Best Dating Apps of 2017

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DatingApps: The Basics

When deciding which dating app to download, there are many aspects of the app to compare. Different features, prices, and consumer reviews, should all be taken into account. Gather the information most relevant to your decision and invest in your love life today.

Each App’s Claim to Fame

Not interested in loads of information? That’s alright, too. Let’s cut straight to the point. Here’s a one-liner on each of our top ranking dating apps.

Zoosk Dating App

Zoosk

As the #1 grossing online dating app in the Apple App Store, Zoosk matches compatible partners every day.

match Dating App

Match.com

Match.com launched its dating site in 1995, giving them over 20 years of experience in the field of online dating.

OurTime Dating App

OurTime

Dedicated to singles over 50, OurTime offers a simple-to-use app with services catered to this specific audience.

EliteSingles Dating App

Elite Singles

EliteSingles provides users with well-matched potential partners, looking for a serious relationship.

Tell Me What You Want

What You Really, Really Want

Whether you’re looking to find long-lasting love, go on casual dates or just meet new people, there is a large variety of dating apps available. It is important to make sure the app you choose meets your relationship expectations, prior to install and subscription.

Looking for Love?

Our top dating apps are all well-equipped to help users find long-term, meaningful relationships. Zoosk uses its patented Behavioral Matchmaking to study the likes and interests of users and provide the most compatible matches. Match.com offers its app as an alternative to the typical “hookup apps” and OurTime connects singles over 50 looking for someone special. It is important to note that for some apps, a committed, serious relationship is the only type of relationship they serve. EliteSingles, for example, is dedicated solely to helping singles find love.

Dating, Friendship, and Everything in Between:

In addition to matching for potential loving relationships, Zoosk allows users the ability to meet people based on location. Singles can find others who are close by and choose to meet up. Match.com offers extensive search tools as well as the ability to search people who are nearby. As was created specifically to serve singles over 50, and allows users the flexibility to find any type of relationship they want. Understanding that at this age most people have a better idea of what they are looking for, OurTime matches for all types of relationships.

Top Features

There are seemingly endless possibilities when it comes to features for dating apps. Our favorite providers offer a wide variety of options.

Zoosk

Zoosk Dating App

Zoosk's most unique features are its Behavioral Matchmaking technology and Safety Photo Verification. Zoosk’s Behavioral Matchmaking studies members actions in order to set up more compatible partners. The Photo Verification tool asks users to submit video selfies, confirming that users match their photos. In addition, Zoosk offers advanced search options and personalized introductions based on likes and preferences.

Match.com

match Dating App

Match.com uses fun features to allow users the easygoing feel of typical apps like Tinder, while making matches fit for serious relationships. Their Mixer feature uses swiping technology to show singles potential matches quickly and based on location. Match.com’s Stream feature highlights additional photos of singles who are nearby. It is important to note that both Mixer and Stream are available for iPhone only. All app users have access to extensive filters, push notifications, and can view photos and send “winks” for free.

OurTime

OurTime Dating App

OurTime’s features include the ability to swipe to see potential matches, as well as a daily match bulletin. Additionally, members can send and receive emails through the app, get notifications when their messages are read, see who is interested in them, and highlight their profile to be viewed by more potential matches.

Elite Singles

EliteSingles Dating App

EliteSingles uses a lengthy personality test and algorithm to bring together truly compatible singles. Members can view photos, see who viewed their profile, as well as send and receive messages. Other enticing features include push notifications and the manual review of all profiles to ensure only real and serious users on the site.

Stats and Stuff

The stats for Android:

Dating App Latest Update Number of Downloads
Zoosk June 8, 2017 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
Match May 29, 2017 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
OurTime June 8, 2017 100,000 - 500,000
EliteSingles March 31, 2017 100,000 - 500,000

The stats for iOS:

Dating App Latest Update App Size
Zoosk May 30, 2017 82.3 MB
Match May 24, 2017 101 MB
OurTime May 15, 2017 80.4 MB
EliteSingles March 7, 2017 109 MB

According to Real Users

Zoosk

“I like this app. Met a great guy. Who adores me and treats me and my son great. Would recommend to anyone..gotta short through the crazies and weird ones but great app.”

Julie Clark.

“So far it has been very easy to navigate the site. It's fairly easy to communicate with potential matches. I do wish when I dismissed a suggested match that they would go away and not pop back up later.”

Chels Goebel.

Match.com

“It's a good dating app. Allows you to pick the exact qualities you want in a mate and gives you suggestions for opening lines to connect with them.”

S Tray.

“Overall it suits its purpose. The only thing I dislike is that notifications are via vibration so I sometimes miss them. I'm able to see them when I check the phone, though.”

Tyler Gartmond.

OurTime

“Perhaps it is our time. there are a lot of very special and beautiful people out there looking for love or a special relationship. You guys have made it easier.”

Marie Schwartz.

“When you try to see when someone likes your photo or sends a message you have to pay to be able to see any information.”

Victor Zayas-Bazan.

EliteSingles

“The best site if you want people who are serious about relationships.”

Connie Da Silva.

“You can't see the profile pictures of prospects or read their messages or engage in any way without subscribing and paying.”

Ryan Noronha.

 

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