When someone says online dating, one of the first sites that comes to mind is Ok Cupid.It is estimated that there are about 30 million total users, with roughly 1 million unique users logging in every day.After my initial session, I only opened the app to show it to friends, scrolling through pages and pages of unappealing men in what resembled a masochistic digital-age performance-art piece titled “Why I’m Single.”In truth, though, I tried Blendr not to find love, but at the behest of a bevy of Web developers.Around the time that Blendr launched in September, 2011, I wrote a short article declaring that the app was destined to fail.In June, Grindr announced it now has four and a half million users (six hundred thousand of them in the U.S.), and that they spend an average of ninety minutes browsing every single day. In fact, a third of recently married couples met online. Women are afraid men will kill them.” While it is true that straight women get more attention on dating sites than men, that doesn’t always mean it’s positive attention from safe potential partners Here’s what happened. First you have to find someone with whom you share a mutual attraction, then you have to make sure that you want the same thing in terms of commitment. As a result, many have turned to online dating sites. As the saying goes: “Men are afraid women will laugh at them.
Though swiping through Tinder is an effective way to end -- or at least try to end -- your dry spell, it's not exactly the most safe app out there.
It goes without saying that Ok Cupid has one of the better reputations of more popular free dating websites for having a wide variety of quality users.
However, Ok Cupid has many not-so-great users as well, and it’s not uncommon for women to have the misfortune of encountering them, and in the past, I have as well.
To keep things as broad as possible, we left out apps that are based solely on religion (sup, JSwipe) or on sexual orientation (oh hey there, Grindr).
We also excluded companies like and e Harmony, because you're probably already familiar with them thanks to the gazillion commercials they have.