Top Serious Dating Sites

Below, you’ll find an introduction to the top dating sites for serious relationships. As you can read in our intro to serious dating sites, they are an easy short cut to meeting people looking for the same level of relationship as you are.  And with everyone on the same page, there’s the reassurance that you won’t face the disappointment of getting to know someone only to discover that they’re less serious than you.

As you’ll see, some (but not all) of these top serious dating sites have a minimum age policy – a policy which makes sense given that serious relationships goes in hand with a degree of maturity. They are all free to join with no obligation whatsoever. Just fill in a few basic details, browse around and see which feels like your kind of serious dating site.


No list of serious dating sites would be complete without eHarmony. Since 2000, this well-known matchmaking service has remained focused on doing one thing doing it well –  helping people find their soul mate. That said, eHarmony’s not to everyone’s taste. For instance, you can’t browse profiles yourself – eHarmony does the matchmaking for you. Mind you, for many people that’s a big plus.

You can find out more in our in-depth review or skip to eHarmony where you can join for free in a few minutes and take the eHarmony Personality Test too, also free.

Launched by one of the top dating sites, (review) in 2006, was created as a specialty dating site focused on serious relationships. Or as they say themselves, as a dating site for “independent-thinking, confident, diverse singles who are serious about finding a meaningful relationship”.

Based on the research of Dr. Helen Fisher, works through a 4-step process with the end result being that on the first date members will feel they already know each other, and are set up for success. Or, to quote the site again, that “when it comes to the first date, there will be nothing new about it!”

Free Registration - is a relatively new serious dating site but not entirely. It’s actually a new site created by merging together two of the biggest names in online dating – American Singles and – and tightening up the focus to serious dating.

As you can read in our full review, the end result is a serious dating site with seriously great features,  minimum standards for profiles and a Color Code Personality test to help you meet your perfect match. Free Registration, here. (35+)

Online since 1996, has been operating longer than any other online dating site. So it’s not altogether surprising that it features great, easy to use tools including a free profile builder. (If you’ve ever tried writing a dating profile, you’ll know that’s a big plus!) The site’s free webzine delivers dating tips, humorous stories about dating today, success stories, and more.

You need to be over 35 to join (it’s free) and can meet seriously-minded singles is one of the most international dating sites.