Match dating costs
All of our top dating apps use an algorithm to match you with people you should be compatible with and interested in — and keep those “automatic nos” out of your feed.
This is the real heart of online dating (anyone could sift through profiles on their own) and some sites and apps do it better than others.
We tested any with at least a million active users in the US.
It’s impossible to know exactly how many users are active on a given site or app (especially because mobile users aren’t reflected in Alexa data), but we’re definitely in the ballpark.
We still got a few bad messages, but the overall quality was better compared to the traditional dating sites we tested.
Zoosk took it one step further — you’ll pay a monthly subscription for low-quality matches.
That said, the fact that Ok Cupid, Tinder, and Bumble are free definitely stands out.
We can confidently recommend Ok Cupid, Match.com, Tinder, and Bumble.
Bumble offers an experience that’s very similar to Tinder, but with a twist: Women have to start the conversation.
If they don’t, the match will disappear after 24 hours, although you can upgrade to a paid account to keep matches around longer.