Popular dating websites
More » The largest of the free dating sites, POF boasts an (estimated) 23 million unique members using the site every month.
While owner Markus Frind has wiped the site of folks only looking for casual dating or an age-gap relationship, I've found this has only increased the incidence of folks lying about their age or intentions.
We focused on general sites that include all types of singles, but also included our best pick for focused dating that caters to specific groups of people.
We also added Tinder and plan to review more dating apps in the future.
Tinder is our pick for the best dating app because it has the greatest pool of potential dates and because it is easy to use.
If you’re looking to date within a specific religious, ethnic or age group, e Harmony is our top pick for focused dating because it has match preferences that can filter your matches at a granular level.
The free version lets you search at those granular levels, unlike other sites we tested where you have to pay a subscription.
This company doesn’t let you see people’s profile pictures without subscribing, but with the free advanced searching you can at least see if e Harmony has people who match the groups you’re looking to date before you pay for a subscription.
More » Originally called Engage, Christian Mingle merged with the aforementioned site in 2009 after Spark Networks bought it out.
With 5.5 million active users, it's the biggest niche and religious dating site in the world, with an even larger community base to support any Christian single's faith.