Welcome to Dating Sites Reviews Friday, November 27 2015 @ 10:22 AM

This site offers detailed reviews on the most popular dating sites on the web. With all the online dating services reviewed in one spot, you can find the sites best suited to your personality and tastes. In our member and team reviews, you’ll discover how each site works and its approximate cost. Most sites do offer free submitting of your dating profile and searching of matching profiles but to communicate with someone you will have to purchase a subscription or buy credits to that particular site. None of the popular dating sites are completely free.

We strive to make it easy for you to find other singles online by including a variety of online personals categories. Whether you’re interested in finding a mature older companion, meeting someone from a similar faith, or just beginning to explore online dating, these categories will allow you see, at a glance, all of your options. Some of the categories include:

To find out more information about each reviewed site, please click one of the sites listed in the Reviews section or go straight to the online dating site by clicking one of the names on the left. Our Online Dating statistics wiki section includes a wealth of referenced facts about online dating in general and the top dating sites.

Favorite Online Dating Reviews

As a starting guide we recommend checking out the following reviews:

Plenty of Fish is Free

POF (Plenty of Fish) is a free to use dating service which is popular in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. You can access the service through their website and/or dating app (available for Android and iOS) ....

Match.com Coupons

Match.com is one of the largest dating services on the internet. Being so popular among singles enables Match.com to present their members with many quality matches ....

eHarmony Coupons

Welcome to one of the most in depth Dating Services on the Internet. eHarmony is based upon a complex matching system developed through extensive testing of married individuals ....

ChristianMingle.com is among the top dating sites for Christian singles searching for someone to share their lives with. The site has been in operation since 1996 ....

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eHarmony Free Trial this Thanksgiving Weekend - 2015

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eHarmony is offering a 5 day free trial this Thanksgiving weekend here in the United States. It starts Thursday November 26th and ends on Sunday November 30th, 2015.

If you are single, the holidays can be harder on you especially when family and friends keep asking the same question - Have you met anyone new? If you are not out shopping for gifts (hopefully you have finished because those lines can get crazy), what better way to fix your predicament this holiday weekend than looking for your ideal match. Trust me you are not alone in this. Dating services like eHarmony are extremely busy during the holidays for this reason alone. If you are looking for a steady long-term relationship then eHarmony should be the dating service you want to try out. Their complex matching algorithm, which has had millions of dollars in research spent on it, sends eHarmony members new quality matches everyday for them to review. During the free trial, communication is free so if one or more match sparks your interest, you can send them messages.

Signing up to eHarmony is easy to do and free. All you need to do is complete the membership signup process and the matching questionnaire (which takes about 30 minutes). Once complete eHarmony will analyze your profile and send you your first set of matches. This process is completely free and no credit card is required. Just remember free trials do not include photos, secure call (a phone service), or skip straight to email. You will have to purchase a membership to use these features directly.

For more information about this service (the website and dating app) which looks to create long-term relationships between it's members, you can read our review of eHarmony.

An eHarmony Cyber Monday Canadian Special

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eHarmony is offering a 4 day Cyber Monday Special this weekend in Canada. It starts Friday November 27th and ends on Sunday November 30th, 2015.

With this special you can receive up to 75% off on select memberships at eHarmony. This is a great deal for singles who are looking to try out online dating. To receive the deal you don't have to do anything more than signup to eHarmony by November 30th. Once you have created your membership and completed the profile questionnaire you will find the discounted prices on your membership subscription page.

For more information about this online dating site, you can read our review of eHarmony review.

Spark Networks Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

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Online dating provider Spark Networks has released its financial report for the third quarter of 2015, revealing a mix of highs and lows.

The company suffered a 22 percent drop in its year-on-year revenue, taking in a total of $11.7 million for the third quarter. Along with the dip in profit, Spark Networks also saw a net income loss of $822,000 for the quarter, compared to its $95,000 loss for Q2 of 2015.

But it's not all bad news. The report also highlights positive results that could mean things are looking up for next year:

  • Both Jewish and Christian Networks show simultaneous subscriber growth for first time since Q1 2013
  • Spark's mobile presence now exceeds over 200,000 monthly active users across five brands
  • The acquisition of JSwipe expands Spark's offering for the Jewish community
  • The re-launch of both JDate and ChristianMingle is on schedule for Q4 2015

CEO Michael Egan stated, "The last three months represent a true inflection point for Spark Networks and the clearest indication yet that we are on the right path towards turning this business around.” He notes four achievements in particular that he believes will be instrumental in getting Spark Networks back on track.

First, the subscriber base grew for the first time in two years. The growth was modest, but it came during what is traditionally a seasonally slow period. The momentum could carry into Q4 and Q1 2016, which are typically the strongest seasonal periods for Spark.

The second accomplishment is a record contribution margin on ChristianMingle. A new marketing strategy, and more sophisticated communications with members, has proved to be highly beneficial for the service.

Third is the launch of a handful of new mobile applications. Only a year ago, the company didn't have a single native mobile app. Today Spark Networks has nine apps across five different brands representing over 200,000 monthly active users. CrossPaths, targeted at millennial Christians seeking to meet others who share their faith, has been especially valuable.

Finally, in early October, Spark Networks closed the strategic acquistion of Smooch Labs. As the developer of popular Jewish millennial dating app JSwipe, Smooch Labs is a powerful new ally for Spark. With JSwipe added to JDate, which traditionally serves an older audience, Spark Networks now offers well-rounded romantic solutions to all singles of the Jewish faith.

Successes aside, Egan knows there is still work to be done. “We remain committed to driving revenue and EBITDA growth and continuing to execute against our product improvement roadmap,” he said. “Through both organic development and acquisitions we are proving that we can build and grow fantastic brands that serve important market niches. It is a very exciting time for Spark."

For more information on the popular Spark Networks dating sites and apps you can read our review of Christian Mingle and JDate.

New Dating App Once Offers Personal Matchmaking

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Looking for a new dating app? It’s not hard to find something besides Tinder – it seems a new dating app launches every week, each with its own particular spin. But the new U.K. launch of dating app Once has got my attention, because it offers something the other apps don’t – real human matchmakers in place of computer algorithms. (We are now going back to basics with online dating.)

Once works like this: once every 24 hours, users will get a hand-picked match to either decline or accept within the next 24 hours. Dates are carefully chosen using several criteria, including interests, looks and personal preferences.

With Once, there is no auto-swiping or endless browsing or location matching like you find on apps like Tinder because the match is personally curated. But it also means as a dater, you have to have patience, because you only get one match a day.  After all, the human matchmakers have a lot of other people to cater to, not just you, and this takes time.

But patience can work in your favor, and often leaves you more interested to tuning in and seeing who your featured match will be. Chances are, you’ll accept more matches when you don’t have an endless array of potential dates to choose from – and because it’s a bit more personal, instead of computer-generated choices. The thinking is that you and your hand-picked date will have some things in common, and the likelihood of relationship success will be greater. The jury is still out on this, as Once hasn’t been on the market long enough to see results.

The dating app recently launched in France, and managed to gain 100,000 users in only a couple of weeks. Once has now launched in the UK, where real-life matchmakers will be picking daters to match in London.

"People are fed up with having just to sit and swipe through hundreds of people in the hope that they might find one person who they like and then start a conversation with," said Jean Meyer, the CEO and founder of Once in an interview with Mashable. He also noted the time-saving aspect of his app: “With Once, we’re taking that responsibility on ourselves, and are handpicking great people for London’s time-starved daters.”

While Once is available in France and the UK on both iOS and Android devices, there is no news yet on the app’s roll-out in other countries. Perhaps this adds to its mystique, to keep daters guessing. Dating Sites Reviews will keep you updated as we learn more.

Use These 5 Career Skills to Improve Your Dating Life

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Do you feel like your career is taking off, and yet your love life is still lacking? Many men and women find their jobs much easier to navigate than their love lives. After all, if you have a plan, work hard, and accomplish your goals, chances are you will be promoted in your job, or at least have opportunities in your career to move up the ladder.

Dating is a little more elusive. You can strive to find a partner, but it won’t necessarily happen in your ideal timeframe, or under the perfect circumstances, or even after a lot of time spent dating or “on the job” as it were. In other words, dating is often left to chance.

What you might not realize is that you have more control than you think, and there are skills that you’ve gained in your career that could serve your dating life as well. You just have to know what tools you have in your arsenal.

Following are 5 career skills that you can use to improve your dating life:

Set a goal. When you are looking to get ahead in your career, you set some goals to get to the desired place you want. When you work towards something, you feel more productive and optimistic about the future, whether it is career, a fitness goal, a hobby, or even dating.

Get organized. Who can proceed without a plan? The sooner you get organized, the better. Research your options for online dating, such as which dating apps to try. Put time aside in your busy work schedule to actually date and have fun. Enlist a friend to help set up your profile, take pictures, or keep you on track by checking in to see how your dates are going.

Put yourself out there. You can’t move forward in your dating life if you’re fearful. Dating requires a certain amount of courage, and a certain amount of playfulness – remember, not everyone is going to be right for you, so don’t take rejection so seriously. It will happen, and you move on. Instead, focus on trying to have fun, not trying to meet or be the perfect date.

Let go of old ideas and attitudes. Are you too old-fashioned to ask a guy out? It’s time to get over those old dating stereotypes. You are confident in the office when you ask for what you want, or when you manage a project – so why not be a boss in your dating life? Make eye contact with the hot guy at the bar (and hold it!), or try making the first move. Message your matches first. Don’t want for him to ask you out – do it yourself.

Be clear about what you want. In our jobs, we are aware of our goals, and we work towards them. Likely your boss knows your next steps, or at least has an idea of what you want to eventually be doing. This applies to your dates. If you start dating with an attitude of “let’s see where this goes,” you’ll end up stuck in a dead-end relationship, much like a dead-end job when you don’t know what you want. Get focused and stick to your goals. Envision a future that you want. It will pay off in the end.

IAC Releases Q3 2015 Financial Results And More IPO Details

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IAC made major strides in the third quarter of 2015. Not only did earnings beat analyst expectations, the company also announced the $575 million acquisition of PlentyOfFish and plans to go public with an IPO.

IAC's third quarter financial results show a company that continues to dominate in its field. Highlights include:

  • IAC will continue its partnership with Google for four more years. Google will provide IAC and its network partners with sponsored listings and other search-related services.
  • The Match Group revenue increased 19%, or 25% excluding the effects of foreign exchange, to $274.2 million. The Match Group Adjusted EBITDA increased 37% versus Q3 2014.
  • Within Search & Applications, Applications queries and revenue increased 28% and 2%, respectively, the first quarter of revenue growth since Q3 2013.
  • In the Media segment, Vimeo grew paid subscribers 22% to over 650,000 with revenue increasing 27%.

Greg Blatt, Chairman of The Match Group, believes the company has plenty to look forward to. “We expect to complete our acquisition of PlentyOfFish this week,” he said in a prepared statement, “adding another of the leading global dating brands to our portfolio, at which point we will have over 59 million monthly active users and 4.7 million paying users. All in all, a solid quarter with lots of positive activity.”

Tinder is still one of the hottest topics in the dating world. The Tinder subscription business continued to perform well in Q3 2015. “We have been able to deliver optional paid features that a portion of our users highly value,” said Blatt, “while enhancing the vibrancy of the community through their introduction.” Though monetization is important for Tinder's success, the app focus primarily on growth initiatives going forward.

The other big news for The Match Group is the forthcoming IPO, which is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2015. IAC will sell a 14 percent stake in Match Group, offering 33.3 million shares priced between $12 and $14 to the public. At the midpoint, Match Group will raise $433 million.

The IPO is not without its detractors. In an article for Forbes.com, Peter Cohan outlines four reasons the IPO isn't worthy of a right swipe from investors. He notes that the structure gives the public shares very little voting power, that the proceeds go to repaying the parent company's debt, that the valuation is far below what analysts expected, and that the underwriters are weak.

Multiple similar companies have pulled their IPOs in 2015, including online dating platform Zoosk. It will be interesting to see where The Match Group goes in the final quarter of 2015. For more information on IAC's flagship dating services, you can read our Match.com review and our Tinder review.