Match is a premium service—you can sign up for free, browse users, send "winks" and get matches for your own profile (once you've filled out the lengthy profile questionnaire), but if you want to actually contact anyone and converse with them, you'll need a premium subscription to the service to do so.
We've talked about how to find the right site for you, but this week we're looking at five of the best, based on nominations from you, the Lifehacker community.
Earlier in the week we asked you which online dating sites you thought were the best, whether you found your match on one or you've tried them all.
You nominated several, from the mainstream to the marginal, but these five stood out. active monthly users, all either looking for love right now or just creepily stalking their exes.
Either way, that's a lot of people out there you could potentially connect with.
Where a lot of the services are either aimed at younger people or more casual encounters, many of you said Match felt like a service you were using to go on dates and find real long-term partners.
It wasn't unanimous though—many of you bemoaned the cost associated with Match, and said your experience yielded a bunch of dead accounts and unresponsive people, which sucks when you're spending money to communicate with them.
Read the good and the bad in the nomination thread here, or this thread here.
It seems like every day there's a new form of online dating.
No matter what type of relationship you're looking for — from the forever kind to the friends-with-benefits kind — there's an app for that!
I've been hearing my girlfriends discuss their wins and losses with a variety of online-dating phone apps, so I'm breaking down the newest means of tech-based courtship.
You have plenty of places to try and find your perfect someone.