Although our survey found that no dating site or app sweeps online daters off their feet in the satisfaction department, Ok Cupid is rated highest overall by respondents, and Grindr, a free app for gay men, is also near the top.Some experts argue that paid sites attract more serious users.We use 100% of these fees to fund our testing programs.
But for every dating site, there are thousands of user reviews praising or pummeling the sites; it's not always clear which sites are worth the effort in the great mate chase. Right Now, or as many misters as possible, there is a dating site for you.
Divine Caroline talked to relationship expert April Masini to find the top dating sites for millennials. Best for No Cost: Ok Cupid Ok Cupid is full of 20-somethings looking for relationships of all kinds, so it's great for people looking to dive into the dating pool without emptying their pockets.
Both kinds are popular, so you can’t go just by that.
In the 2016 Consumer Reports Online Dating Survey, more than 9,600 people who had used an online dating service in the last two years were asked which one they had joined.
Ok Cupid isn't the best choice for people who are looking to get into a long-term relationship; the vast majority of users are under 30 and not necessarily looking for anything serious.
"If you're looking for a serious relationship, my advice is spend the money for a paid membership," Masini says.
Unfortunately, without a full membership you can't respond to or block other users, use the chat function or see who has viewed your profile.
If you upgrade to a paid account, guarantees you'll find someone special within six months of membership.
Based on responses to a lengthy questionnaire, Ok Cupid calculates your compatibility percentage with other users.
"Brainiac sites like Ok Cupid, which tend toward math-based equations to find you romance, are good choices for people who think they fall outside the norm to some degree and want a geek who might get lost in the cracks of a bigger site," Masini says.
So a person who randomly sends out dozens of “hey” messages to would-be dates would have to pay a higher price to make contacts than someone who does it more selectively. Our survey suggests that 45 percent of online daters have tried multiple dating websites or apps.