Never lie about your age or what you do for a living.SOURCE: Consumer Reports "It's clear that online dating websites play a major role in the lives of many consumers — we invest a tremendous amount of time, money and emotional energy.The top performers in our review are Match, the Gold Award winner; Spark, the Silver Award winner; and Ok Cupid, the Bronze Award winner.Here's more on choosing a dating site to meet your needs, along with detail on how we arrived at our ranking of 10 dating services.It seems like every day there's a new form of online dating.No matter what type of relationship you're looking for — from the forever kind to the friends-with-benefits kind — there's an app for that!Our Bronze Award winner, Ok Cupid, allows for a combination of suggested matches and matches that you essentially make yourself by using an array of search filters.
New research from the Pew Research Center shows that in the past two years, the percentage of US adults who had used a dating app tripled.
It really is a consumer issue worthy of our attention." said Margot Gilman, money editor for Consumer Reports.
Overall, respondents preferred free sites like Ok Cupid, Tinder and Grindr over paid sites like Match and e Harmony, in part because of the value.
But that doesn't mean all dating apps are created equal.
App analytics company Applause recently completed a study of 97 dating apps to see which ones were meeting user expectations.