The one downside to any service with free messaging is that you could feel overwhelmed if you find yourself with a flooded inbox.
On average, the three fake accounts we set up for testing got 40 matches in 24 hours, the second highest of any service we tested.
A Facebook account is required because, according to the website, matches are more successful when two people have mutual friends.
The app accesses your list of friends to do this but won’t post anything to your page, so there’s no need to worry. You can earn beans by logging in often, by purchasing them or by completing certain tasks like using the app’s Photo Lab.
Messaging and viewing user profiles is all free on Plenty of Fish.
While our reviewers don't think the website is very well designed, the free mobile app is also an option that's super easy to use.
Our findings are in line with 2016 Consumer Reports data that found users were most satisfied with Ok Cupid over numerous other dating services.
After monitoring three fake profiles for 24 hours, collecting match data and using the features of every website and app, our reviewers decided Ok Cupid is the best overall service.We looked at today’s most popular dating websites and apps and rated their matching tools, costs, ease of use, messaging features and other features.We also spoke to several insightful people, including dating experts and typical users, to get a clear view of the modern dating landscape.Setting up your profile is fun because of the unique questions you’re asked, like what your ideal date would entail and whether you’d prefer to be weird or normal.You also answer these questions from the perspective of your ideal mate to ensure you are paired with compatible people.