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Top Rated Dating Websites

There are plenty of dating websites on  the internet.  If you google “top rated dating websites” or “most popular dating websites”, you will get millions of results in a second.  However, if you find the right  dating website or websites the chance that you find the right half of your life will dramatically increase.

Here are the 15 top rated dating websites based on a combination of Alexa Rank, content richness, users’ reviews and freshness. It would be great if you could add your favorite chat rooms to the list or write some reviews of them.

1. Match

Match.com is the most popular online dating service with more dates, more relationships and more marriages than any other dating or personals site.

2. Plenty of Fish

One of the top rated dating websites which is 100% Free online dating and matchmaking service for singles. Plenty fo Fish claims that it has 1300000 Daily Active Members.

3. eHarmony

eHarmony is another very popular online dating website which matches men and women with other singles.  It says that “Every day, an average of 542 singles marry a match they found on eHarmony.”

4. Yahoo! Personals

Yahoo! Personals is an online dating service provided by Yahoo!.  Based on Yahoo’s reputation and its millions of users, Yahoo! Personals quickly grew to one of the top rates dating websites.

5. zoosk

Zoosk is one the largest online dating websites which has over 50 million registered members worldwide.  In the meanwhile, zoosk is also a social networking website with third-party applications.

6. True

True is the one of the top rated dating websites which was founded in 2003, and it is the first online dating site to offer background checks for convicted criminals and married people.

7. OkCupid

OkCupid is also among the top rated dating websites which features personal blogs, public forums, instant messages, emails, and “winks”. Also, it is the one of the Time “Top 10 dating sites”.

8. Chemistry

Don’t be misled by its name, Chemisty.com is a Dating websites other than some natural sicience website!  It is a sister site of Match.com, members are matched up with other members based on their profiles.

9. Singlesnet

Free Online Dating, Online Singles and Online Chat are just a few of Singlesnet’s features that will help you find the love of your life.  One of the top rated dating websites on the internet.

10. Friend Finder

One of the Top rated dating websites which has 30 million members.  Now it is a websites belongs to Penthouse Media Group.




Top 10 Social Bookmarking Sites

Here are the top 10 best social bookmarking sites based on a combination of Alexa Rank, content richness, users’ reviews and freshness.  You are welcome to add other social bookmarking sites you like.

1. Facebook

Facebook is the leading global social networking website as well as one of the top social bookmarking sites.  It reportedly has more than 350 million active users worldwide until September 18, 2009.

2. Digg

One of the most popular social bookmarking websites to share news, stories, videos and images.  Users can digg (vote up) or bury (vote down) a story or link. The most dugg links show up on the front page.

3. Twitter

Twitter is the leading social bookmarking website which enables its users to send and read messages called tweets.  Many users are excited by the web 2.0 applications on it.

4. MySpace

Myspace is an extremely popular social networking website as well as social networking site.  It was reported that it was overtaken by facebook on international scale in April 2008, based on monthly unique visitors.

5. StumbleUpon

You can “thumb up” your likes and “thumb down” dislikes to vote links.  With more than 8 million users, it is definitely one of the best social bookmarking sites.

6. reddit

Similar functions with other social bookmarking websites.  The first impression on me is its simple interface, not neat, only simple.

7. Technorati

Popular bookmarking site as well as the largest blog search engine.

8.  del.icio.us

A “tastest” bookmarking website whose users can tag each of their bookmarks.  The interface is simple and neat.

9. mixx

A social bookmarking site which is easier to use and contains less spam contents. Recommended.

10. Propeller

You can “prop it” likes and “drop it” dislikes.



Top Social Networking Sites

Social networking is going online.  People spend more time on Facebook, Twitter, Bebo and other free social networking sites.  Here is a list of 15 best social networking websites which will enrich your online networking experience.

1. Facebook

Facebook is the leading global social networking website which is open to anyone aged 13 and over.  It reportedly has more than 350 million active users worldwide until September 18, 2009.  It has many applications like superpoke, photo albums, gifts, books, music, movies, quote, and games.

2. Myspace

Myspace is an extremely popular social networking website whose main features include Bulletin board, Groups, MyspaceIM, Tv, Classifieds, Karaoke, Polls and forums and other applications.  It was reported that it was overtaken by facebook on international scale in April 2008, based on monthly unique visitors.

3. Twitter

Twitter is one of leading social networking and micro-blogging websites which enables its users to send and read messages called tweets. Many users are excited by the web 2.0 applications on it.  As said officially, “Twitter is without a doubt the best way to share and discover what is happening right now.”

4. Flickr

Flickr is the most popular image and video hosting and sharing website as well as a excellent social networking community.  Billions of images have been uploaded to it by its millions of users.  Flickr users can set the access to their images and videos as public and private.

5. Bebo

Bebo is one of the most popular social networking Web sites online today.  It is the largest social networking site in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand, and the third largest in the United States.

6. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a fast growing business oriented social networking website which has more than 50 million registered users around the world.  Users can find professional oppunities, hire employees and find jobs on this professional networking site.

7. LiveJournal

LiveJournal is a simple and free social networking website that enbales you to express yourself and communicate with friends online.  LiveJournal can be used in many different ways: as a private journal, a blog, a social network and much more.

8. Ning

Lauched in October, 2005, Ning is a comparatively young social networking site.  Ning literally means “peace” in Chinese language.  Besides common fuctions other social networking sites provide, Ning also enables users to create their own social network for a particular topic or need.

9. Hi5

Like other social networking sites, Hi5 also has the similar features a social networking site should have.  Hi5 is exetremely popular among Thai people.

10. Orkut

Orkut is a Google owned social networking website which is designed to “to providing an online meeting place where people can socialize, make new acquaintances and find others who share their interests”.  Orkut is very popular in India and Brasil.

11. Tagged

A social networking website for 13 and over.  It enables its users to creat and customize profiles, add widgets and videos to them, browse and upload photos, play online social games, give and receive gifts and tags and more.  Tagged has been under bitter controversy over deceptive bulk mail and spamming.

12. deviantART

Commonly referred to as DA, deviantART is the world largest social networking site for artists to share and discuss artworks.  Through its harsh early days, deviantART has become one of the top sites with more than 11 million members and over 100 million artwork submissions.

13. Badoo

Also called British Based, Badoo is a multi-lingual social networking site which is ranked 176 on Alexa global top sites list.  Unlike other networking big brother, Badoo generates revenue from a “Rise Up” feature which encourages users to pay to maike their profile given more exposure on the website.

14. Netlog

Netlog is a social networking community with a large portion of users from Europe.  It claims that it has more than 20 million youth users throughout Europe and more than 3 billion pages were viewed every month.

15. Friendster

This Australia headquartered social networking website is still in Alexa top 500 sites list(ranked around 144 in December 2009).  While being overtaken by its competitors in United States and Europe, Friendster has been becoming extremely popular in East Asia which accounts for around 90% of its traffic.