Breaking up is never easy. The key is getting back out there.
Heading to a dating site after a breakup doesn't even have to be about finding your next relationship. At a minimum, you can think of it as a needed distraction - a comfortable way to find someone to grab a drink with, get dressed up and remember how much you loved flirting.
Or it can mean something more...because when it comes to online dating, anything is possible.
If you’re ready to kick off your slippers, put the lid back on that pint of Ben and Jerry’s and at the very least explore what’s out there, here are 3 dating sites to start with:
The Pitch: More singles who are more your style.
Why you’ll like it: Zoosk stands out because it’s designed to make you swipe less and connect more. The matching algorithm gets an understanding of what you’re looking for (whose profile you visit, who you like…) and then sends ideal matches your way.
The algorithm seems to work pretty well - there are 11 million messages sent every day on the site.
Sometimes the best cure to the breakup blues is to log on to your dating profile and see five messages waiting in your inbox.
The Pitch: More dates, more relationships, & more marriages than any other dating site.
Why you’ll like it: Match is a pioneer of online dating, and they’ve had over two decades to perfect the way they bring people together.
One thing Match does really well is their offline events - game night, cooking classes, speed dating.
It’s really easy to get stuck in the swiping and chatting phase of online dating and never take that chemistry from screen to street. With Match, you’ve got a good excuse to put your phone down, leave the house, and meet people in a really comfortable environment.
The Pitch: The premier dating site for professional singles.
Why you’ll like it: If browsing through profiles isn’t your thing, Elite Singles is your best bet. The site connects you through compatibility matching (based on a personality quiz) and only caters to a 30+ crowd.
You only get around 6 matches a day - so if you’re super picky this is not the place for you - but it is a great way to be able to get the most out of online dating (so many men, all in one place) without having to invest too much effort.
Still unsure of where to head online? Check out our reviews of the best dating sites to find the one that fits what you're looking for.