And consider this."If you're interested in meeting someone who say, likes the same kinds of movies as you do, or follows the same faith as you do, you can probably find a website that specializes in helping you find just that," said Gilman.Also, Consumer Reports found OKCupid and Tinder are more popular among millennials. Months after their first date, the couple discovered they had been classmates in preschool, and one year into their relationship Justin arranged to have the young students from their former school hold up signs that asked, "Will you marry me? How to boost the odds with a better profile: Use recent pictures (taken within the past year) and at least one good close-up headshot.
And while people said quality does come at a price, the free sites actually scored a touch better for overall satisfaction than paid ones.
The non-profit organization has been around since 1936, and typically reviews consumer satisfaction with products and services, but now it wants to know about dating apps, and how satisfied customers appear to be. First, consumers hate online dating with a passion, even more than tech support services, which are notoriously poor performers.
Those surveyed didn’t rate any service as more than average as far as overall satisfaction.
"There is a different level of exposure to disappointment and that's captured in the poor overall scores." Once considered taboo, online dating is now a socially accepted and booming multibillion dollar business that continues to grow.
More than half, or 53 percent, of single people have created a dating profile, according to Match's recent Singles in America study, which polled over 5,000 single men and women in December.
However, online dating as a whole has a huge success rate by comparison.