During a post-dinner group discussion on the landscape of modern dating, our college mentor and her husband admitted their fascination with 20-somethings and online dating.“When they were our age,” they met potential matches through friends, and the concept of online dating was completely foreign (despite the start of social media sites like My Space and Asian Avenue).As the conversation continued, everyone weighed in on their personal experiences with dating sites and apps.Lara brought a unique perspective to the group as she’s a girl looking for girls on Ok Cupid.While you can see matches for free, you can’t see who has “liked” you unless you pay for a membership.The free mobile app is also an option for dating on the go, and it’s very well-designed and easy to use.
While some sites, like eharmony, simply ask if marriage is your ultimate goal, this one asks whether you’re looking for a hookup, new friends, short-term dating or long-term dating – or any combination of the four.
The site’s bold 2018 ad campaign, featured prominently on the desktop version, shows LGBTQ as well as straight couples, and the signup process also caters to those who don’t subscribe to binary genders.
On top of that, this site gave us the most matches during testing, making it the best dating service available.
In testing we created three fake accounts and waited to see how many matches they would get in 24 hours.
The two heterosexual accounts we created got more than 100 matches with about half of them being 80 percent or higher – a percentage that shows how likely you are to get along well with that person.
In an effort to curb the number of inappropriate messages heterosexual women were receiving, now you can only see messages from people you’ve “liked.” We didn’t go through and like any profiles, so we didn’t receive any messages in our testing.