If you’re single and lonely, sometimes you wish you could just surround yourself with as many people as possible. With the ever-intensifying phenomenon of online dating, you can make those dreams come true, even if you have to do it in cyberspace instead of the local watering hole. Because you’re trying to get back out there, we’ve decided to list the most popular dating sites for your convenience.
Based on their Alexa ranking—which calculates members’ viewing information through an optional toolbar available for the three most popular web browsers—we’ve brought the most visited dating websites to you. We’ve also included either their active membership base (where available) or the number of total registered users, which usually includes all people who have ever used the site. Hopefully, these stats will encourage you to get back out there and meet some new people… before you run out of tissue.
Number of Total Registered Users: 66,000,000
Alexa Ranking: 3,189
eHarmony began in Santa Monica in 2000 and prides itself as the dating website to go to for ‘serious, lasting relationships’ and marriage. The dating website uses a detailed questionnaire and compatibility matching system that is based on 29 key dimensions of compatibility like character, intellect and values, to match users to potential partners. Users cannot even browse pictures or profile, they have to wait to be matched after answering the 400 questions.
eHarmony is definitely not one of the dating websites that make it easy for a quick date at the weekend. Four percent of marriages in the U.S. have happened because of eHarmony so it has to be doing something right. Everyday users will be sent match suggestions to their eHarmony inbox and their email, based on levels of compatibility. For their services, they charge $26.95 per month.