On top of this, we also spoke to several insightful people, including dating experts and typical users, to get a clear view of the modern dating landscape.
To avoid the awkwardness of a one-on-one with a stranger, hosts group hangouts so you can get to know a lot of singles without any pressure.
Tinder's unforgiving approach has made it one of the most popular dating sites available right now and it almost feels like a game while you're doing it.
The Bucket List Event Series even pairs you up based on things you’d like to do before you die so you can make new and exciting memories to further foster a relationship.
The website and app are both easy to use and because your matches appear with a compatibility number, you’re more likely to have something in common.
To eliminate the likelihood of being bombarded with too many messages, you can only see messages from users you’ve “liked,” which we thought was a clever feature.
The free mobile app is also well designed and easy to use.
The profile setup survey asks a wide range of questions and took our reviewers about 25 minutes to complete, the longest of any dating service we tested.
You're also quizzed about your potential mate as well, asking you to decide how important it is that your potential matches have certain personality traits like morality, reliability and risk-taking.
The most important features, messaging and viewing other profiles, are free and the site is LGBTQ-inclusive.
Our findings are in line with 2016 Consumer Reports data that found users were most satisfied with Ok Cupid over numerous other dating services.
Many people now prefer to use dating apps on their phones, rather than dating sites on their home computers.
In fact some of the dating apps we reviewed only work with an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.
Tinder is location based, with the search radius only goes as high as 100 miles from where you are so you’re going to be looking at people relatively nearby, with matches only showing up if both parties swipe right on each other.