Overall, respondents preferred free sites like Ok Cupid, Tinder and Grindr over paid sites like Match and e Harmony, in part because of the value.

The now infamous infidelity dating site Ashley Madison, which was one of the most expensive, was also the lowest-scoring online dating service, with a score of 37.

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Many people now prefer to use dating apps on their phones, rather than dating sites on their home computers.

Almost every week there seems to be a new report or study produced that tries to top the last one.

While statistics can be spun to make almost anything look good, I've tried to report just the basic facts.

"Unlike shopping for a bank or a refrigerator, in the case of online dating, the refrigerator has to like you back," Gilman said.

"There is a different level of exposure to disappointment and that's captured in the poor overall scores."Once considered taboo, online dating is now a socially accepted and booming multibillion dollar business that continues to grow.In fact some of the dating apps we reviewed only work with an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.Most of the best dating sites in our list offer both, though.The first which starts on this page will deal with the general online dating industry as a whole.This section also includes any relevant facts about dating, relationships, and marriage that I thought would be of interest to the dating industry.The second part is for actual dating services (this includes dating sites and dating apps).