Top 10 Online Dating Sites – 2021

Figuring out what the top online dating sites are on the web can be a challenge. Thankfully, our staff has done the heavy lifting and reviewed each dating site thoroughly to help you on your journey. Below you’ll find our list of the top 10 online dating sites on the web.

Keep in mind that we NEVER allow any site to pay us for a higher ranking or a better review. The only way that these sites receive higher rankings or a better review is by providing a better service. You can count on that from us.

1. eHarmony

Homepage - eHarmony
  • High-quality singles to choose from
  • One of the cleanest and easiest to use interfaces we’ve seen
  • High-tech matching system that has a profound success rate

2. Christian Mingle

Christian Mingle Homepage Screenshot
  • Industry Leader with A LOT of success for singles
  • High-quality singles and lots of options
  • Simple design that’s easy to learn to use

3. Elite Singles

Screenshot of Elite Singles dating site
  • 165,000+ New matches every month
  • Over 80% of people that sign up have a college education
  • 3 Day, no hassle money-back guarantee

4. JDate

  • The leader in online dating for Jewish singles
  • Millions of members and a great track record of success
  • Simple and easy to use member area

5. Catholic Match

Screenshot of Catholic Match homepage
  • Incredibly quick and easy sign up
  • Faith-based and centered
  • Backed by notable Catholic figures

How often do you update this list?

A top 10 list is only good if it’s kept up to date. In the online dating world, sites are always increasing and decreasing in quality. There are also always a ton of new sites being added to the mix every single day. If we made a top 10 online dating sites list and never touched it again, that list would become more and more worthless every single day.

For that reason, we update this list as much as we have to. If we notice that a new site on the market really has their act together and is offering a phenomenal service, we’re going to put them onto this list and let you know about them. On the same token, if a site’s management decides to take an extended vacation and their site’s quality falls, you can bet we’re going to be removing them from this list or moving them down to the spot they deserve.

You can rest assured that if you’re picking a dating site off of this list that it’s going to be one of the best options available to you. Heck, there are times that we won’t even have 10 sites on this list because we don’t have that many that we like. We’re never going to force cruddy sites onto this list just to get to an even 10. That should tell you a lot about how much we value the quality of this list.

Can sites pay you to be on this list?

Nope. Never. Not a chance. No exceptions. Unlike a lot of the review sites in the industry, we NEVER allow any online dating site to pay to be on this list or to be higher on this list. We also will never let them pay or do anything to convince us to give them a review that they don’t deserve. We feel that if we did this, it would be doing you a terrible disservice.

We want to make sure that if you take a recommendation from us that it’s the best recommendation we can possibly give you. We want you to succeed in finding the love of your life and having an exceptionally awesome time dating online. All of that starts with finding the best site, and we know that. That’s why you can guarantee that we’re doing our part only to bring you honest and accurate recommendations. There’s no making it on our top 10 list without bringing top 10 quality. No exceptions.

What makes a top 10 online dating site?

You may be curious to know exactly how we get to our top 10 ratings. Let’s fill you in on the full scoop. You’ll notice that if you click on any of the sites on our top 10 list that it does not take you directly to the site. It takes you to an extensive review of each site. This is how we make our lists. Our team of experts pour over every online dating site on the web and look for the cream of the crop.

You’ll notice if you read our reviews that we have no shame in not holding back. We’re not scared to point out the good, the bad, and sometimes the ugly. We feel that by doing this, we are giving you our readers the best shot at love. From these reviews, we look for the all-stars. We look for the dating sites that stand out as a cut above the rest.

Some of the criteria we look at include the following:

  • What kind of matches are there? Are there a lot of current and quality matches?
  • What’s the price of the site? Is it affordable and is it worth the money?
  • What kind of features are offered? Do they actually help or are they just there to look cool?
  • Is the site easy to use or is it a nightmare? Can we navigate around through matches easily?
  • What’s their track record like? Are clients mostly happy or upset with the site?

We take all of this information and compile it to come out with our top 10 list. We are constantly updating our reviews as well which allows us to know when a site needs to be added to the list or removed quickly.

Do you ever remove sites from this list?

As we just alluded to, yes we have no problems removing a site from the list. Because we don’t let the sites pay us to be on the list, we have full control over who is on there and who is not. Consider us the politicians that can’t be bought! If we see that a site is slacking or not keeping their word on something, we will snatch the rug out from underneath them quicker than they can imagine.

We do this to protect you. If we left on dating sites that were garbage, you’d end up wasting your time and hard-earned money, and we are not ok with that. This is why we have absolutely no shame in removing someone from the list.

Should I avoid a site that’s not on this list?

Definitely not. These are the top 10 sites overall. There are plenty of great sites that did not make this list because they were on the bubble or they possibly are servicing a very small and dedicated niche. What we do recommend doing if you are interested in a site that is not on this list is to go over and check out all of our reviews and see how the site stacks up. Just because a site is not on this list does not mean that we haven’t reviewed it.

Also, this is not something that we just did and left to sit. We are actively involved in always updating our reviews and content. That means that if you see a dating site that you are interested in that we haven’t reviewed, drop us a line and let us know and we’d be glad to take a peek at it.