OK Cupid also maintains a well-reviewed mobile app that has been downloaded from the Google Play Store more than one million times.
It earns four out of five stars and is the target of some griping about minor glitches. A monthly fee of .95 for six months, .95 for three months, or .95 for one month earn you a spot on the "A-List." The benefits, however, seem dubious: the ability to browse profiles invisibly; search through matches based on appearance, body type, or personality; see when someone has read your message; change your username; and kill ads.
That means all essential functions, including messaging, searching, looking at profiles, seeing who viewed your profile, and answering personality analysis questions, of which there are more than 3,000.
One of the most popular sites in the United States, OK Cupid blows away other dating sites in terms of numbers.
It currently ranks 131 for traffic in the ever-expanding list of online sites, according to data compiled by Alexa, and keeps users occupied for an average of nearly 15 minutes during each visit.
Plenty of Fish reviews posted at reveal that many users join the site specifically for access to the advice found within.
The forums cover dating-related and heartbreak questions, host philosophical discussions, and even facilitate in-person meet-and-greet events. A series of about 100 questions designed to yield a psychological take on the user's dating profile, it measures five broad categories -- self-confidence, family orientation, self-control, openness, and easy-goingness -- with answers based on a five-point scale from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree." After answering two different assessments -- one for the user, one for the user's ideal partner -- Plenty of Fish then displays potential matches for your personality.
A paid subscription to Plenty of Fish costs $6.78 a month for 12 months, $8.50 a month for six months, and $12.90 a month for three months.