Online dating has grown in popularity to the point where there is almost no social stigma attached to it.With an estimated 1,000 online dating sites in existence, however, it can be hard to sift through all the options and decide which is the best site.The top performers in our review are Match, the Gold Award winner; Spark, the Silver Award winner; and Ok Cupid, the Bronze Award winner.Here's more on choosing a dating site to meet your needs, along with detail on how we arrived at our ranking of 10 dating services.The approach seems to work with the upscale client base it's targeting.At Consumer Affairs, we don't hear much about Successful Singles but what we do hear is pretty positive."I spent months online with no success. Which dating site is really the best place to find love? There are tens of thousands of paid subscription based online dating websites online, but only a very small percentage are reputable sites where you’ll have an excellent chance of finding a partner.
I rate both sites very highly indeed, with just pinching it from e Harmony by a whisker.
Free Trial (USA/CA) Free Trial (UK) I personally know many more people who have met their partners on than on e Harmony.
My brother met his wife on and also a best friend met her husband on too.
You could meet people you don't like, people who don't like you, people who are boring or even downright dangerous. We're not saying these are the best sites for you -- that's something you need to decide for yourself -- but like examining puppies or seaside condos, looking can be half the fun. Remember how we said there were sites that cater to every demographic slice imaginable?
But the same is true of just about any other method of meeting people. What it comes down to is that there are risks in everything so as long as you take the obvious precautions -- don't meet strangers in dark places, don't send money to someone you've never met and don't reveal all your personal information in a single gush -- online dating is probably less dangerous than crossing a busy street or trying to clean out your gutters on a windy day. Many cater to individual tastes -- there are sites for gays, Jews, Christians, equestrians, millionaires, Hispanics and old white people. Well, here's one that specializes in New England, a locale that can be a little forbidding and frosty to the uninitiated.