Following account creation, users are asked to do a personality test through Chemistry.com; Match then uses that information to make suggestions, while a clever algorithm tracks your activity on the site and tailors your experience accordingly. Even if you know nothing about online dating, you should recognize the founder of e Harmony, Neil Clark Warren.
Signing up for a premium membership nets you a few bonus features, like invisible browsing and message storage.
Ok Cupid claims it will never post to Facebook, but other sites have made similar claims only to mysteriously appear on your Facebook feed, so just sign up with an email address if that makes you nervous.
A carousel section functions almost identically to Tinder, where you’ll churn through profiles, deciding if you’re interested (on Zoosk, there’s also a “maybe” option).
The search engine allows users to filter by ethnicity and body type, in addition to all the regular stuff (age, gender orientation, location), and if you’re searching, you won’t be swiping; instead, to engage someone, you can add them, send a wink or gift (gifts cost points), or send a message if they’re online.
The “Smart Match” feature asks you questions — stuff like “would you date someone with kids?
” — to whittle down the list of potential matches, and it works pretty well.
This site is the most expensive on this list, but it also requires the least amount of work in the long run.
The initial personality quiz — which tests for its trademarked “29 Dimensions of Compatibility” — can be daunting and take a couple hours, but after that, e Harmony emails you matches.
Taste in music can be a deal maker or deal breaker.