If you have a very specific set of interests, there are many sites that may cater to your niche.
Some of these niche sites are Farmersonly.com, Millionaire Match.com, Geek2Geek.com, JDate, Dandy, Pinksofa.com, Christian Mingle and Positive Singles.
Mingle2 is a membership service of which users pay to be a part.
It was originally a service called Just Say Hi, but the site transitioned to Mingle2 in 2008 and now works with many populations of singles.
Zoosk is a singles dating app that uses a behavioral matchmaking engine to pair users who its system indicates will be a good match.
The app is available in over 80 countries and has over 27 million searchable members.
Most dating sites have become extremely good about policing their members for negative or unsafe behavior.
There are several sites that offer additional levels of security including background checks and photo verification.
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.
First Met, formerly known as AYI, is an online dating service that can be accessed through a mobile or Facebook app and on the web.
The free platform allows users to connect with new people based on mutual friends and interests.
These sites have the broadest appeal and generally the largest membership bases.
They tend to attract a wide variety of members with personal goals that range from a casual fling to a serious lifelong relationship.
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