For every dating site or app that charges close to per month, such as Match, e Harmony, or JDate, there are plenty of other popular ones like Ok Cupid or Tinder that are free.
If your goal is to get a date—or find a mate—are you better off with one type over the other?
“The fact that e Harmony matched me with several women with whom I shared common interests led me to believe that I was seeing more quality matches.” At the same time, you shouldn’t write off a site just because it’s free.
Even Tinder, despite its reputation for attracting users seeking causal romance, may deserve a more open mind.
You’ll have access to millions of turned-on singles who you can flirt, chat, and meet up with, and you can even set your preferences based on what you’re comfortable with (e.g., choose to blur or reveal explicit photos of your own or others or browse in incognito).Clicking any of the links will take you to the retailer's website to shop for this product.Please note that Consumer Reports collects fees from both e Bay Commerce Network and Amazon for referring users.Forty-eight percent said Match, a paid site, but Plenty Of Fish (free) and e Harmony (paid) tied for second most popular, with 23 percent apiece.But in terms of overall satisfaction, our survey found that free dating sites actually score a touch better than paid ones, probably because they're a better value.“It's a myth that some sites are better for relationships while others are more for hookups,” says Manfredi.