Dating sites can be a fun and interesting way to meet new people.
If you've been putting off joining one because of high membership fees, try using dating coupons for a cheaper rate when you sign up.
We made profiles on four dating sites — OKCupid, Plenty of Fish, Match, and e Harmony — and evaluated them on the quality of the matches they provided and overall usability.
First, we looked at how easy it was to create a unique and interesting profile.
You’ll want to adjust the amount of notifications you receive unless you enjoy a nonstop live stream of what’s happening with your dating profile. According to one study, it’s responsible for 5.7 percent of online-dating marriages.
In addition to a standard search function, POF offers personality and compatibility tests to help you home in on those users that are most in line with what you’re looking for.
That’s not great when you consider the 70-plus results OKCupid served up for us, but it was better than any other site we looked at.
We also received the highest percentage of messages we rated “good.” While all of OKCupid’s main features — messaging, viewing profiles, answering questions — are free, there is a paid option for those looking to get a little more out of their search.
(Emphasis on “supposed to.” Boosting fell totally flat in our tests.) While the -per-month price tag is already cheap compared to most paid dating sites, you can get that number down as low as per month by agreeing to pay for several months of service at once — but we think its free version is more than enough for the average dater.
The aptly named Plenty of Fish has over 5.5 million unique visitors each month, and during our two weeks of testing, we received more profile views and messages on POF than on any other site.
Some sites may have dating coupon codes for their services so remember to use any that you find when you sign up for your membership to be sure you get the best rate.
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But ultimately, it fell short of the top spot because the quality just wasn’t there.