After all, no other day reminds people of the loneliness that comes with not being matched up with another.But even if you're currently not paired up with a special someone, there's no need to wallow!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.To keep this resource 100% free for users, we receive advertising compensation from the sites listed on this page.Along with key review factors, this compensation may impact how and where sites appear on the page (including, for example, the order in which they appear).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.
Our top internet dating site, Match.com, has the combination of features and name recognition that give you a decent chance at finding love.Dating does not include listings for all dating sites.The top performers in our review are Match, the Gold Award winner; Spark, the Silver Award winner; and Ok Cupid, the Bronze Award winner.On Valentine's Day, some singles may be inspired to step up their dating game. 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.Forty-eight percent said Match, a paid site, but Plenty Of Fish (free) and e Harmony (paid) tied for second most popular, with 23 percent apiece.