Vs paid online dating sites
“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.
The basic premise is the same in both cases, either people find you attractive enough to date or they don't. One drawback with Match is that they also have profiles of people who don't subscribe and they can't message with you.
But I found that the women I met from there seemed to take dating a bit more seriously than other sites.
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.
If the dating site has more funds available it may use this money to invest in the website to develop it to provide additional services and to provide any needed membership support.
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.
The quality of a dating site might be represented by things such as the efficiency of the dating membership registration, the response received to website support and queries, the amount of effort put into the appearance of the website to give the site a professional touch.
These aspects may not be dictated by if the dating website is free or members have to pay for services but how much income the site generates from it's commercial activities.
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.
In the meantime, the bottom line is that while some users think quality does come at a price, there are benefits to free dating services as well.