Messaging and viewing user profiles is all free on Plenty of Fish.
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.
We spent five days trying out 10 different online dating services to figure out which one is the most effective and affordable.
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.
Of those, 22 percent were "top prospects," which is the site's way of saying those users are highly compatible with you.
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.
On average, the three fake accounts we set up for testing got 40 matches in 24 hours, the second highest of any service we tested.A Facebook account is required because, according to the website, matches are more successful when two people have mutual friends.The app accesses your list of friends to do this but won’t post anything to your page, so there’s no need to worry. You can earn beans by logging in often, by purchasing them or by completing certain tasks like using the app’s Photo Lab.It gives you free access to other users’ profile photos and messaging, and you can pay for a membership to access extra features.The free app is also easy to use, and our tests resulted in the most matches of any site we tested.