Our other Editors' Choice, Tinder, is geared more toward the hookup scene, and prioritizes photos during signup.
An extensive CAPTCHA sequence similar to, but not as extensive as, the one you'll go through signing up for Ok Cupid follows.
I primarily used the Android app during my testing, but I took a dip into the desktop site as well.
As mentioned, POF is here to get you talking to folks.
Plenty of Fish—or as it's commonly known, POF—bills itself as the dating app where the most conversations take place.
It has successfully transitioned into the modern age, with both an i OS app and Android app, but it still has a desktop version if you prefer to go old school.Unfortunately, I found that even when I wasn't being terribly picky, my search would net a No Results Found response.The search function can also be a bit laggy; most times that I tried to refine my search, it took a few extra seconds to run, whereas this function was instantaneous in my testing of most other apps.Including the Will Respond profiles is a nice way to highlight members who are most likely to give you the time of day.Ok Cupid also offers users the opportunity to message for free, but doesn't make it quite as easy as POF does.The most palpable proof of this is that to register for POF Free Online Dating you have to take a long survey to provide info about your habits, tastes, hobbies, and so on.When you create your profile, you can indicate whether you're a smoker, if you like dogs or cats, if you have kids, if you want to date someone who has kids, and so on.That makes it one of the most immediately usable dating apps.While it's not as feature-rich and easy-to-use as our Editors' Choice, Match, it's a viable alternative for singles on a budget who are looking for love.In the marital status section, it also offered a "not single/not looking" option, which seems odd for a dating app.Strangely, in a later question, that status doesn't preclude you from having to answer a question about who you want to date.