Dating can be tricky even in the best of times — add COVID-19 into the mix and it gets even more challenging. But while the pandemic has changed the face of dating as we once knew it, your relationship ambitions don’t have to be paused — there are still ways to find a compatible partner.
Whether you’re searching for someone who can join you for a socially distanced stroll through the park or chat for hours with over video chat, an online dating site or mobile dating apps could be the answer.
After all, in these times, where better to find deep, meaningful companionship than on the internet? Virtual dating isn’t a far cry from the Zoom meetings that have become a predominant part of these strange times.
There are lots of good dating website and app options here, whether you’re looking to meet new people, try casual dating, find others with shared interests or finally find your ideal match for a long term relationship.
I took into consideration everything from each online dating service’s dating pool to whether it provides daily matches to whether it’s a free dating app or a paid service. A new person that fits your exact dating profile is sure to be out there!
Here’s an overview of the best dating sites on the market. My recommendations are based primarily on my own experiences in the online dating platform arena as a woman, with some word-of-mouth impressions from friends thrown in for good measure.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for these top dating sites or apps, start chatting and maximize your chances of meeting your perfect match. We’ll update this list periodically.
The best dating sites
|Bumble||Best for confident women|
|Tinder||Best for quick and easy hookups|
|OKCupid||Best free dating site|
|Hinge||Best for serious relationship seekers|
|Coffee Meets Bagel||Best for breaking the silence|
|Happn||Best for missed connections|
|The League||Best for people with high standards|
|Her||Best for lesbian, bisexual and queer women|
|Clover||Best for confirming a date|
|Plenty of Fish||Best for conversations|
|Match||Best for someone with money to spend|
|eHarmony||Best for marriage seekers|