Forty-eight percent said Match, a paid site, but Plenty Of Fish (free) and e Harmony (paid) tied for second most popular, with 23 percent apiece.But in terms of overall satisfaction, our survey found that free dating sites actually score a touch better than paid ones, probably because they're a better value.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.

top internet dating site-18

While some are just apps, a few also have desktop sites you can log into on your computer -- and there's no shame in using more than one service at a time.

If you ever get overwhelmed, or eventually find The One, most let you deactivate or delete your profile.

Clicking any of the links will take you to the retailer's website to shop for this product.

Please note that Consumer Reports collects fees from both e Bay Commerce Network and Amazon for referring users.

“The fact that e Harmony matched me with several women with whom I shared common interests led me to believe that I was seeing more quality matches.” At the same time, you shouldn’t write off a site just because it’s free.

Even Tinder, despite its reputation for attracting users seeking causal romance, may deserve a more open mind.

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.

“I typically recommend Match because I’ve found it gives you better quality,” says Jodi Manfredi, who writes online dating profiles professionally.