Compare the Best Dating Sites of 2018

The 2016 Best Dating Sites Award Winners

The online dating scene has grown exponentially in the last few years. When I started using dating sites in 2001, there weren’t very many sites to choose from. Now, everywhere you look, there’s a new site or app joining the market. But, only a few of these sites really stand out among their competitors.

In order to determine the best of the bunch,, a leading online dating review site, scanned over 250 dating sites, providing a comprehensive analysis of each in order to determine the most popular site, the site with the most advanced features, and the site with the highest quality of members.


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About 80% of my clients use The appeal of Match is that it wins in the numbers department. Whether you’re looking for someone of a certain age, geography, religion, or education level, Match will provide.

Since the site started back in 1995 (Happy 21st, Match!), it’s grown into one of the biggest and most reputable online dating platforms. also started their very popular “Stir” events in 2012, allowing users to have more access to meeting in person in addition to behind the screen.

One feature I personally like about Match, as a dating coach, is the ability to save multiple searches. Let’s say a client wants to search within 10 miles of his zip code for only Jewish women, but he also wants to see who’s out there for him in the “spiritual” category. He can save both searches simultaneously.
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Zoosk has one of the largest member bases in North America, and its secret to success has two main components: 1) A user-friendly interface and 2) Its Behavioral Matchmaking™ System, which updates users’ matches based on their evolving preferences, saving users both time and energy.

An interesting feature on Zoosk is “Carousel,” which is a TinderTM-esque feature where users can essentially swipe (or click) on users who they may want to meet. Another unique—and pretty fascinating—feature is “Insights”, which tells you keywords that your matches have in common with one another. When quickly looking at these keywords for a client’s profile in California, it appears that her matches have The Beatles, NFL, The Godfather, John Wayne, Johnny Cash, the LA Dodgers, and camping in common. Quite the combination!
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With the name alone, it’s not hard to see why Elite Singles was voted as having the highest quality userbase. This site is tailored for busy professionals between the 30 and 55. The site boasts a unique matching system that automatically pairs the most suitable matches on the whole site. The site’s goal is to bring together like-minded, smart, professional singles.
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Zoosk, and EliteSingles are all outstanding online dating site options. Since it’s free (and simple) to sign up, I recommend opening an account on all three of the sites. You never know where your potential match is hiding?


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Erika Ettin is a renowned NewYork-based online dating expert,author and founder of A Little Nudge. She has been guiding people from first click to first date since 2011.