Online dating can save you from some obvious mismatches.
All of the sites we reviewed have free profiles that you can use to get a feel for online dating before paying for a subscription.
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 created an online profile for each of the top dating websites and spent over 30 hours comparing each site’s matching capabilities, search features and messaging tools.
We took personality tests, answered over 300 dating-related questions and downloaded apps for all the sites that offered them.
Tinder has expanded beyond just an app and you can now view people’s profiles on your computer.
This site doesn’t focus on in-depth questions or personality quizzes, though, so it can’t recommend matches based on your preferences.
You can’t view or send any messages without paying for a subscription, and the subscriptions for this site are higher than some other sites we researched.