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.
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.
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.
A Facebook account is required because, according to the website, matches are more successful when two people have mutual friends.
If they do, the matched pair can then chat for free.
In our tests, the maximum number of profiles we could like before running out of beans was five a day, which we would think keeps most people from being flippant about their matches.
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.
Questions include whether you consider yourself productive and whether you're seen as stubborn.