Bad dates, uninspired conversations, and a “not ready to commit” dating pool have led many singles to swear off dating apps for good. But before you do the same, consider this: In 2017, a study showed that 39% of heterosexual couples and 60% of same-sex couples reported meeting their partners online. So, could it be that online dating is not the problem – it’s the apps you are using. If you are looking for a relationship, maybe it is time to look into the following sites.
eHarmony is known for having people that are looking for love. In fact, the site claims that every 14 minutes, someone finds love on the website. The downsides are that the site has a reputation for not being as welcoming to LGBTQ+ relationships, and it can be expensive.
Match.com was launched in 1995, making it a pioneer in the online dating industry. People like this site because it uses its own matching algorithm and has a six-month guarantee: If you are not dating someone in six months, you get another six months free. Note: You will need to spend a significant amount of time on the matching quiz, and it costs about $20 per month. But love is worth it, right?
Whether you live in a small city or are looking for love outside your area, Zoosk is known for helping people connect with lovers across the world. One of the nice parts of Zoosk is that it syncs with your social media, allowing you to find someone who has a similar lifestyle while ensuring the person on the other end is who they say they are!
Bumble gives women control over their online dating destiny. Women are the only ones who can initiate conversations in a heterosexual match (for same-sex couples, either person can initiate). This means you can avoid tons of messages from people you aren’t ready to talk to. Unfortunately, the app lacks the sophisticated matching features of other websites. You will primarily be matched based on looks and whatever is in your profile.
Good luck looking for love; it is out there!