For the purposes of this piece, I'm sticking close to apps that I know are effective, either from personal experience, second-hand experience or high ratings in general.
I know one couple — in fact, I was just with them last night at a Julia Holter concert — that met on Coffee Meets Bagel.
When you are ready for a new relationship it is only natural for one to desire an easy way to find a relationship partner.
Free dating sites are great for those who don't have the money to join a site such as or
We also recognize that what people want in their 50s, 60s and beyond is often very different from what they wanted in their 30s and 40s, let alone their 20s.
This online dating community focuses on the specific interests and desires of people like you.
Plenty of Fish is available to those who live in the United States, Canada, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and Spain.You have a choice of “looking for” activities partners, friends, casual dating, long-term dating marriage or pen-pal.Like most dating sites these days Plenty of Fish is a mix between a social networking site and a dating site.If your match is just looking for a lil' somethin'-somethin', they'll know to not come knocking on your door. Anyway, Hinge is all about introducing you to people who are connected to your real life Facebook friends, or to your Facebook friends' Facebook friends, so you'll never have more than one degree of separation when you meet. " is always a good starting line.)Match calls themselves "number one in dates, relationships and marriages," and they have the data to back this one up.Any app that matches people based on friends of friends is a friend of mine. It's pricey, but if you don't find The One in six months, they'll give you another six months gratis. Since all of this matching we're doing online is pretty willy-nilly, mostly based on looks or the fact that two people happen to both love the writing of Andre Dubus or the singing of Jeff Buckley or the dancing of Isadora Duncan or whatever — aka it's so far from an exact science as to be downright laughable most of the time — why not rely on the stars to matchmake? I had never heard of this one until today, so don't panic if you're like, Huh?