In 1983, Pat Benatar declared "love is a battlefield," one of the truer phrases ever to be laid down on wax.Unfortunately, the ongoing war is one that's highlighted whenever Valentine's Day approaches.After all, no other day reminds people of the loneliness that comes with not being matched up with another.
The Internet, thankfully, allows us to hunt for our true loves—or even booty calls—without ever cruising bars, joining book clubs, going on speed dates, or even rolling out of bed and getting dressed.
We've reviewed five high-profile online dating sites and ranked them based on features, usability, and price.
We also went on a few dates to see if the services could pair us up with compatible people.
So, check out the blurbs below for micro-reviews of each online dating site, or click through for full, in-depth reviews that chronicle our dating exploits.
Ok Cupid lacks some of e Harmony's cooler features (the impressive design and members-only virtual phone numbers, to name a few), but it's an affordable, functional alternative for those who don't need the extra bells and whistles.
Read the full review ›› Free %display Price% at %seller% Plenty of Fish has two things going for it: price (it's free! POF has its problems, from site design to questionable ads.
In fact, the only thing keeping POF from netting a lower score is that we didn't experience of any Kiss.com's billing issues.
Read the full review ›› Starting at .95 per month %display Price% at %seller% An online date site needs to excel in two areas in order to attract and keep an audience: a thriving, active community and ensuring users' trust. Kiss, on the surface, looks very much like an online dating site worth frequenting courtesy of its attractive interface that resembles a social networking site, but its issues are many and cannot be easily dismissed.
%display Price% at %seller% Simply put, e Harmony is the best online dating site that PCMag.com's tested, despite its segregated approach.
e Harmony has a beautiful, intuitive layout (you never fight against it as you do with Plenty of Fish), and offers services designed to get you paired up with that special someone.
e Harmony is pricey, no doubt, but the online dating experience is top-notch.