1 – Match sites (5,392,000) – Yahoo Personals is now owned and operated by Match, MSN Personals and 2 – PlentyofFish (3,849,000) – Free dating website also known as POF. 3 – eHarmony (2,200,000) 4 – Speeddate (2,137,000) – Fast growing property with great chat features. 5 – People Media Sites (2,064,000) – This is now owned by Match and includes properties like BlackPeopleMeet and SeniorPeopleMeet which are both partnered with AOL. 6 – Zoosk (1,579,000) – They grew fast with a social media application 7 – OK Cupid (1,309,000) – Also owned by Match now. %100 Free dating site. 8 – Mate1 (1,029,000) 9 – DateHookup (1,021,000) – Free dating site with steady growth operated out of Sacramento, CA 10 – Spark Networks (958,000) – JDate is their main site but they own and operate other ethnic, religious and niche dating sites.
1 – PlentyofFish 2 – Adam4Adam – free gay dating site 3 – DateHookup 4 – OKCupid 5 – WooMe – recently acquired by Zoosk so most likely won’t be free anymore.
I always take the Hitwise and Comscore industry numbers with a grain of salt as they are generated by estimation algorithms and don’t necessarily reflect actuals. If you visit the about us page on Speeddate they reported over 7M monthly uniques back in April. Another tool that shows a pretty good picture of site growth and traffic numbers is compete which I use to see if there are new movers in the dating industry. This is just a landscape picture of sites in the US and if you look in Canada you’ll see sites like and in the UK on the top of the lists. Good luck on your search for love online!
Dating Sites for Teenagers Under 18
I did this search the other day in Google and look at the list of advertisers that are running ads on this keyword search string.
Zoosk was in the #1 Position and they have been aggressively buying paid search these past few months and mostly broad matching all terms. eHarmony was a surprise to see here as their search is managed by an agency that seems to not mind buying teen terms. I bet that’s not helping the good old ROI for them. AshleyMadison took the #4 position with their ad saying “Have an Affair – Guaranteed” which is just exactly what you want your teenage kids reading.
If you do other searches on Google for “dating under 15” you’ll see ads for Zoosk, Match and eHarmony. I found that to be a little humorous since Match International just report that they saw a 84% increase in conversions using the Google Conversion Optimizer on Ad Words.
If you are managing a paid search campaign on Google Ad Words and want to make sure your ads aren’t showing up for these searches you can go to your keywords tab, then scroll all the way down the page and expand the ‘negatives’ link and put in the terms that you don’t want to appear on. See screenshot below:
There are teen dating websites online if you are indeed looking for dating services for teens or singles under 18 years old. Here are a few that I found that seemed to be pretty legitimate.
Match Partners with Yahoo! Personals
DALLAS, – Match, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), today announced an agreement by which Match will become the exclusive online dating site on Yahoo!. Yahoo! Personals users will have the opportunity to move to a new co-branded Match experience, “Match on Yahoo!” where they will combine with the greater Match community. The Match on Yahoo! service is available starting today.