Heading to a dating site after a breakup doesn't have to be about finding your next relationship. 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 missed 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:
1. Elite Singles
The Pitch: The premier dating site for professional singles.
Why you’ll like it: If you’re ready to raise your standards post-breakup, 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 of mostly professionals and college grads.
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.
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 largest dating site, exclusively for singles 50+.
Why you’ll like it: If you’re 50+ and want to meet people your own age, or don’t want to browse through the profiles of men who are decades younger, then you’ll love OurTime.
The dating site uses compatibility matching to help you meet people who share your interests, and everyone on the site being around the same age makes it a comfortable environment to dive into.
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.