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.
The two decided to meet "IRL" (in real life) days later. Traditionally known for reviewing products like household cleaners and washers and dryers, Consumer Reports surveyed nearly 10,000 subscribers in the fall of 2016 about online dating and then rated matchmaking sites based on their overall satisfaction.
We took personality tests, answered over 300 dating-related questions and downloaded apps for all the sites that offered them.
Setting up a free account is simple and only takes a few minutes.
Match gives you lots of open-ended questions that you can answer, and you can upload 26 photos to your profile.
Once you find a potential match you can send a like or a message.
If you sign up for A-List, Ok Cupid’s subscription service, you can perform more advanced searches and see a list of people who like you.