Online Dating Services

3. Lavalife

Out of the top online dating sites, Lavalife is the most versatile of the bunch, allowing users to join under a variety of different dating personas that can be connected or kept separate at the users’ choice (Dating, Relationships and Intimate Encounters). As well, a bevy of services are available to paying users not found on the other major sites (video chat for one), and the site boasts more users in Canada than any other dating site in the world.

2. eHarmony
A unique compatibility matching system takes twenty-nine different personality variables and determines who you are most suitable to date. Unlike most other dating sites, eHarmony only allows users to contact those the system has determined to be highly compatible, and sometimes this process can take weeks – even months – to receive enough of a sample size to pay the higher-than-normal fee. Luckily, users who don’t sign up immediately will receive emails offering them a variety of deals to sign up later on down the road once their match listing has increased.

1. OkCupid
A mix of social networking, compatibility-testing and online dating, OkCupid is an unusual free dating site in that it allows its members to create the matching questions already pre-determined at sites like eHarmony or Chemistry. Additionally, users can contact anyone on the system – unlike the two online dating sites mentioned previously – whether or not you are matched well as an Enemy, Friend or Partner.