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Best Online Dating Sites

Dating is hard enough without having to fight a shabby service or interface. This list looks at the largest, highest-quality dating sites for serious relationships.

Best Online Dating Sites

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Match.com

Match.com

Match.com is has an enormous community for daters, giving you a lot of choice. It has a great interface, clean community, no long surveys, good search features, and detailed user profiles. Matches are sent straight to your inbox. The site is paid, with a monthly fee of around $30, but this can vary depending on promotions. One of the top online dating sites around and worth the price if you're serious. Members: 20 million.

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OkCupid

OkCupid

As far a free sites go, OkCupid is one of the best. It has a healthy community of decent people, lots of social features, few ads, and a great interface. It's suitable for all age-groups. OkCupid has great developer support, too. The site is rich with features like an in-depth profile, quizzes, icebreakers, and a weekly email of your best matches sent directly to your inbox. Matches are made based on answering questions about what you prefer in you ideal mate. There are hundreds of questions, all optional, that increase your matchmaking success. Even among paid sites, OkCupid top-notch, so give it a shot. Members: 3.5 million.

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eHarmony

eHarmony

eHarmony is the premier dating site for serious relationships. It's also one of the most expensive, making it best suited to those looking for committed, long-term dating. Their patented matchmacking formula works by analyzing your comprehensive questionnaire and showing you only matches compatible with your personality. You can adjust settings to return tighter or looser matches. One downside is that eHarmony doesn't let you search profiles yourself. The cost is $60 per month, with discounts available for longer commitments. Give this site a try if you're determined to find your soul mate and finally settle down. Members: 25 million.

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Zoosk

Zoosk

Zoosk is a popular new online dating service that originally started out as a Facebook app. Zoosk is online dating gone social. There is no automated match-making, so you have to search and look through profiles yourself. Zoosk makes this easy by integrating seamlessly with all your apps and gadgets, from Facebook to iPhone. The interface is breezy and lets you start fast by pre-filling your profile with Facebook data. Zoosk is growing fast, with by the far the most members of any dating service. The free membership is better than most, allowing replies to paid members. Paid membership is $10 per month. Members: 50 million.

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Chemistry.com

Chemistry.com

Chemistry.com is a matchmaking-type site with an in-depth profile and questionaire. Once you fill those out, it supplies 5 top matches. There is no search function, so if you're looking for quick access to a database of profiles, try another site. However, if you're committed to finding scientifically compatible partners, Chemistry is promising. By rating matches you don't like you can improve future ones. A one-month membership costs $50, with discounts available for longer commitments. Members: 5 million.

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Perfect Match

Perfect Match

Perfect Mach takes a scientific approach to your love life. Matches are generated based off a detail profile and questionnaire. The system serves up a handful of really good matches as opposed to hundreds of near-matches. Unlike some of the other matchmaking sites, you're still given the option to rummage through the haystack of profiles yourself. Perfect Match is geared towards committed, long-term dating, with a nearly balanced mix of male and female members. Membership is $33 per month with a guarantee promising a certain number of matches or you get a month free. Members: 5 million.

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Matchmaker

Matchmaker

Matchmaker is a search-based dating site focused on serious relationships and marriage for those in their 30's+. The candidates are generally more mature, more affluent, committed to serious relationships. Basic membership is free, allowing you to fill out a profile and run searches, but if you want to start a conversation you need to upgrade to $10/mo. Members: 2 million.

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Date.com

Date.com

Date.com is a giant database of searchable online singles looking for a relationship. There's no matchmaking system here, so you'll be sorting throuhg profiles yourself, but there are lots of search preferences are your disposal, like location, age range, interests, religious views, etc. Once you've found a match, Date.com lets you contact them through a slew of channels from chat to email. Basic membership is free, but contacting a match requires upgrade to the $30 per month subscription. Members: 5 million.

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Spark.com

Spark.com

A bit small for the generating a lot of matches, Spark.com has some promising features. Its a search-driven site but requires at least one profile photo before a user can appear in the search, so profiles tend to be more complete and informative. There is a detailed personality assessment, but it doesn't play a major role in search. Spark is a paid site, with a $25 per month fee. Non-paying members are allowed to respond to contacts, which is unusually generous compared to some of the bigger dating sites. Members: 1 million.

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