Review online dating services

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.

The Internet, thankfully, allows us to hunt for our true loves—or even booty calls—without ever cruising bars, joining book clubs, going on speed dates, or even rolling out of bed and getting dressed.

We've reviewed five high-profile online dating sites and ranked them based on features, usability, and price.

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!

We also went on a few dates to see if the services could pair us up with compatible people.

So, check out the blurbs below for micro-reviews of each online dating site, or click through for full, in-depth reviews that chronicle our dating exploits.

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.

match is the most widely-used online dating site in the world and has nearly 1.8 million subscribers.

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