It’s also not Swedish (it has over 230 million members worldwide) but is very popular in Sweden – primarily because it’s free. It's also gained a bit of a reputation as a hook-up site, so if you're looking for something more serious it's perhaps best to read on.
This site is perfect for those of you who love to take magazine quizzes and questionnaires.
Although long-term relationships have been known to blossom through Tinder, it’s primarily used as a hunting ground for casual hook-ups.
Don’t expect in-depth profiles listing Sven’s likes and dislikes.
Boasting “sophisticated and highly-educated singles”, it attracts a more mature audience than Badoo and Tinder. New members must first complete a personality test before filling in a personal profile where they can also upload photos.
If you’re a bit of a snob when it comes to dating and would rather see someone’s CV than a list of their hobbies and interests then "Elitsinglar" (literally “elite singles”) could be for you.
All profiles are screened before they’re put up on the site. In order to be approved you have to have an annual income of at least 500,000 kronor and assets of at least 3 million.
Founded in 2012 in Sweden, Mindalike has been described as a kind of “exclusive club”, and no wonder. Your credentials and income will then be checked out by the site’s staff.
As long as you know exactly what you're looking for – and you’re honest about it – then you’re likely to find a good match.
But don’t be too picky or you’ll find your options are limited.
It might not be scientifically accurate but as one reviewer expressed it: “there’s nothing like the thrill of getting a message from a 97 percent match”. Despite the English name it is in fact one of the most popular dating sites in Sweden for Swedes, with over 230,000 active members. Through the site’s search function you can search for people with the same interests as you, as well as criteria such as height and age.
“All kinds of people are doing it,” says Caploe, 54, a publisher who lives in New York City.
“It was—unbelievably—not a crazy experience.” Online dating has certainly lost its lonely-hearts stigma.
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So when Roberta Caploe was ready to start dating again after a divorce, she didn’t ask her friends to fix her up or feel the need to frequent bars or health clubs.