The best online dating sites should have a host of tools to help you meet a large number of potential dates, and to go on dates with real potential.
A dating site should act as a screening tool, helping you find people you may like, and helping to protect you from anyone dangerous.
The free version lets you search at those granular levels, unlike other sites we tested where you have to pay a subscription.
There are sites like Our Time that focus on singles over 50 and lots of sites that focus on different religious groups, including Jewish dating sites like Yenta and JDate.
We created an online profile for each of the top dating websites and spent over 30 hours comparing each site’s matching capabilities, search features and messaging tools.
We took personality tests, answered over 300 dating-related questions and downloaded apps for all the sites that offered them.
In the case of Ok Cupid and Tinder, you can match and message with people without paying for a subscription at all.
If you’re interested in trying out a subscription to a site, all the sites we researched offer short one to three month subscriptions that can give you a taste of all the features of a site without spending a lot.