Ten years ago online dating was an unknown entity looked upon with suspicion. Today online dating is a viable and socially acceptable way to meet potential dates and mates.
In fact, 20% of those surveyed said they dated someone they met on an online site and 17% of recently married couples met online. That’s double the number of marriages for couples who met in bars and social events!*
Do you want to:
- Meet potential dates, mates or hook-ups fast?
- Find ideal dates without having to go to the local bar or club?
- Meet new people in a city you just moved to or visit on business?
If you said yes, then it may be time to give online dating a try. Whether you’re looking for a friend or lover, a little kink or vanilla, a long-term relationship or a hook-up – you’ll likely be able to find it online.
As you know…
There are literally hundreds of places online to meet men, women, couples, and even groups of the opposite sex and of the same sex. I joined a handful of these sites and reviewed them for you. The ones that made the cut are on this site. The ones that didn’t aren’t.
To make your search easier, we’ve sorted the top dating sites and put them in the following categories:
Get started by checking out some of the top sites!
Best of Luck!
The Alternative Personals Team
P.S. Read our tips on keeping safe: Online Dating Safety.
My Top Dating Sites by Category
- Adult Dating: Adult Friend Finder
- Alternative Dating: Alt
- Gay Dating: Gay.com
- Lesbian Dating: LesbianPersonals
If you need a little help making your profile sizzle or you’re wondering which photo to use, check out some of our dating articles.
Check out the latest books, ebooks, movies, courses, and services in our dating resources section.
* Statistics are from the Match.com and Chadwick Martin Bailey Online Dating Recent Trends Studies (2009-2010)