How Many Online Dating Sites Are There?

(Online Dating FAQ)

Q: How many online dating sites are there in the United States?

A: Online Dating Magazine estimates that there are approximately 2,500 online dating sites in the United States and more than 5,000 online dating services worldwide.

Only a small handful of those online dating services in the United States, fewer than 25, are considered “major”. Major is defined as “online dating services which have more than one million current, active, and unique members”.

The largest online dating sites in the United States are,, and OKcupid. Some sites located outside of the United States, like Plenty of Fish, also have millions of members from the United States.

Some other major online dating services in the United States include,, and Zoosk.

According to Online Dating Magazine, 99% of all new online dating services will fail. This is because online dating services require a huge up-front investment in order to attract the number of users needed to be effective. The majority of new services have no upfront investment.

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Author: Joe Tracy

Joe Tracy is the publisher and founder of Online Dating Magazine, which launched in July 2003 and has been providing original dating advice, tips, articles, reviews, and videos to readers ever since.

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  1. There are possibly hundreds of dating websites, but there are only a few good sites.

    I recommend people to try out established dating sites and not unknown sites.

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