We spent five days trying out 10 different online dating services to figure out which one is the most effective and affordable.
After monitoring three fake profiles for 24 hours, collecting match data and using the features of every website and app, our reviewers decided Ok Cupid is the best overall service.
A Facebook account is required because, according to the website, matches are more successful when two people have mutual friends.
The app accesses your list of friends to do this but won’t post anything to your page, so there’s no need to worry. You can earn beans by logging in often, by purchasing them or by completing certain tasks like using the app’s Photo Lab.
Of those, 22 percent were "top prospects," which is the site's way of saying those users are highly compatible with you.
Coffee Meets Bagel limits the number of profiles you can view at one time, forcing you to consider the profiles you do see more carefully.
Messaging and viewing user profiles is all free on Plenty of Fish.
While our reviewers don't think the website is very well designed, the free mobile app is also an option that's super easy to use.
The service gives male users 21 curated matches every day that they can either like or pass on.
The free mobile app is also well designed and easy to use.
Setting up your profile involves a rather in-depth chemistry assessment of more than 70 questions.
It’s also marketed as a ladies choice app, which means women must initiate contact with a match first.
Setting up your profile is fast and only requires a few quick facts about yourself and your appearance.