Interestingly enough, the same Consumer Reports survey found that free dating sites score slightly higher in user satisfaction.
According to Meltzer, there are actually a variety of high-rated dating platforms to choose from, with 45% of online daters having tried multiple ones before settling on a specific one.
In a separate post, Meltzer revealed another interesting finding from the Consumer Reports survey.
On Ok Cupid, for instance, anybody can send you a message.
Whereas on Bumble, Tinder, and e Harmony, you can only reach out to people you’ve matched with.
You’ll be able to read up on the process you can expect when you sign up, and compare some basic pros and cons associated with each platform.
As a next step, Consumer Reports recommends researching the demographics of each dating site, and “figuring out whether a large or niche site will best serve your needs.” Ok Cupid and Tinder, for instance, are more popular among millennials than members of Generation X.
So those free dating sites may not be the best choice for Gen Xers or baby boomers (who are more likely to choose a paid dating site or app, anyway).
If you need more information about the platforms that everybody is rating as the “best dating sites,” then you may want to read some user reviews. Their best-rated dating sites include Bumble, Tinder, Mingle2, Plenty of Fish, Our Time, Chemistry.com, Ok Cupid, and Zoosk.
The respondents who were most active on dating platforms “gave online dating sites the lowest satisfaction scores Consumer Reports has ever seen for services rendered.” Meltzer’s explanation?