2016’s Best Dating Apps & Sites
At this point, it seems like many of us could use an app just to manage all of our dating apps. Whether you’re mining the Web for a mate, longing a long-term relationship or just hunting for a quick hook-up, there’s certain to be an app to match. After all, more than 2,800 companies operate dating websites, and the 500-plus dating apps in the iTunes store collectively have more than 91 million users.
But which dating app or website is your favorite?
Much like love itself, dating apps can evoke strong emotions. That’s why we’re letting you be the judge. WalletHub’s editors narrowed down the field from a list of roughly 150 entrants to the following 50 finalists based on analysis of their features, aesthetics and overall popularity. But now it’s up to you. So find your favorite blog, submit your vote and share why you’re a fan in the Comments section.
Voting will begin at 12 pm ET on Tuesday December 20 and will run through Thursday December 29. You may submit one vote per app/site per day. If you would like to share information about the contest on social media, please follow WalletHub on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ and use: #WalletHubBestBlogs.
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2. MissTravelMissTravel is the leading online dating site for those with a passion for travel! We match members around the world who are seeking travel companions. The thrill of exploring exotic destinations and immersing yourself in new cultures could only be better with someone by your side to share in the experience. Whether you’re a frequent flyer or first-time traveler, we’ll locate your perfect match. It’s safe to assume that as a MissTravel member, you’re on-the-go. That’s why we’ve created an app so we can travel with you. Whether you’re in Paris, Rome, or your favorite local pizza parlor, you’ll always have access to our unique community from wherever you have internet. So what are you waiting for? … show moreshow less
4. The LeagueSo you want to date someone who shares your education level and ambition? And maybe, just maybe, you’d like them to be in your same neighborhood, attractive enough to at least look good in black-and-white photos, with a height that meets your way-too-restrictive height preferences. Perhaps you also want them to share your religion as well. While your mother may call you picky, we call you self-aware. It’s about to be happy hour, so go get ’em. … show moreshow less
PinkCupid is a premium service dating site designed specifically for connecting lesbian singles. We provide a platform that makes the search for love, dating and serious lasting relationships easier. Become a member today and start browsing through our member profiles to find the woman of your dreams!
6. AsianDatingAsianDating.com is a leading Asian dating website designed to assist its members find their Asian love. Join for free and browse the thousands of personals listed on the website. Asian singles can find their true love or simply make friends. So become a member and start browsing through our Asian personals to find the Asian woman of your dreams! … show moreshow less
7. Match.comLaunched on the Web in April of 1995, Match.com helped pioneer the online dating industry and now services 24 countries and territories and hosts Web sites in 15 different languages. We create romantic opportunities so singles are more likely to find someone special. Over the years, we've learned more and more about what people want—and the tools they need to help take the lottery out of love. With more ways than ever to bring singles together, we've come a long way since 1995. Our mission is simple: to help singles find the kind of relationship they're looking for. And we think we're pretty good at it. Every month, we hear from hundreds of success couples from all over the world—sharing love stories, sending invitations to weddings and announcing the births of new babies. It's no wonder everyone knows someone who's found love on Match.com! … show moreshow less
Whether you're looking for a long-term relationship, casual date, or just a larger social circle, Mate1.com is the only name you need to know. Ranked by Comscore Mediamatrix® and Neilsen Netratings® among the top 5 mainstream dating sites on the planet, Mate1.com has over 15 million members, with tens of thousands joining daily.
11. TourBarDon’t you hate going on vacation and visiting only a few super clichéd places from cookie cutter travel guides? Instead of historical sites crowded with tourists, overpriced shops and restaurants, you may want to actually experience what your destination is about. If only you could find a travel buddy and cool new friends to hang out with so that they show you all the great spots and help avoid tourist traps. That's where TourBar comes in handy! Wherever you are going, you'll be able to easily find a travel buddy while choosing from plenty of cool, friendly locals to help you feel the real thing. Shop, go out, eat, explore beaches or nature, or just hang out with terrific people and a great new travel partner. Your awesome vacation starts right here. Sign up with international dating site TourBar to meet great guys and girls and share fantastic experiences together. Visit your dream destinations and instantly connect with a travel partner and new friends where you are. It’s safe, easy, and just so much fun. See you inside! … show moreshow less
12. OkCupidWhen it comes down to it, there are 3 principles that make OkCupid the best dating site on Earth: our love of math, we’re always free, and everyone’s welcome. You should see the work that goes into this bad boy. Algorithms, formulas, heuristics – we do a lot of crazy math stuff to help people connect faster. Find the relationship of your dreams, a one-night stand, a sham marriage (we’re not judging). … show moreshow less
13. BumbleBumble is an exciting, new place to meet people. It's everything you've always wanted from a social discovery app with none of the things you don't. Bumble suggests matches based on more relevant signals than other apps. Unique to Bumble, the woman must make the first move and initiate a conversation within 24 hours, or the connection disappears forever. For same sex connections, or friendships, either person has to make a move within the 24hours before that connection disappears. What if you run out of time? Don’t worry! Each person can extend one connection for an additional 24 hours each day to someone you are really interested in connecting with. So stop wasting time finding tons of dead end matches on other apps and switch to Bumble! … show moreshow less
15. eHarmonyFinding lasting love can be a real challenge. The search is often a mixed bag of disappointments, lessons and real growth. That’s why we’ve created this unique online space for people on this journey. eHarmony Advice is a place that you can turn to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hopefully most of the answers and support you need are just a click away. This is your online destination to share and contribute as much or as little as you want. … show moreshow less
The people we meet change our lives. A friend, a date, a romance, or even a chance encounter can change someone’s life forever. Tinder empowers users around the world to create new connections that otherwise might never have been possible. We build products that bring people together.
Single? We make it easy to meet awesome new people. In a relationship? We give you wonderful things to do together -- just the two of you. HowAboutWe was made to help people fall in love and stay in love.
18. ZooskZoosk’s mission is to empower everyone to lead a more fulfilling love life. Zoosk is a leading online dating company that learns as you click in order to pair you with singles with whom you’re likely to discover mutual attraction. Zoosk’s Behavioral Matchmaking™ technology is constantly learning from the actions of more than 27 million members in order to deliver better matches. With the #1 grossing dating app and a top grossing app on the iPhone in the United States, Zoosk is a market leader in mobile dating. Available in over 80 countries and translated into 25 languages, Zoosk is a global online dating platform. … show moreshow less
19. EliteSinglesEliteSingles is a partnership service designed and dedicated to help American singles looking for long-term commitment. Our intelligent matchmaking delivers compatible partner suggestions in line with your personal search preferences. We offer you guided communication and manually verify all new profiles to ensure users have a smooth, safe, and enjoyable environment in which to meet other like-minded singles. Our vision is to maintain the industry's highest standards. We are as committed to our members, as our members are to finding love. Numerous certifications, awards, and testimonials from members illustrate how successful we already are in this area. Nevertheless, the most important indicator of the value of our work is, and will always remain, the couples that meet each other through our platforms on a daily basis. At EliteSingles, you can be assured that there are numerous people working tirelessly to bring you the best possible experience, and help you start your relationship journey. From verifying profiles to ensuring that your data is kept in the strictest of confidence, the team here at EliteSingles is dedicated to your satisfaction. And as always, our Customer Care team is available to answer any questions and assist you along your journey. … show moreshow less
Are you looking for the best app for meeting people and finding friends – or even your next date? With Qeep you’ll become part of a unique global community
22. Hot or Not
Hot or Not - chat, date and meet with over 300 million people. Join our community and make friends in your area.
23. JDateAs the leading destination for Jewish singles, JDate has facilitated hundreds of thousands of romances, friendships, engagements and marriages since its launch in 1997. The site now connects Jews worldwide in search of love and enjoys unsurpassed recognition within the Jewish community. Responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other dating sites combined*, JDate has become known as the modern shidduch, a convenient way for Jewish singles to meet, interact, and find love. … show moreshow less
24. BadooBadoo was launched in 2006, by a small international group of young, forward thinking programmers and tech entrepreneurs. Their vision was to use the most advanced technologies available to create an elegantly modern, fast and easy way for people to meet new people in their area - and have fun doing it. The scope would be global, but adapted to local needs. It worked. Badoo now has the majority of its operations in London. Badoo is currently available in 46 languages via Badoo.com and various social/mobile platforms as an iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Facebook &Desktop application. … show moreshow less
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DoULike Online Dating Service is where you can meet Singles. Just create your own profile and then simply browse through pics of Singles. Here you can succeed in finding your Soul Mate!
FirstMet.com, is a multi-platform online dating site with a large user database of approximately 30 million users. FirstMet.com‘s mission is to improve the online dating experience of meeting new people by integrating a user’s friends and interests to enable more meaningful connections.
28. MyLOLMylol is more than a teen dating website. It's a fun social network made for teenagers with plenty of features that will make each of your visits more exciting. We are constantly working on Mylol to make it better for you. Create yourself a profile today and start meeting new people! Mylol - Where friends meet! … show moreshow less
29. PlentyOfFishPlentyOfFish is the world’s largest online dating site, with over 90 million registered users. What began as a modest start-up out of CEO and founder Markus Frind’s apartment in 2003, quickly grew into an unexpected success - revolutionizing the online dating industry as the first free online dating site. The company's exponential growth has transformed a one-man operation into a bustling headquarters; with over 75 employees in the heart of downtown Vancouver. PlentyOfFish is now available in 5 languages, has expanded into new markets, and offers Android, iPhone, and iPad apps. … show moreshow less
Hitwe is the fastest-growing online discovery network. We work hard to ensure you get the best opportunities for communication and new acquaintances.
31. LavalifeLavalife has been creating online dating success stories for over 25 years. Founded in 1987, Lavalife was a pioneer in the dating industry. Today, we continue to strive to offer our customers an exciting and innovative service. We aim to offer singles the largest amount of options of any dating website- so you can make your online dating experience the best it can be. We are always finding new ways to give you the tools you need to find that special someone. So come on in and check out all that we have to offer, and add the fun back into dating! … show moreshow less
32. MeetMeMeetMe is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery. MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices. With approximately 80 percent of traffic coming from mobile and more than one million total daily active users, MeetMe is fast becoming the social gathering place for the mobile generation. MeetMe is a leader in mobile monetization with a diverse revenue model comprising advertising, native advertising, virtual currency, and subscription. … show moreshow less
DOWN uses social apps to help people strengthen relationships in the offline world through honest interactions. Based in San Francisco, our mobile and online development teams put together groundbreaking apps that are changing the way people discover relationships in a mobile world.
A meaningful glance on the train. A "me too" moment at a club. An instant connection. At Skout, we're all about preserving the magic of unexpected meetings that lead to discovering new people. From friendships to romance, Skout has been connecting people since 2007. The world has no limits, so why should you?
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ChristianCafe.com has been successfully matching Christian singles since 1999! You can try the service free of charge to see how you like it. If you enjoy the service, upgrade to one of our paid memberships. Hope to see you soon!
39. TastebudsWhether moving to a new city, or just looking for a change of scene, meeting new people can be as hard as it is fun. We found that we always met the most awesome new people through music – in bars, at gigs or just talking to people about the bands we love. We ourselves met playing in a band, two musicians, new to London. Music tells you something about people; it gives you common ground and is the soundtrack to the best moments of our lives. So why not bring together people who like the same music, to share experiences you're currently missing out on? This is why we created Tastebuds. … show moreshow less
40. Adam4AdamOut of all personals sites (heterosexual and otherwise) in the United States, Hitwise ranks Adam4Adam number five, and out of all Gay personals sites it ranks Adam4Adam number ONE. We have carefully designed Adam4Adam with you in mind. Our goal is simple; it is to help you find new friends and create new relationships quickly and at no cost to you. Adam4Adam is offered worldwide but you will be surprised at just how many compatible men are available nearby! Being a worldwide site, you can easily plan a trip and learn about your destination from other members or chat with exotic men from around the world. … show moreshow less
41. BBPeopleMeet.comWelcome to BBPeopleMeet, the most active online dating site for Big and Beautiful singles in the US. The BBPeopleMeet community is the perfect match for single, big and beautiful women (BBW), their admirers' and plus sized men. Enjoy a comfortable and accepting environment to seek out other big, beautiful singles for love, relationships, friendship and dates. … show moreshow less
42. SingleParentMeetWelcome to SingleParentMeet.com, a community specially designed to cater to the needs of single parents. Are you a single mom or a single dad? Being a single parent dating has its own challenges. As a parent, you understand how your relationship with your child plays into your life. You need someone who understands all the love, time, and dedication you put into your child. Have you ever been disappointed when a relationship fizzled because your date just wasn't open to dating someone with kids? You can be assured that the single moms and single dads on SingleParentMeet.com are open minded when it comes to dating people with children. In fact, they can't wait to connect with other like-minded single parents! … show moreshow less
Chemistry is a premium offering from Match.com, designed especially for people who are looking for help in getting to know someone online so the first date feels like you’re meeting for the second time.
Shaadi.com, the world's oldest and most successful matchmaking service, has been trusted since 1996 by people all over the world to help them find their soulmates. Today, hundreds of thousands of people have met their life partners through our revolutionary matchmaking service and countless others have made some very special friends.
46. Gay.comGay.com is the best gay dating website for gay men looking for a connection. Discover local gay guys in our free gay chat rooms where singles mingle in the digital world. Make virtual reality an actual reality in the world’s largest online community of gay guys. Millions have logged onto our free gay website to find romance, love, and more with other local gay men. … show moreshow less
47. Cupid.comCupid.com offers great opportunities to everyone looking to meet locals, find romantic dates and make new friends. Our dating site gives you hours of dating fun, together with seemingly endless possibilities to meet new single people from your area, make friends, go on a date and enjoy good company. With thousands of local personals, Cupid.com will make your life a whole lot busier with all that dating. This is a great place to find true friends or devoted partners for long-term relationships or marriage. We believe that the best way to find a compatible romantic partner is to spend time getting to know local singles. That's why Cupid.com makes it easy to meet other local singles. The basic membership is free, and we let you decide how much information you want to reveal about yourself to singles who meet your requirements. Hundreds of single men and women in your local area seeking love, friendship and romance are already Cupid.com members, and even more join the site every day. There's no need to wait any longer, you can get what you want NOW! … show moreshow less
49. Christian Mingle
At ChristianMingle.com we're more than just a site for Christian dating, we're a Christian community where you can find singles that share your values. According to an independent survey, ChristianMingle is responsible for more Christian marriages than all other dating sites.
50. GrindrStart chatting with local guys in seconds! The go-to place for gay, bi, and curious men to meet, the location-based Grindr is FREE, FAST, and FUN. It uses GPS &WiFi technology in your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, or BlackBerry to determine your location and instantly connect you with guys in your area. Simply launch Grindr to see local guys (the closest appear first) and view pictures, stats, and map locations at a tap. It’s that easy. And since Grindr doesn’t ask for your email address or require account registration, it’s totally discreet. … show moreshow less
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