Top 10 Best Dating Sites 2017-08-20T18:59:06+00:00

Top 10 Best Dating Sites (2017)

Compare our top 10 pick of the most popular dating sites for 2017. We’ve ranked each dating site by its US Traffic Rank score, which is a good indicator of how many active members there are. We only list the most trusted dating sites which meet our minimum criteria.

US Traffic Rank:  Lowest score = most popular dating site. (updated 20 August 2017)


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One of the most visited online dating sites.

US Traffic Rank:
448 (?)
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Successful matchmaking site, popular with single professionals.
Successful matchmaking site, popular with single professionals.

US Traffic Rank:
2232
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Visit eHarmony
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Popular mature dating site aimed at singles over 50. Mature dating site aimed at singles over 50.

US Traffic Rank:
3243
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Visit Ourtime
christianmingle.comGood dating site for Christian singles who wish to meet like-minded partners.Christian dating site for singles looking for long term relationships.

US Traffic Rank:
7809
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Visit ChristianMingle

Best for mature singles over 50 who seek romance and friendship. Aimed at more mature singles over 50 who seek romance and friendship.

US Traffic Rank:
10189
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10189
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Visit SeniorPeopleMeet


Premium matchmaking service with a global network of sites.Get daily matches to your email.

US Traffic Rank:
11025
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Visit EliteSingles
chemistry.comChemistry's matchmaking system selects the best matches for you. Receive daily personalized matches to your email.

US Traffic Rank:
30835
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How to Choose the Best Dating Site

There are numerous online dating sites on the Internet today, and choosing the best one is not always an easy decision to make. To help you decide we’ve listed some important factors to consider below:

1. Popularity

The more popular a dating site is, the more active members you’re likely to find which means a greater chance of success. In our comparison tables we’ve indicated how popular each dating site is by displaying their US Traffic Rank score which is provided by the top global analytical insight company Alexa.com.

2. Free Dating Sites

Free dating sites allow you to dip your toe in the pond of online dating, where your only investment is your time. They can get many visitors due to the free nature of them but there is no financial barrier to who joins a free dating site and therefore they will attract the more casual dater, married people and online scammers. Don’t expect great customer service either as this can be little to non-existent due to the lack of funds. Some ‘free’ dating sites now offer upgrade/paid options which give you access to extra features such as more visibility in their search results and to see who likes you.

3. Paid Dating Sites

Paid dating sites offer the best chance of finding more committed daters and are popular with professional singles looking for romance, long term relationships and marriage. It’s still free to create a profile, upload pictures and browse other member’s profiles. You can also show your interest to other members and on some sites send pre-selected messages for free; however to communicate fully you will need to pay for a subscription where you can subscribe for a month or longer. The larger paid dating sites like Match.com and eHarmony.com also offer free trials, free communication events and special discounts.

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US Traffic Rank

US Traffic Rank Score’s provided by global analytics company www.alexa.com are a good indication of a dating site’s popularity.

They are calculated using a combination of average daily visitors and page views to a website from users from the US over the last 3 months.

The website with the highest combination of visitors is given a score of 1 in that country.

Very popular websites typicaly have scores of 500 and lower.

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