But how do you choose the best online dating site for you?Ok Cupid is our top pick, but we’ll be the first to admit evaluating these sites is a subjective process.We briefly touch on mobile-only dating apps below, but apps deserve a review that’s all their own (so stay tuned).
Well, not every kind: We excluded sites that catered specifically to how someone looked or to “unscrupulous” relationships (think Ashley Madison).
We also didn’t evaluate anything marketed as primarily for hookups — the best dating sites facilitate all sorts of relationships, from friendship to long-term monogamy and everything in between.
“We recommend signing up for one major site with a guaranteed high number of users and a smaller, more niche site, to provide a good cross section of matches in your area.” says Krissy Dolor, the director of dating at e Flirt.
That said, comparing a site with millions of members to a site with thousands is like comparing LA to Lubbock.
Dolor says, “When online dating, people skim through profiles, so it’s important to stand out in the crowd.