The United States of America is the undisputed heavyweight of online dating. Match.com: If online dating was boxing, would be in the heavyweight category.

Plentyoffish.com: Plenty of Fish (POF) is completely free to use and sign up. I also found that the overall quality of the members on POF was lower than the pay sites I mentioned above.

Sign up for POF when you have completely exhausted the other fine options above.

One of the best features I like is the verification of identity.

Fake profiles are always a huge issue with dating sites, so I like how they have this option for people who want to let others know that what you see is more likely what you are going to get.

However, if you’ve run out of options, is a decent third option. Christian Mingle.com: If religion is a big relationship criteria for you and you are Christian, I recommend you begin your online dating journey with Christian Even as a free member, you will have a wide range of functionality uncommon among many online dating sites.

I used Afrointroductions with a lot of success during my expatriate days in Africa, and it has members in the U. The guys have been around since the dawn of the internet era in the 90s and have built up a huge membership base since then.

Christian Cupid.com: I can’t help but add the Cupid-based Christian site, Christian Cupid.com, because it has such a pretty interface.

I have had so much success with the Cupid-based sites that I am probably one of the company’s biggest advocates.

If you are willing to put forth the effort it takes to browse through a lot of profiles and send hundreds of messages, you have what it takes to meet a lot of singles in the U. I created this post as a guide to help you find the best online dating site for you. Chemistry.com: A sister site to Match.com, is for people who are interested in a serious relationship (similar to eharmony).