The literal meaning of online dating is reconciliation or friendship. It can be a form of love affair through Internet or by social activities. Dating as a business has emerged primarily in the last few years. It is also becoming the medium of finding innovative friends from the online Internet website. Online dating services generally offer non-moderated dating through the Internet using personal computers or mobile phones. Users of an online dating service usually provide personal information, which allows them to search the service provider's database for other individuals. Members use criteria from other defined members, such as age, gender, and location.
Below are some of the most famous dating apps and websites, which provide online dating for girls, boys, men, women and elderly. You can vote your favorite service and make this list a trustworthy ranking.
In Badoo, registration is free but many features are paid, such as the ability to contact another user. Badoo is a freemium business model. Company generates its revenue through paid options in the form of credits and super powers which allow users for a limited period to give more visibility to their profile on the site, offers an invisible mode or an express messaging system.
PlentyOfFish (POF) is an online dating site founded in 2003 by Markus Frind, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. The basic membership of the site is free. The site is financed by advertising. The site has 11 million users, 135 million visitors per month, and more than 30 million page views per day, and is mainly visited by Canadians, British, Australians, and Americans.
OkCupid is a social networking service and dating site that makes use of multiple choice methods and quiz functions. It was selected as the top 10 dating sites in Time (magazine) in 2007. As of September 2010, 3.5 million active users were counted.
Match.com is the most famous brand in a cluster called IAC Personals. More than 20 million members and serving more than 37 countries in more than 12 different languages. It headquarters in Dallas, Texas and also branches in London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Munich, Stockholm, and Madrid.
The site was first founded in 1996 by American Andrew Conru as a traditional online dating site under the name "FriendFinder" in Palo Alto, California (one year after the non-commercial Craigslist), making it one of the longest established Internet dating sites. When the founder realized that many people were uploading revealing photos, he copied the website and called it Adult Friendfinder.
Tinder is an implementation of social networking running on Android and iOS and web browser. Tinder was launched in May 2012 by four Americans. March 2, 2015, Tinder has released a major release of its application - Tinder Plus. The application now offers a free version, limited to 50 likes a day, and an unlimited premium version.
Mamba (unified dating and communication service "Mamba") is a network of dating sites, combining a number of independent sites and dating sections of major portals. Creation and placement of the questionnaire search by age, gender and location, posting unlimited number of photos, instant messaging between users and lots more free services.
Most of the user is occupied by the American people. Unlike other companies in the same industry, it can be used completely free of charge. Alternative sources of revenue include advertising from mail-order companies and other websites.
Ashley Madison is a site devoted to those who intend to put their partners together and cheat with the slogan "Life is short. Come on cheat!" This site was launched in 2001, and according to Alexa.com, this site has 1,800,000 visitors per month.
eHarmony is an internet matching and dating site that matches single men and women to foster long-term relationships. In order to optimize the matching process, E-Harmony operates "eHarmony Labs", which conducts research on love relationships, and "eHarmony Advice", a site for advice on love. Founded on August 22, 1998, eHarmony is currently based in Santa Monica, California. With memberships in more than 150 countries, it has services in the United States, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and Brazil.
AnastasiaDate is an international online dating service, one of the largest in the world. Focused primarily on the search for men from North America women from Eastern Europe, in particular Ukraine. The company was founded in 1993 by a Russian-American couple, at first as an ordinary dating service, and in 1997 it was launched online. In 2003, three more sites were created, each of which is focused on searching for Western men women from different regions of the world: AmoLatina, AsianBeauties and AfricaBeauties.
Christian Connection is an online dating service in the USA, Australia, UK, Ireland, Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Canada. Owned and operated by Widernet Communications Ltd launched in 2000, thousands of Christians have found friendship, love and marriage through the website.
Meetic is a company founded in November 2001 in France. Meetic is a dating service. In 2001, Marc Simoncini created Ilius SAS, publisher of Meetic. The following year, in 2002 is put online the first version of the site meetic.fr. In 2003, Meetic launches MeeticMobile. In 2005, Meetic went public. In 2006, the Group acquired Lexa in the Netherlands and ParPerfeito, a Brazilian dating site, and then moved to the United Kingdom and Germany with the acquisition of DatingDirect and Cleargay (a French-speaking gay dating site). In 2008, Meetic enters into an agreement for the acquisition of Match.com's European operations in 2009.
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Bumble is an application and social network that allows and facilitates the meeting and communication between interested users. The main difference with other dating services is that, in the case of heterosexual users, only women can start first contact with other male users. Homosexual users can instead advance the first contact for a meeting. All free users have 24 hours to respond to meeting requests before they disappear.
Gleeden is a website specializing in adulterous encounters that saw the light on December, 2009 in France. The website was created by two Frenchmen, the Teddy brothers and Ravy Truchot. The name Gleeden is composed of Glee (welfare, euphoria) and Eden (paradise on earth). Gleeden is aimed primarily at married men and women, but also consists of single person. Since May 2016, Gleeden has gathered a community of more than 3 million members in the world and claims to be the leader of its market in Europe.
Jay Date (short for - 'Jewish Date') is a dating service Internet Business aims to combine Jews and the Jewish world and Israel. JDate is one of Spark Networks Inc. dating sites, which operates some 40 niche online dating sites. The site was founded in 1997 by Joe Shapira and Alon Carmel.
Grindr is a geosocial application (app) for smartphones, intended to bring homosexual and bisexual men into contact with each other. Grindr was launched in 2009 and had around 5 million users worldwide in 2018, of which around 3.8 million daily users. In 2013 there were approximately 15,000 Dutch users. The application is available for devices with iOS, Blackberry OS (RIM) and Android. Through geolocation users of Grindr to see which men are in the area. These are shown in the user interface by means of small profile pictures, arranged from close to far away. By clicking on the photo of another user, a short profile appears with their stats (age, height, weight) and the possibility to chat, send photos or provide their own location.
Cupid is a British company specializing in the production of web products in the field of online dating. To date, the project's web services audience is 34 million active users from 39 countries, excluding mobile device users accessing through Apple and Android app stores.
Tastebuds.fm is a social network, a dating site and an iPhone application that brings people together based on their musical tastes. Users can connect using their profiles on Facebook or Last.fm, or simply specify a few of their favorite artists, after which the service will immediately display people with similar musical preferences. Tastebuds is integrated with the popular event service Songkick, which allows users to organize a meeting at concerts. Messaging for iPhone users is free.