Our Best Dating Sites for 2021 include something for everyone. Whether you are searching for the love of your life, a hot date or a fantastic conversation with no expectations, we break down the top dating sites.
#1 Match – Best Overall
We really like Match. While the site may be best for people in their 30s and 40s, we think there’s plenty for everyone. They have millions of members, so you’ll never run out of profiles to view and you don’t have to wait for suggestions or fill out detailed profiles. Match also has excellent search features that allow you to focus on specific locations, beliefs and even astrological signs.
#2 eHarmony – Best for Finding a Spouse
If you are looking to find a husband or wife in 2021, eHarmony may be the site for you. They really try hard to connect members with compatible matches, and we appreciate that. If you always find yourself attracted to the wrong kind of person or if you’ve never found true love, eHarmony is an excellent option. Take the time to dedicate yourself and respond thoughtfully and diligently to each connection. You won’t find a date for tonight, but you may find true love and companionship for life.
#3 EliteSingles – Best for Finding Intelligent and Accomplished People
Don’t let the name scare you away. EliteSingles isn’t a site for sugar daddies and trophy wives. If you are looking for intelligent conversation and accomplished professionals who are seeking serious relationships, look no further. We recommend taking their personality test to get a feel for the site and its focus. If you are looking for a suave and sophisticated man or an elegant woman, join EliteSingles.
#4 OurTime – Best for People over 50
If you are cougar or manther (or looking for one), this is not the site for you. But, if you are 50+ and seeking a meaningful relationship with someone who is also 50+, this site is absolutely beautiful. While most of our readers will probably be younger than 50, we rank OurTime this high on our list because it simply works.
#5 Christian Mingle – Best Christian Dating Site
We have spoken with a number of people who find religion to be an important factor in choosing who they date. While other sites like Match offer the ability to search by religion, the beauty of Christian Mingle is that everyone on the site should share your general religious beliefs in you identify as Christian. There are many niche sites like Christian Mingle for various religions, but we like Christian Mingle as a great model. They know who they are targeting and deliver a service that is tailored to what their members are seeking.
#6 Zoosk – Best Casual Dating App
If you are looking for a casual dating app where you can meet people quickly for something more than just a quick hookup, Zoosk may be right for you. The App is also excellent for getting signed up and searching in no time at all. The site doesn’t require you to fill out detailed profile information or take a lengthy personality test. If you want to start searching some profiles and aren’t looking for a long-term relationship, go for Zoosk.
#7 Coffee Meets Bagel – Best for Interesting Conversations
If you are looking to date attractive, intelligent and accomplished people, we recommend EliteSingles. But, if you’re looking to have interesting conversations with intelligent and diverse people, without the rush to go on a date, Coffee Meets Bagel fills that niche. There’s nothing wrong with great conversations and getting to know people over time before going on a date. The process may be slower, but you may just learn a lot about who you and and what you are truly seeking, while meeting interesting people.
#8 Tinder – Best for Finding an Instant Date
We have mixed thoughts about Tinder. While it was originally known for being a hookup app, Tinder has evolved to accommodate a more diverse audience. If you’re on vacation, a business trip or out for a drink and you want to find someone close by who is similarly available, Tinder might be a good option. But, for long-term relationships, we believe there are better options.
#9 Bumble – Best for Women Who Want to Take the Lead
If you are a woman who knows what she wants and is not afraid to ask a man out for a date, than Bumble may be right for you. Similarly, if you are a man who would like women to reach out to you, rather than reaching out to them, than Bumble may be perfect. Bumble turns the traditional dating scene on its head by empowering women to take the first step.
#10 HER – Best for LGBTQ
HER is a dating and social app exclusively designed for people who identify as LGBTQ. If you want to connect with lesbian, bisexual and queer people, HER may be perfect. The site is free and has millions of members.