Online dating is officially mainstream. If you are looking for the best dating apps for relationships you have come to the right place. According to The Knot, online dating is the most popular way that engaged couples meet.

With so many options, it can be hard to know what is the best site for you and how many sites should you really be on.

Each of the dating apps out there has features that will matter differently to you depending on your lifestyle, location, and age. Let’s start with age, this is how we would break it down:

dating apps according to ageCheck out this state by state guide to the most popular app, it’s important to realize the most popular app may not be the right app for you.

Check out our breakdown of the most popular dating apps and exactly who they are best for below.


Tinder is by far the most popular dating app around, when you think of dating apps Tinder is probably the first one that comes to mind. If you are in a country outside of the US or if you don’t live in a big city, Tinder if one of your best options. While it recently has gained a reputation as being more of a hookup app, this is not always true and people are married daily who have met on Tinder!

Just be careful with Tinder as there are fake profile and since it is so big, many people are not as focused on particular matches as they are on other sites so ghosting is more prevalent.


Zoosk is a great site that is very popular. It requires a video selfie so you know that the profile are real. This is great if you have dealt with fake profile and have had a lot of other issues with profiles that don’t seem to have good intentions. 

Elite Singles

Elite Singles is for well, people who consider themselves to be elite or who are looking for somebody who is elite. This is a good site if you live in a big city like NYC or London. We have found that it’s a very small pool of choices in other cities. You can even break it down by profession if, for example, you only want to date bankers.


Match is a great site for people who are looking for a serious relationship and want a meaningful connection.  As one of the first online dating sites launched in 1995, Match has tons of experience and data to back up their site. It’s a very popular site as well and is recommended for people over 30 and those that have children.


Eharmony is a very popular site that uses a in depth relationship questionnaire to match you with people based on your long-term compatibility. They are very similar to Match and are for people that are looking for a serious relationship. 


Bumble is great for younger people, under 30, who want to have women have more power in this process. Often younger women get tons or matches and messages and this makes online dating a bit overwhelming. Bumble makes things simpler and easier for women to find what they want. Women are required to message first with Bumble. It also takes the pressure off of men who are tired to sending messages without getting any replies. Matches also expire so you don’t have a huge list of people who never messaged you which is nice.


Hater is a funny concept that works! We all know people who hate Trump, meat, Republicans, country music…whatever it maybe, there are other haters out there that hate what you hate and this is a way for all the haters to connect!

The League


The League is amid at connecting people who are successful and educated. It asks you for your LinkedIn profile and try to connect you with people who are on the same professional level as you. It’s a great site for successful people.


happen app reviewHappn is great for anyone who lives in a big city and is too lazy to go beyond your neighborhood to meet up. Works best in London, NYC and Paris. It’s great if you pass people on a daily basis that you find attractive and want to connect to those around you. You should not use it if privacy is important to you and you do not want people knowing what block you live on and where you work.