In the case of Ok Cupid and Tinder, you can match and message with people without paying for a subscription at all.If you’re interested in trying out a subscription to a site, all the sites we researched offer short one to three month subscriptions that can give you a taste of all the features of a site without spending a lot.

You can pay for one, three or six months of the service.

If you’re looking to date within a specific religious, ethnic or age group, e Harmony is our top pick for focused dating because it has match preferences that can filter your matches at a granular level.

The free version lets you search at those granular levels, unlike other sites we tested where you have to pay a subscription.

This company doesn’t let you see people’s profile pictures without subscribing, but with the free advanced searching you can at least see if e Harmony has people who match the groups you’re looking to date before you pay for a subscription.

If you’re looking for a dating site with great free features, Ok Cupid is our choice for best value because you can message matches without paying a subscription fee.

Signing up for this dating site is simple – you answer a series of questions and then answer the same questions from the point of view of your ideal match.

Online dating can save you from some obvious mismatches.

All of the sites we reviewed have free profiles that you can use to get a feel for online dating before paying for a subscription.

Tinder is our pick for the best dating app because it has the greatest pool of potential dates and because it is easy to use.

Tinder is the original swiping app and has more downloads than any other dating app – over 100 million.

For members of specific groups who may struggle to meet potential dates, online dating can expand your options.