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To find a needle in a haystack, you want lots of needles and not too much hay. After analyzing usage data and talking to dating experts, we test-drove the top seven to see which of the best online dating sites led to the highest quality hellos. The offline part, we've left up to you.
May 9, 2017: In the original version of this review, we only tested dating platforms that offered the full functionality of a website and didn’t dive into app-only options. In this update, we tested two swipe-based apps, Tinder and Bumble, plus Zoosk, whose user base has grown in the last few years. Even with the added competition, OkCupid still came out on top.
We’ll be the first to admit evaluating online dating sites is a subjective process. Chemistry, attraction, and love are obviously difficult to quantify, and different people have different desires, needs, and goals for their romantic lives. Plus, your experience with any dating site is going to be colored by all sorts of things: your gender, age, sexual orientation, looks, location. The list goes on.