Let’s be honest—it’s a jungle out there. With so many online dating app options to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. Should you join this app or that app? Is this app legit or is that app better?
And with the risk of sounding overly dramatic, what dating app you pick could help to shape the rest of your life. It directly effects who you meet, who you connect with, and ultimately, who you might spend a large chunk of or the rest of your life with!
Obviously, you want to find the best app with the most high-quality matches to choose from. Doing so ensures you’ll find the love and happiness you’re searching for. How do you do that? That’s where we come in.
In order to help you in your search, we’ve included reviews to all of the major and niche online dating apps available. Above you’ll see our featured reviews and then below you’ll see all of our other reviews for every major app in the industry. It’s the ultimate directory of honest, well-thought-out, and researched dating app reviews out there.
What You Should Know About Online Dating App Reviews
To help you get the best out of these reviews, there are a few things we want to make sure that you’re aware of.
Honest Reviews are Everything
The online review world is currently a sad state of affairs. Too many review sites are allowing online dating companies to pay them for more favorable reviews and higher recommendations. This means that the reviews you are reading are not honest or accurate. Instead, they’re overly positive and overly inflated “reviews” that are actually just glorified advertisements.
What good is a review to you if it’s not honest and accurate? The answer is that it is worthless. You’re only going to be hearing what the online dating company wants you to hear and not what you need to hear.
At Healthy Framework, we think this is unacceptable. Reviews should be honest, accurate, and give you a real picture of what things are really like. You should be able to trust that what you’re reading is in fact what the dating site is actually like. Otherwise, you’re going to end up wasting your hard-earned money on sites that aren’t even worthy of creating a free account.
For this reason, we NEVER let an online dating site pay us for a more favorable review. The only way that an app gets a strong review or recommendation from us is by earning it. How do they earn it? They provide the best online dating experience possible. They need to meet and exceed all of the criteria that we look for, and they need to be trustworthy.
You can rest assured that all of our reviews are accurate and written with you in mind. We’re here to do our best to help you find the absolute best online dating site that fits all of your unique needs.
Safety and Security are Important
You may not realize it, but the safety and security of your information on an online dating app are extremely important. What kind of information do you put on your profile? Well, you usually want to give an accurate view of yourself, so you put a lot of personal details about yourself. You put what kind of work you do, your hobbies, things about your family, etc. This information is safe to share by itself but can cause problems if it gets into the wrong hands along with your contact email/phone number/credit card information.
For this reason, it’s important that you only sign up with an online dating app that takes your safety and security seriously. You need to know that they take the protection of you and your information seriously. This is why it’s important to pay attention to our reviews. We will NEVER recommend a site that has serious issues with security that we know about. Our team knows how to get under the hood of the site and see if they are going above and beyond in the safety and security department.
This is one area that we refuse to waiver on our reviews. If we see even an inkling of a problem, we will never recommend the site to you.
Old Reviews are Pointless
If you happen to have checked out any other online dating site review sites, you may or may not have noticed the age of their reviews. You see, most review sites hide the dates of their reviews so that you can’t tell they haven’t updated them since jean shorts were cool. How many times have you used any sort of company and then seen their quality go up or down over the years?
The same is true for the online dating industry. Companies come and go, and so does their effort. Too often, we see companies come out with a great product, make some money, and then stop caring about continued development or keeping things up to date. Because of this, we make sure to update our reviews as frequently as is necessary.
We are always on the lookout for apps that either lose their quality or happen to get with the program and step up their game. It’s important to us that our reviews are always current and accurate.
Reviewing the Right Criteria
A review is only a good review if it works through the right criteria. On all of our reviews, we always look at the most important criteria, as well as the nitty gritty details. The result? You get the information needed to make an informed decision. We present the honest facts (good or bad) in a digestible way, where you can leave knowing once and for all if a dating site is worth it for you.
Here are some of the questions we ask and the factors we assess. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but just a taste of what our review teams look at.
- Are there good, quality matches on this site? Is there just a few or plenty of singles to meet and match with?
- Is signing up easy, complicated, or dang-near impossible?
- How easy is the app to use? Do you need a computer science degree or is it designed for real people?
- Are there any great features? Do the features really help you in finding what you’re looking for?
- Does the dating site cater to casual dating, serious relationships, niche dating, or something in-between?
- Is the customer support any good? Are they accessible? Are they actually equipped to help in the instance you have an issue?
- How much does a premium membership cost? Is it worth the money?
- Is there a free trial? What features do you get access to before having to decide to pay or not?
- Bottom line—Is this dating site worth it?
In addition to answering all of these questions thoroughly, we look at any other pros or cons the site might have. We take a deep look at safety and security and the reputation of the company and its management.
People might say we take our online dating reviews too seriously, but we don’t think that’s a thing. We want to make sure you’re never wasting your money and never wasting your time. There’s nothing more frustrating than investing time and money into an online dating site only to find out that it’s not what you were looking for. If you read our reviews and follow our tips, we’re sure you’ll find the best site for your needs.
And what makes an app the best app for you? If you find love and happiness at the app, then it’s clearly the best option for you.
Good luck out there and enjoy our reviews!
Dating App Review FAQ
How often do you update your dating app reviews?
We work hard to update our dating reviews as often as possible and certainly as often as something important, meaningful, or impactful changes. Our ability to keep our dating app reviews up to date is something we pride ourselves greatly in.
What dating app has the best reviews?
The dating site with the best reviews depends on what you’re looking for. For example, the best dating app for casual dating is going to be different than the best dating app for serious relationships.
Who conducts your reviews?
Our reviews are conducted by a skilled team of experts who have experience behind the scenes of the dating industry as well as first-hand experience using many of these apps and sites. Additionally, our team regularly consults outside sources and real users to help portray the most accurate view of what you can expect with each option.
How do you ensure the information in your dating site and dating app reviews is accurate?
Ensuring that our dating app reviews are accurate is a challenge, but it’s one we welcome with open arms. Not only do we have review experts regularly updating the reviews, but we also have data and fact specialists regularly combing our reviews and articles to ensure everything is up to date. Additionally, we work hard to stay up to date on all the happenings of the industry to do our best to keep things accurate and up to date.
Will I enjoy every dating app that you say is good?
Absolutely not. You see, dating apps and dating sites are something you personally have to be comfortable with. We do our best to give you the critical details, share our opinions, research the claims that are made, and help empower you to make your own decision. While we think you’ll like a lot of the sites we review highly, there’s certainly no guarantee of that (and that’s okay).