13 Best Online Dating Sites for Men

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13 Best Online Dating Sites for Men

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews
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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).

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4.9/5.0

Relationships: Friends, Dates, and Relationships

Match System: Browse by zip, age, appearance, more

Our Experts Say: “Match has facilitated the most dates and relationships of any dating site, and its large audience and high success rate make it our top review...” Full Review »

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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. Elite Singles

As you can see from the graph below, Elite Singles’ user base leans slightly more female, but what you should also know is 82% of its user base also holds a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree. If you’re looking for a partner who is highly education, this could be the site for you.

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4.6/5.0

Relationships: Serious Relationships

Match System: Search, Receive Partner Suggestions

Our Experts Say: “Elite Singles is a leading dating site just for busy, single professionals. More than 80% of members have earned a college degree, and most are looking for a serious commitment...” Full Review »

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In terms of Elite Singles’ price, you’re looking at a whooping $0 to create a profile, upload photos, search for and receive matches, and communicate via winks and things like that.

3. eHarmony

If a serious relationship is your long-term goal, eHarmony is a great choice.

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4.5/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Personality test suggests matches

Our Experts Say: “Accounting for 2% 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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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.

4. 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.

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4.6/5.0

Relationships: Fun Dates, Serious Relationships

Match System: Search and get match recommendations

Our Experts Say: “Zoosk is integrated with social media sites, like Facebook and Google+, so it's very popular with singles on the go...” Full Review »

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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.

5. 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).

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4.4/5.0

Relationships: Dates and Relationships

Match System: Search by profiles by zip and more

Our Experts Say: “OurTime is well-known in the over-50 dating crowd, particularly because it has a ton of helpful search features and an easy layout...” Full Review »

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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.

6. 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.

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4.0/5.0

Relationships: Deep Relationships or Just Casual Dates

Match System: Search by location, age, more

Our Experts Say: “BlackPeopleMeet.com is the one of the largest and most popular dating sites for black and biracial singles, and the site is used by more than 5 million people a month...” Full Review »

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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.

7. SilverSingles

If quality is more important to you than quantity when you’re looking for a date or partner, then you might want to give SilverSingles a try.

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4.5/5.0

Relationships: Friendship, Casual Dates, Serious Relationships

Match System: Search by age, location, height, education, ethnicity, and religion

Our Experts Say: “SilverSingles caters to relationship-minded singles over 50 with simple, safe, and effective online dating tools...” Full Review »

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The site has been around for a long time, so its team knows the right way to match people.

8. 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.

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3.6/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Committed Relationships

Match System: Free to search, with a lot of filters

Our Experts Say: “Hands down, SeniorPeopleMeet.com is the premier dating site just for singles 55 and over, and it's extremely easy, safe, and affordable...” Full Review »

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SeniorPeopleMeet also has one of the biggest gaps in gender: 59% women in contrast to 41% men.

9. AdultFriendFinder

For some people, life isn’t all about finding “The One” — it’s about finding “The One for Right Now.” If that’s your mentality, AdultFriendFinder is one of our favorites to recommend.

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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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More than 40 million sexy singles use AFF, and more than 25.5 million visit the site every month. You’re practically guaranteed to find someone (or someones) who get your engine revving.

10. 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.

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3.5/5.0

Relationships: Hookups, Chats

Match System: Search by encounter, location, and more

Our Experts Say: “BeNaughty is a premier hookup app where you can feel comfortable expressing your desires. Plus, it's free to join, browse, and flirt...” Full Review »

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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.

11. 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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12. 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.

13. 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.

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!