Several people have even met their future spouse/partner after meeting at a BAF event!
After analyzing web-traffic data and talking to dating experts, we tried our luck and tracked the results to find which algorithms actually work and which site led to the highest quality hellos. We’ll be the first to admit evaluating these sites is a subjective process.
Chemistry, attraction, and love are obviously difficult to quantify, and (also obviously) different people have different desires, needs, and goals for their romantic lives.
We briefly touch on mobile-only dating apps below, but apps deserve a review that’s all their own (so stay tuned).
When it comes to online dating, I seemed to have missed the boat.
Plus, your experience with any online dating site is going to be colored by all sorts of things: your gender, age, sexual orientation, looks, location. Knowing it would be impossible to evaluate the ineffable, we set out simply to find which online dating sites were most likely to get you a compatible match.
(The actual “going on dates” part we’ll leave to you.) We started by compiling every kind of dating website and mobile dating app we could find.
We found 68, from Alikewise to Zoosk, and started analyzing their user bases, functionality, quality, and cost to find our top picks.
Evaluating the robust functionality of a full-blown website against the swipe-rightness of an app was too unfair.
Facebook might let you playfully poke someone, but Tinder allows you to send a dick pic with a Hawaiian-themed backdrop and the words “somewhere over the rainbow.” I started to wonder if this was a Bay Area thing or if people who use these dating apps had different experiences depending on where they lived.
Would a West Coaster approach an app like Bumble differently from how an East Coaster would?
I met my boyfriend of six years back in college, when getting obnoxiously drunk was by far the easiest way to build up the courage to ask someone out.