Some experts argue that paid sites attract more serious users.“I typically recommend Match because I’ve found it gives you better quality,” says Jodi Manfredi, who writes online dating profiles professionally.Even Tinder, despite its reputation for attracting users seeking causal romance, may deserve a more open mind.
“There are people of different intentions on every platform; it’s more important what your intention is.” Perhaps the key factor that determines whether you’ll like a site is not the price to join but the kind of people you find on it and how they behave and communicate.
“That’s the real issue—how happy are people with their interactions on the dating sites,” says Scott Kominers, a lecturer in economics at Harvard University.
Or at least go it with your eyes wide open and be prepared for weirdos with dick pics.
Begin slideshow Steve Harvey developed Delightful, an online dating service for women to make them "more dateable." Right.
Sure, a lot of sites are alright, but some are definitely on the sketchy side.