Online dating sites have

While we can’t recommend them, we hope we can save you the trouble of experiencing them yourself.

Take it from us, e Harmony was just a worse version of

In early 2017, Barron’s estimated that Tinder has about 30 million active users and Bumble is close to 10 million.

To unlock features like incognito mode, read receipts, and a larger inbox, you can upgrade to a paid plan for per month, but we think the free version is more than enough to get started.

Even though we received fewer messages compared to other sites, we rated 40 percent “good” — the most out of the seven sites we tested.

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.

Not into the idea of creating a full-blown dating profile? As opposed to a matching algorithm that evaluates your answers to various questions, Tinder is all about first impressions — your photos are the most prominent part of your profile.

And it’s easy to get started: upload a few snaps from your Facebook profile, add an optional bio, and start swiping through other users in your area.

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