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Marisa Meltzer reports for Consumer Reports that “to pay or not to pay” is a major question among users when choosing an online dating site.
“Both kinds are popular, so you can’t go just by that,” she writes.
Some argue that paid sites attract more serious users, stating that free options may be more attractive to bots or those looking to hook up.
Meltzer, however, doesn’t recommend writing off free platforms.
Whereas on Bumble, Tinder, and e Harmony, you can only reach out to people you’ve matched with.
We’re not advocating bouncing around platforms, but give each one on your list a fair chance before you’ve made your choice.
In fact, it’s OK, if you don’t find your favorite right away.
The respondents who were most active on dating platforms “gave online dating sites the lowest satisfaction scores Consumer Reports has ever seen for services rendered.” Meltzer’s explanation?
“Finding a mate can be arduous and exhausting,” she says. Searching for a romantic partner isn’t the same as shopping for a sweater; there are a lot of complicated emotions involved.