The following pages are an attempt by me to organize the vast majority of online dating related statistics and facts available on the Internet.
Almost every week there seems to be a new report or study produced that tries to top the last one.
OKCupid is one of the most popular dating sites and is free to sign up initially.
It works with special algorithms that match users with potential dates.
With an estimated 7,500 online dating sites in existence, it can be hard to determine which site is the best for helping you find love.
Think about what you’re looking for in a relationship, whether you just want to meet some fun people or you’re looking to settle down, to narrow down your choices and pick a dating site that can help you with your goals.
Deciding which process is right for you will largely be determined by whether you’re looking for a casual friendship, relationship or a lifelong partner.
Launched in 2004, OKCupid works with many populations of people.
Bumble is a dating app that only allows women to initiate contact in opposite-sex connections; in same-sex connections either party may initiate contact. Since 2012, Tinder has been matching singles based on their social profiles and geographic location. Both users must “swipe right” before being matched and are then able to chat within the app.
Some mobile apps will match you with people based on criteria, including age, gender and geographic proximity.
More traditional sites may offer anything from a simple search to a highly specific advanced search.