Comparison of online dating services

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This is a partial, non-exhaustive list of notable online dating websites and mobile apps. All services in the list that have an entry, whether they support heterosexual connections, currently support homosexual connections.

Online dating services[edit]

Name Description Owner Registered users Alexa ranking Free All features free Hetero­sexual con­nec­tions Poly­gamous con­nec­tions Free Messaging STD-noti­fica­tion
Adam4Adam Connects men with men "for friendship, romance, or a hot hookup". 9,829[1] Yes No No ? Yes Yes[2]
Adult FriendFinder Members can connect with other adult members based on profiles. 30,000,000 as of 2006[3] 2,944[4] Yes No, free users cannot respond to contact and cannot initiate contact. Paid users have added benefits. Yes Yes No
AnastasiaDate Connects Western men with women from Russia and former Soviet Republics – CIS 4,000,000 as of 2013[5] 38,225[6] No No Yes ? No
Ashley Madison Members are matched up with other married adult members based on profiles. 17,815,000 as of February 2013[7] 13,634[8] Yes No; Free users can view profiles and respond to contact but cannot initiate contact. Paid users have added benefits. Yes Yes No
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. Bumble, Inc. 500,000,000 as of Feb 2021[9] 5,235[10] Yes No; Charge for higher prominence, higher limits, invisibility, etc. Yes ? 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. 800,000 as of 2015[11] 236,914[12] Yes No; free profile but subscription required for most features including messaging. Yes ? No
Bumble Dating app where women send the first message (for heterosexual matches) Bumble, Inc. 22,000,000 as of 2017[13] 19,208[14] Yes No Yes ? After match; only woman can initiate
Christian Connection For Christian singles from the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and Singapore 18,327[15] Yes
No; Free trial. Free basic profile members can still see photos, edit profiles, search, use discussion boards. Paid members can freely message, start discussion thread, no daily limit of discussion board entries. Basic profile members can only messaging other users with pre-set replies. Yes Partial
ChristianMingle Dating site that caters to Christian singles. Members may choose whether to specify the Christian denomination to which they belong. Spark Networks Services GmbH 12,000,000 as of 2019[16] 27,587[17] Yes No Yes ? No
Coffee Meets Bagel App providing daily curated matches based on Facebook connections 208,421[18] Yes No, "Beans" (in-app currency) unlock extra features, such as matching with users who aren't in your curated list. Premium membership enables activity reports, read receipts, extra beans.[19] Yes Yes
Compatible Partners eHarmony's service for same-sex relationships ParshipMeet Holding GmbH 434,220[20] No No No ? No
Cupid.com Dating website for people who are looking for romantic relationships. NSI Holdings Ltd. 8,000,000 as of 2016[citation needed] 96,226[21] Yes No; Free: registration, profile, search, pictures uploading, send and receive winks, chat rooms, promo activities. VIP users can send and reply to mails, view full-size personal photos Yes No No
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[22] 796,871[23] 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 ? Partial
DNA Romance / SingldOut Web App providing curated matches based on "chemistry attraction", personality compatibility and you also see a photograph. SingldOut has changed its web address DNA-Romance.com. 1,578,369[24] Yes No; free profile. Yes ? Yes
DOWN Hookup & Dating Online dating application for users looking for casual relationships and hookups.

Users can swipe up for more serious dating, swipe down for casual hookups.

2,589,104 Yes No; More features such as finding out who liked you. After match.
eHarmony Dating site based upon pre-screening using personality tests. ParshipMeet Holding GmbH 21,115[26] Yes No; free profile but subscription required for most features including messaging. Yes ? No
Facebook Dating Digital dating product at Facebook Facebook ? ? ? ? ? ?
Gaydar Profile-based dating website for gay and bisexual men, women, and couples. 923,130[25] Yes No; Chat and search is free. No ? Yes
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[when?])[27] 707,590[28] Yes No: Communication, profile and picture views, search engine are free. Video downloads, higher database limits, deactivation of advertising are not. No ? Yes
Gleeden Social network, instant messaging and dating community for extra-marital relationships. 73,043[29] No No: Costs credits to send and read messages unlimited number of times to one user and premium gives higher database limits, deactivation of advertising Yes ? No
Grindr Geosocial networking application based on Android and iOS. San Vicente Acquisition LLC 3,600,000
daily active users as of 2018[30]
77,133[31] Yes No No Yes Yes Yes[32]
Her[33] Geosocial networking application based on Android and iOS with Facebook integration. Men are not allowed to create profiles on the platform. 9,365,703[34] Yes Yes No ?
Hily Mobile dating site 15,000,000 as of 2020[35] 255,415[36] Yes No Yes Yes (but preliminary heterosexual) After match.
JDate Dating site that serves people of a Jewish background as well as those interested in them. Spark Networks Services GmbH 107,452[37] No Yes ? No
JSwipe Online dating app targeted at millennial Jewish singles. Spark Networks Services GmbH 800,000 as of September 2016[38] 1,432,932[39] Yes No; messaging without match Yes Implicitly discouraged[38] After match
Lovestruck.com Online dating for single professionals in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore 300,000 registered as of 2012[40] 1,041,667[41] No No Yes ? No
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. 40,000,000 as of 2019[42] 4,264[43] for named portal and 3-5% of mail.ru (#31) and rambler.ru (#191) through love.mail.ru and love.rambler.ru Yes No: Communication, profile and picture views, simpler engine, blogs are free. 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 ? Yes
Manhunt Profile-based dating website for men seeking men 28,291[44] Yes No. Messaging, search, 20 profile views per day, video chat is free. Manhunt VIP includes unlimited profile views, view full-sized profile photos, unlimited buddies, unlimited blocks, saved searches No Yes Yes Yes
Match.com Match Group, Inc. 96,000,000 registered as of 2010[45] 1,377,000 active (2009)[46] 2,113[47] No No Yes ? No
Meetic European online dating service Match Group, Inc. 42,000,000 registered as of 2011[48] 67,919[49] No No Yes
Moonit Offers compatibility match according to user' birthdate. 2,000,000 registered as of 2014[50] 747,471[51] Yes No Yes ? Partial
OkCupid (OkC) Uses answers from user-generated questions to find matches that conform to a user's stated preferences. Match Group, Inc. 30,000,000+ active as of 2013 1,519[52] Yes No; Free to join, search, messaging, and chat. Non essential features like sponsored profile promotion available for paid "A-List" members.[53][54] Yes Yes After match
Parship Dating site for people looking for a long-term relationship, using a personality test. Available in Europe and Mexico. ParshipMeet Holding GmbH 224,512[55] Yes No; free profile but subscription required for most features including messaging. Yes No
Perfectmatch.com This dating website is using heuristic algorithms to find matches. 2,300,989[56] No No Yes No
POF (PlentyofFish) Dating site mostly active in United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Brazil Match Group, Inc. 100,000,000 registered as of 2015[57] 3,354[58] Yes No; Features 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.[59] Yes Yes
Right Stuff Dating site for graduates and faculty of Ivy League, Seven Sisters, and about 50 similar colleges and universities and medical schools 4900 4,522,502[60] No No, $50 Fee for 6 month membership, plus $3 for profile of members of interest ? ? Yes
Scruff Dating app for gay and bisexual men 10 million registered users (2016)[61] 339,730[62] Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
SpeedDate.com Former online speed dating site, where users meet via text, audio, and video chat - Domain now owned by Match.com - No longer a Speed Dating site 9,000,000 registered as of 2010[45] 299,586[63] Yes No, Premium users can continue communicating after unlimited free speed dates Yes
Squirt.org Cruising and hookup site for men seeking men 11,898[64] Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Taimi Geosocial networking application based on Android and iOS for LGBTQI+ community. 2,000,000+
as of 2019[65]
342,235[66] Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Tastebuds.fm Utilizes tastes in music 115,370[67] No No; Subscription required to send or receive messages. Yes No
Tawkify Has human matchmakers who set up matches rather than having users find each other.[68] 169,895[69] No No based on user creating activities. Yes No
Tinder Mobile single dating site Match Group, Inc. 50,000,000 registered as of 2015[70] 14,870[71] Yes No – premium users get unlimited swipes, can undo a no-swipe, can browse in other locations, in addition to some other preferences and features Yes ? After match
Zoosk Has an integration with Facebook community.[72] Spark Networks Services GmbH 50,000,000 as of 2011[73] 5,153[74] 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.[75] Yes No

Defunct sites[edit]

See also[edit]

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