After monitoring three fake profiles for 24 hours, collecting match data and using the features of every website and app, our reviewers decided Ok Cupid is the best overall service.
It gives you free access to other users’ profile photos and messaging, and you can pay for a membership to access extra features.
The app accesses your list of friends to do this but won’t post anything to your page, so there’s no need to worry. You can earn beans by logging in often, by purchasing them or by completing certain tasks like using the app’s Photo Lab.
You then use beans to unlock special features in the app and to “like” other user profiles.
While our reviewers don't think the website is very well designed, the free mobile app is also an option that's super easy to use.
The one downside to any service with free messaging is that you could feel overwhelmed if you find yourself with a flooded inbox.
After you write six phrases about yourself and three phrases about what you like in a date, you can start using Coffee Meets Bagel.With free dating apps becoming more popular thanks to Tinder, people are gravitating toward predominately free online dating services.Setting up your profile is fun because of the unique questions you’re asked, like what your ideal date would entail and whether you’d prefer to be weird or normal.On average, the three fake accounts we set up for testing got 40 matches in 24 hours, the second highest of any service we tested.Of those, 22 percent were "top prospects," which is the site's way of saying those users are highly compatible with you.