Zoosk took it one step further — you’ll pay a monthly subscription for low-quality matches.
Matchmaker and online dating expert Carmelia Ray points out that “as a user, you want to have the most selection and options.
Because none of the platforms we tested were exorbitantly priced, we didn’t weigh cost too heavily when ranking them.
That said, the fact that Ok Cupid, Tinder, and Bumble are free definitely stands out.
(Match.com’s user base is slightly older, too, which may indicate more people who are ready to settle down.) However, Match lacks the robust matching algorithm of Ok Cupid — it came in fourth place for good matches in our testing — and isn’t as streamlined as Tinder or Bumble. We also tested three other sites: e Harmony, Plenty of Fish, and Zoosk.