Good quality dating site
“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.
On a site like Ok Cupid anyone can send you a message, whereas on the free app Bumble or on Tinder or e Harmony, only people you are matched with can get in touch.
Although our survey found that no dating site or app sweeps online daters off their feet in the satisfaction department, Ok Cupid is rated highest overall by respondents, and Grindr, a free app for gay men, is also near the top.
Some experts argue that paid sites attract more serious users.
Nevertheless, according to their firsthand research of 68 contenders, some online dating sites do a better job at promoting committed relationships and marriage.
Perhaps beyond just charging for messages, sites could adjust the price according to how high quality someone's engagement seems to be.
“It's a myth that some sites are better for relationships while others are more for hookups,” says Manfredi.