Here are 15 other options, on which you might have a higher chance at matching with "the one" — or at least someone worth sticking with for a while.
This week marks the biggest online dating week of the year (combined with the biggest divorce week of the year).
One 5ft 10in friend reports she saw only 400 potential men to browse when she logged in to
When she reduced her height to 5ft 9in, that rocketed to almost 2,000.
Pros: Uses compatibility testing to match you with someone who shares the same worldview as you.
Too many members with no filter can result in either hours of swiping to find someone you fancy, or hundreds of messages in your inbox that you’ll never have time to read.‘Only show me people without children’ ‘Only show me men over 6ft 1in’ ‘Only show me vegetarians’ ‘Only show me people who don’t want kids’ The tick-boxes on many dating sites are a common part of the structure of the sites – and people often fill them in and make their choices quickly, based on in-the-moment gut feeling, prejudice or a past bad experience.But too many filters and rigid check-boxes can have you dismiss huge numbers of people at once – something that apps like Bumble, Happn and Tinder tried to do away with (though that brings its own set of issues).Some may think it lacks the spontaneity of other dating sites – and you certainly can’t use it to get a quick date for the weekend.The price and process mean only the dedicated remain – but equally, can lead to people dropping out mid-process.Psychologists and dating experts guide you through each step of the process – including messaging, which is somewhat structured and scripted – and there’s an anonomisation function for calling.There’s currently a 7-day free trial to communicate with matches for free until 1 January.It’s a softly, softly approach – excellent for those new to internet dating or nervous about entering the melee, or using a fast-food dating app like Tinder.Cons: The lengthy survey you must complete before you sign up.Controversy swirled in 2010 around its lack of same-sex matching resulting in a site launched later for gay and bisexual daters called Compatible Partners, but e Harmony now offers matching for both mixed and same sex couples from the main homepage.Pros: Free to join and to have limited contact with members.