Still, it's a great site to get your feet wet in the online dating world, just to see what's out there and how the process works.
More » Zoosk hosts an estimated 11.5 million unique users a month, and it's easy to see why: the sign-up is quick and easy, there's little to no profile writing needed, and the search features prominently display photos.
More » The largest of the free dating sites, POF boasts an (estimated) 23 million unique members using the site every month.
While owner Markus Frind has wiped the site of folks only looking for casual dating or an age-gap relationship, I've found this has only increased the incidence of folks lying about their age or intentions.
Having said that, I've found a larger-than-average number of folks looking only for something casual here (likely due to the lack of time investment needed to join), and I've yet to hear of any successful relationships come out of the site (where readers tell me they've met The One, or something equally special, on the site).
More » I freely admit that I'm biased when it comes to Ok Cupid, as it's taken my top spot on my Best Dating Site list for years now.
We set ourselves the challenge of trying as many as we could over the course of six weeks.
New research from the Pew Research Center shows that in the past two years, the percentage of US adults who had used a dating app tripled.
But that doesn't mean all dating apps are created equal.
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.
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.