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But in terms of overall satisfaction, our survey found that free dating sites actually score a touch better than paid ones, probably because they're a better value.

On a site like Ok Cupid anyone can send you a message, whereas on the free app Bumble or on Tinder or e Harmony, only people you are matched with can get in touch.

Kominers thinks online daters could be well served by a service that isn’t quite free but doesn’t involve a subscription fee either.

At ten times what it was last October, the app’s small user base (around 10k downloads on Google Play) is growing faster than your action figure collection. Why feel guilty for leaving Fluffy at home when you could organize a double date?

The classic dating site, OK Cupid’s app puts more thought into your matches than much of the gimmick-based competition, with more attention paid to the profile. Your pet is the ultimate wingman, and this way you can be the same for them.

“I’ve always assumed that putting anything behind a pay wall makes it more attractive and weeds out the casual users and trolls,” agrees Joseph Lynn, a Chicago man who used e Harmony and Match as well as a few free sites.

“The fact that e Harmony matched me with several women with whom I shared common interests led me to believe that I was seeing more quality matches.” At the same time, you shouldn’t write off a site just because it’s free.

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Perhaps beyond just charging for messages, sites could adjust the price according to how high quality someone's engagement seems to be.

So a person who randomly sends out dozens of “hey” messages to would-be dates would have to pay a higher price to make contacts than someone who does it more selectively. Our survey suggests that 45 percent of online daters have tried multiple dating websites or apps.

Inspired by Jiayuan.com, the largest online dating site in China, he thinks dating sites would have happier customers overall if they did away with their current pricing models and charged users per message sent.

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