An Educated Comparison of the Top Dating Sites

A down-and-dirty exposé of the most famous dating sites.


I’ll admit it: I’ve tried just about every dating site out there. My philosophy is: the wider I cast my net, the more likely I am to find that rare guy who’s just right for me. I’m sure you can relate with the feeling that all the attractive and kind men have gone into hiding. Globally, finding love is tough, and big cities like LA and NYC are especially tough places to find love in — but there are ways to make it easier.

An Educated Comparison of the Top Dating Sites

To all my single friends, I suggest this: Rather than spend another night talking to another balding banker, or worse, suffer through a complete dry spell, why not make dates come to you? No matter which side of the dating spectrum you’re on, there is definitely an online dating service that’s right for you. Like shopping online, you can view images, compare features, and order up men who want to come to your neighborhood to buy you dinner. You gotta love technology!

An Educated Comparison of the Top Dating Sites

Fun facts:

  1. People who meet on dating sites are quicker to tie the knot than those who meet in the real world — dating for an average of just over 18 months before getting hitched, compared to 42 months for those who meet offline.
  2. 81% of people online lie about their height, weight or age on dating profiles. Women typically trim about 8 pounds from their weight, while men typically add half an inch to their height.

Here’s my down-and-dirty (/tried and tested) reviews of the most famous dating sites (and expert tips at the end!) I left out Tinder because, well, if you’re single then you probably already know all about it. Here are the sites to try if you’re looking for a long-term relationship:

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Sarah enlightens us on a daily basis with the newest trends as (and often before) they transpire. She is the consummate globe trotter. Having traveled to over 70 countries, she earns her living writing, blogging ( and modeling while on the road. In her spare time she gets manicures, suntans on yachts in Greece, shops for even more shoes, and lives in the limelight. She loves photography, elephants, sailboats, bangles and ballet flats.

Reader Discussion: 123 Comments

  1. Avatar of John

    Thanks for article, yes true sometimes is’s really hard to choose dating site

  2. Avatar of Azad Chaiwala

    Awesome! Thank you for in-depth and honest reviews. All these dating sites are awesome if you want quick hook-ups and short-term relationships. You’ll definitely get your next date through any of these sites but there are people who are interested in long-term relationships and for that, I’d suggest, one of its kind, marriage only match-making site.

    Azad Chaiwala – Founder of

  3. Avatar of Laronda Walker

    Laronda Walker

    I still root for destiny. You don’t need this stupid dating sites. all you have to do is wait for the right person to come.

  4. Avatar of Linda Dent

    Linda Dent

    eHarmony is a great dating site! Don’t underestimate that site because you can at least trust the people you talk there because they are very religious.

  5. Avatar of Florence Frederick

    Florence Frederick

    If you’re going to ask someone out, make sure you have enough money. Lol!!! ?

    • Avatar of Wilma Moore

      Wilma Moore

      Funny thing is that I met someone through OkCupid. He said that he has a stable job, and he has a profession. We talked for like 3 weeks because he asked me out. Thank God I was ready for that because I am the one who pays for our food. Take note, it is a fine dining restaurant which cost me 500 bucks. He even borrowed some cash from me for his cab back to his place. What a jerk.

  6. Avatar of Candis Melton

    Candis Melton

    The online dating site is not enough. you have to work hard to find someone you love. I’m not just telling to work your ass off to earn money, but to be the better person.

  7. Avatar of Monique Malick

    Monique Malick

    Go to New York city, and party! You can meet different people there. Native New Yorker, and tourists. Clubbing is great!

  8. Avatar of RUTH


    Online dating sucks!!!!! They are a bunch of people lying!!!! I really hate them. Don’t use dating sites, because you will end up with a lying partner.

  9. Avatar of Eliza Radecki

    Eliza Radecki

    These are good dating sites. I try these, except for the eHarmony, never heard of that. OkCupid is the least because some people there are too young, like 16? Overall, these are great sites. You must try them

    • Avatar of Ida Reeves

      Ida Reeves

      Uhm, just one question. Did you find what you are looking for on these sites? ?

  10. Avatar of Caroline Schack

    Haha! I will share this article with my friend. She badly needs working dating sites. Tinder isn’t working anymore for her.

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