This site is for singles who are ready to mingle but not ready to commit. It’s free, which is probably why Ok Cupid remains pretty high on the popularity list of traditional dating websites.
Lengthy profiles and questionnaires make this one of the more thorough options of late, which means more potential for some serious matches – or some serious liars.
Coffee Meets Bagel sends one potential friend-of-a-friend match to your inbox every day at noon.
The “bagel” is based on specific profile information and preferences, such as religion, height and personal details.
It also lets users hook up and Netflix accounts, which is a unique way for singles to display personality and tastes.
This all-male dating app matches guys with nearby singles, similar to Tinder, with only a photo and a brief profile.
Creating a profile, browsing singles and finding matches is free, but you’ll need to pony up a membership fee of about $35 per month to enjoy all the benefits, like emailing members.
Those who don’t actually want to date, but want their friends and family to get off their back, can pay their way to a faux girlfriend.
Tinder is fast, fun and kind of addicting, which is why it seems more like a “hot or not” game than a site for true love connections.
Facebook profile photos of nearby singles appear randomly; users respond with an easy “like” or “nope” with the swipe of their fingers.
When both people like what they see, a connection is made. A little bribery can go a long way (for some people). Couples who’ve locked down a serious relationship can join the per month couples section of the site, which offers date night deals by city.
Carrot Dating doesn’t want its users to settle for their second choice. Sometimes called the “anti-Facebook,” this app encourages people to get offline and go out in the real world.
Grindr calculates exactly how many feet away your next potential match is. Those interested in putting passion first can find a match based on sexual chemistry, with ihookup.