There are hundreds of dating sites on the web, and it seems like the list is growing.
But for every dating site, there are thousands of user reviews praising or pummeling the sites; it's not always clear which sites are worth the effort in the great mate chase. Right Now, or as many misters as possible, there is a dating site for you.
Divine Caroline talked to relationship expert April Masini to find the top dating sites for millennials. Best for No Cost: Ok Cupid Ok Cupid is full of 20-somethings looking for relationships of all kinds, so it's great for people looking to dive into the dating pool without emptying their pockets.
Based on responses to a lengthy questionnaire, Ok Cupid calculates your compatibility percentage with other users.
"Brainiac sites like Ok Cupid, which tend toward math-based equations to find you romance, are good choices for people who think they fall outside the norm to some degree and want a geek who might get lost in the cracks of a bigger site," Masini says.
Ok Cupid isn't the best choice for people who are looking to get into a long-term relationship; the vast majority of users are under 30 and not necessarily looking for anything serious.
"If you're looking for a serious relationship, my advice is spend the money for a paid membership," Masini says.
"It shows commitment." But if you're looking for a casual, but active dating life without any of the cost of other dating sites, give Ok Cupid a try.
Every day, the site sends users six matches based on compatibility, but it leaves much of the matching up to the user.Unlike the more formulaic dating sites, encourages users to spend their twenties dating as many people as possible to find what they like in a partner. Without paying for a membership, you can create a profile, receive match suggestions, search for potential matches and send "winks" to people.Unfortunately, without a full membership you can't respond to or block other users, use the chat function or see who has viewed your profile.If you upgrade to a paid account, guarantees you'll find someone special within six months of membership.Although, they aren't exactly specific about what "special" means.Best for Settling Down: e Harmony "e Harmony is a dating site for people who want to get married," Masini says."This is usually the site folks go to after overwhelmed them.It's the next step down in size and manageability." There is nothing casual about dating on e Harmony; most users want to settle down and soon.So, if you're looking for a long-term, serious relationship, e Harmony might be the place for you.(Unless, you are gay or your membership is inexplicably rejected, which happens.) Regardless of it's discriminating taste, e Harmony is doing something right.The site has shown its list of 29 "Dimensions of Compatibility" works as a matchmaking tool for thousands of couples.