10 Best Online Dating Sites Comparison for 2017

There are many dating sites with different types of people and not all dating sites are necessarily right for you. Some sites have specific types of members from a certain background or religion, while others have a more diverse mix. The best way to find the site that's right for you is to think about what you are looking for and what personality traits are most important to you, then view our comparisons to see which sites offer the best membership base for you.

Just because a site ranks #1 on our list, doesn't mean the site has the members or offers the type of relationship you want. Here we have compared the top 10 best online dating sites to help you find the right site, and have provided links to those dating sites for your convenience.

Best Online Dating Service - Match.com Featured Online Dating Service - eHarmony

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Cost $19.99 / mo $29.95 / mo $26.99 / mo $18.99 / mo $36.95 / mo $9.99 / mo $14.99 / mo $13.33 / mo $20.00 / mo $23.32 / mo
Overall Rating
minusRatings
Price
Membership
Features /
Search
Communication
Privacy /
Safety
Customer
Support
minusPricing Plans (shown as per month cost for basic plan, some sites bill the entire plan cost up front)
1 Month $35.99 / mo $59.98 / mo $39.99 / mo $29.99 / mo $59.95 / mo $14.99 / mo $24.99 / mo $19.99 / mo $29.99 / mo $34.95 / mo
3 Months $19.99 / mo $29.95 / mo $26.99 / mo $18.99 / mo $36.95 / mo None $14.99 / mo $13.33 / mo $20.00 / mo $23.32 / mo
6 Months $17.99 / mo $28.95 / mo $20.99 / mo $13.99 / mo $33.33 / mo $9.99 / mo $11.99 / mo $9.99 / mo $13.33 / mo $16.66 / mo
minusMembership* (Demographics marked with an (*) were compiled from site traffic stats from Alexa and Quantcast)
Average Visitors
per Month
15,900,000 2,300,000 336,000 1,000,000 210,000 250,000 63,000 85,000 85,000 215,000
Male / Female
Ratio
49% / 51% 47% / 53% 44% / 56% 44% / 56% 45% / 55% 55% / 45% 52% / 48% 41% / 59% 44% / 56% 51% / 49%
minusMembership Age*
18 - 24 16% 30% 18% 15% 14% 25% 30% 5% 22% 16%
25 - 34 22% 18% 20% 24% 19% 15% 11% 19% 17% 19%
35 - 44 27% 20% 25% 25% 25% 26% 19% 21% 27% 26%
45 - 54 21% 18% 24% 23% 25% 23% 30% 30% 24% 25%
Over 55 14% 14% 13% 13% 17% 12% 10% 25% 10% 14%
minusMembership Education*
High School 41% 40% 36% 44% 41% 48% 40% 31% 41% 44%
Bachelor's
Degree
42% 45% 46% 43% 41% 39% 42% 49% 43% 42%
Graduate
Degree
17% 15% 18% 13% 18% 12% 18% 20% 16% 14%
minusMembership Income*
Under $50K 15% 29% 17% 21% 19% 19% 20% 31% 22% 18%
$50K - $100K 25% 28% 26% 27% 27% 28% 27% 18% 28% 21%
$100K - $150K 27% 25% 27% 24% 25% 25% 30% 19% 23% 22%
Over $150K 34% 18% 30% 28% 28% 28% 23% 32% 27% 38%
minusMembership Ethnicity*
Asian 4% 5% 2% 2% 3% 2% 8% 2% 1% 3%
African
American
9% 9% 7% 13% 9% 13% 7% 8% 15% 9%
Caucasian 77% 77% 84% 76% 80% 74% 74% 81% 75% 77%
Hispanic /
Latino
9% 8% 6% 8% 7% 10% 9% 7% 8% 10%
Other
Ethnicities
1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1%
minusSearching & Matching
Communicate
With Anyone
Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Search by
Profile Criteria
Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Profile
Checklist
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Open Ended
Questions
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Profile
Matches
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Personality
Tests
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported
Activity Status Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
minusFeatures
Match Alerts Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Favorite
Matches
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Who's Interested
In Me
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Who's Viewed
My Profile
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Secret Admirer Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported
Articles &
Dating Advice
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported
In Person
Events
Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported
Mobile Apps Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported
minusCommunication
Winks / Flirts /
Icebreakers
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Email Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Chat / IM Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported
Video /
Webcam
Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported
Anonymous Phone Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported
minusPrivacy / Safety
Block Member Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Hide Profile Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
minusCustomer Support
Email Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Phone Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported
FAQ Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
 
 
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