While this article applies to the majority of popular dating sites, the rules and practices of any given individual site may differ.
Once you decide you're going to give it a shot, the first thing you need to do is create your profile.
Even the highest ranking site — the free Ok Cupid — received a reader score of 56, which basically translates to “meh.” (Runners up: Tinder, with a 52; Grindr, with a 52 and Plenty Of Fish, with a 50.; all are also free.) Or as the story dispassionately puts it: Respondents “gave online dating sites the lowest satisfaction scores Consumer Reports has ever seen for services rendered — lower even than for tech-support providers.” But is that really Tinder’s fault?
Your tech-support provider might not be able to fix your shattered smartphone, but at least she won’t shatter your heart.
RELATED: TRENDING LIFE & STYLE NEWS THIS HOURData from Ok Cupid paints a slightly different picture.
In November alone, voters in three states — California, Massachusetts and Nevada — passed measures to allow recreational use; three other states — Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota — voted to legalize the drug for medicinal purposes.
Safran says career often influences if someone tolerates a potential mate's marijuana use.
Free sites generally offer more flexibility for different types of relationships, including casual hookups and same-sex relationships.
In fact, they’re not even exclusively for dating, as Ok Cupid allows you to be married or in a relationship but looking for friends.