Best dating sites for women: How to find the connection you deserve

Being a woman on the internet is hard. At times scary and exhausting, too.

From Twitter reply guys, to other forms of online harassment, to straight up cyberstalking, letting women exist in peace seems to be a hard concept to grasp. When it comes to dating apps specifically — where others often assume that a dating app profile means that one is willfully subjecting themselves to creepy comments — the chance of women enduring such unsettling experiences feels doubled. The onslaught of men grasping at straws for attention with messages saying “think they saw you somewhere” or requesting nudes in their opening line is an online dating specialtyQueer women on dating apps Read more…

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BEST FOR MOST WOMEN

Match

Find your soulmate without that lovey-dovey pressure with Match’s new design that make it easy to tell who’s serious.

  • Free version: Yes
  • Three months of Premium: $19.99/month
  • Six months of Premium: $17.99/month
  • One year of Premium: $15.99/month


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BEST SERIOUS APP FOR MILLENNIALS

Hinge

This modern go-to app for millennials to find a date is chiller than Match but less “Wanna bang?” than Tinder.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One month of Preferred: $12.99
  • Three months of Preferred: $6.99/month
  • Six months of Preferred: $4.99/month


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BEST FOR LIBERAL WOMEN

OkCupid

Informed millennials dig OKC’s focus on the nexus between political views and meshing romantically.

  • Free version: Yes
  • OkCupid basic: $19.99/month
  • OkCupid premium: $29.99/month


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BEST FOR FINDING A SPOUSE

eharmony

What’s smothering to casual daters is right up the alley of marriage-minded millennials, now with a modern refresh.

  • Free version: Yes
  • Six months of Premium: $59.50/month
  • One year of Premium: $35.90/month
  • Two years of Premium: $25.90/month


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BEST FOR WOMEN WHO HATE UNSOLICITED MESSAGES

Bumble

Women are required to make the first move, so it’s great for ladies tired of being bombarded by creepy dudes.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One week of Boost: $8.99
  • One month of Boost: $24.99
  • Three months of Boost: $16.66/month
  • Six months of Boost: $13.33/month
  • Lifetime Boost: $119.99


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BEST FOR QUEER WOMEN

HER

Avoid creeps and fetishization on this queer women-only app that aims to be a safe space and a matchmaker.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One month of Premium: $14.99
  • Six months of Premium: $11.99/month
  • One year of Premium: $7.49/month


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BEST FOR CAREER-FOCUSED WOMEN

EliteSingles

Turned on by career goals? This site introduces working professionals over 30 looking for other successful singles.

  • Free version: Yes
  • Three months of Premium: $69.95/month
  • Six months of Premium: $53.95/month
  • One year of Premium: $39.95/month


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BEST FOR FINDING A FRIEND WITH BENEFITS

Tinder

The swiping app we’ve all used at least once should be able to find you a date within the hour.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One month of Tinder Plus: $4.99
  • One month of Tinder Gold: $14.99


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BEST FOR ANONYMOUS HOOKUPS

Pure

The least obnoxious (and most hipster) hookup app out there that guarantees quick, attached-free booty calls.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One week: $14.99
  • One month: $29.99


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BEST FOR WOMEN OVER 50

Silver Singles

A site dedicated to this age group offers a comfort zone for daters who are experienced in life, but rusty in dating.

  • Free version: Yes
  • Three months of Premium: $44.95/month
  • Six months of Premium: $34.95/month
  • One year of Premium: $24.95/month


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BEST NON-SWIPING APP FOR NEWBIES

Zoosk

Matchmaking that learns from the profiles you like doesn’t make up for a rushed questionnaire and spammy feed.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One month of Premium: $29.95
  • Three months of Premium: $19.98/month
  • Six months of Premium: $12.49/month


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BEST PORNHUB ALTERNATIVE

Adult Friend Finder

Millions of down-for-anything users make AFF great for finding a fling, but it’s as sketchy as it is sexy.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One month: $39.95
  • Three months: $26.95/month
  • One year: $19.95/month


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