15 online dating sites and apps you need to know about in Toronto
Dating apps and web sites offer plenty of opportunities for people to meet others outside of a busy, bustling city like Toronto. While there are great places to meet people within the city, these apps can be a great alternative for those searching for something more specific.
Here's a round-up of some of the most popular apps and webs sites in Toronto.
Tinder is undoubtedly one of the most familiar dating apps out there, allowing its users to either "swipe right" or "swipe left" for a potential match. As of 2021, the app has recorded over 65 billion matches worldwide.
Marketed as "the dating app meant to be deleted", Hinge has become a popular app for establishing deep and meaningful relationships. It encourages its users to be picky so that it can connect you to people with similar values and interests.
Users get a handful of matches (aka "bagels") every day at noon to browse through, as well as a coffee bean allowance which can be used to "purchase" more matches or pursue special matches in greater depth.
Alike is both a dating and friendship app that empowers Asian people to share their stories, connect and build a strong community. It caters to the Asian experience by letting users share their own stories via video and engage with Asian-centric prompts.
Grindr is the world's largest social networking and dating app for gay, bi, trans and queer people. Users can create a personal profile and activate their location so they can browse other profiles sorted by distance, depending on their own filter settings.
With over 35 million members, Zoosk uses behavioral matchmaking technology that learns from the actions of its users to deliver better matches and a more personalized experience for everyone.
Whether you're an academic, professional, or someone who is looking for a serious relationship, this website is perfect for making meaningful and long lasting connections. It ensures that your standards are met, and that you're matched with like-minded people.
This is the sister website to Match, which aims to connect its members to create long-term relationships. The site's personality test pairs users' profiles to create the most chemistry and compatibility with each other.
Designed primarily for users over the age of 50, Ourtime is a mature dating website for older Toronto singles. It's both easy to use and understand, allowing its users to like other profiles, send messages and discover more profiles using a "discovery" feature.
Founded in Vancouver, Plenty of Fish is the main leader in conversation among its users, hosting over 2.5 million conversations every day. It asks for more details from each user upon signing up, making sure it can guide you towards the people that are the most compatible with you.
Rated as one of the top dating websites, Eharmony has a huge user base of people looking to make real connections. It allows you to look through your matches while filtering in the most compatible ones, the site reportedly getting a successful match every 14 minutes.
Match is one of the longest enduring dating websites out there for people seeking longer-term relationships. Its interface is straightforward and easy to use, while providing plenty of detail about other users. It's available both via app and web.
Bumble has become a popular choice among women seeking love, allowing only them to make the first move for a potential match. It’s a great choice for women who have safety and privacy concerns in a massive and unpredictable dating world.
Catered specifically towards lesbian women, Pink Cupid has a smaller dating pool than other websites but puts focus on quality over quantity - users can find very detailed descriptions of potential partners, from hair colour to personal lifestyle choices.
Available both on the web and through the app store, Mingle2 is a completely free dating service where users can find matches within minutes of signing on. It also has a mutual match service that finds and matches users with qualified daters.
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