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Summary of the 2014 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards

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Here is the summary of the eighth annual Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards. These awards honour the best dating services of 2014 in eleven different categories. These will be the sites worth joining in 2015.

Our top award is the Single's Choice Award and is decided by a public poll that all visitors can vote in. This poll ran from October 2014 until January 2015. The poll asks 2 questions, with the first asking you to recommend your choice for the top dating site from a selection of the seven leading dating services on the internet. The top three dating services who receives the most votes will be the recipient of a Gold, Silver, and Bronze award. The second question is similar in nature but it asks you to choose your selection from seven of the most popular free dating sites. With the separate free category there is only a gold award.

Single's Choice Award

2014 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Gold

Recipient Match.com

Our Gold Single's Choice Award for 2014 goes to Match.com. This is the eight year in a row for this dating service to receive this award. Congratulations!

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2014 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Silver

Recipient eHarmony

Our Silver Single's Choice Award of 2014 goes to eHarmony. eHarmony came close to winning gold this year (just needed 5% more votes) and this site is still considered number one for finding long-term relationships.

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2014 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Bronze

Recipient Zoosk

The 2014 Bronze Single's Choice Award recipient is Zoosk. Zoosk last received this award back in 2012. They have kept adding features which has kept their service fresh and current and in the forefront of single's minds when they think about joining a dating service.

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2014 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Free

Recipient Plenty of Fish

The 2014 Single's Choice Award for a Free Site recipient is POF. POF has won this award for six straight years in a row and remain the choice for the top free dating service.

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2014 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award

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2014 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Gold
Recipient of Gold
Match.com
2014 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Silver
Recipient of Silver
eHarmony
2014 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Bronze
Recipient of Bronze
Zoosk

We launched the 2014 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award poll in September of 2014 and we closed the poll to voting during the first week of January, 2015. After running for about 4 months we had 359 voters participate. The first question of the poll is about which dating service you believe deserves to win our top 2014 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award. The top spot for this award receives Gold, followed by Silver and then Bronze. For this question we listed the top 7 dating services you can cast one vote for.

The recipient of the Gold 2014 Single's Choice Award is Match.com. Match.com grew in popularity this year and received almost 5% more votes than last year. For 2014 Match received 24.3% of the vote which works out to 87 voters. The silver award winner received 5% less votes.

The recipient of the Silver 2014 Single's Choice Award is eHarmony. It was a huge year for eHarmony. After Dr. Neil Clarke Warren came back as CEO, eHarmony was able to grow their membership base by an astonishing 54%. This year eHarmony received 71 votes by our visitors which is 19.83% of the total votes cast.

The recipient of the Bronze 2014 Single's Choice Award is Zoosk. For 2014 Zoosk received 54 votes. This is 15.08% of all the votes. It was a tight race for Bronze as we saw the dating service Are You Interested receive 49 votes which is just 5 less than Zoosk.

Here are this year's standings for the Single's Choice award for all dating sites in the poll.

  1. Match.com
  2. eHarmony
  3. Zoosk
  4. Are You Interested
  5. Christian Mingle
  6. How About We
  7. Badoo

We would like to thank everyone who cast a vote this year for our Single’s Choice Award. The results of this award help guide our visitors to choose the best dating service for them as each of the winning services receives an award badge for the year which designates them as a winner. All award winners are also added to the 2014 Award category.

2014 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Free Site

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The 2014 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award poll was closed for voting in January (it ran for almost 4 months). The 2 question poll received 359 votes. The second question is about which dating service you think deserves the 2014 Single's Choice Award for a Free Dating Site. For the first time the candidates included a service available only as a dating app, which is Tinder. A dating service is eligible for this award if it has already been reviewed by Dating Sites Reviews and, all of its main core features are free. This includes creating a profile, searching for members and communicating with those members by sending messages. If any of these features require the member to pay to use or are severally hampered (unless the member pays) then we don’t consider the service to be free.

The recipient of the Single's Choice Award for a Free Dating Site in 2014 is Plenty Of Fish (POF). This is the sixth straight year in a row that Plenty of Fish (POF) has won this award but, this year was the closest race yet. Tinder was within 4% of the total vote in taking the top spot. In 2014 POF received 99 votes which is 27.5% of all votes.

Here are the final results of the poll:

  1. Plenty Of Fish (POF)
  2. Tinder
  3. OkCupid
  4. DateHookUp.com
  5. Meetup
  6. Mingle 2
  7. Craigslist

The top 3 dating services received almost 75 percent of all votes. It only took 22 votes to make the difference between first place and third.

Read our review of PlentyOfFish.com for more information about this online dating service or visit Plenty Of Fish directly.

2014 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Over All

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2014 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Over All
Recipient
Match.com

The recipient of the Editor's Top Pick - Over All Award for 2014 is Match.com. This is the eighth straight year that Match has won this award and been our Editor’s number one choice for a dating service.

There are a number of reasons why Match continues to succeed and see double digit membership growth year over year. Match’s concentration on continuing to improve their mobile products is one reason (and why they are the recipient of our new Dating App award). One of the other reasons is that their service is really easy to use. From uploading photos (on average 3.6 photos for women and 2.8 photos for men) to sending out messages Match.com has found the right balance between features offered and ease of use.

Match is also not afraid of trying new ideas. In 2014 they introduced Major League Baseball team fan pages on their site which not only gives you the latest news on your favorite team but it helps you to connect with other fans. Another idea that is popular is the MatchMade Scholarship. This is a program with a budget of $50,000 which was setup for children whose parents met on Match. Which is a lot of children by the way, since 1995 Match.com matches has resulted in over 1 million babies.

Read our review of Match.com for more information about this online dating service or visit match.com directly.

This Year's Runner Up for this award is: Plenty of Fish

2014 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Dating App

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2014 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Dating App
Recipient
Match.com

The 2014 recipient of the Editor's Top Pick - Dating App Award is Match.com (or as they like to be referred to now as just “Match”).

2014 was the year mobile phones took over the dating market. 50% of all communication on Match.com in the United States is now from a smart phone. To keep their members coming back Match.com has invested heavily in their dating apps (available on iOS and Android devices). Version 3.0 of the Match.com app was launched at the beginning of summer for the iPhone which contains a brand new interface that works very well on not only the phones, but tablets. The app also received a number of new features including threaded messaging, easier photo uploading, and new ways of communicating (Mixer and Stream).

Match.com was also one of the first dating sites to support the new smart watches like Android wearables. This means you can quickly be notified of any singles close to you, view your daily matches, and check your messages.

Read our review of Match.com for more information about this online dating service or visit match.com directly.

This Year's Runner Up for this award is: Are You Interested?

2014 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Senior

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2014 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Senior
Recipient
OurTime.com

The Editor's choice for the Top Pick - Senior Award of 2014 is Our Time. This dating site for 50 plus singles is the largest dating site that is dedicated to matching seniors together.

OurTime.com has many features which makes online dating easier. The member’s home page is well laid out and it makes navigating the site simple. One neat and useful feature that OurTime has implement involves communication. When you create your profile you have the option of adding Message Starter Ideas. These make first contact messages much easier as it gives the person sending the message and idea of what you want to know about your matches. The type of questions you can select from include asking about their family to what your main goals in life are.

It doesn’t take long to create a starter profile on OurTime which allows you to log in and see what this dating site is all about. You just need to go through a six step process and in about a few minutes you will be done. From there, you can search and view other profiles for free. If you find someone you like and want to communicate with you can add the rest of the details to your profile (including pictures, your interests, and your physical attributes). After paying a small monthly fee you will then be able to send and receive messages and chat with other members who are online the same time you are.

Read our review of OurTime.com for more information about this dating service or visit OurTime.com directly.

This Year's Runner Up for this award is: SeniorPeopleMeet.com