Top 10 Best Sites
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With almost 10 million citizens, Sweden is the 89th largest country by population in the world, and many famous faces hail from there — including tennis star Björn Borg, “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” author Stieg Larsson, actor Alexander Skarsgård, and singer Tove Lo.
In honor of the Elongated Country or Mother Svea, as the Swedes like to say, we wanted to celebrate our nine favorite dating sites for Swedish singles… as well as those who are interested in them.
Match is available in more than 25 countries and eight languages and has more than 42 million users and more than 39 million monthly visitors — making it one of the largest free dating sites in the world. Match makes it easier than ever to connect with Swedish singles in one place. Location is, of course, one of the top search filters on the site/app, but you also have search filters like lifestyle, religion, education, ethnicity, appearance, age, and gender.
|User Base||Gender Ratio||Popularity (Visits/Mo.)||
|39.7 Million*||Get 3 Days FREE|
EliteSingles is a popular dating site that has numerous subdomains for different countries, including Sweden. EliteSingles doesn’t charge for you to register, take its very own personality assessment, browse profiles, receive matches, and communicate (e.g., send virtual smiles). A few other important facts about EliteSingles is that it was founded in 2001, more than 80% of users have a university degree or two, 90% of users are 30 years old or older, and basically 100% of users are looking for a relationship. Every month, over 165,000 people join EliteSingles and 2,500 find love through the site — you could be next.
|User Base||Gender Ratio||Popularity (Visits/Mo.)||
|2 Million*||Sign Up Free|
Motesplatsen hit the online dating scene in 2002, and it strives to help you “find someone to share life with.” The free site does that by focusing on “serious, safe, and simple dating.” Every member and every photo they upload is reviewed by the team to ensure nothing is inappropriate and hackers are kept away. Motesplatsen has facilitated 140,000 relationships and even more dates, and it uses a comprehensive questionnaire and matching system to do that.
Launched in 2007, Happy Pancake is for real when it says it offers a 100% free online dating experience. To get started, you need to provide your name, email, date of birth, gender, country, municipality, age, and the gender you’re interested in, among a few other identifiers. Then you can view profiles and send and receive flirts and messages. As Happy Pancake says, “We want to be a good online dating site, with the features you expect from such.”
eDarling, which has been around since about 2009, caters to professional, educated, busy singles with high standards. The site is fast, fun, and secure and gets 10,000 new signups a month. In terms of price, eDarling is as free as the air you breathe. One former user named Zacharias said this about his match, Louise, “When I saw her step off the bus and walk across the road, I became crazy nervous and calm at the same time. I knew immediately that I was in love.”
Founded in 2012, Mazily, which means to do something in a confused or convoluted manner, encourages simply getting out there and meeting new people, and then see where things take you. The free dating and networking site has members in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, and other cities across the country and also offers events to make it even easier to break the ice. According to the team, “We want to be your guide to the best cultural experiences AND good friends (then you can always hope that there will be a very special friend, too!).”
In addition to being available in more than 190 countries, Tinder has some other impressive numbers under its belt, including that it’s responsible for 1 million dates a week, 1.6 billion swipes a day, and 20 billion total matches. Your location, age, and gender are the main factors Tinder uses to find you compatible matches. As you swipe through profiles, messaging will be enabled when you and another member both swipe right on each other. Tinder may be one of the younger free dating apps on this list (it was founded in 2012), but it was the first to offer swiping. Now, look at how many sites offer that way of matching.
OkCupid was created in 2004 by three Harvard students who were looking for a more mathematics-based dating site. When you join, you’ll answer dozens of questions about yourself, and then you’ll choose how you want potential dates to answer those same questions. Finally, you’ll determine how important those questions are to you (e.g., very or not very). The free site uses that information in its matching algorithm. OkCupid also has the most gender and sexual orientation identifiers of any dating site (including genderfluid, transfeminine, intersex, sapiosexual, pansexual, and questioning), and the site allows singles to specify their preferred pronoun.
Badoo’s user base is as diverse as it is large — over 400 million people from around the globe who come from various backgrounds and cultures. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for new friends, casual dates, or a lifelong partner because Badoo will help you find it. Not to mention the site will do it for free. You can sign up via a desktop, smartphone, or tablet, and Badoo, which was founded in 2006, even offers signup through Facebook to save you more time.
There’s just something different about Swedish men and women, and the nine dating sites above realize it, too. Whether you’re Swedish looking to date a fellow Swede, or whether you’re attracted to Swedish singles, you now know where to go. Lycka till (good luck) to you!