The stigma that was once attached to online dating has well and truly disappeared – in fact, you’re more likely to raise eyebrows if you’re single and not on any dating apps.
Recent years have seen an explosion of dating apps, and there seem to be incredibly niche ones launching every day. For some people, swiping through fellow singles and potential romantic partners is merely a bit of fun and a way to entertain themselves during TV ad breaks.
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.
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?
Around one in four relationships start online now, and among the millennial generation, the number is likely to be even higher.
But as our smartphones become increasingly powerful, fewer of us are dating from behind our desktops, rather turning to the digital devices in our pockets.
Primer’s editor and founder Andrew field tested a lot of the options out there and has included his own experiences.
Editor's Note: Subscription-based dating sites and e are still the best bets for anyone who's looking for love online, while is a worthy free option.
In the ever-changing world of dating apps, Coffee Meets Bagel and Tinder remain most worth your time with large user bases – but the former is a better bet for those hoping to establish a long-term relationship.
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. Be skeptical when browsing potential love interests; 81% of people online lie about their height, weight or age on dating profiles.
has two big advantages on its side: a massive user base and one of the most recognizable names in online dating.