Valentine’s Day is upon us once again. If you’re still looking to make plans, have you considered online dating?
If you’ve joined an online dating platform before, you might know how quickly it can be to introduce, connect, and meet in person. But on the other hand, you may also know how tough it can be to connect with someone that aligns with what you’re looking for. While the cycle of downloading and deleting dating apps after failed experiences is common, it’s not fun!
With tons of dating apps out there, perhaps it’s time to drown out the noise and find the best dating community for you. Reviews site Sitejabber created a dating app tool for you to filter and find the best dating app for you. Before you take a shot in the dark and download just any dating app, use the dating app filter to search by the number of users, location, niches/interests, and costs. Your results will give you the best platforms that suit your preferences.
Check out the dating app tool here, or start by reading up on a few of the trending dating apps on the list:
Bumble puts women in the driver’s seat and has a large user base — so you can easily and safely find a match.
Bumble is a dating app that’s unique because of its messaging features: In an effort to focus on respect, safety, and equality, women have to make the first move, or the match will disappear. And in addition to romance, Bumble also has options for creating friendships and making career changes.
“Not a bad app to meet people,” said one Sitejabber user. “The app was easy to use.”
What we like about Happn: It connects you with people who quite literally cross your path.
Happn uses your location to connect you with potential matches. If you pass another user in the street, you’ll show up in their timeline, and they’ll pop up in yours. The app is most popular in big cities because of its nature — if you live in a small town, you might run out of matches fast.
Well-known website and app Christian Mingle makes our list because of the high-quality features and user base.
Christian Mingle, the largest Christian dating site out there, connects people who share the same faith and want God to be the center of their relationship. It’s fairly expensive but offers a vast network of users who are located all around the world.
Just about everybody has heard of Match.com — and according to our research, the reviews back up its reputation.
Match.com is a well-known dating company that has had an active website since 1995. There’s no unique hook here — Match.com is simply your classic, basic-yet-effective dating app. Match Group owns several other dating apps, too, including Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid, and PlentyOfFish.
“The people on Match are the same people you work with, see in the store, or [see] at a friend’s cookout. This site just brings eligible people hoping to find someone together,” Sitejabber user Troy L. explains. “I met my wife on Match.com… she’s a fantastic woman.”
Almost all features on PlentyOfFish are free, and the ones that aren’t are still very affordable.
PlentyOfFish is a dating platform with a big user base that’s especially popular in Canada. The app also has a large number of filters and advanced search options available, and although it doesn’t place as much of a priority on safety as some other apps, it’s still popular among many demographics. You can access virtually all features on the platform for free.
Check out the full list of dating apps to see what can be right for you.