The site's extensive, unexpected matchmaking questions make it easy to glean insight into someone's personality, but you can still use traditional profile search criteria if you want to control your own destiny.
Ok also shows you when a potential match last logged on, helping distinguish between active and inactive users.
The top performers in our review are Match, the Gold Award winner; Spark, the Silver Award winner; and Ok Cupid, the Bronze Award winner.
Here's more on choosing a dating site to meet your needs, along with detail on how we arrived at our ranking of 10 dating services.
has two big advantages on its side: a massive user base and one of the most recognizable names in online dating.
Reviewers say these two factors mean Match is still the traditional online dating site to beat, and they like that the site attracts users of all ages, many of whom seem to want something a little more serious than a fling.
However, they do have a live help service at their homepage to talk you through joining.
Pros: Uses compatibility testing to match you with someone who shares the same worldview as you.
The site's long, detailed compatibility test serves two important purposes: It helps users go beyond looks to find someone well matched for their personality, and it makes the site less appealing for scammers or anyone just looking for a fling.
Editor's Note: Subscription-based dating sites and e are still the best bets for anyone who's looking for love online, while is a worthy free option.
In the ever-changing world of dating apps, Coffee Meets Bagel and Tinder remain most worth your time with large user bases – but the former is a better bet for those hoping to establish a long-term relationship.
If you want a little more help in making matches, you may want to try our Silver Award winner, Spark, which uses a personality test based on colors to represent sets of characteristics.
This can help you know how your personality would match up with potential dates' personalities.
Our Bronze Award winner, Ok Cupid, allows for a combination of suggested matches and matches that you essentially make yourself by using an array of search filters.