Find the Right Site

4 Steps to Choosing the Right Dating Site For You

With hundreds of dating sites online, how do you know which are the best for you? Use our dating checklist below and find the right site for you!

Step 1: Choose Your Dating Category

First decide what type of relationship you’re looking for:

1. Want to meet lots of women or men? Take a look at the mainstream dating sites.

2. Do you want to meet women or men of a certain ethnic or religious background? Take a look at the specialty sites.

3. Are you ready to settle down and get married? Take a look at the mainstream dating sites and the matchmaking sites.

4. Do you want to meet a ton of women in person? Consider the speed dating sites.

Then proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Do a Quick Search

Most sites will allow non-members to perform a search using a few parameters, such as age range, gender, location, and whether a photo is required.

Do a quick search and ask yourself:

  • Are there enough members in your area?
    • Have these members been online recently? (Some sites show when the member was last online.)
  • Read a couple of the profiles.
    • Is there enough information about the person?
    • Are these the type of people you’d like to date?
    • Can you read the profile? (Some sites don’t allow free members to see the profile.)
  • Does the site have a professional look and feel?

If you answered yes to these questions go to Step 4.

Step 3: Repeat the Process

Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for one or two more sites (if you feel it is necessary).

Consider reading our reviews for the sites you’re interested in. We have a summary of each as well as detailed reviews. Just click on the category title in Step 1 to access the links to the summaries.

Step 4: Join a Dating Site

Choose the site you liked best and join as a free member. Take a look around. Free members don’t have access to as many features as paying members. If you see a number of profiles that interest you, consider joining as a paid member.

Have fun in your search!