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.
Tinder is the original swiping app and has more downloads than any other dating app – over 100 million.
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.
For members of specific groups who may struggle to meet potential dates, online dating can expand your options.
There are sites like Our Time that focus on singles over 50 and lots of sites that focus on different religious groups, including Jewish dating sites like Yenta and JDate.
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.
In the case of Ok Cupid and Tinder, you can match and message with people without paying for a subscription at all.
If you’re interested in trying out a subscription to a site, all the sites we researched offer short one to three month subscriptions that can give you a taste of all the features of a site without spending a lot.
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.
The best online dating sites should have a host of tools to help you meet a large number of potential dates, and to go on dates with real potential.