That said, the fact that Ok Cupid, Tinder, and Bumble are free definitely stands out.We can confidently recommend Ok Cupid, Match.com, Tinder, and Bumble.Bumble offers an experience that’s very similar to Tinder, but with a twist: Women have to start the conversation.If they don’t, the match will disappear after 24 hours, although you can upgrade to a paid account to keep matches around longer.Matchmaker and online dating expert Carmelia Ray points out that “as a user, you want to have the most selection and options.When you’re putting in your search criteria, and it’s coming back ‘no matches found,’ that’s a bummer.” To find the most popular options, we turned to Alexa, a web-traffic analytics company.
That’s in large part because only mutual matches can message each other: both parties have to “swipe right” before they can say hello, which cuts way down on spam.
In early 2017, Barron’s estimated that Tinder has about 30 million active users and Bumble is close to 10 million.
Good online dating profiles are both extremely important and surprisingly hard to find.
At per month it’s the most expensive option out there, but had the highest number of blank profiles.
Meanwhile, Plenty of Fish lives up to its name — we received twice as many messages compared to Ok Cupid.