The app is available in over 80 countries and has over 27 million searchable members.
OKCupid is one of the most popular dating sites and is free to sign up initially.
Members set up a profile, upload photos and can then search through profiles to find a good match. It uses a compatibility matching system to link up people with complementary personalities and lifestyles and has worked with millions of users over the past 15 years.
Online dating has grown in popularity to the point where there is almost no social stigma attached to it.
With an estimated 1,000 online dating sites in existence, however, it can be hard to sift through all the options and decide which is the best site.
Bumble is a dating app that only allows women to initiate contact in opposite-sex connections; in same-sex connections either party may initiate contact. Since 2012, Tinder has been matching singles based on their social profiles and geographic location. Both users must “swipe right” before being matched and are then able to chat within the app.
View Profile Harvard Business School graduate, Mark Brooks, has been an expert in the Internet dating business since 1998.
Deciding which process is right for you will largely be determined by whether you’re looking for a casual friendship, relationship, or a lifelong partner.