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2019 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award

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2019 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Gold
Recipient of Gold
Tinder
2019 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Silver
Recipient of Silver
POF
2019 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award - Bronze
Recipient of Bronze
OkCupid

The 2019 Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award poll was launched in the afternoon of October 1st, 2018. It ran for 3 months and then closed for voting on December 31st, 2018. 437 people cast their votes in the poll. The poll asks the following question:

Which dating app or site would you recommend for the Dating Sites Reviews Single's Choice Award?

Voters could choose 1 dating service from a selection of 10 of the top dating services in 2018 as selected by the Editors. For this award the top voted dating service for the above question receives the Gold, second place gets Silver, and for third, Bronze.

In previous years for this award we had split the poll into 2 questions asking which free and then which paid dating service the voter would recommend. This year we decided on one question which the selection includes both free and paid services. We feel this better reflects the current online dating industry. This year also marked a fairly big change in the results. The top 3 results differed by only 5% in votes. The Gold recipient only differed by less than 10% with the service which came in last place (10th). In previous polls the difference is around 30%. The race for the most recommended dating service was very tight this year.

The recipient of the 2019 Single's Choice Gold Award is Tinder. Tinder received almost 17% of the vote which works out to 73 votes. Last year Tinder came in second of the free services, so this is a step up for them.

The recipient of the 2019 Single's Choice Silver Award is POF (Plenty of Fish). Another free dating service in the top 3. POF drops to second place this year with almost 13% of the vote (56 votes). This is just 4% less than the Gold recipient.

The recipient of the 2019 Single's Choice Bronze Award is OkCupid. It was a tight race between Silver and Bronze this year with only a 1.5% difference in votes. OkCupid got 11.5% of the votes which works out to 50 votes exactly.

2019 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Paid

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2019 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Paid
Recipient
Match.com

For 2019 Match is the Editor's Top Pick - Paid award recipient. Since its inception Match has always been a paid dating service. It is free to look at profiles and search but a subscription is required to send messages to other members. While "Free" dating services are the latest craze their low bar of entry (i.e. no credit card required) means that scammers and bots tend to be much more prevalent. Match is very good at blocking scammers from even joining their service, thereby protecting their members. Being a paid service also means Match.com has the money to invest in the latest technology and hire some of the best trained developers.

2019 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Free

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2019 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Free
Recipient
Plenty of Fish

The 2019 Editor's Top Pick - Free award winner is Plenty of Fish (POF). This is one of the harder categories to figure out. The top 3 free dating apps have lots of members but it is the combination of features and user feedback that in the end helped us make the decision. POF does not lack the features which make it easy to use and allow its members to find matches and start conversations quickly. In fact every day on the service on average 2.5 million users message each other. If you are in your thirties to forties then you will feel right at home on POF as a large portion of members are in this age range. Remember within a month of using the service, 30% of POF members report that they have found a partner, so it does not take long before you see results.

2019 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Commendation

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2019 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Commendation
Recipient
Fitness Singles

Fitness Singles is the recipient of the Editor's Top Pick - Commendation award for 2019. This dating service has been online since 2003 serving athletes and singles who enjoy fitness and an active lifestyle. In the past few years this dating service has experienced a large boost in popularity thanks to their strong membership base desire to meet other likeminded women and men. It doesn't matter what you are into. Whether it be running, bodybuilding, cycling or rock climbing, you will find members on Fitness Singles who enjoy what you do, and are looking for an adventure. With the increased activity this service has seen our Editor's would like to congratulate Fitness Singles on their success.

2019 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Christian

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2019 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Christian
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Christian Cafe

Christian Café is the recipient of the Editor's Top Pick - Christian Award for 2019. With over 20 years of experience with matching Christian singles, this dating service knows what is important to those who place a high value on their faith and beliefs.

On this dating service they offer a true Christian community that is owned and operated by a Christian family. The Christian-specific member profiles contain details others of faith would be interested to know about a person. Every aspect of this dating service is designed to match like-minded Christian singles together.