There are thousands of online dating websites available today, with each targeting a specific group of users. The population of online daters is segmented to the point that people can choose a certain trait they’d like to find in a partner and find an entire dating site dedicated to that trait.
However, the abundance of options available could be detrimental, as the quality and safety of sites with large numbers of users could be compromised. Few apps are dedicated to working alongside existing dating sites to enhance user security, but IFFY is looking to change that.
IFFY is a blockchain-based app that allows users to store their personal health records securely online. The app can be used in conjunction with dating profiles to make sure everyone has a safe online dating experience. Through IFFY, partners are encouraged to share their STD and HIV test results, thereby allowing both people to make a safer decision regarding their sexual health.
We’ve created a list of the top 12 sites according to different dating groups, all of which can ensure better protection for their users by using IFFY.
Young daters are both the most frequent users of dating apps and the group most at risk of sexually transmitted diseases. The following apps can encourage open communication about STDs and HIV in the younger generation, allowing them to continue making well-informed health decisions as they grow older.
Zoosk takes information from a user’s social media profile and integrates it with their Zoosk profile. Zoosk also has a behaviour matchmaking engine that picks up on user actions such as what posts they like in order to make a match.
As their name suggests, this dating site is for people who are shy and need some help talking to new partners. Single and Shy is for people who don’t enjoy the bar and nightclub scene. Shy daters can be assured that they are on a level playing field with everyone on the site.
OkCupid has unique algorithms to help users find their perfect match. With its quirky design, they definitely appeal to a younger and more inclusive audience.
Online dating apps aren’t just for young singles anymore. A large share of dating websites caters to seniors or people who are aged 50 or above.
Our Time works to recognize the specific relationship needs and desires of people 50 and above. They say users will find what they’re looking for on their site: whether that’s marriage, a friendship or something in between.
This dating site wants to connect like-minded mature singles who may feel nervous getting back into dating. Single and Mature reassure singles that mature dating is here to stay and that they too can find the perfect companion who understands their needs.
Silver Singles has its users take a personality test and then matches them with 50+ singles in their area. This site is for singles who want a serious relationship in their golden years.
HIV Positive Daters
Being HIV positive doesn’t mean you can no longer date or live a normal life. If you’re looking for an HIV positive partner, these sites are for you.
This site is both for a social networking site and dating site for HIV positive singles. People looking for romance, support or companionship will feel at home on HIV passions.
Poz Match is another dating site that has been around since the 90s and has been bringing together HIV positive singles for 18 years. The site is all inclusive and supports all races, religions and is LGBTQ friendly.
One of the largest HIV/Aids singles dating networks, Positives Dating helps those living with HIV meet others in a safe online space. They are dedicated to providing quality, hassle-free service for finding dates, new friends or romantic relationships.
All Ages Daters
These dating apps are for everyone and have large databases full of users from all backgrounds. Despite their large numbers, these sites all boast different methods of connecting users they believe will be a good match.
Match has been around for over 20 years, but as their website says, they’ve come a long way since 1995. The site’s services are available in 24 countries and offered in 15 languages.
Eharmony connects people based on their compatibility matching system and promises to deliver quality matches. Users of this site are mainly looking to get married or have long term successful relationships rather than flings.
Elite Singles states its members hold above-average education levels. The website is for professional men and women looking for a serious relationship with highly suitable matches. The website says Elite Singles creates an average of 2000 couples per month in over 20 countries worldwide.
Safe Online Dating with Blockchain
These sites all have specific goals and promises but can be made better with the help of blockchain technology.
Blockchain is changing the way that the above websites can ensure safe online dating. By storing information on a decentralized network, users are reassured that their personal data is anonymous, less susceptible to leaks, and remains in their control.
You can read more about how IFFY is using blockchain to promote dating safety and healthy relationships here.