Top rated online dating services

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.

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

But almost all of them were suspiciously short, spammy, or just plain rude.

Avoid being generic with clichés like ‘live, laugh, love’ or ‘I like to laugh and have fun.’” One way for a dating app or site to help users avoid that trap is to offer lots of fill-in-the-blanks and multiple-choice questions — that way, you don’t have to come up with any clever turns of phrase.

But of course, without your voice, it’s hard for your personality to shine through in your profile.

This is the real heart of online dating (anyone could sift through profiles on their own) and some sites and apps do it better than others.

Since our tester was a straight woman, her experience with online dating is weighted more toward receiving messages than sending messages.

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