unite the nerdy, the quirky, and the imaginative.

This dating site brings a new hope to online daters who are anything but mainstream. You can read more about the Founder’s backstory and dating tips here.

96. Gk2gk

Since 2004, Gk2gk has taken a nonconformist approach to the dating world. New members can proudly proclaim their fandoms on their dating profiles and use keyword searches to find matches with similar interests in “Dungeons & Dragons” or “Firefly.”

As the Senior Affiliate Manager Erica Roth said, “Even though Gk2gk is a niche dating site, there’s a broad range of options within that niche.”

97. Dating for Muggles

I’m pretty serious about my love for Harry Potter, so I’m not interested in dating Muggles who don’t even know what House they’re in. I’d sooner hear a Mandrake cry than listen to a date talk about how the movies are better than the books. People on general dating sites don’t generally share that level of enthusiasm, but members of Dating for Muggles totally get it.

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This dating site was made for Harry Potter fans seeking friendship and romance.

Potterheads can apparate into Dating for Muggles to start charming a witch or wizard online. Basic membership is 100% free, so you can scope out the people online and see if any Cho Changs or Neville Longbottoms catch your eye.

98. Whovian Love

Looking for the Rory to your Amy? Or vice versa? Then Whovian Love may be the place for you to find your companion. You can sign up for free and use the search tools to start your online dating journey. And the best part is, you don’t need a Tardis to get there.

99. Trek Dating

Beam me up, Scotty! Trekkies will definitely love exploring the final frontiers of the dating world on Trek Dating. Whether you’re a fan of the originals, the Next Generation, or — dare I say it — the Chris Pine reboots, you can trade trivia and share opinions in this nerdy dating network and then warp speed your way to a relationship.

100. BronyMate

Finally, I just have to end this list with Brony Mate  It’s just so fun. And cute. And exactly what I’d want a “My Little Pony” dating site to be. I’m not even a fan of the show, but I’m seriously tempted to join this rainbow-colored site. Its motto is “Where magical relationships begin.” How can you not love that?

Screenshot of BronyMate's homepage

Founded in 2013, Brony Mate is a dating network made by Bronies for Bronies. Brohoof!

Whether you’re a hardcore Brony or a casual viewer of the “My Little Pony” series, you’ll love the friendly and unique dating atmosphere on Brony Mate.

Networking on a Good Online Dating Site Can Help You Find Friendship & Love

That’s it! That’s the list of the best dating sites ranked by category. If you got through all of that, you should get a medal. Truthfully, any of these dating sites would be excellent places to put yourself out there and get a date. Stay safe and have fun!