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.
Using a three-point scale (Bad, Mediocre, and Good), we categorized each message we received.
We made profiles on four dating sites — OKCupid, Plenty of Fish, Match, and e Harmony — and evaluated them on the quality of the matches they provided and overall usability.
First, we looked at how easy it was to create a unique and interesting profile.
But ultimately, it fell short of the top spot because the quality just wasn’t there.
We also received the highest percentage of messages we rated “good.” While all of OKCupid’s main features — messaging, viewing profiles, answering questions — are free, there is a paid option for those looking to get a little more out of their search.A-List subscribers get read receipts, incognito mode, and a larger inbox.There’s also a boost feature, which is supposed to ensure your profile gets seen by more users.A great matching algorithm doesn’t mean much, though, if it doesn’t translate into conversations and dates.During our two-week testing period, we found nine promising matches.