Users can search for compatibility scores as well as for geography. Plenty of Fish is fully functional when free, but paid memberships starting at $6.78 a month (for 12 months) garner higher listings in searches.
Inactive accounts are purged every few months, and match questions focus on personality.
If users are investing time in, or paying for access to, a dating site, it should function seamlessly.
In this regard, we paid particular attention to the ease of contacting other users, reading messages, and finding a possible contact.
We're a little put off by Tinder's method of matching users based solely on appearance, but satisfied customers counter that the focus on looks makes online dating seem more natural and is little different from approaching an attractive person at a party or restaurant.