by John Santana
If you are a professional in today’s busy world, you probably have a tight schedule and a fast-paced life. This can make it extremely hard to date- especially when other people have a slower schedule than yours.
If you are having trouble forming relationships and want to find a meaningful dating life, you might be thinking about turning to online dating. There are many dating apps that are specifically geared to professionals that can help with this. On these apps, you will find other people with the same work ethic and busy schedule as you. These apps have a special system and technology in place to make sure only the best professionals are on them.
In this guide, we will talk about all the app options that are available to you to help you find a partner. We will also leave you with some advice about online dating and give you some resources to make sure you are making the most of your time.
Best Dating Apps For Professionals
Here are the top choices for apps made exclusively for professionals looking to date. We will highlight their best features of them and explain why they have made it onto our list.
1. Ashley Madison
Ashley Madison is one of the most popular sites used among professionals. While it has got a bad reputation in the past as a website for those looking for extramarital affairs, there are many singles on the website just looking for someone who is steady in life and their career.
The website is also very discreet, which is nice for professionals that don’t want their dating life flaunted and known around town. The billing is mobile app access can also be put into discreet mode.
If you’re a female user, you can use the entire site for free without needing to worry about purchasing credits to talk to people. Keep in mind, though, that this means there are many more female users on the app than male users.
Ashley Madison is mainly for those looking for casual relationships or just hookups. It’s a nice place for professionals that are looking for other professionals who are not interested in something serious. Of course, there might always be some people who are looking for something serious. For this reason, make sure you are always clear about expectations just to make sure you are on the same page as them.
Some people also use Ashley Madison and are also looking for extramarital affairs. If that’s not something you want to get involved with, make sure the other users know you’re single and that you are also looking for someone who is single. Ashley Madison has a very discreet and active network, so it’s easy to find like-minded people. It’s also an easy way to find people who want to date casually.
2. Adult Friend Finder
Adult Friend Finder has over 8 million users from all over the world. It’s an easy way to meet people to date and make new friends. Most of the people on the site are looking for casual relationships or friends with benefits.
The normal accounts are free so you can meet people without having to pay. Premium accounts offer many extra features that can help you choose a certain location and meet more people. Most of the users are very open-minded. People like to use the app to explore their sexuality and meet people who have the same lifestyles that they do.
You also have the option to specifically check traits that are favorable to you, both in and out of the bedroom. Most users say they have been able to find regular friends with benefits on this site within a couple of weeks. If you don’t want to put much effort into dating and just want to find someone to hook up with regularly, you can check out Adult Friend Finder.
3. Elite Singles
Elite Singles is one of the top choices because it’s exclusively for professional singles only. You will only find other people on this site that have the same lifestyle and work mind as you. Elite Singles makes sure all their marketing and outreach is geared to professional singles.
While dating apps cannot exclude anyone by law, their marketing appeals the most to those who are professionals looking for other professionals, which makes the process much easier for you. Elite Singles also targets people with higher education. This means you have a higher chance of meeting someone at the same education level as you or even higher. Most people with higher education are more likely to be working professionals.
The app also has over 350,000 new singles sign up every month. You will have plenty of chances to meet someone with all the new monthly members. Overall, Elite Singles should be your go-to choice if you are looking to date other professionals and other singles that are highly educated in their field.
4. The League
When it comes to dating in the professional world, you want to make sure you are not wasting your time on people that are not driven both in their personal and professional lives. Sharing life with someone with the same professional goals is extremely important because it can ensure you continue to work hard towards your goals.
The League ensures that all its members are successful and driven in life. Since the app is so exclusive, there are many requirements to be able to become a member of the app. You have to start on a waiting list and get voted into the app.
There will be an internal review of your standards and then you will either be voted in or out of the app. Most of the requirements that are voted on include your business accomplishments and your LinkedIn profile. Make sure these things are up to date before you sign up for the app, so you have a better chance of being voted in.
If you’re a successful business professional, you have a pretty good chance of being voted into the app. If you want to make sure you are being invited into the app, you can also pay an extra fee to be brought to the top of the choices.
5. Millionaire Match
This is the best app choice if you are specifically looking for rich professionals. You also have to be a professional making good money to join the app. This means there are not any sugar baby or sugar daddy situations.
It’s an app specifically geared for rich people to meet other rich people. Some of the members are even famous actors and athletes. Meeting people on this site is a good way to find others in the same walk of life as you. It’s also an easy way to make sure that people are not just taking advantage of you for your money, as everyone on the site has a high income.
6. Silver Singles
If you are an older professional that is looking for love, try checking into Silver Singles. All the members are older and are required to make an in-depth profile showing their jobs, interests, family, etc.
Making the in-depth profile can seem tiring at first, but you want to make sure you answer all the questions honestly. Try to write as much as you can. The makers of the website will be able to find you better matches with the more information they have about you.
To have an account with Silver Singles, you have to be at least 50 years old. It’s better for people who are ready to settle down in their later years. You might also find some people on the site with kids and some without, depending on if you are okay with the person having a family or not.
If you are looking for more options and less concerned with dating other professionals at the same level as you, you can sign up for Zoosk. There are over 35 million members, so there are many choices and people to talk to. With so many members, not everyone will be a professional. But you will be able to find people of a wide variety of ages and locations.
Zoosk does not have a limited access process, so you can get signed up and start using it the same day without waiting to get voted in. The process is not as controlled either. You can have more control over who you see on the app and who you want to match with.
Zoosk is also cheaper than many of the other apps on this list. It might be a good option for those who are new to online dating and want to try out a cheaper app before moving to the ones that cost more money.
8. Higher Bond
Dating as a young professional can be hard, but dating as a Christian professional can be even more difficult. It can be hard to find someone that has the same beliefs and outlooks as you.
Higher Bond is for those who are looking for serious Christian dating. It’s also aimed at those who are professional and have completed their higher education. The app asks you many questions to make the matchmaking process easier and more effective. This is great for those who don’t have much time to go through profiles to see who might be a good match and who might not be the best fit for you.
Most people have heard of eHarmony because it has been around for so long. eHarmony has many choices for meeting other professionals as well as others who are on different walks of life if you aren’t overly concerned about only dating other professionals.
Unlike other apps for professionals, eHarmony does not have requirements for the field of work, income, and other things. Membership on eHarmony is paid, so you will find people who are more serious about life and more serious about dating.
eHarmony doesn’t have a huge fee, but the fee is higher than other dating apps. Using apps that are not free also automatically deters some people and ensures that the people you see on the app are high quality. eHarmony is also geared toward those that are looking for marriage or at least serious relationships. The process for matchmaking is also very extensive. If someone does not seem serious, they are usually asked more questions to ensure they are at the same level of seriousness as everyone else.
The whole signup process only takes about 30 minutes. You can complete the process and get started talking to people all on the same day. With eHarmony, you have less of a chance of getting involved with unreliable people since the app is geared to those wanting something serious.
Most everyone has heard of Tinder. It’s an extremely popular app in almost every country. This makes it a great app to use when traveling if you travel often and just want to meet someone to spend time with you.
Tinder has a good mix of people. Some want serious relationships and others just want casual flings. As long as you are upfront about what you want, you will be able to find someone that is looking for the same thing. Tinder also has a large mix of people. You will find other professionals. You will also be able to find people from other walks of life if you are not completely set on finding another professional only.
You can use Tinder Premium to change your location if you want to meet someone in a particular city or if you want to start chatting with people before you travel to a specific destination. Otherwise, Tinder is free to just have a basic profile and to be able to message people. You can always upgrade when you want.
Unlike most of the other apps on this list, Tinder does not have a matchmaking process. You are shown people based on parameters you set, such as age, gender, and location. If you like the person, you will swipe right, and if you don’t, you can swipe left. This allows you to make more decisions on your own and see more people rather than just see people that the app has selected for you.
Bumble works in much the same way as Tinder in that you swipe right on the people you like. However, Bumble is usually known to be for a more mature crowd. Tinder tends to have more college-aged students, while Bumble has more professionals.
Bumble also makes the woman make the first move. So, when you get a match, the woman has to be the first one to send the message. They also have to send it within 24 hours. The man has the option to extend the time if there is a particular woman they want to talk to that does not message them within 24 hours.
Bumble is also known to have more people looking for serious relationships compared to Tinder. You will still be able to find plenty of people only looking for hookups and casual dating if that is what you prefer.
You can also mark interests in Bumble as well as select your political and religious views. You will be able to see if someone has the same interests as you in these fields.
Why Are These Apps the Best for Professionals Looking to Online Date?
You might be wondering why we chose these specific apps for professionals looking to date/ There are many dating apps out there, but these have easily made it onto our list for a few specific reasons.
Easy to Use
As with any app on your phone, you want to make sure you have chosen a dating app that is easy to use. All the choices on this list have options for using their app on your mobile device or your computer.
This means you can use the app wherever you are and talk to your matches at whatever time might be convenient for you.
Great Value for Money
Most of your quality dating apps will not be free. While some of the ones we mentioned on this list do not have a monthly fee, most of them do. This ensures you are meeting high-quality singles.
Although these apps are not free, they do not charge very much for the quality of the app you are receiving. They have all the resources you need as well as great support if you encounter problems at any time you use the app.
Large Number of Professionals
The most important thing when looking for the best app to use for professional dating is that there are a large number of other professional singles. All these apps have like-minded singles that you can connect with. The professional singles on these apps usually include people like doctors, entrepreneurs, surgeons, accountants, business people, business executives, and lawyers.
Most of the apps have a wide range of people and where they stand on the corporate ladder. You will find people that are business leaders as well as those who are entry-level professionals. This allows you to talk to people from all different levels and see who you connect the most with.
Large Range of Ages
It’s always a good idea to find people of many different ages on the apps you use. Not all apps with professionals have to be exclusive to older people only. While the apps will have older people on them, you will also find a large group of younger people and middle-aged people. These apps easily appeal to people of all age brackets. You can also find a full mix of people if you prefer to date those younger or older than you.
Not all apps are exclusive to professionals. Some people don’t always want to date people who are in the same career as them. On many of these apps, you can still find people who are working towards success but might be still in school or a different field than you.
Sometimes finding someone who is not a professional can also be a good complement to your life because they can offer you a different viewpoint than what you might be used to.
Some Apps Are Exclusive
Some of the apps we mentioned on this app use their marketing and their interface to only attract very qualified professionals. These apps often involve an interview process where you might need to be voted in. While this can seem intimidating, it’s a great choice for those that are only looking to date other high-end professionals.
Good Match Making Process
Many of the apps listed have a clear matchmaking process that the app uses to make sure you are only seeing people you will connect with. These sites also ask questions that are the most useful for professionals since the app understands they are making a match based on professional qualifications.
The sites will also take into account your emotions though and other life factors to make sure you are getting matches that you connect to both professionally and emotionally. The matchmaking process might seem annoying when you have to answer all the questions during the signup process, but answering the questions thoroughly will ensure you find the best matches.
Make sure you are taking the time to write as much as you can. The answers should also be honest, so you can find the best people for you.
How Do I Choose the Best App For Me?
Although we covered some of the best features of the apps, you might be wondering which one is the best for you personally. Since everyone is looking for something different when it comes to dating, you might not use the same apps as your co-workers or friends.
Decide What You’re Looking For
- Before using any of the apps mentioned, you need to decide what it is that you’re looking for. If you are only looking for other professionals exclusively, you will need to choose one of the apps that only have professionals.
- If you are looking for a committed relationship or marriage, you might want to try using eHarmony. If you want more of a casual relationship, you might want to try using Tinder.
No matter what app you use, it’s important to talk to other people and be open about what you are looking for. This can avoid any confusion in the future. It also ensures you are not wasting time or wasting the other person’s time.
Make a List of the Apps You Find Most Attractive
Based on what you are looking for, you can make a list of apps that you think will work best for you. If you find some apps that are not on our list, that’s also fine! Just make sure you research the apps well and make sure it has all the features you need to stay safe while dating online.
It might also be a good idea to make a pros and cons list of all the apps. This will allow you to see exactly which app will work the best for you.
Here are some suggestions for the app to use based on what you might be thinking:
- I want to find someone who is Christian because my faith is most important to me- Try using Higher Bond
- I only want to date professionals and people who are highly educated- Try Elite Singles
- I want to find someone that is ready for commitment and marriage- Try eHarmony
- I want to find something casual and see where it goes- Try Tinder or Bumble
- I want to find something casual or serious- Try Zoosk
- I want to be able to swipe rather than go through matchmaking- Try Tinder or Bumble
- I want to be able to make the first move as a woman- Try Bumble
- I want a discreet relationship- Try Ashley Madison
- I want to find friends with benefits- Try Adult Friend Finder
- I am an older professional and want to settle down- SilverSingles
- I have a high income and want to find other people with high incomes- Millionaire Match
- Hoping to find your perfect match? Then you should check out this Iris dating app.
The above is just a quick breakdown of the choice that might be best for you. You can always try out a few different apps before determining which one is best for you. You can also use one app that is free and one that requires a membership. That way, you don’t spend too much money out of pocket.
Utilize Free Trials
Most of the apps have a free trial before you need to start paying. This is a good way to see if the app might actually have something useful for you. You can make an account and fill in the questionnaire and start seeing your options. If you decide you do not like the app, you didn’t lose out on any money since you only used the free trial. If you do end up liking the app, you can make a full account and start paying for premium features.
Make Sure to Have Fun
Online dating can be difficult and maybe even stressful at the beginning. It’s easy to get caught up and forget to have fun. Remember that dating is meant to be fun. Enjoy the process of finding matches and talking to new people. The other person will be able to tell that you are light-hearted and they will also enjoy talking to you and being around you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the top asked questions asked by professionals when it comes to online dating.
What’s the best dating app for professionals?
There are many different dating apps for professionals. The best one depends on your own unique needs and preferences. Any of the ones on this list can be used if you want to start meeting people online.
For those who are seeking something casual, you might want to try Adult Friend Finder, Tinder, or Zoosk. For those who are ready to settle down and possibly look for a marriage relationship, you might want to look into eHarmony or Higher Bond. There are also special dating apps for rich professionals, professionals looking for hookups, and for professionals who want to have a discreet relationship.
Is there a dating site for professional people?
There are many different dating sites for professional people. Some are geared specifically towards professional people and others have a mix of professionals and those who are still receiving their education.
What is the best dating site for educated professionals?
If you are highly educated and want to find someone else who has higher education, you might want to get an account on The League or Elite Singles. Both of these sites are geared towards professionals who also have completed higher degrees.
Which dating site is best for serious relationships?
If you want a serious relationship, there are some sites and apps that are better for you than others. Try checking out eHarmony. The accounts are a little more expensive than other sites but everyone on the site goes through extensive questions to make sure you are looking for a commitment.
Higher Bonder is also a good site if you are a Christian and looking for a serious relationship with another Christian.
There are many different dating apps for professionals, including those for hookups, those for marriage, and those just looking for something in between. Some have a matchmaking process where you fill in a questionnaire or application. Some are more swipe apps where you can swipe right or left depending on if you like the person or not.
Some apps are cheap or free, while others have a higher monthly fee. You can choose which app suits your budget and your desires.