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.It gives you free access to other users’ profile photos and messaging, and you can pay for a membership to access extra features.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.
There is no desktop version of this dating service, though, so you have to have a smartphone, Facebook account and cell phone number to use it.
A Facebook account is required because, according to the website, matches are more successful when two people have mutual friends.
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.
It’s also marketed as a ladies choice app, which means women must initiate contact with a match first.
With free dating apps becoming more popular thanks to Tinder, people are gravitating toward predominately free online dating services.
Setting up your profile is fun because of the unique questions you’re asked, like what your ideal date would entail and whether you’d prefer to be weird or normal.
You also answer these questions from the perspective of your ideal mate to ensure you are paired with compatible people.
Along with up to six photos, you can also add more information to your profile about your lifestyle. On top of that, about half of them were an 80 percent match or higher, meaning they are much more likely to be a compatible match.
The service gives male users 21 curated matches every day that they can either like or pass on.
The women, in turn, get to see which men have liked them and decide whether to like them back.
If they do, the matched pair can then chat for free.