We looked at today’s most popular dating websites and apps and rated their matching tools, costs, ease of use, messaging features and other features.

The messaging feature also has a seven-day time limit for conversation between two people, which kind of forces you to decide whether you want to take action on that potential love connection.

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It’s also marketed as a ladies choice app, which means women must initiate contact with a match first.

Setting up your profile is fast and only requires a few quick facts about yourself and your appearance.

Julie Spira, a Los Angeles-based author, online dating expert and CEO of Cyber Dating Experts, said honesty is the key to online dating success.

This is becoming easier and easier with social media.“These days because people are connecting their Instagram accounts to their mobile dating app we have an opportunity to see what someone looks like in real life and whether those photos match the profile,” she said.You answer on a scale, which is nice because it means your answers can be more nuanced than yes or no.There are several other questionnaires available to continue to flesh out your profile, but they're not required.Messaging and viewing user profiles is all free on Plenty of Fish.While our reviewers don't think the website is very well designed, the free mobile app is also an option that's super easy to use.It gives you free access to other users’ profile photos and messaging, and you can pay for a membership to access extra features.