An Educated Comparison of the Top Dating Sites

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


An Educated Comparison of the Top Dating SiteseHarmony

If none of these options seem appealing to you and you’re simply looking for a nice man to join you in escorting your mother to church on Sundays, then eHarmony may be just what you are looking for. This online dating service is better for older, more conservative women, especially those of you who are more on the religious side – the long quiz asks a great deal of questions about spirituality.

An Educated Comparison of the Top Dating Sites

eHarmony claims to be much more selective than the other dating sites, claiming to reject some people based on their quiz answers. One downfall is that once you’ve taken their test, if you don’t agree with their personality analysis, there’s no way to go back and modify it. Another downfall is that it’s not possible to filter your matches by any physical attribute (like height, race or location.)

I think the biggest bummer about this site is that they don’t allow you to do your own search and check out their database of singles. Instead, they drip-fed me matches at the rate of one every couple of days, roughly. This was really frustrating to me, especially since the matches they sent me were, wellllll, not the most attractive dudes. IMHO if they don’t let users pick their own matches, then they need to at least allow users to select some “looks” preferences! I mean, come on!

I called their customer support because I was getting a lot of really short and unattractive guys as my matches, and the woman simply told me that I shouldn’t discriminate based on height or looks. She said that she is my height (5’9″) and married a guy who is 5’5″. Whether that’s true or not, I couldn’t tell, but I found it, uhmmm, interesting that she claimed to be exactly my height and have married a guy exactly the height of the last match I got. Hmmm…

One could describe this site as having more “clean-cut” (or, depending on your perspective, “square”) guys as well – men who put things like church as their favorite activity. If these things strike a chord with you and the word “casual” has no place in your dating vocabulary, eHarmony may be a perfect option for you.

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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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