Profiles are a lot more in-depth than most online dating sites, and if you answer a seemingly endless series of questions (much like a personality test), they will spit out a reasonable Match/Enemy percentage ratio on profiles to help you gauge compatibility based on interests.
Changes in the last few years have made Ok Cupid a bit more like Tinder (both owned by the same company) focusing more on swiping and eliminating the ability to message a user without matching with them first.
Hinge's current slogan is simply "Designed to be deleted," and if a serious relationship is what you're looking for, this is the dating app I would recommend.
At the end of the day, I have friends who've had the perfect match on CMB, but it isn't my favorite app.My recommendations for the best dating sites are based primarily on my own experiences with online dating sites as a woman, with some word-of-mouth impressions from friends thrown in for good measure. Because that's the one thing my love life was really missing... The timer is designed to encourage contact, and some people really do appreciate that feature.But if you're someone who procrastinates, Bumble may not be for you.You can still send a message -- it just won't show up in the recipient's inbox unless you match.Because who doesn't enjoy sending a thoughtful message to someone who might never see it?Knowing very little about a person can also make initial messaging a lot more challenging.You'll need to wade through a sea of profiles, which makes it easy to pass over people you might have given a chance under different circumstances. I have friends who've met spouses through Ok Cupid. In fact, I've been on Ok Cupid, on and off, for roughly the last 11 years.However, Ok Cupid has pointed out that these changes did help lower the number of offensive messages people received, which might be a worthwhile trade-off.Unfortunately in my experience Ok Cupid has become a bit of a ghost town.This might be helpful if you're looking to date your immediate neighbors (or Uber drivers), but I don't see the attraction when competitors like Tinder already show the distance between you and other users.Frankly, if I saw an attractive guy in a coffee shop, I'd just approach him rather than check to see if he's on Happn.