Amy Giberson, now 34, was reluctant to try internet dating again but she decided to give it one more shot in 2014. There are a slew of sites and apps to help singles find love and, for the most part, they work, according to Consumer Reports.
She downloaded the Match app and connected with Justin Pounders, also 34, almost immediately. Nearly half, or 44 percent, of those who tried online dating said it led to a serious long-term relationship or marriage, the magazine found.
A chosen few at the time of posting, are: Unfortunately, the company keeps their pricing structure fairly hidden, and it takes a bit of searching to find out exactly what their fees and terms are; for instance, the Billing Terms page comes up blank and their Subscribe page makes no mention of associated costs. I'd say it's a good, solid choice if you've got the money, and I most definitely recommend the app, as well as their in-person events (look for "Stir Events" on the website). SOURCE: Consumer Reports "It's clear that online dating websites play a major role in the lives of many consumers — we invest a tremendous amount of time, money and emotional energy.It really is a consumer issue worthy of our attention." said Margot Gilman, money editor for Consumer Reports.What is more interesting, however, is what the site doesn't have: chat or instant messaging features.As well, free members can't look at someone else's profile much less reply to a paying member who has sent them an email without first paying the monthly fee.Overall, respondents preferred free sites like Ok Cupid, Tinder and Grindr over paid sites like Match and e Harmony, in part because of the value.