Online dating seems to be the way to go in 2010 if you want to find your one true love, your one true gay love, your one true Jewish love, or African-American love, or if you’re just looking for a good time. But choosing the best Top 5 online dating sites in the US – that’s a tough one. The reason it’s a hard call is because there are so many criteria on which to judge the best “general” sites.
The number one online dating site, no matter where you look, seems to be Match. Match.com has the largest pool of daters of any site. That number is purported to be 29,000,000 (yes, MILLION) members in 2010. Numbers alone tell you that if you want to meet somebody, the odds are pretty good on Match.com. Match also guarantees that you will meet somebody within six months or you’ll get six months free. Match has an app for your smartphone, powerful search features, a simple setup, and it’s the fastest growing site in the entire world!
Another popular dating site is eHarmony. eHarmony is notable for a variety of reasons, the number one reason being that it claims to be responsible for over 2% of the marriages in the United States each year for the past few years. That’s right. eHarmony says that 2% of all couples that free gay dating app marry this year will have met on eHarmony. To break the statistic down, 90 couples get married every single day that met on eHarmony. It is one of the largest online dating services with 20,000,000 singles in 2010. On eHarmony you have to fill out a lengthy survey that helps eHarmony decide who you’re compatible with. It also offers guided communication to make learning about that special person a little bit easier. It costs around $60 a month against the $38 for Match.com. To join you have to be straight and single. Supposedly, there are twice as many women as men on eHarmony. Most sites have the opposite numbers.
Another dating site that shows up at the top of all the lists of “bests” is Chemstry.com. Chemistry has 4,000,000 users and is ranked high by users of the site. Why do people like Chemistry so much? It matches potential dates according to personality and chemistry. New members get three months for the price of one and that would cost about $50 for that first time fee. Members take a personality assessment formulated by an expert. Chemistry also offers guided communication. It serves both straight and gay people and caters more to singles over 35 than to younger singles.
Another, very popular site is PerfectMatch.com. It boasts 4,000,000 members in 2010. It has a compatibility system expert, powerful search features, a side by side comparison chart and some really nice organizational tools. One reviewer specifically mentioned that they felt it was a good place to look for long-term relationships. PerfectMatch offers a free trial so you can decide whether you like it before you send them your money (a little steep – $60 a month). PerfectMatch has an almost 1:1 ratio of men to women which is pretty rare in the world of online dating. It accepts both straight and gay daters.
And then there’s Spark.com. All Spark members must have a photo. Spark also offers a personality assessment like some of the other sites. It offers lots of search features, is easy to use and offers three different plans. In 2010 Spark had 1,000,000 members. It costs about $25 to join for a month. There were other sites that ranked close or the same as Spark so that Spark lagged behind the sites above by quite a bit.