2016 Online Dating Site Ranking & Reviews

Welcome to 2016 online dating ranking site and reviews! This is the 6th year we have conducted this ranking. The ranking is solely based on the popularity of our visitors and our bloggers and is not based on scientific or sample size survey. We go through a series of evaluation in to determine its ranking and explanations are provided below.

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eharmony eHarmony again proves to be the most popular online dating site from our data. More users clicked through to eHarmony than any other dating sites featured on our ranking. eHarmony benefit from it’s brand, commercials, and is a staple when referring to eHarmony to online dating. It still boasts of having the most people who are single wanting long term relationships. Click here for current eHarmony coupon codes!
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match
Match.com is still goingstrong after a few setbacks from negative press. With that said, Match.com is up there with eHarmony in terms of associating itself with online dating sites. It boasts of a large user base and one of the best sites to sign up and log right in to search for members instead of having to spend hours upon hours of filling out lengthy questionnaires.
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tinderlogo
Tinder is the hottest dating app on the market boasting up to 9 BILLION matches! Each member uploads a picture and you swipe left when you are not interested and swipe right when you are interested. Only when there is mutual interest will you be able to have a conversation with each other.
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datingdirect
Datingdirect.com was one of the leading online dating site in the UK when it was purchased by meetic group which also owns match.com. It has a large europeon user base and a friendly interface along with its own app.
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date-com-logo
date.com has a wide range of match making sites under it’s banner. It boasts of millions of profiles and even have their own app on iOS and Android.

eharmony offering 12 months for $15.95 a month

eharmony published a new promotion for their online dating service. They are offering $15.95 a month if you subscribe to a 12 month membership. This is 73% off of their standard price if you subscribe for just a month. Click to sign up and use the promo code – EHADVICEUS to get the promotion.

In order to qualify for this promotion, you must be a new member. If you already have a profile, you can create a new profile to take advantage of the promotion as it doesn’t say it is against its terms and conditions. However, you will have to go through the questionnaire questions. It may be good to update the questions may have changed.

eharmony-promotion

eharmony – who questions

I’m going to start a new tidbit section on answering quick questions which has been piling up but not enough to warrant it’s own post. I will break this down to who, what, when, why, how, are, where, and which. You will soon get what I am doing. In this section, I will start with the ‘who’ questions. If you have additional questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section:

Who uses eharmony?

eharmony is primarily used by people who are interested in getting into a serious relationship. They are less interested in flings and are looking for a long term partner ultimately getting married. The userbase tends to be slightly older than Match.com or dating apps such as Tinder.

Who started eharmony?

eharmony was founded by Dr. Neil Clark Warren. He is an American clinical psychologist. He also has a theology (Christian) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He patented a method to match people called “29 dimensions of compatibility” which is based on four categories – character and constitution, personality, emotional make up and skills, and family and values. He founded eharmony¬† in 2000. Throughout, he has been involved on and off and finally stepped down as CEO in July 2016.

Who sends the first communication request?

While eharmony uses its patented matching method to match two profiles, it is unclear who has the option to initiate the questions. Dr. Warren himself didn’t make this clear but encouraged everyone to go ahead and send all of your matches questions. Sending a question should not be considered aggressive. It is merely the initial step in the ‘get to know each other’ process. However, Dr. Warren does warn that the person receiving the questions may reject it and it may hurt. He wants you to focus on the prize, which is finding your life partner.

Who Pays in eHarmony?

There are two eharmony membership types – paid and free members. Previously, free members had extremely limited access to any communication tools. All free eharmony members could see were their matches. If they wanted to initiate communication, they would be directed to a paid membership. In the last few years, eharmony has allowed even free members to initiate communication with their matches. However, free members have never been able to see their matches pictures. Aside from that it doesn’t matter if you are young or old, male or female, you will have to pay if you want to see pictures of your matches and initiate communication.

Who makes the first move?

There is no rule in terms of who makes the first move. In the offline world, some may still feel that men should make the first move. But in eharmony, anyone can initiate communication. As Dr. Warren said in the above article, one should not think too hard when making the first move. It shouldn’t be made to the equivalent of asking someone out. You will have to go through numerous steps and stages before you can actually go on a date.

Who has viewed me?

There is no way to tell who has viewed your profile. I recall a few years ago there were rumors that certain apps in Facebook will allow you to see who have looked at your profile. The app was tremendously popular as the condition to enable this feature you had to share and like the Facebook page. Well it turned out to be a hoax. Facebook publicly said that users will not have such access to see who has looked at your profile. The only social media site I know of which has such feature is Linkedin. Even so, you can see who has viewed you only if the user has enabled the feature. Of course Linkedin is not Facebook or eharmony. Although some people use Linkedin as eharmony. That is the topic for another time.

 

That was fun! Next, I will do a Q/A on ‘what’ questions!

 

Online Dating Trends for 2016

h2New year is around the corner as 2015 goes down in the record books. How was your relationship life in 2015? Were you successful in finding a potential mate in 2015 through acquaintance, by chance, or by online dating sites? Many of you will make new year resolutions for the upcoming year. If you are bummed you didn’t find that special someone, don’t worry. As the new year turns, it is a great opportunity to start fresh. Refresh your mind and approach in the things you want to achieve. Do you want to lose weight? Get a new job? Fix relationships? Spend more time meditating? Become more in touch with your spiritual side? Note down these things and prioritize what is the most important to you. For many, finding that special someone is a priority. What are the online dating trends for 2016?

For one, the term ‘online dating’ is used less. The line between the virtual world (online) and in person has become so thin that it is almost irrelevant. Work places have become to embrace technology to communicate. Tools such as e-mail, instant messaging, video conferencing, has made in person meetings less important. Some businesses operate completely online and deals struck solely online. Similarly, you meet people online or getting to know people better online is the norm. Gone are the assumption that meeting people online is awkward. No explanation is required. Exchanging Facebook contacts or kik usernames are more simple than exchanging phone numbers. People may no longer hide the fact that they meet or are on online dating sites or apps. People may simply bring up the point that they met on Tinder or on eHarmony.

Another online dating trend is the use of mobile phones or apps. Tinder has really caused a shake up on the online dating scene for its simplicity. It is extremely simply to use and increases your chance of being matched to show interest between both parties.

This is all great news for people looking to use technology to meet people. It increases your chance of meeting someone as more and more people try these sites and apps. On the other hand. One concerning trend in using technology are fraudulent impostors trying to take advantage of people. As usual, take precaution before meeting people or entrusting people with money or information to people you don’t know.

Hope your wish comes true!