Creating a profile, browsing singles and finding matches is free, but you’ll need to pony up a membership fee of about per month to enjoy all the benefits, like emailing members.
Those who don’t actually want to date, but want their friends and family to get off their back, can pay their way to a faux girlfriend.
This site is for singles who are ready to mingle but not ready to commit. It’s free, which is probably why Ok Cupid remains pretty high on the popularity list of traditional dating websites.
Lengthy profiles and questionnaires make this one of the more thorough options of late, which means more potential for some serious matches – or some serious liars.
Grouper sets you up with a match, then lets both parties bring along two friends.
Down can be used for dating as well, but let’s be honest: This app still lives up to its former name. Trint Me allows shy users to initiate the next step behind the veil of their smartphones.
Users can also search by shared friends or interests, then connect via a live instant messenger chat.
claims it's lead to more relationships and marriages than any other dating site out there, which is probably true since it’s been around since 1995.
This week marks the biggest online dating week of the year (combined with the biggest divorce week of the year).
With the rise of photo apps like Tinder, it’s clear there are much quicker and quirkier ways to find your better half. The drinks are prepaid and Grouper tells you exactly where to meet up, so all you have to do is decide who should tag along. Maybe all three of you will find a love connection.
Whether you’re looking for friendship, a random hookup or location-based love, there’s a slew of dating apps and websites out there for every kind of single. Formerly called “Bang with Friends,” this app lets you find friends on Facebook who are willing to get down tonight. Friends won’t know who’s selected them unless the feeling is mutual.
Instead, it encourages them to score the date with – not wits or smarts – but gifts. Post an update like “Who wants to go surfing this afternoon?
On this site, unique date ideas attract potential matches. ” and like-minded individuals nearby can opt to join in on the fun.