Online Dating Sites Where You Find Your Match

Online Dating Sites Where You Find Your Match

couple on a date

With the internet playing such a large role in our social lives, it’s no wonder that more and more people are using it to find love also. Online dating sites and apps have quickly become one of the most popular ways to meet a potential new partner, and there are many sites to choose from, catering to people from all walks of life. So, where does one start? Lindsay Gordon and Laura-Jane Wareing, the co-authors of an upcoming book on e-dating and a 3-part series for INSPIRELLE, offer his and her perspectives on some sites and apps they recommend.

Online dating for HIM and for HER! We have watched online dating evolve over 10 years and it is always changing. With our advice in mind, it’s up to you to find up to three services that suit you and your circumstances. To get you started, here is a short list of interesting services: all different, free and paid, websites and apps, French and international, small and large, popular and niche (including the one where Laura-Jane found her husband!).

My Single Friend 

HER: we think this is the future of dating with a friend to help you. (This is where I met my husband!)
HIM: a lot of variety to pick from and a different perspective to consider.

Adopte un Mec (France)

HER: adopt a plaything.
HIM: be Tom Cruise from Cocktail.

Tinder (International)

HER: find a hot guy for some fun.
HIM: get laid.

Meetic (France)

HER: find a friend who could become something more.
HIM: a low-pressure way to get a girlfriend.

Plenty of Fish (International)

HER: pick carefully from a huge ocean of smelly fish.
HIM: a cheap way to get a date or a freaky friend.

Guardian Soulmates (UK)

HER: begin the selection process by restricting the search to left-wing men.
HIM: find a woman wealthy in intelligence and culture.

Happn (Europe)

HER: find a young and hip man on the latest app in Europe.
HIM: a growing network can reward you with exciting and fresh newcomers.

OK Cupid (International)

HER: a good place to get married. Don’t lead with that, though!
HIM: a romantic site focused on love if you’re a Virgo or Romeo.

Bumble (US & Europe)

HER: light-hearted fun on this app without the need to get too serious.
HIM: you’re a European guy who’d like to find an American woman on this app.

E-Harmony (International)

HER: come here to settle down and get married.
HIM: pay to get yourself noticed by the best possible mates for you.

Social Media (International)

HER: a real profile with real friends and real details is a real safe bet.
HIM: don’t be creepy but make new friends and hang out with them and see what happens.


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Do you have a site or app to recommend… or an online dating success story to share? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Lindsay A Gordon (@AuthorLAG) is an Australian writer living in Paris since the Charlie Hebdo attack. A strong supporter of the arts, he is Producer for the Paris poetry series, “Angora Poets” and Art Director for the global event “100,000 Poets for Change”. Current projects: writer for INSPIRELLE; co-writing a script for a French producer; a book called, "Outback in Australia and Paris", editing a new book from Jude Cowan Montague (UK); writing “The View from Paris” series which is published in the USA; and co-writing a book on e-dating with LJ Wareing. .............................................................................................................. Laura-Jane Wareing (LJ) is an English mum of two young children living in the leafy suburbs of West London. With a background in criminal law, LJ used her skills to help the needy and started her career as a healthcare consultant working in communications, crisis management and improving efficiencies in the NHS. Today, she sits on the board of governors for Chelsea and Westminster hospital and is also director of a business training and coaching company. Throughout she has had a love of writing and this has involved editing and a production of articles on various topics.


  1. FROM THE AUTHORS: if you’d like us to expand on any of the above let us know in the comments. For imstance, we could tell you a story of how a power-couple in Paris got married through Facebook alone!

    Please let us know your favorite online dating service or method in the comments (we deliberately have not been exhaustive in the list above).

    Visit for more information on our different approach to an Online Dating book called, His Advice for Her, Her Advice for Him”, where we teach you how to fish, for life, rather than just tell you what to do.


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