But size isn’t everything – as anyone who has just wrapped up a three-hour swiping session on Tinder will attest.
Too many members with no filter can result in either hours of swiping to find someone you fancy, or hundreds of messages in your inbox that you’ll never have time to read.
The site looks like it was designed on Microsoft Word in 1997, but it’s simple to use, and it’s free.
The registration process was thorough: Asking my preferences from eye color all the way to income.
I attempted to reach out to the sites as well to see if they could offer insight into success stories or the number of users, but their representatives said they couldn’t disclose any data about their users. Since I find the notion of paying for online dates a little too similar to paying for sex, I gave up on the site.
It’s also worth noting that on all three sites, there was really no way to create a geographical limit.
A couple days into my quest for love, I was getting messages from some people who lived five miles away, and others who lived in Germany and Japan.
I couldn’t tell the difference between live chats, messages, winks, likes, and whatever else was going on.
The interface was so confusing that I couldn’t figure out if the messages were to me, or ones I had sent.
All in all, I probably spoke to about 25 different people.