Comparison of online dating websites

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This is a partial, non-exhaustive list of online dating websites.


Name Description/Focus Registered users Alexa ranking Free
Premium Supports same-sex connections Web address Messaging Other Users
Adult FriendFinder Members can connect with other adult members based on profiles. 30,000,000,
as of 2006[1]
512[2] Partial Yes/No; Free users can respond to contact but cannot initiate contact. Paid users have added benefits. Yes AdultFriendFinder.com Non-free
AnastasiaDate Connects Western men with women from Russia and former Soviet Republics - CIS. 4,000,000,
as of 2013[3]
6,079[4] Non-free Yes No AnastasiaDate.com Non-free
Ashley Madison Members are matched up with other married adult members based on profiles. 17,815,000,
as of 2013[5]
2,269[6] Partial Yes/No; Free users can view profiles and respond to contact but cannot initiate contact. Paid users have added benefits. Yes AshleyMadison.com Non-free
AYI.com AYI.com is an American-based online dating website. It offers a completely integrated Facebook app, iOS app, and Android app.. 13,000,000
as of 2012[7]
32,418[8] Partial Yes Yes AYI.com Partial
Badoo Badoo enable users to meet new people in their area for chat, dating or to make new friends. Available in 44 languages on the web and on 12 different mobile platforms. 197,000,000
as of 2013[9]
167[10] Free Yes/No; Charge for higher prominence, higher limits, invisibility, etc. Yes Badoo.com Partial
BeautifulPeople.com Dating website where membership is based on a vote, in which existing members rate how attractive they perceive prospective members to be. 61,026[11] Partial Yes; free profile but subscription required for most features including messaging. Yes BeautifulPeople.com Non-free
Chemistry.com A sister site of Match.com, members are matched up with other members based on their profiles. 11,000,000
as of 2010[12]
7,355[13] Partial Yes/No; users can see 5 matches a day unless they are paid members Yes chemistry.com Non-free
ChnLove Dating website dedicated to onnecting western men with women from China. 27,460[14] Non-free Yes No ChnLove.com Non-free
Compatible Partners eHarmony's service for same-sex relationships 321,393[15] Non-free Yes Yes compatiblepartners.net Non-free
DateMySchool Dedicated to verified college students and alumni (via education database). Strong emphasis on privacy and safety. Can block by departments and schools. Members only see intersection of what they are looking for and what other members are looking for. 179,000
as of 2013[16]
96,998[17] Partial Yes/No; All users can view profiles. Free messaging and status posting for undergraduates (5 messages/day limit). Alumni cannot initiate or respond to contact or post status updates. All Paid users can message and post and they also have added benefits. Yes DateMySchool.com Partial
eHarmony Dating site based upon pre-screening using personality tests. 2,169[18] Non-free Yes; free profile but subscription required for most features including messaging. No; redirects gay and lesbian visitors to Compatible Partners, their same-sex dating service.[19] eharmony.com Non-free
Gaydar Profile-based dating website for gay and bisexual men, women, and couples. 8,638[20] Yes gaydar.co.uk
GayRomeo / PlanetRomeo Worldwide social network, instant messaging and dating community for gay, bisexual and transgender men. 6,740,000 registered and 1,107,000 active (last 6 weeks)[21] 1,488[22] Free: communication, profile and picture views, search engine Yes/No: video downloads, higher database limits, deactivation of advertising Yes gayromeo.com planetromeo.com Free
Gleeden Social network, instant messaging and dating community for extra-marital relationships. 29,473[20] Non-free: Costs credits to send and read messages unlimited about of times to one user Yes/No: Premium gives higher database limits, deactivation of advertising Yes gleeden.com Non-free
Lavalife One of the oldest dating companies in the world.[23] 23,965[24] Non-free Yes Yes lavalife.com
Lovestruck.com Online dating for single professionals in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore 300,000 registered
as of 2012[25]
79,965[26] Non-free Yes Yes lovestruck.com Non-free
Mamba Social-network-like dating site, primarily CIS/former Soviet Union, but some international presence. Primary language is Russian, but all languages welcome (and searchable). Caters to all audiences. 11,673,451
as of 2012[27]
1,325[28] for named portal; also 3-5% of mail.ru (#31) and rambler.ru (#191), which offer access to the same services and communication with the entire user pool through love.mail.ru and love.rambler.ru subdomains Free: communication, profile and picture views, simpler engine, blogs Yes: Premium content like additional search criteria and double appearances in others' relevant searches for "VIP membership". Single payments for regional advertising of profile (one-time appearance in scrolling banner for $1 - user picture, link, short text for mouseover; bidding war for stationary second banner + cost of $1/minute). Yes Mamba.ru Free
Match.com One of the biggest online singles meeting sites 96,000,000 registered;
as of 2010[12] 1,377,000 active (2009)[29]
412[30] Non-free Yes Yes match.com Non-free
Matchmaker.com Dating service founded in 1986, making it the oldest of the current online dating sites. 50,177[31] Yes matchmaker.com
Meetic One of the biggest online singles meeting sites; N.1 in Europe (in June 2009, Meetic acquired Match.com's European activities) 42,000,000 registered
as of 2011[32]
12,285[33] Non-free Yes Yes meetic.com
OkCupid (OKC) Uses answers from user-generated questions to find matches that conform to a user's stated preferences. 5,600,000+ active
as of 2010[34]
483[35] Free Yes/No; Free to join, search, messaging, and chat. Non essential features like sponsored profile promotion available for paid "A-List" members.[36][37] Yes okcupid.com Free
Parship Dating site for people looking for a long-term relationship, using a personality test. Available in Europe and Mexico. 440,756[38] Partial Yes; free profile but subscription required for most features including messaging. Yes parship.com Non-free
Passions Network A free personalized dating and social networking website, consisting of over 200 niche sites. 2,700,000
as of 2012[39]
765,249[40] Free No Yes passionsnetwork.com Free
Perfectmatch.com This dating website is using complex heuristic algorithms for finding matches. 80,785[41] Non-free Yes Yes Perfectmatch.com.com Non-free
PlentyofFish (POF) One of the most popular dating sites United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Brazil 40,000,000 registered
as of 2012[42]
348[43] Free Yes/No; While it is free to use, POF offers premium services as part of their upgraded membership, such as seeing the date and time a user viewed your profile and allowing you to see whether a user read and/or deleted your message.[44] Yes pof.com Free
ShakeMyWorld Swedish. Listed as one of the top 100 Swedish web sites of 2008.[45] 1,941,084
as of 2011[46]
Non-free Non-free based on user creating activities. No shakemyworld.com
SpeedDate.com Online speed dating site, where users meet via text, audio, and video chat 9,000,000 registered
as of 2010[12]
3,852[47] Partial Premium users can continue communicating after unlimited free speed dates Yes speeddate.com
Spray Date Run by Spray Network AB Partial Premium users can see larger images and have more search options Yes spraydate.se
Tastebuds.fm Free dating site which matches people based on their tastes in music 192,677[48] Non-free (As of 2014) Yes; Subscription required to send or receive messages. Yes tastebuds.fm Used to be free and is free for users that joined before it became non-free. Not free for new users
Zoosk Known for large international user base and integration with Facebook community.[49] 50,000,000
as of 2011[50]
1,379[51] Non-free Yes/No; Searching and viewing partial profiles is included with free account like most dating sites, fee or monthly subscription for full communication with other members.[52] Yes zoosk.com Non-free
Flirtkontakt.cz Czech online dating site for adults where users meet via their photos or messages.[53] 233,000
as of 2014[54]
625,900[55] Partial Yes/No; Men can view 45 profiles and write 5 messages as free users. Women can view all profiles and write unlimited massages. No flirtkontakt.cz Partial
Name Description/Focus Registered users Alexa ranking Free Premium Supports same-sex connections Web address Messaging Other Users

Defunct sites[edit]

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