Best Dating Sites 2019

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There are plenty of good dating sites around these days which can make it more difficult to find the best one for you. Furthermore, online dating reviews that have been created in the past quickly become out of date as new and improved versions arrive and features are added to existing sites. It can be extremely tricky to know what dating sites are best for you, especially when there are so many different features that are unique to each individual site. It can be daunting to know what one is the best for you and you don’t want to start paying a considerable amount of money on something that may not work for you. Fortunately, we have extensively used some of the most popular dating sites that are circulating the internet in the past week to bring you an updated list of the best dating sites of 2019.


Undoubtedly the number one site. If you’re searching for a local online dating site that has a global reach, then is the best site for you. allows singles to communicate with others from their local area or internationally depending on your preferences. You can meet a wide array of compatible singles without having to search far and wide as enables you to converse with singles near you. The open chat rooms and ability to narrow your search down immensely makes it one of the most intuitive platforms that are available on the internet right now. In addition, there is an incredible verification system that every member must go through, so you know you’re always speaking with genuine local singles. There is no matching algorithm on, however the ability to look for specific details make it an interesting site. has implemented a Toolkit which allows the user to search for specific details they’re looking for within their potential partner, such as tattoos. So, as well as putting you in touch with singles in your area you can further narrow down your search by using their intuitive Toolkit. Furthermore, if you wish to look further afield you can by simply changing from a local chat room to an international one. You can also join chat rooms dependent on your mood, meaning you can chat with singles who’re in the same emotional space as yourself. Their free gallery feature allows you to keep tabs on all the singles you’re interested in for ease of access.


  • Free Basic Account
  • Multiple Chat Options
  • Cheap Upgrade for Your Account

Cons: has become our top dating site of 2019 because of its wide accessibility to multiple functions that help you find singles for conversations and to help build up a relationship. Furthermore, there are a wide range of functions that are available without having to pay for the subscription. The Toolkit search makes it incredibly easy to find certain things within singles in your area and overall for us it has become the number one because of its ability to bring like-minded singles within local areas together.


OkCupid has been one of the most popular dating sites in recent years and still maintains a great level of infamy. The ability to browse and chat freely with various singles is something many sites are still not providing, and it has an incredibly simple layout that makes it easier to find people you’re looking for. OkCupid has a wonderful enemy system which will show you how compatible you are with various singles, therefore giving you a better idea of who is right for you. OkCupid is a fantastic all-round dating site without having exceptional qualities in a specific area but maintaining a fantastic level of service and accessibility throughout the various functions on the site. Messaging, or conversations as OkCupid now calls it, has been improved to ensure you don’t spend your whole time online sifting through messages from people you don’t want to chat to or connect with. One of the most important features on OkCupid is their Quickmatch solution which allows you to see a brief sample of your potential matches, so you don’t have to constantly scroll though. This provides you with more time to converse with your matches without having to have an in-depth look at their profile. Furthermore, a simple, yet in-depth, sign-up process will give you quick access to the site, so you can start meeting compatible singles straight away. The matching algorithms are put into place very swiftly, therefore giving you a better chance at finding singles that’re extremely compatible within no time at all.


  • Simple Sign-Up Process
  • Good Matching Algorithm
  • Cheap Upgrades


  • Minimal Selection of Singles in Smaller Local Areas
  • Free Feature Means There Are a Lot of Casual Daters

We have found OkCupid to be the natural 2nd contestant as it is such a brilliant all-rounder that if we didn’t we’d be ignoring the range of services it offers. Although the fear of meeting someone who isn’t seriously looking for dating opportunities is a bit higher it is generally a fantastic free site (for most features) that can put you in touch with amazing singles.

3. Zoosk

Zoosk still remains at an incredibly high position on our review, even though it was released over 10 years ago, for its incredible accessibility and variety of options for meeting a range of singles. Zoosk is simplistic in its approach to matching and considering it has beaten and eHarmony for dating awards an extensive algorithm isn’t always the best solution. Furthermore, there is still an incredibly large following of singles who’re continuously using the site. Zooks is gender neutral when it comes to matching singles, so it means women must work as hard as men if they’re looking to find compatible personals. However, the variety of accessible functions on Zoosk make it incredibly easy to flirt and converse with singles. One of the best features is its Mega Flirt which allows you to send a handful of messages at once, meaning you can start talking with compatible singles straight away. In addition, anyone who is viewing your profile can look at an Insights section which will provide helpful information about your dating style, so anyone messaging you won’t be surprised by your dating quirks.


  • Incredibly Large Member Pool
  • Multiple Options for Profile Promotion
  • Simplistic Navigation


  • Limited Discovery of New Singles
  • Messaging Restrictions

It takes a lot to be able to dethrone giants like and eHarmony, but when you start using Zoosk you’ll understand why. Zoosk has become a dating staple for many people, but we believe that newer and cheaper sites can knock Zoosk off its throne very soon.


Nobody could deny the overall popularity of and they have had over 20 years to refine their services to suit the needs of singles. However, as more and more free dating platforms are arriving to the internet over recent years it could be said that the supremacy of is coming to an end. allows you to meet many singles based near you, on your compatibility and overall chemistry with them. One of the most important features on is its ability to match compatible singles expertly. The site is constantly updating their algorithm to fit with the advice and feedback received by users, so you’re more likely to meet someone compatible. However, this does come at a high cost – quite literally too – as its cost for membership is one of the highest. In comparison to other paid sites it is extremely good value for money, but with so many free sites now available the cost lets the site down. You can also receive Daily Matches via, meaning there are always new and exciting options for discovering compatible singles.


  • Extensive Compatibility Tests
  • Well-Regarded and Safe Site
  • Extensive Search Options


  • Monthly Costs are Higher Than Average
  • Approval on the Site is Not Instantaneous

Nobody could deny the dating success has bought to the singles that use their site and their 20 years of experience gives them a wonderful insight into the online dating world. However, there are new and improved services which can offer similar features to without the expensive price tag.


Tinder has perhaps become one of the most popular hook-up apps in recent years and is continuously used by a variety of generations. By taking your location you can view other singles in your area and swipe depending on your preference to them. The app will notify you if you have both matched and from there you can begin messaging one another. It is incredibly easy-to-use and tends to have a wide pool of users in a variety of areas. The main reason that Tinder has been such a success – outside of the parameters of enabling casual hook-ups – has been from its ease of use. You can very quickly sign-up to Tinder and the interface is incredibly easy to use. From changing information and your main profile picture there are a variety of options that make it incredibly simple. Furthermore, you must connect via Facebook which means anyone you’re talking to or swiping has been verified to a certain extent. However, although the app is immensely popular there is no matching algorithm at all and the basis of liking someone is purely done on physical attraction as you can’t even begin speaking if you haven’t matched. If you’re looking for a meaningful dating experience, then Tinder is not for you.


  • Location Specific
  • Easy-to-Use


  • No Matching Algorithm
  • No Search Options
  • Requires Facebook Account

Tinder is a fantastic app and it is so incredibly easy-to-use; however, we don’t think it can be considered a dating app. The ability to hook-up easily and simply judge people on appearances isn’t the sign of a great dating service.

6. is one of the trendiest-looking platforms that are available in the online dating world and give you access to a variety of singles. Registering for the site is relatively simple and therefore allows you to start interacting with desirable singles within an instant. The site is incredibly functional, even though it can appear cluttered in certain areas – and provides you with quick access to your profile and those of others. Some of the features that are available through are aspects like ‘Cupid’s Arrow’s’ which allow you to send short and snappy messages to singles to break the ice. They tend to be incredibly flirty and can help get a conversation started if you’re not sure where to start. seems to centre around its various communication uses as many of its features are centred around creating an atmosphere that is conductive to conversation. ‘Winks’ are a fantastic way to show a single you’re interested without spending large amounts of time on conversation starters. appears to try and get its singles to explore various options and get to know a variety of personals. However, their simple search function lets the site down as it is extremely hard to find someone through the search and your searches cannot be saved.


  • Multiple Communication Forms
  • Browse Profiles with a Free Account


  • An Extreme Number of Prompts to Sign-up for Paid Membership
  • Search Functionality is Poor is a brilliant platform that focuses on getting singles to communicate openly with one another and pushes you to explore a variety of dating options. The site is traditional within its use and offers its members an easy and comfortable platform to find potential partners on.


One of the reasons why sites such as eHarmony have been placed lower on our list than others is because of their high price range, especially when considering the functionality of Although eHarmony has one of the best compatibility algorithms of any dating site it is let down by the cost and the lack of an ability to search for other singles. The saving grace for eHarmony is that it is 100% personalised to you, therefore giving you a better user experience although it is still incredibly restrictive. The most important feature on eHarmony is its incredible Compatibility Matching System which puts you through an extremely extensive test to find the most compatible single for you. The algorithm is constantly being updated and the focus on your profile is astonishing. Your personality traits are front and centre, therefore giving people a brilliant overview of you as a person. Furthermore, their Guided Communication option gives you the option to find out more about the single you’re talking to before beginning communication on a one-to-one basis. However, eHarmony is one of the most expensive sites out there as you could be paying anywhere between $19.95 a month to $59.95 depending on how long you commit to the site. As you pay more for the shorter option it isn’t the best dating site to be starting out on.


  • Extensive Compatibility Testing
  • Completely Customisable Experience


  • Expensive Subscription (Especially for Shorter Periods)
  • Limited Number of Matches

8. Elite Singles

Elite Singles can be considered a dating site that caters massively to those within the professional market. Many people have probably seen the advertisements and it can appear to be incredibly snobbish and exclusive to those who are considered professionals. Although there are a wide range of singles there is still a large majority of those who are holding university degrees, therefore presenting a certain air around the site. However, it does have an incredible matching system and creates extensive profiles for all singles who’re using the site, but there is an extreme limit on the features you can use if you haven’t paid for membership. One of the most intriguing features that is unique to Elite Singles is the ability to like certain sections of a profile to show your specific interest in a certain area. This can create an opening for conversational topics and help singles explore various interests and likes while looking for a date. Furthermore, if you’re using the desktop platform for the site there are many more options for sorting and filtering potential matches, therefore making it easier to find various singles that you’re interested in later. Elite Singles offers a unique dating experience that puts the individual first and allows other singles to determine what they believe from the person while looking at their profile


  • Extensive Matching Ability
  • Comprehensive and Easy-to-Read Profiles


  • Lengthy Sign-Up
  • No Search Abilities
  • Extreme Limits on Use of the Site Without Subscribing

Although Elite Singles feels unique and you’re treated as an individual on the site it once again doesn’t have that passion we were looking for. The lack of search functionality makes it extremely frustrating if you want to discover new singles and the restrictions that’re placed on non-paying members stop you from gaining a full idea of the site and its capabilities.

9. Plenty of Fish

Although most jokingly described as one of the best dating sites for older people, Plenty of Fish has an astounding member pool and many free features for their members to take advantage of. It is a relatively popular app and many singles regularly use the site to help them find love, however it is one of the sites with the most unverified profiles which can perhaps make it less safe for its members. Furthermore, the site has no chat rooms to allow singles to discover one another in a natural way. One of the most intriguing features of Plenty of Fish is its Chemistry Test which enables you to score your compatibility before you start dating. However, this can mean you or someone else can tell slight white lies and doesn’t prove any compatibility whatsoever. Alternatively, there is a very extensive search feature which can help you find singles you desire much easier. It is very similar to their other feature, The Relationships Needs Assessment, which is a quiz asking you different things such as your sexuality and preferred levels of intimacy.


  • Large Member Base
  • Advanced Search Feature


  • Extremely Simple Matching System
  • No Chatrooms
  • No Confirmation

Plenty of Fish has an incredible member base and if you’re searching for a number of singles at a time its great but considering the lack of matching algorithm the large member base feels null and void. If you can’t accessibly find matches what is the point of having a larger number of singles?

10. BeNaughty

BeNaughty has an extremely strong sexual vibe and many singles using this site are searching for casual hook-ups or cyber sexual relations. Even those in committed relationships or those who’re married are frequent users of BeNaughty and there are plenty of options for flirty, sexual experiences when you’re using the site. The reason that BeNaughty has been rated so low for us is that there is no matching system and it can be difficult to discern what parts of the site are features and what are adds. One of the most useful features on BeNaughty is its activity feed which is available on the bottom of most pages throughout the site. This allows you to see the users that you have recently been talking to or have been looking at in one easy and simple format. Furthermore, it is incredibly easy to verify your profile on BeNaughty and it gives you extra credibility on the site as people can see that you’re an honest and verified user.


  • Vastly Expanding Site
  • Regular Mass Messaging Capability


  • No Verified Matching Algorithm
  • Site Adds are Hard to Distinguish
  • Invasive Notifications and Pop-Ups

BeNaughty will appeal to a certain person, but if you’re honestly looking for something special and want to find someone you can connect with then it seems that BeNaughty is not the place for that at all.

11. Facebook Dating

We all know about Facebook, but very little about Facebook Dating. Well, it was launched towards the end of 2018 as the global brand made a first direct foray into the online dating world. The surprising thing is that it has taken so long, when you consider that Facebook as a platform has around 200 million users who are single according to their profiles. Facebook Dating is an interesting new mobile-only platform and allows singles who have mutual things they like, groups joined or hobbies and interests to connect with one another. There won’t be any awkwardness though because friends will be ruled out of being matched as part of an extensive algorithm, and only first name and age shown when using the dating feature. Facebook Dating is an add-on to the popular app, as Marketplace is for example, and users will need to opt in in order to begin getting matches. The great thing about Facebook Dating over say Tinder is that you can really drill down into the specifics of a partner. You might like tall people, small women or men, want to meet blondes only or someone who has tattoos and the newest dating app around allows you to do just that. It saves an incredible amount of time when browsing potential partners. You can answer 20 pre-determined questions to help provide insights into you as a person, and the opening message you send must be a conversation starter based on a question or picture. So there is no chance of sending the same message to hundreds of users and spamming users of the app. Facebook Dating will be much more about a memorable online dating experience than the hookup culture of Tinder, which of course uses Facebook profiles too.


  • Incredible Search Options
  • App Designed To Connect With Similar People
  • It Is An Add On To Your Facebook Account


  • New and User Numbers Still Relatively Small
  • Unclear about the cost of add-ons

Facebook Dating is an interesting newcomer for 2019. It is positioning itself as a serious competitor for the likes and eHarmony than it will be an in-house version of Tinder. This is traditional online dating, not swiping left or right, and the ability to use it directly through the Facebook app means it is extremely popular and easy-to-use from a familiarity point of view. Your matches can be much more personalised on Facebook Dating and that is something we really like.

So, that has been our top dating sites of 2019 and although many of them are brilliant some are just simply a cut above the rest. Everybody is different though and bear in mind your experiences can be profoundly different from ours, but if you’re looking for a fantastic general overview of each popular dating site you’ve found the best list for you. As always, remember to date safely and securely; whenever anything makes you feel uncomfortable in the dating world, either on the internet or in public, keep yourself safe and ensure you’re enjoying your dating experience with safety in mind.

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