12 of the best dating sites for working professionals

There are three realizations you come to once you enter the real world as a working adult: 
1. A 9 to 5 job is rarely ever just 9 to 5.
2. Your free time is pretty limited.
3. Dating sucks.
The social freedoms you enjoyed before joining the rat race take a hit once you're working for The Man. Unfortunately for singles, this can be hazardous for your dating life. 
For busy professionals, the idea of "finding someone" might seem like a daunting task. With deadlines, work dinners, and meetings galore, trying to meet someone often falls to the very end of your to do list. If you're an introvert as it is , your social meter is way too drained from small talk with colleagues to even think about introducing yourself to a cute random. This is why dating apps were invented though: to make online dating way easier, enabling you to use your free time wisely.  Read more... More about Dating , Dating Apps , Mashable Shopping , Culture , and Sex Relationships



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BEST IF EDUCATION MATTERS

EliteSingles


Meet other busy professionals who took a lengthy personality test and are likely to have a college degree.

Premium Light (one month): $49.95


Premium Classic (three months): $59.85


Premium Comfort (six months): $113.70







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BEST FOR TYPE-A PERSONALITIES

Match


Match has the benefit of a huge user database and years of perfecting the algorithm, but it takes patience and effort.

Three months of Standard: $71.97


Six months of Standard: $125.94


12 months of Standard: $239.88


Three months of Premium: $80.97


Six months of Premium: $143.94


12 months of Premium: $251.88







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SPONSORED | BEST FOR OLDER SINGLES

SilverSingles


The simple interface and personalized matches make online dating easy for singles over 50.

Good Start three month membership: $53.85


Lucky Charm six month membership: $59.70


Jackpot 12 month membership: $107.40







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BEST TINDER ALTERNATIVE

Hinge


It's less hookup-based than Tinder, less serious than Match, and is extremely popular in big cities.

Basic subscription: Free


One month of Preferred: $19.99


Three months of Preferred: $39.99


Six months of Preferred: $59.99







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BEST APP/FULL PROFILE HYBRID

OkCupid


OkCupid has lots of users, a good price, and helps you weed out potential dates by political views.

Basic subscription: Free


One month of Basic: $29.99


Three months of Basic: $59.97


Six months of Basic: $89.94


One month of Premium: $39.99


Three months of Premium: $79.98


Six months of Premium: $119.94







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BEST FOR WOMEN WHO DON'T HAVE TIME TO WASTE

Bumble


Bumble puts women in the driver's seat, changing the dating dynamic.

Basic subscription: Free


One week of Boost: $7.99


One month of Boost: $14.99


Three months of Boost: $29.99


Six months of Boost: $47.99


One week of Premium: $17.99


One month of Premium: $32.99


Three months of Premium: $66.99


Lifetime of Premium: $199.99







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BEST FOR BLIND DATES

Ship


When you're too busy with work to even think about a relationship, Ship lets your friends make picks for you.

Basic membership: Free







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BEST FOR SERENDIPITOUS MEETINGS

Happn


Happn shows you the people you walked right by and didn't notice and isn't ultra time consuming.

Basic membership: Free


One month of Premium: $24.99


Six months of Premium: $89.99


12 months of Premium: $119.99







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BEST FOR QUICK HOOKUPS

Adult Friend Finder


When your career comes first and dating comes last, AdultFriendFinder can at least help you fill the sexual void.

Basic membership: Free


One month of Gold: $27.95


Three months of Gold: $59.85


12 months of Gold: $179.40







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BEST IF YOU WANT A DATING ASSISTANT

Zoosk


Zoosk uses technology to work behind the scenes and learns what you like as you use it — just avoid all the fake profiles.

Basic subscription: Free


One month: $29.95


Three months: $59.95


Six months: $74.95


12 months: $149.88







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BEST IF YOU NEED A LITTLE PUSH

Coffee Meets Bagel


Coffee Meets Bagel is all about getting users to actually meet up and talk.

Basic subscription: Free


One month of Premium: $35


Three months of Premium: $75


Six months of Premium: $120







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BEST FOR PROFESSIONALS WHO SWING

99 Flavors


Working couples can expand from their M-F routine with this site that's dedicated to couples finding playmates.

One month of Gold: $27.95


Three months of Gold: $59.85


12 months of Gold: $179.40




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