What are the best dating sites in NYC?
That really depends on who you are and what type of people you are hoping to meet.
And there sure is something for everyone in NY:
New York City has a population of over 8.5 million and it’s truly a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds.
So here’s our 5 recommendations and the best dating sites in New York City in 2020:
1. Elitesingles – best dating site in NYC for 30+ professionals!
On EliteSingles.com over 90 % of the users have at least a bachelor’s degree. As New York is the financial and business capital of the country (if not the whole world) this site has become very popular in NYC. It has quickly become one of the best dating sites in the USA!
When you join you fill out an interesting personality test which will then be used in the matchmaking and giving you good partner suggestions. And just filling out the test is a pretty good way of reminding yourself what to look for in a man or a woman and a future relationship.
If you’re over 30 with a university degree (or a high achiever in your professional life) EliteSingles.com is probably the best online dating site in NYC for you.
Check out also our Elite Singles Review (9 things you need to know about this site)
2. Match.com – best allround dating site in NYC?
Another good way to get started with dating in New York City is to join Match.com. No matter if you are white, black, asian, hispanic – gay or straight – young or old, this is in our opinion the best online dating site in NYC with the most users.
But to be a bit more specific, it’s great for a bit more mature singles – let’s say 25 and above there’s plenty of selection of NYC singles.
The site has been around since the 90s and seems to be more popular than ever (especially now that people are getting tired of the pretentious world of the photo based dating apps).
Read also: 9 Best Places to Meet Singles in New York City!
3. Jdate – most popular Jewish dating site in NYC
There are approximately 1.2 million Jews in New York City (14 % of the whole population of NYC) which means that the jewish dating scene is very active in NYC.
While many dating sites have an option to filter users according to religion, JDate.com is still probably the best dating site in NYC for Jewish singles. You can be sure to meet other NYC singles who value your religion and background. It has been around since 1997 and is extremely popular among Jewish singles around the world and especially in New York.
4. BlackPeopleMeet.com – popular black dating site in New York City
Blackpeoplemeet.com is one of the best dating sites in NYC if you’re black / African American.
They have – according to our estimations – over 6 million visitors on the site per month in the entire country. And as NYC has around 2 million black people (around 25 % of the whole population of the city), you can meet tons of other black women and men from NYC on this dating site.
5. OkCupid – the best free dating site in NYC – especially for the younger crowd
OkCupid is slightly more “alternative” dating site (and app) which is popular especially in New York. It is especially good for the more hipstery type of singles in their 20s and 30s. It is also good for the LGBTQ crowd and other sexual minorities. It’s a free dating site with some paid options as well.
3 quick tips if you want to succeed on the NYC dating sites and apps:
How to survive the crazy dating life in NYC? Here’s a couple of quick tips if you want to fall in love and find a serious relationship:
Tip 1: Find the right dating site in NYC for YOU
There’s tons of niche dating sites out there in the world of online dating. Often in smaller cities you have to go for the mainstream sites and apps such as Match and Tinder.
But in New York City, you can go “niche”. If it’s professional and successful singles you want to meet, go for EliteSingles.
If it’s spiritual singles you want to meet, there’s even sites such as SpiritualSingles.com which has lots of people from NYC.
If you’re looking for dating sites for over 50-year-old singles, there’s sites like SilverSingles.com.
And so on..
Go and surround yourself with like-minded people and you will have a bigger chance of creating a meaningful and lasting relationship.
Tip 2: Write an honest profile and add up-to-date photos
According to some research, over 50% of online daters LIE on their profiles.
Often it’s because they prefer to have that short moment of pleasure when someone finds them desirable. We live in this weird digital world these days where we just want FAST pleasure from these electronic devices we are so addicted to.
If you want to build a long lasting relationship you want to be HONEST straight from the beginning. You just have to be yourself and trust that there is someone who likes (and possibly falls in love) with you exactly the way you are.
If you want to get laid, sure, go ahead and lie that you’re a rich entrepreneur. Or add that 5-year-old photo where you were 28 pounds lighter.
But if you want to find a relationship, honesty wins.
Tip 3: Remember to “settle” at some point:
New York City is a city of abundance. You can have pretty much everything you want with a couple of taps on your smartphone.
You can’t be endlessly looking for something better, more beautiful, richer, more handsome, better booty, more Instagram fame, and what not.
You’ll never reach a happy relationship if you go in that infinite loop where Tinder and other social media apps try to take you.
When you find someone nice, keep them and work on your relationship rather than just running away to the next one. And to the next one..
While everyone in New York City is talking about dating apps such as Tinder, truth is, that the dating sites are the places where the magic happens. On the above mentioned sites people are actually willing to get to know new people and go on real dates.
Right now in 2020, for New York City singles Datermeister would definitely recommend EliteSingles.com <– go try it for free if you’re around 30 or over.
..and one more thing:
Don’t half-ass your online dating efforts by staying in the background with no profile picture and a half empty profile. Upload a profile photo or a few, write a nice profile text and stay active. The more you give the more you get.
What are the best dating sites in NYC in your opinion? For relationships or for hook ups? Comment below!