Two of the biggest names in serious online dating, Match and AcademicSingles, both give members access to millions of singles, tailor-made matches, and innovative features meant to help connect people.
Whether you're a newbie in the online dating game or you've been around the block before, here's some information you might want to know about these two dating game-changers.But which one is right for you?
For starters, both sites are aimed at helping singles find serious, long-term relationships. In general, people who just want to date for the fun of it will stick to swiping-style apps and steer clear of the more legit sites.
AcademicSingles is meant specifically for singles looking for long-term relationships, love, and pathways to marriage. One-night-standers, beware!
In terms of age, AcademicSingles is geared slightly more towards the younger set. 80% of its members are 30+, but if you’re a senior looking for love, this might not be the place for it.
If you’re a busy single who wants to date but finds the time-consuming nature of sifting through profiles on dating sites exhausting, then this site is also perfect for you.
After you complete their personality quiz, they’ll send you 3-7 matches a day, right to your inbox, based on your results. An added bonus - everyone on their site is manually verified, so you know you’re not chatting with scammers and bots, which not all dating sites can guarantee!
Match is a pro - the original pro, some would say - at matchmaking: that’s why they’re known more than most sites for bringing together singles who are truly compatible.
Their site matches you with other members based on criteria that’s important to both of you. Their algorithm has worked for more than 20 years, and has been responsible for millions of matches, relationships and marriages.
To top all that, Match stands out for its singles meet-ups, one of the only dating sites with enough clout to be able to pull an audience of eligible, interested daters into a bar or bowling night.
The events are a great low-pressure way to start connecting - and start dating.
Still unsure of where to head online? Check out our reviews of the best dating sites to find the one that fits you best.