Online dating has grown in popularity to the point where there is almost no social stigma attached to it.With an estimated 1,000 online dating sites in existence, however, it can be hard to sift through all the options and decide which is the best site. Melissa Emsley had been using online dating apps for five years-"When you get your hopes built up sometimes to meet the right person and then that chemistry is just not there. In Consumer Reports' survey, respondents gave online dating sites the lowest satisfaction scores Consumer Reports has seen for any rated service in two decades - even lower than cable TV companies!
You can browse as much as you like before deciding if you want to pay for an account, and there are so many ways to narrow your search so that you can custom-make your own best matches.
The top performers in our review are Match, the Gold Award winner; Spark, the Silver Award winner; and Ok Cupid, the Bronze Award winner.
Here's more on choosing a dating site to meet your needs, along with detail on how we arrived at our ranking of 10 dating services.
Plenty Of Fish and e Harmony tied for second most popular with 23% each.
And while people said quality does come at a price, the free sites actually scored a touch better for overall satisfaction than paid ones.
This week marks the biggest online dating week of the year (combined with the biggest divorce week of the year).