Let this specially-chosen list (determined over more than a decade of hands-on research), along with links to full, in-depth and unbiased reviews, help you decide.
A mix of social networking, compatibility-testing and online dating, Ok Cupid is an unusual free dating site in that it allows its members to create the matching questions already pre-determined at sites like e Harmony or Chemistry.
More » I'd never heard of Adam4Adam before taking over the Dating Expert position here at About.com, but within a few weeks of starting, I had a handful of emails asking me about the site and more than a few search terms showing up.
A quick review found the busiest, most well-trafficked gay dating site on the internet today, with a ton of adult-oriented marketing to support it's business endeavors.
Definitely not readers' favorite gay dating site, but it's still the most asked about.
Unlike most other dating sites, e Harmony only allows users to contact those the system has determined to be highly compatible, and sometimes this process can take weeks - even months - to receive enough of a sample size to pay the higher-than-normal fee.
To offset the price of e Harmony (more than any other on this list) take a peek at the review for some suggestions on how to get e Harmony for free (or, pretty close).
More » Out of the top online dating sites, Lavalife is the most versatile of the bunch, allowing users to join under a variety of different dating personas that can be connected or kept separate at the users' choice (Dating, Relationships and Intimate Encounters).
As well, a bevy of services are available to paying users not found on the other major sites (video chat for one), and the site boasts more users in Canada than any other dating site in the world.
More » A review of the top dating sites would be odd if it lacked POF (as it is known to its forum users), as it is considered to be the first successful free dating site model on the Internet.
The amount of people using this feature-rich site (which includes heavily-trafficked forums, compatibility questionnaires and the very popular Who's Seen Me button) is astronomical in its sheer ability to connect with users around the globe looking for friendship, love, and anything else in between.