Some mobile apps will match you with people based on criteria, including age, gender, and geographic proximity.
More traditional sites may offer anything from a simple search to a highly specific advanced search.
Some more seriously minded sites request that members fill out elaborate compatibility questionnaires.
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.
Launched in 2004, OKCupid works with many populations of people.
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.
POF.com, also known as Plenty Of Fish, is an online dating site headquartered in Vancouver.
It is one of the biggest dating sites with over 90 million registered users across the globe. is one of the biggest dating services in the world.
The free platform allows users to connect with new people based on mutual friends and interests.