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    7 Dating Sites And Apps That Are Actually Worth Paying For

    Who said money can't buy you love?

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    1. Elite Singles hooks you up with your potential other half by comparing your professions along with general compatibility and your Alma Mater so you'll always have someone to chit chat with.

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    Why it's great: You'll get matches based on if you want something long-lasting, or short and sweet, along with your education, location, and personality profile! So if you want a rocket scientist, this site is the one for you.

    Get a membership for $59.95 a month.

    2. Bumble puts destiny into your hands, letting women (or people who ID as women!) initiate first contact so you don't have tons of dudes getting upset that you haven't responded in a time that was convenient for them.

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    Why it's great: If you pay the extra money, you can see everyone who who liked you, extend your matches for another 24 hours so your crush can have time to look you over, and re-match with expired connections — which is perfect for anyone who dips in and out of dating apps like it's their business.

    Get a Bumble boost membership for $9.99 a month (available on the App Store or Google Play).

    3. E Harmony has like, 29 dimensions of compatibility in their specialized and innovative relationship questionare because human beings are complex and we find the weirdest things interesting and attractive in other human beings.

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    Why it's great: With its groundbreaking survey, you'll be able to find a diverse partner based on your hobbies, interests, and personal beliefs. You can definitely stick to your 10-year family plan with this site right here.

    Get a membership for $59.95 a month.

    4. Ok Cupid is a quirky service that has the swiping interface you're definitely used to, plus it offers queer peeps a chance to hide their profile from straight folk so they can stop getting those pesky "do you wanna have a threesome" messages.


    Why it's great: You can start out with a free membership and take different quizzes to really get to the core of who you are, then it'll show those same qualities (stubborn, artsy, more liberal) on your profile for you potential boo to see and hopefully message you about!

    Get a membership for $4.95 a month (available on the App Store or Google Play).

    5. was one of the first online dating services (I'm talking 1995), so they've had time to really get this love shit right by leading the pack with the most dates, relationships, and marriages than any other site on the internet. Everyone else can go home, apparently.

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    Why it's great: Since it's been around longer than some of you have been alive, the community is HUGE, which means there are more chances for you to actually find your soulmate and partner in crime.

    Get a three-month membership for $71.97.

    6. Tinder, the OG swiping service sets you up with other snacky singles in your area who are down to actually go on dates before taking you home.

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    Why it's great: If you decide to pay for the upgraded version, you get an unlimited amount of likes, you can change your location in advance so you can find people *before* you actually go on that European vacation, rewind your swipes to that honey you didn't mean to pass by, get extra super likes, and the ability to hide those stupid ads that always mess up the flow.

    Get Tinder Gold for $9.99 a month (available on the App Store or Google Play).

    7. Ashley Madison is quite obviously infamous because who in the hell would put having an affair as a top 10 thing to do in their life before they died? Apparently a TON of people, and you too if you're into that kind of thing. Totally not judging you, not one bit.

    Why it's great: You'll get matched with similar people who ALSO want to cheat on their spouse or long-time honey, which might be morally disingenuous, but then again you only live one life so why not?! Besides THAT, it has discreet photos, inbox control, and travel perks (which just means you'll get even more hot, taken people to hook up with okurr?!) And if you're not in a relationship, the site ALSO has singles looking for other singles for versatility.

    Get a membership for $49 a month.

    Hopefully no one ever asks you this question ever again. Happy dating!


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