Check out the special features and prices on the most popular dating sites with this online dating chart comparison
Why is it so hard to find someone with online dating sites? Is it because there are so many websites and so hard to know which is right for you?
I used every single one of the online dating sites in the comparison chart below and a few that didn’t make the cut. I almost gave up meeting someone many times but I learned a lot about online dating in the process.
Why does this matter to you?
Because all that time I spent trying out the online dating sites is going to mean less time for you.
Below you will find my rankings for 9 of the popular online dating sites. The online dating chart is broken into seven categories that will help you to make the best choice when it comes to finding a dating site that works for you.
The seven categories are:
- Dating Pool
- Profile and Matching
- Help and Support
Be sure to click through to the online dating reviews in each column to find out more about each site. In each online dating review, I highlight the free signup offers and features that will help you find someone online.
Here is a brief overview of what makes up each category on the online dating chart. If you just want to jump to the chart, scroll down and check it out!
Dating Chart Comparison Explanation
Overall Ratings for Each Dating Site
There are eight categories I give a score of 1 to 10 in the ‘Ratings’ section. The higher the number, the better the score. Based on the overall point total is how the sites are ordered, from highest ranking on the left (Match.com) to the lowest ranking on the right (MatchMaker). These ratings are based on my experience with each site. Again, I personally used most of these to meet women and go out on dates. The few that I did not use to personally meet women, I still signed up for and used for a period of time so I could assign an honest rating.
This section is what you will find when on the site. This includes the male to female ratio, education, incomes, ages and other demographic ranges on each dating site.
Online Dating Profile and Matching
This section of the internet dating chart is about how the site uses your profile to match you with others and how you go about finding matches. Note that some sites, like eHarmony, only send you matches. You cannot search on your own. Most of the other dating sites allow for both – they send you matches and you can manually search as well.
When you find a potential match, how will you get in touch with them? This section shows you all of the options you have when it comes to talking with your internet dating match.
Online Dating Services and Features
I was going to call this section of the online dating chart “other” but it’s really the services that the dating site offers members. These include articles, advice and even events to attend. Not all dating sites will have something like this but it’s a nice feature when they have them.
Help and Support
If you have questions, how do you get help? This part shows you the various ways you can get in touch with the online dating site.
Online Dating Prices
This is how much each internet dating site charges to be a member. The prices vary between site and there are some free ones mixed in. In my experience, you get a higher quality of potential matches on the paid sites. This is because the monthly membership fee acts as a safeguard against scammers and people not really serious about finding love online. This isn’t to say some scammers won’t pay, but there are more shady characters on the free sites than the paid sites.
With that said, if you are brand new to online dating, understand that it can take a while to get the hang of it. The key though is to not give up after a few bad experiences or few dates. I tried quite a few of the online dating sites, both paid and free, before finding the love of my life.
Finally, you can click on any of the site logos or on the green ‘Sign Up!’ text to go to that online dating site and join. Additionally, you can click on the blue ‘Review’ to read my in-depth personal experience and review of each internet dating site.
Online Dating Comparison Chart