Consumer report on online dating

18 Feb

People looking for love online can dip their toes in the virtual waters of several different dating sites before putting their hopes -- and cash -- into just one.

The site's long, detailed compatibility test serves two important purposes: It helps users go beyond looks to find someone well matched for their personality, and it makes the site less appealing for scammers or anyone just looking for a fling.(Tinder was second with a 52 rating.) Reader scores were evaluated by a number of factors, including messaging and search features, privacy settings, the ease of use and sign-up process, as well as quality and quantity of matches.Controversial dating site Ashley Madison had the worst reader score at 37.The magazine's dating site tester for several months tried out e Harmony, Match.com, True, Yahoo Personals, and American Singles."I think she found it interesting and was interested in the pitfalls you can get into if you're not super careful," said Leslie Ware, editor at large of Consumer Reports, which is based in Yonkers, N. Ware said the tester received about 200 responses from fellow online daters every month. We talked to people who were planning on getting married after meeting online, and we talked to a fellow who had a nightmare date." While Consumer Reports is best known for rating products and services, the magazine didn't rate the five dating sites.