” and “What do you spend a lot of time thinking about?”) but also lets you rate how important a potential match’s answers to those same questions are.
Even though we received fewer messages compared to other sites, we rated 40 percent “good” — the most out of the seven sites we tested.
That’s in large part because only mutual matches can message each other: both parties have to “swipe right” before they can say hello, which cuts way down on spam.
— Millions of people use online dating websites and apps to meet their partners, but most of them say their match results aren't always ideal.
Researchers at Consumer Reports studied nearly 10,000 online dating sources to determine which sites -- and user behaviors -- can lead to a more meaningful match.
Not into the idea of creating a full-blown dating profile? As opposed to a matching algorithm that evaluates your answers to various questions, Tinder is all about first impressions — your photos are the most prominent part of your profile.
And it’s easy to get started: upload a few snaps from your Facebook profile, add an optional bio, and start swiping through other users in your area.
Consumer Reports recommends look for a website that caters to your personal interests, values, lifestyle or faith.
The study also found that different age groups use different sites.
You may even find that online dating isn’t right for you – if that’s the case, all the better to find out without investing much into the process.