First, we looked at how easy it was to create a unique and interesting profile.
A ton of generic open-ended questions like “What are your hobbies? We appreciated sites like OKCupid that went beyond that and offered fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice options as well as some more unique open-ended questions.
Add to that a barrage of notifications every time someone so much as looks at your profile and it’s easy to see why some users get fed up and never come back.
You’ll want to adjust the amount of notifications you receive unless you enjoy a nonstop live stream of what’s happening with your dating profile. According to one study, it’s responsible for 5.7 percent of online-dating marriages.
During our two-week testing period, we found nine promising matches.
That’s not great when you consider the 70-plus results OKCupid served up for us, but it was better than any other site we looked at.
The aptly named Plenty of Fish has over 5.5 million unique visitors each month, and during our two weeks of testing, we received more profile views and messages on POF than on any other site.
Since 2012, Coffee Meets Bagel has strived to stand out from the swipe-saturated mobile dating crowd.Using a three-point scale (Bad, Mediocre, and Good), we categorized each message we received.