The Best Dating Sites For Every Age
There’s no hard and fast rule that you have to use a certain dating site just because you’re a certain age - if you’re pushing 60 and want to find a hookup on Tinder, by all means, swipe baby swipe. But it's helpful to know what’s a good option for your age group, because there’s something out there for everyone.
Here’s where you should start.
Your 20s — Tinder And Bumble
Tinder is the OG of dating apps, making it a great option based off of numbers alone — with tens of millions of users and over a billion matches to its credit so far (yes, a billion). That means that if you live in a city there will be endless options and, if you live in a more rural area, you’ll probably have more options on Tinder than anywhere else.
Because men in their 20s can send a lot of messages — and not all of them are PG — being a woman on Tinder can be overwhelming. Bumble works great for women who want to be in control, because they’re the only ones who can message first. You can find everything from hookups to serious relationships on both of these apps, perfect for that age when you’re still figuring out what you want.
In your 30s, people usually start to want something a little more substantial and feel sick of the Tinder swipe-athon.
OKCupid takes a lot of what makes Tinder great - tons of matches, easy to use platform and an anything goes vibe - and updates it for a more mature pool of singles (for starters - there’s an actual profile to fill out). You’ll still find people who are all about the casual hookup, but a majority of people are looking for real relationships. And if you’re over the whole swiping thing, OKCupid’s matching algorithm does a good job of tailoring your matches to help you find what you’re looking for.
Match is a pioneer of online dating, and they’ve had overy two decades to perfect the way they bring people together. The brand has a lot of power behind it, and is known as a go-to place for anyone who wants a relationship.
Your 40s — Zoosk and Elite Singles
Anyone I know who is serious about meeting someone is on Zoosk. Even though there are quite a few people in their 20's and 30's using it too, the vast number of users and the huge age range means that you can feel secure in finding your circle. Maybe you've had a few serious relationships (or even marriages) before or you’re looking for a meaningful connection for the first time. Either way, the in-depth biographies on Zoosk provide you with the space to be upfront about what you want.
Elite Singles is another great option. The site connects you through compatibility matching (based on a personality quiz) and only caters to a 30+ crowd. The site sends you 6 matches a day, so it’s a great way to take a break from the rat race of dating and put a little more thought into your choices.
All of the above dating sites are good options - it all depends on what you’re looking for. Want more info? Check out our in-depth reviews of the best dating sites of 2018.