So if you're looking for an online dating site that offers the most active members, in all parts of the world with biggest features and most active forums, these are your best places to start.
With an (estimated) 35 million unique monthly users, has the largest active membership of all the dating sites out there - and for good reason, however with some caveats: it's geared more towards folks looking for long term relationships, you'll want to carefully craft your profile to focus on such, and make sure you carefully review all emails for potential romance scams, as Match seems to attract more than their fair share of mysterious strangers trapped in Nigeria.
Still, it's a great site to get your feet wet in the online dating world, just to see what's out there and how the process works.
More » Zoosk hosts an estimated 11.5 million unique users a month, and it's easy to see why: the sign-up is quick and easy, there's little to no profile writing needed, and the search features prominently display photos.
Ok Cupid offers a curious and fun mix of singles looking for all sorts of partnerships, and for whatever reason, it has attracted a significant number of polyamorous singles and couples, looking for other folks to share their love with.
Perhaps it's the flexibility in their gender and relationship statuses - for instance, you can list yourself as 'attached' as well as 'looking' at the same time - or maybe it's the open feel of the site that welcomes folks of all loving beliefs to its folds.
Of the poly singles, couples and groups that I know of, Ok Cupid is mentioned only second to Fet Life as their dating site of choice, and likely because it's one of the few free dating sites around that cater to this niche.
More » The folks who run Fet Life, as well as many of its members, may cringe at joining the ranks of the dating sites listed here, as the alternative lifestyle social networking site makes a point of staying away from typical 'dating' searches and features found easily at all of the other websites on this list.
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Yet still I regularly hear of friends, readers and clients connecting with others via Plenty of Fish for alternative partnerships, so obviously there's something else going on here that I've yet to figure out myself. Think I've missed a really important polyamorous dating site on this list?