Three weeks of nominations for the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards led us to these four dating site finalists listed in alphabetical order. Learn more about each dating site, review any that you've used and vote for your favorite. The nomination phase closed at midnight on February 16th, 2012, with the voting period open between February 22nd and March 21st, 2012.
If you're more interested in coming up with a cool, funky date idea to wow a potential date, then HowAboutWe is probably a great dating site to start at. Signing up is quick and straightforward, and then you're asked the big question: what kind of date do you want to go on? Members can review everyone else's date ideas, and then make contact if they think they'd enjoy the date idea presented. "About the price of a movie ticket," says HowAboutWe's FAQ about how much a 6 month membership costs.
One of the largest, most well-known and oldest dating sites around today, so it's no surprise that it made it to this best-of dating sites list. Plenty of features keep the site fresh and unique, while there are few places online that you can find a larger number of single people all in one place. Members who don't pay have very limited access, but once you decide to fork over the (approximately) $30/month, most of the site opens up.
OkCupid attracts the hipster, youngish crowd by focusing on their member-made, never-ending questionnaires and quizzes, while using all of the answers to said questions to determine compatibility and other wonderful details about the dating world at large, today. OkCupid won this category in 2011, and offers completely free access to all of it's membership base.
One of the newer dating sites, Zoosk offers several different options for members to connect: on a "traditional" dating site, using a desktop application, through social networking sites, or on your smartphone. Your profile gets easily and quickly created here too, by merely pulling information from your Hi5, BeBo or Facebook accounts to populate the data. Free access is limited, with paid access going for $9.99 USD a month and up.
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Vote for your favorite dating site, and share your thoughts about which site should win, and why. Or, take a look at some of the other top dating sites out there, who won the 2011 Readers' Choice Awards, and how to write an online dating profile.More 2012 Readers' Choice Award Finalists
Best Overall Dating Site | Best Free Dating Site | Best New Dating Site | Best Casual Dating Site | Best College Dating Site | Best Niche Dating Site | Most Innovative Dating Site | Best Dating Blog | Best Dating Book | Best Dating App